Course name: CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

Campus: Sydney

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care ( Diploma in Child Care)

Description of the Qualification

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 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 supervision of volunteers or other educators.

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

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care ( Diploma in Child Care)

Diploma of Child Care - Course Briefing
NTIS Code: CHC50121 CRICOS Course Code: 106990J
Name of Qualification Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Delivery Mode This course is delivered as a combination of 14 hours classroom workshops and a minimum of 6 hours online training per week at TACIS premises.
Duration 52 weeks
Tuition Fees AUD$10,800
Administration Fee (non-refundable) AUD$300
Material Fee (non-refundable) AUD$500
If Diploma/Advanced Diploma, is year 12 (or equivalent) required for entry? YES
Total curriculum hours (including practicum) required to complete the course: 1800-2400 hours
Is the course delivered full-time? Yes
Training Arrangements 2 days classroom and 1 day online
Diploma in Child Care Packaging Rules
Based on the information available from, the following packaging rules apply for completion of this qualification.

A total number of 15 units must be selected for this qualification including:

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units

Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below have been selected to be delivered for this qualification. The Code and Title of each unit is provided as well as an indication of core (C), elective (E), pre-requisite (Pre) and licensing requirements (Lic), if required.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/ Elective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
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
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals Elective
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans Elective
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective
Entry Requirements
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.
Assessment Methods
A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:
  • Written questions and tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Direct Observation
  • Case studies, Journal keeping
  • Projects, assignments and research tasks
  • Roleplays, simulations and presentations
  • Logbook and Third Party Reports

Learners may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for units of competence where they may have demonstrated competency.

Career Pathways from the Qualification
Possible career paths include:
  • early childhood worker
  • early childhood educator
  • early childhood education team leader
  • family day care worker
  • early childhood education and care coordinator.
  • supervisor of an occasional care facility
  • out of school hours care coordinator and educator
  • director of early childhood centre
Education Pathways from the Qualification
On successful completion of this qualification students are encouraged to undertake studies in the following qualifications:
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support, or
  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care, or
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care,
  • or any other Diplomas in the Community Services Training Package for various specialisations. Students should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification

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