CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
This qualification is made up of 15 units (12 core & 3 electives) which reflect the needs of industry
- individuals must hold either: CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- Valid USI
- Working with Children Card
- Completed LLN Assessment
- Access to a registered child care service to complete the minimum required 280 hours (can be employment, work placement or volunteer)
Duration & Delivery
The guideline for duration is 6 months – 3 years however, training is self-paced, and duration depends on the individual learner, their employment situation and enrolment type. Credit transfer and RPL options may also reduce the overall time taken to complete the course.
This qualification can be provided through a Traineeship or in a Fee For Service arrangement. Students may also be eligible for RPL entry.
Training is delivered on site at a nominated registered child care service. Site visits are conducted monthly and can also be scheduled more frequently to suit the needs of the learner.
Download a brochure outlining the course.
Also available is a sample plan for course delivery.
Fees and Charges Information
The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.