To support a child’s learning in their formative years, ITHEA’S childhood education program in Melbourne is available in both certificate 3 and diploma. To obtain employment in a childcare centre a certificate 3 is the minimum requirement. With ITHEA, our students must undertake at least 160 hours of practical placement to obtain valuable work experience.
With our diploma, students must complete at least 280 hours of placement, giving them a foundation to start work as qualified early childhood educators. Both early childhood development courses in Melbourne are delivered online and in-person, giving students flexible study options. Students who wish to continue their studies in childhood development courses can do so through our partnership with Swinburne University.