CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 112191A


This course is intended for people seeking to work in the early childhood education and care sector. It provides the skills and knowledge required to design and implement curriculum and care programs, in early childhood education and care services. It will supply all the necessary understanding of how to design these learning frameworks so that upon implementation, they meet the requirements of the education and care services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. On completion of this course you will be capable of supervising other staff and volunteers and oversee the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children.


Early Childhood Educator.


Bachelor of Early Childhood, Bachelor of Education (Primary School).

Course Delivery

Blended delivery: Monday - Thursday 9.30am-3.30pm Placements delivered over 2 x 4 week block Monday-Friday (7.5 hours per day). Flexible delivery: compulsory zoom/face to face sessions every fortnight 4.00-7.00pm, applicants will enrol in the next unit of competency as per flexible delivery schedule, placements will be scheduled on an ongoing basis as required.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed the Pre-requisite Qualification of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care prior to enrolment. Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Applicants must be able to provide a Working with Children Check prior to their placement that commences 10.7.23 Applicants must be at least 18 years old to enrol in the course (individual circumstances for students can be discussed and approved by Education Delivery Manager). Applicants must have access to internet and computers to complete online learning and submission of assessments. Immunisation requirements may apply for compulsory practical placements. Applicants must be available to attend 2 x 4 week placement blocks Monday- Friday 7.5 hours per day.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness 60 $35.00
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 55 $20.00
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing 200 $20.00
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children 80 $30.00
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service 110 $20.00
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children 60 $20.00
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 65 $20.00
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children's learning 75 $20.00
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum 180 $20.00
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations 73 $20.00
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children's families 70 $20.00
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 $35.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals 40 $35.00
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence 60 $35.00
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service 40 $20.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

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Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,784
Concession $1,453
Traineeship $4,430
Traineeship Concession $1,182
RPL Government Subsidised $4,060
RPL Concession $812
RPL Self-funded $5,414
Self-Funded $7,137

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Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Employer Based (Trainee), Diploma Full Year, Fortnightly compulsory contact session, 4.00PM-7.00PM
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Flexible/Online, Diploma Full Year, Fortnightly compulsory contact session, Wednesday 4.00PM-7.00PM