CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
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.
Possible Employment Pathways May Include:
- Childhood Educational Leader
- Outside School Hours Coordinator
- Early Childhood co-educator
- Child care educator in a kindergarten
- Childcare Centre manager or director
- Play group supervisor
Note: Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, the possible job titles above have been included as a guide only.
Further Education Pathways
After successfully completing this qualification, students may undertake:
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of School Age Education and Care
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching / Primary teaching
This course is a traineeship. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.
Learners will be required to complete 240 hours of practical placement. The students are provided with an industry learning environment and will have assessments linking to multiple units of competency that they will need to be completed during placement.
Diversitat Training/Pulse, cnr Market St and Little Ryrie St, Geelong and online
Classroom delivery – 6.5 hours x 88 days
Structure learning – 5 hours per week x 60 weeks
Self-study – 5 hours per week x 60 weeks
This course requires 280 hours of work placement.
Diversitat organises and administers work placements to students during course services. The opportunity of work placement provides:
- The student with the opportunity to gain real world experience in their chosen industry;
- The student to gain initial access to a potential future employer; and
- The host employer to support and ‘test’ a student as a potential employee.
Workplace learning programs are to achieve curriculum outcomes and enhance the vocational, educational and social development of students.
Diversitat ensures that students with special needs are provided with opportunities on the same basis as other students. This includes identifying and liaising with the workplace around adjustments and accommodations that students with disabilities may require.
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Units of Study
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBHRM413Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBSTR501Establish innovative work environments
FeesVIEW COURSE FEES
This training is delivered by Diversitat Training TOID: 5819.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Diversitat Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.
PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.
Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).
Am I eligible for a funded place?
You may be eligible for funding support from the State or Commonwealth Government under a range of training support and incentive programs.
The Victorian Government Skills First funding is making vocational education and training more accessible to students who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
The Skills First funding is an entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised training that can be accessed at any time and it will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
However, please note, undertaking this course may affect your eligibility for funded training with the Victorian Government in the future, as:
- You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses in a year.
- You can’t do more than 2 subsidised courses at the same time.
- You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your life.
Diversitat Training will check your eligibility before offering you a funded place. Information on how to prepare for your eligibility assessment is here: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Understand/Pages/eligibilityassessment.aspx
If you are eligible for funding, the Victorian Government Skills First can contribute to the cost of your training.
For more information on Skills First Funding, visit;
Diversitat recommended entry requirements:
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
- Applicants must be over 18 years of age at the time of course commencement.
- Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted during enrolment to determine the ACSF levels & LLN levels of the student
- Have the capability to participate in work placement and will be required to provide a current National Disability Insurance SchemeWorker Screening Check (NDIS Check), Working with Children’s Check and National Police Check.
RPL and Credit Transfer
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge you have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences.
To obtain Recognition of Prior Learning you must satisfy the requirements for the entire unit, not just some parts of it.
If you believe you qualify, we will formally assess your existing skills and knowledge and determine if they can count towards your qualification and shorten the period of training. This will take into account;
- work-related training courses
- on-the-job skills and work experience
- volunteer and community work
- a combination of all of the above
Fees for RPL are determined based on units and nominal hours.
Obligation to recognise qualifications and statement of attainments (Credit Transfer)
It is our obligation to recognise qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs which align to your proposed course of study. This is known as Credit Transfer (CT).
You may be eligible for credit transfer of units if you have studied before. This means you will not need to repeat a unit if you can provide certified evidence of successfully completing a unit that is equivalent to a unit currently included in a course or traineeship.
To apply for a Credit Transfer you will need to present the original certified copy of Qualification or Statement of Attainment and a transcript clearly indicating the course and units undertaken and results obtained. This should take place prior to the commencement of the course.
If you are a full fee paying student, You will need to provide the evidence within 2 weeks of your enrolment application or you will be charged tuition for those units.
There is no fee for Credit Transfer.
Induction before you start the course
You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.
There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.
Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.
On successful completion, participants will be issued with a certificate for this qualification within 30 calendar days. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.
Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.
Access & Equity / Reasonable Adjustment
Modification or adjustments may be made to the learning materials and methods suitable to the student.
At times students may require adjustment to assessment (for example students with a physical disability). By applying reasonable adjustment, aiming to respect the student’s learning needs, whilst delivering quality training, and promote access and equity consistently to all students ensures a fair and reasonable assessment and work judged on merit, demonstrating no victimisation nor discrimination.
For more information about reasonable adjustment please visit the Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.
Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, any possible job titles above have been included as a guide only. Completing a qualification does not guarantee a license by an industry regulator within the course jurisdiction. There are no guaranteed employment or qualification outcomes in the VET sector.