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Early Childhood Education and Care Courses

To support a child’s learning in their formative years, ITHEA’S childhood education program in Melbourne is available in both certificate 3 and certificate 4. To obtain employment in a childcare centre a certificate 3 is the minimum requirement. With ITHEA, our students must undertake at least 120 hours of practical placement to obtain valuable work experience.

With our certificate 4, students must complete at least 240 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.

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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration: 1 year

Skills First Funded: YES

JobTrainer Funded: YES

Study mode: classroom or online

Practical placement: at least 120 hrs

Traineeship available: YES

Employer incentive: YES

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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration: 2 years

Skills First Funded: YES

JobTrainer Funded: YES

Study mode: classroom or online

Practical placement: at least 240 hrs

Pathway: Swinburne University of Technology

Traineeship available: YES

Employer incentive: YES

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Enhance your skills with ITHEA

ITHEA is proud to announce established pathways for our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care graduates. Successful students are able to enter Swinburne University of Technology courses through Swinburne Online, with academic credit awarded in recognition of their studies. Please visit here for more information

ITHEA has a strong working relationship with childhood education providers in Melbourne, and many of our students obtain employment through their workplace providers. We encourage all prospective students to inquire about early childhood education information. It doesn’t matter if you have just completed year 12 or are looking for a career change, our courses are designed to get you job ready.

For more information about our Bachelor of Early Childhood Education courses in Melbourne, get in touch with ITHEA and speak to our staff about the program.