Diploma of Children’s Services
This qualification is aimed at both new entrants to the profession and those seeking to build on their Certificate III qualifications and experience and gain employment as a qualified child care worker, group or program leader. It is ideally suited to people who wish to gain knowledge and theory in substantial depth, in such areas as program planning, planning and research, and the
leadership role of a team leader in the children’s services industry.
The prerequisite for entering this course is either the satisfactory completion of Year 12 English or an IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent) and the completion of Certificate III in Children’s Services.
Career and study pathway
After completing the Diploma of Children’s Services students may gain employment as a Group leader, Team Leader, Qualified Child Care Worker, Program Leader, Kindergarten or Preschool Assistant, Primary School Teacher Aide, Service Manager or Centre Director in a child care facility, or may choose to go onto further study such as the Advanced diploma of Children’s Services or gain credit towards a university degree such as Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).