Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
This qualification is aimed at people wishing to expand on their Diploma of Children’s Services qualifications, or those wishing further their employment opportunities within the childcare industry to gain employment working as a director of a child care centre. Individuals would likely have supervisory responsibility for staff including volunteers, work intensively with clients, act as
a resource to other workers and liaise with the community. This course is ideally suited to people who wish to gain a somewhat in depth awareness and understanding of the child care industry and its range of operations.
The prerequisites for entering this course are:
Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) and
Year 12 English, IELTS score of 5.5, or equivalent (with no individual band less than 5.0).
Diploma of Children’s Services
Please note that you must be 17 years of age by the completion of this course and also be aware that you must undergo a police check for a criminal background in order to work in Child Care.
Career and study pathway
After completing the Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services students may gain employment as a Service Director in long day care centre, occasional child care, outside school hours care centre or family day care coordinator, 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).