Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

As soon as you're ready for the next step in your career, Affinity is ready to support you. We make it easy for you to study your Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care through the Affinity Learning Academy team and preferred Registered Training Organisation provider - all at no cost to you.

Diploma Childhood Education
Diploma Childhood Education
Diploma Childhood Education

With extensive on-the-job training and ongoing mentorship and support, provided by the Affinity Learning Academy, studying a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care will open doors to new exciting career opportunities.

How do we make it easy for you? By having the Affinity Learning Academy team and preferred Registered Training Organisation providers in your centre, where they will work one on one with you through your development, and then join you in your classroom or nursery to provide further practical advice and support. Even better, your Diploma course fees are 100% funded by Affinity - which means you'll earn as you learn, without any incurring any study expenses.

Our people tell us that this approach is the most supportive and successful way to complete their Diploma - and the results speak for themselves! More than 500 of our people around Australia have completed their Diploma through our preferred Registered Training Organisations, supported by the Affinity Learning Academy in the past three years.

Will you be next? Please reach out for a confidential chat - we'd love to support you with the next steps.

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification which will deepens and enriches your understanding of children's growth and development in their first five years. You will be able to explore core topics that will support your professional development in Children's Health and safety, Service Management, Collaborative Partnerships with Families and more.

Please contact us for any additional questions regarding the qualification and we will put you in contact with our preferred Registered Training Organisation provider.

Course Code
CHC50121- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Program Delivery:
  • Online Learning Materials
  • Fortnightly development sessions
  • Written, verbal and observation assessments
  • Practical workplace application of learning
Course Duration
24 months

Why study with the Affinity Learning Academy?

100% Funded Program
Customised Support
Nationally-Recognised Qualification

This qualification is self-paced, allowing students to complete it at a pace that aligns with their learning style and lifestyle. It is typically completed in 24 months.

Students who successfully complete a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care will have a range of career prospects, including:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Out of School Hours Care Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Centre Manager

Students who successfully complete a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care may be eligible to credit their diploma towards a university degree

For our employees, the full cost of this qualification is funded by the Affinity Learning Academy. 

Please note that pricing and funding is subject to changes of each preferred Registered Training Organisation provider. We invite you to speak to our People and Culture team via our Contact Us page if you would like to explore this opportunity.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


Affinity Education FAQ

At Affinity Education, our team of early childhood professionals are committed to the education and development of the children in their care. In turn, we support our staff with personalised career pathways. Whether you want to become a Centre Manager, Quality Advisor, or something else, our award-winning People & Culture team will support you each step of the way.

We are always looking for people who are living the team spirit! Discover our current opportunities or get in touch with our People & Culture team today for a confidential career discussion.

We are proud to offer an extensive program of employee benefits. Some of these include: 

  • Personalised career development opportunities 

  • Opportunity to study an early childhood qualification through the Affinity Learning Academy  

  • Scholarship opportunities to study a bachelor's degree in early childhood education 

  • Staff discount program for Affinity Education centres 

  • Dedicated Centre Support Office to help you reach your business, compliance and educational goals 

  • A generous employee referral program 

  • Supplied uniforms 

  • Recognition program and annual Centre Manager conference