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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

About the qualification

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students are must be atleast 18 years of age
  • To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Angel Institute will conduct a Pre-Training Review
  • Required to complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, administered by and to the satisfaction of Angel Institute

Vocational or educational outcomes

Once you have successfully completed the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you can apply for jobs within the childcare industry which may include:
• Early Childhood Educator
• Family Day Care Coordinator
• Team Leader
• Play Group Coordinator

The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:
• Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
• Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration

The program duration is typically 18 months. Students should also set aside 6 hours per week for self study time.

Delivery and Assessment

CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered in a real time virtual classroom environment in a combination of classroom and simulated envrionment. Assessment method includes Written Questions, Observations and Workplacement Tasks. Practical workplacement forms part of the course.

Course and Material Fees

Tuition Fees for Full Fee paying Students : $11928
Tuition Fees for Government Funded Students*:  $0

*Eligibility Criteria Applies for skills first funding. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals. Please refer to the link below more information about Government Funding


Classes are conducted online in a real time virtual classroom environment.

Practical workplacement

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 280 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant child care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students must also have a valid Working with Children Check.

Course Structure

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

CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

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