CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Looking to become a childhood educator? Then this is this course for you. It will teach you everything you need to effectively design and implement curricula in early childhood education and care services.

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Your Career in Early Childhood Education Starts Here

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.

In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. Learning from industry experts, your child care training will cover topics essential to your career in child care such as: understanding child development and learning, culture and diversity in the child care setting, health and safety for children and designing and implementing educational programs.

In addition, you will gain exposure to leadership and management practices to support your future career progression.

This course covers a wide range of important knowledge and skills you may need to be a successful education leader in children’s services, shaping the lives of future generations. The Diploma may provide you with essential management and leadership skills, including child care programming and planning, working with families, the community and your team.


The course duration is typically one to two years. Students generally have around seven contact hours per week for classes/tutorial and should set aside eight to 10 hours per week for personal study time. Assessment types vary but can include demonstrations, knowledge tests, observations, case studies, reports, projects, and presentations.

  • Tuition and resource material fee
    • Total Course Fee (resource material inclusive): $6999
  • Online module (learning & assessment)
  • Classroom: One day per week
Work placement
  • One day per week (For 35 weeks)
Entry requirements

All clients enrolling in this course will be over the age of 15 and literate in both written and spoken English.

Pathways into qualifications

Upon successful completion of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students may gain employment in the early childhood education and care industry or enrol at a tertiary institution in a related bachelor degree course.

Language, literacy, and numeracy

All students will be assessed on their language, literacy, and numeracy needs and will be provided with extra tuition and support if the institute deems necessary.

Training and assessment methods

Online, classroom and self-directed learning, as well as work placement assessment learners will be assessed through written, research and workplace throughout the course There are no final exams. All assessment tasks are able to be completed within the current place of employment or any recognised childcare facility as a volunteer worker. Students can enrol directly into this course.

Employment opportunities
  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood educator
  • Mobile assistant
  • Outside school hours care assistant
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

TCA provides Recognition of Prior Learning for existing workers in the industry who are seeking formal qualifications. Clients may wish to avail themselves of this option and can do so at any time.