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This course is Fee Free for eligible Northern Rivers students.
To explore your eligibility GO HERE, or phone our Customer Care team Lismore 02 6622 1903 / Murwillumbah 02 6672 6005. 


Make your mark in the fast-moving early childhood sector with this advanced-level course. The Diploma will prepare you for higher level leadership roles and exciting career progression.

Learn how to design, evaluate, and implement a curriculum program using an approved learning framework. Educators at this level are also responsible for maintaining compliance within service operations and working in close partnership with children’s families. Elevate your potential as a supervisor, coordinator or team leader – your role may also involve taking responsibility for the supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Take advantage of our Connected Learning training experience to get you there – along with support from our industry expert trainers and valuable work placement opportunities. If you have existing experience but need to formalise your qualifications, talk to our Customer Care Team about an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) pathway.


  • Students will be required to complete a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check prior to enrolment in this course.


Select the ACE location closest to you from the tabs below to explore course start dates and download detailed course information. The course fee is determined according to your personal circumstances, you could be eligible for low fee or fee free training. Please contact the College to discuss your eligibility.


Early Childhood Education Manager / Outside School Hours Coordinator


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This course is nationally recoginsed training

Available in Burleigh Waters, Hervey Bay, Lismore, Murwillumbah. see below for details

NSW Fees
Concession Co-Contribution Fee
Skilling for Recovery
First Qualification
Second Qualification
Non-subsidised Fee
Full Fee
Queensland Fees
Subsidised Fee
Concession Co-Contribution Fee
$225 ($15 per unit)
Co-Contribution Fee
$300 ($20 per unit)
Non-subsidised Fee
Full Fee

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Location: Burleigh Waters
Start Dates: 2 October 2023, 6 November 2023, 4 December 2023, 15 January 2024, 5 February 2024, 4 March 2024, 8 April 2024, 13 May 2024, 3 June 2024
Fee eligibility: Explore options
Duration: 18 months
Training Mode: Connected Learning
Study units: 15
Workshops: 1 day per week
Placement: 280 hours
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