Who is this Early Childhood Education and Care Course for?

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. This is a nationally regulated diploma level qualification for working in early childhood education and care.


This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Employment opportunities

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. Employment opportunities may include:

  • Early childhood educator.
  • Family day care educator.
  • Pre-school educator.
  • Child care assistant.
  • Nanny.

Aim of course

This nationally accredited Diploma is a comprehensive course designed to give the learner the skills and knowledge in a range of areas including:

  • The support and implementation of approved learning frameworks.
  • Supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
  • Ensure children’s health and safety, in a nurturing supportive environment.
  • Developing positive and respectful relationships with children.
  • Curriculum design and implementation.
  • Developing cultural acceptance and child inclusion strategies.

Learning periods and Fees

Duration = 59 weeks

Break = 13 weeks

AU$ 26000


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Assessment for this qualification includes underpinning knowledge questions, written assignments, work-based projects and third party reports. There is also a required practical placement within the Early Childhood sector. The assessments you will complete during your placement, including the observation when your trainer visits you in the workplace, are probably the most important part of your course. This is where you are required to demonstrate that you can apply the theory in the real world.

All students studying this course will be required to undergo a working with children check.  Our staff will advise you regarding how to apply.



After achieving the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care participants could complete a degree in Early Childhood Education


There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who have completed units of study from nationally recognised courses can apply for Credit Transfer. Those who have existing knowledge from practical experience can apply for RPL. To check eligibility, please discuss with Australian Careers College prior to enrolment.

Mandatory Work Placement

Australian Careers College can assist in work placement where students will be provided with orientation, supervision and will have the opportunity to fully develop their skills in the actual workplace. However, students are encouraged to seek work placement opportunities independently.

CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Units

CRICOS Course Code – 110497K

CHC50121 Diploma of ECEC (Duration = 59 weeks) (Break = 13 weeks)
CodeTitleCore or ElectiveWeeks/Duration
BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessCore2
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCore2
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeingCore4
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in childrenCore3
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care serviceCore3
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in childrenCore2
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCore2
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learningCore3
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculumCore4
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operationsCore3
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s familiesCore3
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCore3
BSBHRM413Support the learning and development of teams and individualsElective1
HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safetyElective1
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversityElective3
 +VP Placement = 14 Weeks