The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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 specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers or other educators.

The course covers areas such as child development, safety and wellbeing, fostering creativity and supporting holistic learning.

Your training will focus on: 

  • Fostering holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • Nurturing creativity in children
  • How to plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • Understanding how to implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

The course includes a work placement element where you will work at a registered facility to gain real-time work experience skills.

Graduates of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Support can move into rewarding careers as family day care Team Leaders or preschool Supervisors. At this level, people typically work in supervisory or managerial roles, with both direct and indirect supervision.

  • Blended (face-to-face and online offered)
  • Part-time (1-2 days a week) for 18 months

Occupational titles may include:

  • Early Childhood Education Team Leader
  • Kinder Supervisor

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions via the Catapult online assessment portal
  • role plays
  • holistic assessment
  • vocational placement

Evidence may be 

  • written 
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a prerequisite for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.

All students require a Working with Children Check (WWCC).

The Diploma of Early Children Education and Care consists of 15 units:

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units

Elective units will vary depending on consultation with industry.

Core units include:

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 behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care 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.

 

Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

Part-time (1-2 days a week) for 18 months

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