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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareCourse Code: CHC50121Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Working with children is a great way to have fun while building your career. Do you have a passion for educating and shaping the young minds of Australia’s youth? Then consider a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. Legislation now requires most educators in the early childhood services industry to either hold or be working towards a Diploma level qualification. So now is the time to do a CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This course will teach you to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services.

Early Childhood Educators are key…

Research states that early childhood educators are instrumental in laying the foundations for successive and successful years of learning through primary, high school, college and university. Successful graduates of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care also have pathway to university. Our articulation agreement with Charles Sturt University means by completing your diploma you can get up to 128 of the 256 credits required towards a Bachelor of Education and shorten your degree time by almost half!

A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care gives back…

Early childhood educators are also key to early intervention in young children and you’ll play a rewarding role in ensuring kids get off to the best start in life possible. A career in early childhood education doesn’t just reward students, but teachers and educators as well. Your career could last decades and you’ll see children come up through the ranks through highschool, uni and into adult life. You’ll be thrilled to know you played a part in shaping their lives and providing them a platform from which they could jump.

Getting started is just a click or a call away so don’t delay any longer. You’ll be surprised how easy and affordable it is to get qualified.

  • Studying Online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Funding Available
  • Learning Method

  • Duration

    12 months.
  • RTO's

    This course is delivered by one of the following Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisation; Maxis Solutions Pty Ltd, RTO ID 91428

Course Requirements

To attain the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, 15 units must be successfully completed (12 core and 3 electives elective units). Child Care Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Children/Vulnerable People Check in the state or territory that you are planning to work in prior to work placement.

For information that relates to a specific state or territory please refer to this website: Pre-employment screening: Working With Children Checks and Police Checks

Qualification Pathway

After achieving this qualification, you may choose to pursue one of the following Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching, Birth – Five, Birth – 12 Years)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Birth – Five)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Birth – Five)

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold either CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Student Selection Process

Kirana’s student selection process is designed to ensure that you are enrolled in the qualification that best meets your needs.

Kirana’s selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students will be offered places in the program including;

  • The students’ needs and desired outcomes
  • The ability and commitment of the students to complete the course;
  • Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
  • Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)

Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Children’s service director, manager
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Group, team coordinator, leader (children’s services)
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Educational Support Leader or Educational Support Officer

A total of 15 units are required to complete this qualification; 12 core and 3 electives elective units. Unit selection may vary dependent on delivery method and location. Call us today for more information.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Description
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 an 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 learning
CHCECE048Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBHRM413Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

Work Placement

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, students are required to undertake 280 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service that caters to children aged between 0-6.

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What Kirana Offers

  • Access to industry leading VET Teachers who care about how you progress in the course
  • Flexible learning options; study online, in class, blended, by correspondence or at your workplace
  • You may be eligible for state and/or federal funding as a loan or a subsidy towards your course
  • We have 7 learning campuses nationally for when you want to be inspired by like-minded students & trainers
  • Some Kirana qualifications are part of a pathway to university and getting you degree ready

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