Course Info

Qualification Overview

Our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course aims to boost your career prospects. This course includes a diverse range of knowledge and skills you need to be a successful educator in the Children’s Services industry, shaping the lives of future generations. You will learn the necessary skills required to care for the social, physical, cognitive and emotional development of children.


Course Units

Total number of units = 15 Core units - 12 and Elective units - 3
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children - Core
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing - Core
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children - Core
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service - Core
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children- Core
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children- Core
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform learning - Core
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum - Core
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations- Core
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families- Core early childhood
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice - Core
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness - Core
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the Work Team - Elective
  • CHCEDS056 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder - Elective
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy- Elective


To enroll in this qualification you must hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Also, students must successfully pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.


Study Modes Available

We have a variety of study modes available to suit you.

  • Classroom – face to face learning in class. We provide one -on -one guidance to our classroom students. our classes are only conducted during school terms and are once a week from 9.30 am to 3pm
  • Online – Self-paced learning (flexible learning)
  • Virtual classes – virtual classes are done through Teams for students who are not able to attend face to face classroom training but prefer face to face learning. You have the flexibility to attend virtual class from wherever you are. They are conducted during school terms and are once a week.


Average completion time is 12 months. The full qualification must be completed within 24 months from date of enrolment and regular submission of assessment tasks is required.


This course requires a minimum of 280 practical placement hours to be completed within an accredited Childcare Facility which we provide.

Assessment Methods

  • Knowledge Questions, projects and written assessments
  • Demonstrations
  • Observations
  • Practical placement assessments
  • Practical placement diary

Career Opportunities

  • Childcare Educator/ Team leader
  • Childcare Director Family Day Care Provider/ Coordinator
  • OSHC Coordinator
  • Credit towards Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Fees & Charges

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. It is available for eligible students.
SWTS support and encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program.

Please contact our office on 03 9748 9233.

Start Dates

  • Thursday, October 10, 2024


  • Hoppers Crossing

Virtual Classes

  • Ballarat
  • Colac
  • Geelong
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