CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Program Details:

Qualification Code & Name: CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification Description:

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.

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’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

Qualification Requirements: Total number of units = 15

• 12 core units, plus
• 3 elective units

Delivery Mode/s:

Zoom online-based face to Face blended learning -online (Moodle) Check the timetable with student services.

Units of Competency:

Core Units:

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing

CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service

CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning

CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans

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.


You may continue to study and enrol in our Bachelor of Education (Early Years) or  Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 will receive six credits for RPL.

Career Opportunities:

On completion, you may seek employment in the field of children’s services, caring for young children up to the age of six in a variety of child care settings. Jobs include room leader, centre coordinator, or a nanny for private clients.