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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 – CRICOS 110411K
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.

About the Course

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.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s 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.

Suitable for a professional role as

Suitable for a professional role in:

  • Long Day Care
  • Family Day Care
  • Pre-Schools
  • Kindergartens

Units of Study

15 units are required for award of this qualification which includes 12 Core and 3 Electives. Work Placements of at least 280 hours is mandatory.

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness C
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children C
CHCECE042* Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and well being C
CHCECE043 Nuture creativity in children C
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service C
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children C
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children C
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning C
CHCECE048* Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum C
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in serve operations C
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families C
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice C
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice E
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals E
BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments E