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07 Dec 2020

What Can You Do with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care?

Childcare and Education

Suitable for ambitious childhood educators seeking career advancement, a CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the best course for furthering your career in early childhood education and care.

This advanced course is open to those who already hold a Certificate III level qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care, so if you’re at the beginning of your journey, check out this article first for more information about starting a career in early education.

Keep reading to find out what’s possible with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

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Qualify for leadership roles

Along with delivering the highest standard of care, leadership roles in childcare come with additional responsibilities. Childcare Centre Managers, for example, plan tailored educational programs to enhance childrens’ physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. 

They must also liaise with children’s carers, recruit staff, manage budgets, and maintain compliance with safety regulations. Whether you’re aiming to become a Childcare Centre Manager, Lead Educator, or another high-level childcare professional, the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you everything you need in order to qualify for senior positions. 

Enjoy greater employment prospects 

All childcare workers are now required to hold a Certificate III level qualification to qualify for employment. Since the introduction of these staffing requirements, the industry has seen unprecedented demand for qualified early childhood educators. That means if you hold a Diploma-level qualification, you’ll be particularly sought-after across the country. 

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Higher paying jobs 

With more skills and experience comes access to higher-paying jobs. In Australia, Childcare Centre Managers make between $53,000 and $83,000 per year. Both roles require a Diploma level qualification as a minimum.

Compare this to Childcare Workers, who only need a Certificate III level qualification but earn less, between $41,000-$61,000 per year. The significant jump in earnings is a major benefit to furthering your education.

Ready for a new challenge? Earn your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and watch your career soar. Enquire now or call 1300 616 197 to get started. 


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