Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration
12 months
Delivery Mode
Blended Face-to-face week in a classroom-based training and and structured online study
Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

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.

Fees and charges

Tuition Fee: 10,000
Enrolment Fee: 250
  Materials Fee: 400
Special 20% off for Onshore Students: 8,000


Redfern, Parramatta


280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia


Career Pathway

This qualification may provide entry into employment in the following or related roles:
Early childhood educators in day care centres
family day care
pre-schools or kindergartens.

Further Study

Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto BSB80120 – Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) or higher education

Learning Outcomes

Pedagogical Practice
Collaborative Partnerships
Reflective Practice and Continuous Improvement

Delivery Mode

Blended Face-to-face week in a classroom-based training and and structured online study


Successful completion of the CHC30121- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Entry requirements

Be over the age of 18
Demonstrate good command of written and spoken English
Verified evidence of IELTS Level 5.5 overall (or equivalent). Other English language tests such as PTE (score 42) and TOEFL (score 46) can be accepted.
Have completed a Higher School Certificate (HSC)/Australian Year 12/ Certificate IV or above qualification/ equivalent work experience.

Additionally, all applicants are required to:

Complete Pre-Enrollment Interview – to assess suitability to undertake the course
Complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) assessment – a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support.

((Note: Any AQF qualification at the Certificate IV level or above in a relevant discipline area delivered and assessed in English only will be deemed as meeting both the academic and English language entry requirement)

Key Skills Developed

Team management skills
Reflective practice
Effective communication and collaboration skills

Assessment Methods

Knowledge test
Practical assessment
Supervisors Reports

Units of CompetencyCore/Elective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectivenessCore
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCore
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeingCore
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in childrenCore
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care serviceCore
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in childrenCore
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCore
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learningCore
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculumCore
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operationsCore
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s familiesCore
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCore
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individualsElective
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plansElective
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligenceElective