CHC50121 – 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. 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.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

Entry Requirements – International Students
English requirements

Note: Tests older than two (2) years may not be acceptable.

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Course Delivery
The qualification is delivered over 100 weeks. This includes 80 weeks (23 hours per week) of scheduled classes, assessment projects and work placement; plus 20 weeks (maximum) holidays. Students receive a compulsory orientation within one (1) week of their course commencing.

Students are required to complete 400 hours (minimum 5 hours per week) of practical work placement in an Australian regulated education and care service throughout their course. This is included in your 23 hours per week. At Blue Bay College we will assist our students in obtaining work placement.

In addition you will be required to complete up to a maximum of 6 hours per week independent, unsupervised activities. Refer to your Student Handbook for further details.

Mode of Study
Study and Assessment will be in a classroom environment. Students will have use of College facilities including spacious training rooms that are equipped with whiteboards, data projectors and screens; computer labs, unlimited access to internet and free library resources in close proximity.

Students are advised of the assessment requirements by their trainer (face-to-face), and as outlined in the assessment workbooks. Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in the College’s policies and procedures.

The student will be required to complete 400 hours of practical placement in an Australian regulated education and care service. At Blue Bay College we will assist our students in obtaining work placement.

Delivery Methods
Assessment Methods
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you are granted recognition in a unit/s of competency, you do not have to re-study that unit. If you think you may be eligible to apply for RPL because of your previous work, study and life experiences, please contact the College to access your RPL kit.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units
Unit Code Title
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
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
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Unit Code Title
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
CHCECE051 Promote equity in access to the service
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

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