CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Begin a new career in early childhood education


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Course Code CHC50121
Qualification gained Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationally recognised
Study mode Flexible delivery (including online with some projects/activities and/or skills-based training)

There is a work placement requirement of 280 hours (minimum) in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia to successfully complete the course, however, the majority is online so you can study at your own pace in your own time. Work placement requires commencement of the following units of competency: CHCECE042, CHCECE048, CHCECE050, CHCECE041, CHCECE043, CHCECE044, CHCECE045, CHCECE046, CHCECE047, CHCECE049. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across these units and will be observed by your supervisor. Some units also require direct observation by the RTO Assessor.

Flexible duration Up to 18 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Delivery Methods This course is delivered using an asynchronous study methodology, utilising mainly online delivery (eLearning) of training materials supported with emails and phone calls with the trainer and assessor, on request.
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Case-Studies, Audio/Video (role-plays) and Workplace Practical Activities, Work Placement Workbook.
Course units BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children's learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
HLTAID012* Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

*You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area and submit a copy of your certification to the College. This unit may be completed at any stage throughout the course duration and must be current at course completion.

Career opportunities Childcare Worker, Childcare Centre Director , Childcare Centre Coordinator, Childcare Centre Manager, Family Day Care Manager

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The admission criteria are articulated through Australian College marketing and pre-enrolment information and include the following:

  • Students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy review before Australian College accepts their application for enrolment. The student must have a good command of spoken and written English. They must have the skills to understand different numeracy concepts and to read and write a range of business documents and communications.
  • Depending on the unit, students may be required to interact with actual or simulated team members, clients and staff and maybe required to participate in audio/video-recorded role-plays with others.
  • It is recommended that Students must be at least 17 years of age before the date of enrolment. Where a student is less than 18 years of age, parents or guardians must also provide enrolment consent.

Students must have access to and be able to operate:

  • An internet-enabled PC/Laptop or similar running a current operating system (E.g Windows 10 or Mac OSX)
  • An audio/video recording device (such as a mobile phone) for the purpose of preparing audio/video assessment recordings
  • Zoom for the direct observation assessment tasks
  • Microsoft Office (or compatible software)
  • Current web browser (e.g., Chrome)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF document viewer
  • Valid email address

Childcare Work Placement Requirement;

  • Working with Children Check (WWCC) or Blue Card (State Specific)
  • Health checks (where required by the childcare centre)
  • Current immunisation records

Overseas Students Policy

This course is not available to students on an Overseas Student Visa.

As defined in the ESOS Act 2000, Overseas students are not eligible to apply to enrol in this nationally recognised course, nor are they eligible for certification. Please refer to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

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Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may continue your studies and undertake a
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or Bachelor of Education.

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