Course Description
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.

Early Years Director, Lead Educator, Coordinator, Centre Manager, Early Years Educator, Nominated or Certified Supervisor.

After successful completion of this qualification, students may have the opportunity to progress into BSB50420 – Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Students are required to have access to a computer with suitable word processing software and will require access to the internet for research purposes.

Credit may be assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification.

Students must have completed the CHC30113 or CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and must undergo a working with children police check and have a valid blue card before undertaking work placement. For further information, please visit

 It is recommended, although not mandatory that students have the following immunisations: Influenza, Measles, Rubella (German measles), Chickenpox (varicella), Hepatitis A, Mumps, Whooping cough (pertussis)

Students applying to access funded places will be required to meet the eligibility requirements applicable to the funding program, this may include undertaking a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test

Classroom Based – offered in Brisbane and Sydney, classroom and workplace-based (combination of training and assessment delivery methods, including written assessment, portfolio of evidence, logbook and practical observation including 280 hours of vocational placement), 56 weeks full time. 

RPL – offered in Australia, external based (combination of assessment of written evidence, practical observation and competency conversations), duration and fees will be determined by quality of evidence submitted and amount of gap training required. For more information on the RPL process please visit our website

Option 1 – (98 weeks Certificate III + Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Package):
Administration Fee: $100.00, Resource Fees: $400.00, Tuition Fees: $13,500.00 

Option 2 – (150 weeks Certificate III + Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care + Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Package)
Administration Fee: $100.00, Resource Fees: $600.00, Tuition Fees: $18,500.00 

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Coordinate services for older people
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • 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
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in services operations
  • CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
  • CHCECE052 Plan service and supports for children and families
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

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