Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education



Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education Teachers Training is a comprehensive course designed for both new and existing early childhood educators integrating the approaches and methodologies of early childhood education. The course takes stock of the emerging knowledge related to early childhood learning in an attempt to provide the candidates with all the essential skills that will enable early childhood teachers to successfully work with children and understand children’s individual preferences.


  • The Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education focuses on learning and teaching for children aged birth to eight years, providing the required qualification for registration to teach in early childhood settings from birth to age five.
  • It focuses on foregrounding Indigenous Worldviews and sustainability to equip you to foster a learning environment that values and promotes inclusivity, respect and sustainability for the growth of all children. By completing this course you will be able to provide rich educational experiences that make a positive impact on children and their communities.
  • The programme is designed for practicing early childhood educators and childcare providers who want to expand their academic knowledge and enhance their professional skills.
  • The programme is specially tailored for educators and childcare providers who intend to acquire a recognised qualification in early childhood education without the need to relocate their work place and as well as family.


Who is this course for?

The Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching is ideal for early childhood educators

wanting to upgrade their qualifications to meet the new requirements from DECCE or who want

to advance into leadership roles within early childhood settings, as well as for those wanting to

change careers to join the early childhood workforce.


Course Segments:

  1. Introduction
  2. Educational Psychology
  3. Stages of Development
  4. Importance of Play
  5. Factors Affecting Early Childhood
  6. Principles and Approaches of Early Childhood Education
  7. First Aid
  8. Helping Early Childhood Learners Settle Down in School



  • Activities to improve dexterity and hand manipulation
  • Early childhood educators
  • Montessori activities
  • Integrated seminar & demo
  • Viva voce


Learning Outcome:

  • Apply knowledge of child development in planning supportive and challenging learning environments for children.
  • Plan and implement Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) for young children, with sensitivity to individual needs.
  • Explain organisational regulations, policies, ethical guidelines, and standards associated with the provision of early childhood education services.
  • Value that teaching young children is a science, an art and a craft.
  • Carrier Opportunities:
  • Early years teacher.
  • Education consultant.
  • Family support worker.
  • Health play specialist.
  • Learning mentor.
  • Play therapist.
  • Primary school teacher