CHC30121 / CHC50121

Double Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Outside School Hours Care Educator
Children’s Service manager
Family Day Care Educator
Early Childhood Educator
Children’s Service Director
Nominated Supervisor
Childhood Education Manager


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The double CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course will give you the career boost you need to get ahead in the child care industry. As a minimum, child care workers need to hold or be working towards the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care in order to enter the industry. Completing the diploma on top of this will improve your career prospects into educational leadership positions such as room or team leaders, nominated supervisors and center manager in centre-based services. Overall, these qualifications will teach you to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services.

Work placement assistance
Dedicated support
Nationally Recognised Training


Here’s what is possible:

Learning Method


Work placement

Minimum of 440 hours


20 months

Training delivered by

Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisation, Maxis Solutions Pty Ltd RTO ID 91428

Course Description

Course Requirements

To attain the double CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, 31 units must be successfully completed.

The candidate must also complete at least 440 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Entry Requirements

There are no education entry requirements for this qualification. Student’s must be above the age of 16 to enrol. Students under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardians’ permission to enrol.

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

Student Selection Process

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

Kirana Colleges 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.

Child care is more than providing care and supervision for children. Early childhood Educators care for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children. Child care workers also have a duty to support children’s well-being, learning and development. If you want a fulfilling career where you can play an active role in helping children get a great start in life, then a career in child care is for you.

Career Insights

Successful completion of the dual qualification can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including (but not limited to):

Childhood Education Manager
Children’s Service Director
Children’s Service manager
Early Childhood Educator
Family Day Care Educator
Nominated Supervisor
Outside School Hours Care Educator

Future Growth



projected growth in the Child Care sector by 2026.

Source: Labour Market Insights

Average Weekly Pay



for Child Care Centre Managers

Source: Labour Market Insights

Satisfied with Training



of graduates were satisfied with the training

Source: My Skills

Course Structure

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must first complete CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as well as the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. A total of 31 units must be successfully completed.

Core Units

Complete the following 26 core units:

CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children's care and education
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting
CHCECE031 Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with their natural environment
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

Elective Units

Complete the following 5 elective units:

HLTFSE001 Follow basic food safety practices
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

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I recently completed my Diploma of Community Services with Kirana. I was incredibly impressed with the level of support I received from my teacher Wendy, who was a great help to me through every step of my study journey. As somebody who has worked in the industry for a few years, gaining this qualification allows me to take my career to the next level. I would recommend Kirana colleges to anybody to further their education.

Stephanie Vivian – Diploma of community Services

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from the get-go Kirana was wonderful. From all the online colleges I emailed, Kirana replied first. They were super easy to deal with and set up payments without trouble. The course was amazing. I learnt so much studying online, and the help I got from my trainers was prompt, easy to understand and friendly. The website is set out in a way that anything is easy to find and working through the course content was so simple. Thank you Kirana Colleges for all your help, and for setting me up in a career for life!

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Studying online was totally new to me and quite a daunting prospect, but Kirana made it so easy. From initial contact, right through to the end, each person I dealt with in the organisation was extremely friendly, professional, and respectful.

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