CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing a curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations.


They use specialized knowledge and analyze and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers or other educators.


Early childhood educators work in long day care centers, family day care, pre-schools, or kindergartens.


Be a part of a child's growth and development and help them learn in an environment that is engaging and supporting with a qualification in children's services. You will work closely with children aged 0-12 years from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations. 


Our Trainers with their specialized expertise will prepare you for work placement in the child care industry for practical experience.

CRICOS code: 109263E

Course Duration

Total Course Duration of 95 weeks includes:

  • Face-to-face sessions in the classroom

  • Work Placement

  • Study Break


Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent

  • Overseas students must have a minimum overall band of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.


You will need

Positive attitude, caring nature, good work ethic, and interest to take on the responsibility of designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services in accordance with the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.


Before undertaking a work placement, students will be assisted to obtain a Working With Children Check. 


Career Opportunities

  • Authorized supervisor (children’s services)

  • Children’s services coordinator

  • Centre Manager

  • Director (children’s services)

  • Childhood educator

  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)

  • Program leader (children’s services)

  • Children’s services director/manager

  • Child development worker

  • Early childhood educator

  • Family Day Care educator

  • Service Director / Centre Director



The units of competency are assessed using any of the following methods:

  • Theory Tasks

  • Workplace Tasks / Projects

  • Observation


After Successful Completion of

Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, students can pursue further studies in Higher Education.


Units of Competencies

There are 32 units that must be completed for this qualification.


Units below with * are units from Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121), student will receive credit transfer if they have successfully completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121) course. In this case, the total course duration is 52 weeks.


Core units

  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

  • 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 behavior in children

  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

  • CHCECE047 Analyze information to inform children’s learning

  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and core curriculum

  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve your own professional practice

  • CHCECE030* Support inclusion and diversity

  • CHCECE031* Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing

  • CHCECE032* Nurture babies and toddlers

  • CHCECE033* Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

  • CHCECE034* Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

  • CHCECE035* Supports the holistic learning and development of children

  • CHCECE036* Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

  • CHCECE037* Support children to connect with the natural environment

  • CHCECE038* Observe children inform practice

  • CHCECE054* Encourage an understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

  • CHCECE055* Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

  • CHCECE056* Work effectively in children’s education and care

  • CHCPRT001* Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • HLTAID012* Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

  • HLTWHS001* Participate in workplace health and safety


Elective units

  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

  • BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments

  • BSBSUS411* Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

  • BSBHRM413* Supports the learning and development of teams and individual