Am I eligible for Government Funded Training?
To be eligible for Government Subsidised Training in 2024, you must:
- Be either an Australian, New Zealand Citizen or a Permanent Resident
- Live in Victoria OR South Australia
Note: there are limits to the number of courses you can commence in the year.
Contact one of our consultants to see if you qualify for Government Funded Training.
How do Virtual Classes compare to other online childcare courses?
Unlike traditional ‘online childcare courses’, virtual training is similar to what you would experience in a face-to-face classroom.
Our virtual classes are scheduled regularly (either weekly or fortnightly) ensuring that you remain engaged, and your learning remains ‘on-track’. During each live lesson you’ll be able to hear and see your trainer delivering the content to you and your classmates, and you’ll be able to ask questions and participate in activities etc. After each virtual/online class, your trainer will be available for the afternoon to offer support with your studies and answer any questions you may have.
It is our belief that the best learning outcomes for all Diploma of Early Childhood Education learners can only be achieved when training/assessment is conducted within a structured, supportive and interactive learning environment. This type of learning cannot be achieved by studying via traditional online methods where interaction with trainers is often limited and irregular.
How does the Online Diploma in Childcare work?
The Online Diploma in Early Childhood is delivered via four key components:
- Watch pre-recorded Zoom classes (self-paced – at a time to suit you)
- Join support sessions with your Trainer (as required)
- Work through the various learning and assessment activities (self-paced – at a time to suit you)
- Participate in a minimum of 280 hours of Practical Placement (or paid employment) within a Regulated Childcare Service.
Do I need any additional equipment to study the Diploma in childcare online?
Importantly, you won’t need any additional equipment other than your home computer/laptop and of course access to the internet (earphones are optional).
Do I need to complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood before I enrol in the Diploma of Early Childhood?
Yes, the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is now a prerequisite of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Will I need to buy textbooks during my diploma of childcare course?
In addition to the childcare course fees, you will also be required to purchase online textbooks/resources (one for each unit of competency – $11.00 each). These resources will be made available to you as you complete your early childhood studies. Please contact us for more details.
Will I need to arrange my own Practical Placement during my diploma in childcare course?
Practical Placement is an important and mandatory component of all childcare courses. Accordingly, we will assist you in finding and co-ordinating your practical placement. Over the past 30 years Suzan Johnston Australia has forged strong relationships within the children’s services industry and we have a network of childcare centres who regularly (and very happily) host our students’ practical placements.
Learners who are already employed as educators within the industry can contribute any paid hours of employment towards meeting the practical placement requirements of their diploma of childcare.
Can I gain employment whilst I’m completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Course?
Our reputation and our success in producing quality and well-trained diploma educators is second to none. As a result, the majority of our childcare students are able to gain ongoing part-time or casual employment as a result of their practical placement (whilst they are still completing their studies). Any paid hours of employment can be contributed towards meeting the practical placement requirements of the childcare diploma.
Does the diploma of childcare course include exams?
Our childcare courses do not include any scary or stressful exams. Assessments generally involve completing a range of relevant and interesting exercises/activities. You will also be observed and assessed performing your duties within the workplace (during your practical placement).
Do you offer on-site training in the workplace for educators who wish to undertake or upgrade to the diploma in childcare?
Yes! For educators who have current and ongoing employment (full-time or part-time) at a centre and who want to either gain a qualification or further their studies, we can come to you! This flexible training option can be either delivered face-to-face at your centre (at a time that suits you) or you can also enrol in our online/virtual classes. For educators with previous qualifications and experience, your course will be fully customised to reflect your previous studies and/or industry experience (with credit transfer and/or RPL available to eligible learners).
What are the career opportunities for students who graduate with a Suzan Johnston diploma in childcare?
Based on our industry feedback, it is anticipated that the childcare industry will continue to experience enormous and unprecedented growth and expansion in 2024 and beyond. Accordingly, industry demand for quality educators (who hold a Diploma of Early Childhood qualification) will continue to exceed supply.
Our CH50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has been designed to empower learners with the highest calibre of skills and knowledge. With our highly respected qualification, our diploma graduates can gain employment in a wide variety of roles including Childcare Educator (within either a childcare centre or kindergarten) through to roles as a Centre Manager/Director/Owner.
How much homework is involved in the virtual delivery of the child care course?
With our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, your attendance of scheduled classes is important as every lesson is packed full with important information, dynamic discussions, hands-on practical exercises, role-plays, games and activities. In addition to the scheduled training sessions, this childcare course requires you to spend between 5 – 6 hours per week on assigned homework tasks.
Am I eligible to enrol in a government funded childcare course?
Our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are approved for Skills First government funding, so if you are eligible, you may only have to pay a small portion of the course fee (whilst the government subsidises the rest).
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised childcare course, speak to one of our course consultants. They will be able clarify this with you over the phone – it will only take a minute!
Are there any Entry Requirements for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
Prior to your enrolment in our Diploma childcare course, you will be required to attend a pre-training interview and complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. These entry requirements are designed to assist us in determining your suitability for the course and to assist with the planning of any learning support requirements.
You must also hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification (or CHC30113).
What study pathways are available to me after I finish the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
Should you decide to further your studies after completing the Diploma of Early Childhood, you may transition to a higher-level childcare qualification with credits into a Bachelor’s degree at university.
How do I enrol in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
If you would like to proceed with your enrolment in our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, please contact us on 9654 0999 so the relevant Online Enrolment Package can be forwarded to you.
Why are the Suzan Johnston childcare courses different to any another RTO or TAFE courses?
- Suzan Johnston Australia is one of Australia’s most trusted and respected training institutions (established since 1959) and have been delivering the accredited childcare training since 1994
- Our childcare trainers are exceptional and inspirational professionals, who deliver every training session with passion and dedication
- Our live, virtual classes are uniquely friendly, interactive and personalised
- Our student’s individual training needs are respected and valued
- Suzan Johnston Australia has the reputation of delivering childcare courses that are of the highest quality
- Graduates from our exclusive children’s services courses are multi-skilled and have a wide range of employment opportunities
- Our diploma of childcare graduates are known to be quality professionals who are respected within the industry and actively sought after by employers Australia wide
- The Suzan Johnston Training Organization is committed to producing childcare educators who are truly dedicated and capable of providing the best possible standard of care for children
- During 2022 – 2023 96% of our Diploma in Early Childhood course graduates are successful in finding employment within 3 – 4 weeks of course completion!