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

80 teaching weeks + 16 weeks holiday
Total 96 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 ECEC (duration = 59 weeks) (break = 13 weeks)
Code Title Core or Elective Weeks/Duration
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core 2
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core 2
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing Core 4
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children Core 3
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service Core 3
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children Core 2
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core 2
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning Core 3
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum Core 4
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations Core 3
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families Core 3
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core 3
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals Elective 1
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety Elective 1
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Elective 3
  +VP Placement = 14 Weeks