Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC50121

Institute of Tertiary and Higher Education Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 02892J

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children\u2019s 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.To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children\u2019s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children\u2019s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.


  • Promote equity in access to the service
  • Foster holistic learning, development and wellbeing for school age children
  • Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • Manage team effectiveness
  • Work in partnership with children’s families
  • Establish innovative work environments
  • Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • Meet community information needs
  • Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles
  • Manage and promote diversity
  • Manage business operational plans
  • Plan service and supports for children and families
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • Research and apply evidence to practice
  • Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • Nurture creativity in children
  • Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
  • Develop and implement policy
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Lead the work team
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Standard 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne International: $14,550 Yes
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Flexible Delivery : 18 months
  • Online/Off-campus : 18 months

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne.

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