Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - ICV
International College of Victoria


This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.


$0 Tuition Fees*
For Eligible Students in VIC
Blended Learning Online and Face to Face!



Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care).

Pathways from the qualification

Students who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or equivalent

In addition, ICV requires its applicants to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or above
  • Meet the Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements; ICV conducts LLN entry test and a pre-training review during the enrolment process.

Format and Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service

Additional Requirements before starting work placement:

  • Working with children check
  • National Police record check (if required by the Childcare Centre / Host Organisation)


Prospective students can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that is relevant to the units of competence within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the qualification. Students are recommended to notify ICV of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrollment.

Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways are available to the students who complete Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care successfully:

  • Family Day Care Educator/Coordinator
  • Centre-based Early Childhood Educator
  • Child Development Worker
  • Outside School Hours Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Service Director/Centre Director

SKILLS FIRST FUNDING For Eligible Students
0* Tuition Fee

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. ( You Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Residents residing in Victoria )