Early Childhood education and care


The future success of every child is in many ways determined before he or she turns eight years of age. During those early years, how that child learns and develops – mentally, emotionally and socially – is critical. It’s no wonder then that educators, politicians, researchers and families have honed in on early childhood education as a means to invest not only in the future of the country, but also to help deter and improve any number of complex social issues.

UPC College offers two Early Childhood Education & Care (Childcare) qualifications: Certificate III and Diploma. Depending on your high school academic achievement and work experience, you can enter the Childcare program at an appropriate level.

The courses are delivered in-class, at workplaces or blended (a combination of distance learning and face-to-face traditional teaching). The course duration shown below, for each qualification, applies to CRICOS (international) students and domestic students who are welfare recipients. Other students’ delivery timetables are dependent on individual circumstances except the practical work hours which are mandatory.

Childcare Package for International Students

International students are offered a 4.5-year training and work experience package to be qualified as a Childcare Centre Manager.

The package includes the following steps:

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care (9 months).
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (18/24 months).
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (9 months).
  • Graduate work experience (18 months).

Contact the College for more information and to enrol in this course

University Preparation College

CRICOS Provider Code 02751M

RTO number 91364

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