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Distance Courses

ECTARC distance study qualifications can be studied from any location within Australia. ECTARC students come from regional, remote and metropolitan areas of every state. You can enrol at any time of the year and commence study as soon as you receive access to the ECTARC Training Portal. Learning materials are available via the ECTARC Training Portal (hard copies available on request) and no additional texts are required to be purchased. Assessments are also submitted online via the ECTARC Training Portal. If for some reason you do not have access to the internet please contact our office to arrange an alternative study solution. Enrol online and as soon as your enrolment is processed, you can commence study immediately.

If you are considering a career in early childhood you may like to have a look at this video - interviews with early childhood educators about their experiences -

Distance Study Qualifications

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care         More information       
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care   More information    
CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care    More information     
CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care    More information     
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

Click here for information on single unit qualifications such as

  • Safe Food Handling
  • Nutrition and Menu Planning
  • Child Protection

Upgrade your Certificate III to Diploma

You may also upgrade from the CHC30708 Certificate III in Children's Services or CHC30712 Certificate III in Children's Services to the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care. Call ECTARC on 02 4223 1111 for details on the credit you may receive for studies previously completed.


Distance Study Information

  ECTARC Training and Course Guide - this guide outlines each course, entry requirements, how the courses are studied via correspondence, access and equity, welfare services and much more.

   Fee Schedule
      Student Information Handbook


For detailed information about the content and requirements of each qualification please click on More Information next to the relevant qualification above.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

If you have been working in a regulated education and care service for several years and/or have previously studied, we encourage you to speak to an ECTARC Training and Development Officer to discuss any possible CT's or RPL that you may be able to apply for.

Click here for detailed information about RPL and CTs
Information about RPL and CTs can also be found in the ECTARC Training and Course Guide