Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification covers those workers who may operate at an advanced skills level to provide specialist services, act as a resource for other workers, provide professional supervision of staff including volunteers, work intensively with clients including those with complex needs, coordinate work programs, supervise accommodation service delivery and manage services. There may be no vocational outcomes in some jurisdictions.
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.