Why a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care will transform your career

There has never been a better time to start a career in Child Care. The need for qualified child care workers in Australia is at an all-time high, so if you’re looking to get qualified in an area where you’re almost guaranteed employment and, of course, you love children, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care from Sage could be just right for you.

Make a Difference with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
Being appropriately qualified to work in child care gives you the deep satisfaction of knowing that you are playing a vital role in society. Research indicates that good quality child care has positive short and long term effects on children’s social and language development, cognitive skills and their ability to concentrate.  Sage’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care has been developed by industry experts which will give you the skills and experience to make a difference in the lives and future development of young children.

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What qualified child care workers do
A qualification in child care can lead to a variety of career paths in the child care industry. Typically these fall under:

  • Social Assistance & Healthcare
  • Education & Training

As a child care professional, you could be working with more mature children up to 12 years old, pre-primary school children, or even babies as young as six weeks old. You could choose to work in long day care, occasional care, after or before school care, family day care, in-home care or hospitals. There so many choices! At Sage we help you to understand the options available and empower you to choose the right path for you.

What do I learn in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
The diploma course gives you the knowledge and skills required to provide excellent care and education as an Early Childhood Educator for individual or groups of children, and the ability to plan activities for leisure and play so that they are able to achieve their developmental outcomes.

During your diploma studies, you will learn how to plan and develop a curriculum and learn the necessary skills for management and supervision of other staff in child care facilities such as creches, long day care centres, occasional care centres, and early learning centres.

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Work experience
One of the terrific benefits of the child care diploma course at Sage is the amount of hands-on work experience that you get through our work placement program. By the time you’ve finished your course, there will be no concerns about what it will be like working in the “real world”. Over 240 mandatory hours in work placements will provide you with a fantastic grounding for your future career and the confidence you need to achieve your goals.

Study Child Care part-time or full-time
As with all of the Sage courses, you can choose to study full-time or part-time – whatever suits your lifestyle the best. There are regular student intakes occurring throughout the year, so you’ll never be far away from a start date.

Sage’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care now comes with VET FEE-HELP for eligible full and part-time students and may cover some or all of your tuition costs. It’s a fantastic way to begin your training and get started with your new career without having to worry about paying fees upfront.


No extra fees or textbook costs
There is also no need to dig deeper into your pockets for any manuals, workbooks or textbooks or first aid qualifications. These are all included in your course fee.

If you’re interested in finding out more, call Sage today on 1300 991 991 and ask our expert career advisers about VET FEE-HELP for your Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. It might just transform your career.

Sage Institute of Child Care – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Education. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.
Vicki Tuchtan

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