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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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An advanced course, the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is perfect for people wishing to pursue senior and leadership roles in early childhood education. Become a childcare centre director, co-ordinator, program leader, or a childcare centre or family day care manager.

Course outcomes:

  • Work within current legal and ethical frameworks.
  • Interact with children in a positive and respectful manner
  • Design, plan and implement education programs for children that will stimulate holistic development, encourage growth, and inspire creativity
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Manage a childcare team
  • Work in collaboration with families and the community

There is a work placement requirement of 280 hours (minimum) to successfully complete the course, however the majority is on-line so you can study at your own pace in your own time.

Course summary

Course code
Qualification gained
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationally recognised
Study mode
Online, workplace, and/or flexible delivery
Up to 18 months
Study load
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Methods
Online Delivery - E-Learning with structured and unstructured video conferencing and work based training
Assessment method
Short Answer Questions, Case-Studies, Audio/Video (recorded) Role-lays and Workplace Practical Activities, Work Placement Workbook.
Career Opportunities
  • Childcare Worker

Course fees

Payment Option 1 - Before $4,000.00 | Now only $3,200.00 upfront*
Payment Option 2 - $300.00 Deposit then 33 x $100.00 weekly = $3,600.00*
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Course units

Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
Work in partnership with client’s families
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Manage team effectiveness
Manage business operational plans
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
Nurture creativity in children
Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
Analyse information to inform children’s learning
Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
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.

Entry requirements

This course is available to individuals who have attained the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Australian College requires students:

  • Are competent in spoken and written English
  • Successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) review prior to acceptance of their application for enrolment
  • At least 16 years of age*
  • Have an internet-enabled PC/Laptop or similar, running a current operating system (E.g Windows 10 or Mac OSX) with a functional webcam or device for recording audio/video, Microsoft Office (or compatible software)a current web browser (e.g., Chrome)and Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF document viewer
  • Additional reading materials and required textbooks may be used throughout the course.

*Students under 18 years of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Students enrolled in all early childhood courses will also need to demonstrate evidence of the following prior to their work placement. Failure to produce evidence of this will mean the student is unable to commence or complete their mandatory work placement and therefore, unable to complete their course:

  • Working With Children Check or Blue Card
  • Health checks(where required by the childcare centre)
  • Immunisation records are up to date

Overseas Students Policy

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.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)

Student reviews

The great customer service and prompt responses to my email enquiries helped me to choose Australian College as my preferred online training course. This was also the case while completing my course online and the trainers were especially helpful with their responses and feedback.

I would be happy to recommend Australian College and would strongly consider their courses for any future study requirements. Thank you!"

Rima Obeid

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