CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Award Course
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).

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies.

A compulsory practical placement is required for successful completion of the course and a Working with Children Check is required before starting work placement. Students are required to purchase a uniform and may need to show evidence of up-to-date vaccination status for placement.


Duration 52 weeks
English Proficiency IELTS 6.0 or equivalent test score, or successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.
Fees per Semester (AUD) $3,750
Total Fees (AUD) $15,000
Course Start Dates 24 January 2024
Academic Requirements Completion of year 11 or country equivalent.  
Study Mode Full-time, face to face learning. Classes are timetabled 4 days per week, and placements are full-time.
Work-based Training Practical placements in an early childhood care centre totalling a minimum of 180 hours is required. Up to 20 additional placement hours are scheduled to ensure the student achieves the required competencies during placement. These placements are full-time, 5 days per week, over 6 weeks throughout the course and unpaid.

* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays.
* Fees and details are subject to change.


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 $0.00
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.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.