CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care prepares you to indulge in a role as an educator enabling you to foster and develop learning in children, creating a fun, engaging, and effective learning hub. Augmenting the development of cognitive, social, and psycho-motor abilities in the primary and most crucial years of a child’s life is the essence of the course.

Acquire the knowledge and skills in providing support to children through play-based learning and helping them achieve developmental outcomes. With this higher-level qualification, you will further learn to supervise staff and children in an early childhood setting and plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum.

Work Placement/ Industry Experience

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

The ability to obtain a Working with Children Check - Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement.

Entry Requirement

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

Funding, Eligibility and Course Fee

Victorian residents who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!

For more information, refer to the Course fee.

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Course Units

This course has 15 units of competency:

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing Core
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service Core
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children Core
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning Core
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum Core
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations Core
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes Elective
CHCECE052 Plan service and supports for children and families Elective
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service Elective

Nationally Recognised


Course Duration

52 weeks

Delivery Mode

  • Classroom Based
  • Workplace
  • Distance Learning
  • Virtual/Blended

Career Opportunities

  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Outside School Hours Coordinator
  • Family-Daycare Coordinator
  • Team Leader or Room Leader in a Service
  • Early-Childhood Educator
  • Playgroup Coordinator
  • Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services
  • Early-Childhood Educator – Team Leader
  • Reliever in Early-Childhood Programs