Ikon Institute of Australia

Diploma of Early Childhood Education

Ikon Institute of Australia
Duration
2 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
On-campus
Next start date
February

Why study this course

  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed for a career as an Early Childhood Educator with this higher education diploma
  • Study the learning and development that occurs in children from birth to 5 years of age, and complete subjects on play pedagogy, safety and wellbeing, and planning and assessment
  • Complete two placements and build practical, hands-on experience with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

Recognition

This program is recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60; OR
  • Successful completion of a VET qualification at Diploma level or higher; OR
  • Successful completion (or partial completion) of a higher education qualification; OR
  • Be over 21 years of age and provide a written statement explaining how your work and life experience will help you succeed in your studies

In addition, you must participate in an informal interview AND submit a 500-word statement outlining your reasons for wanting to become an early childhood educator.

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Ikon Institute of Australia or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

What you’ll learn

In this course you will learn about:

  • Play-based learning and how it facilitates development
  • Nurturing children's identity through supporting diversity and inclusion
  • The significance of culture and family dynamics on development
  • Behaviour and developing resilience

Enquire with Ikon Institute of Australia or visit their website to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Ikon Institute of Australia or visit their website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Ikon Institute of Australia can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

In each year of this course you will complete one placement where you'll gain experience with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Across both placements you will complete 30 days (240 hours).


Enquire with Ikon Institute of Australia or visit their website to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

Support and delivery

When you study with Ikon Institute of Australia you will:

  • Complete an orientation program in your first week, where you will become familiar with the campus and facilities, and learn about what resources are available
  • Receive support from a Student Experience Team who can help with any questions about the enrolment process, timetabling, the learning management system and graduation
  • Benefit from small class sizes and experienced teaching staff
  • Have access to private sessions with Counsellors who have all been trained in therapeutic practice

Find out more about this course

Ikon Institute of Australia

Diploma of Early Childhood Education

You may wish to discuss the following with Ikon Institute of Australia:

  • Course price
  • Study options available at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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Find out more about this course


Ikon Institute of Australia

Diploma of Early Childhood Education

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