CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Traineeship)

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

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Childcare Course Outline

Learners within this Diploma of Childcare course will will undertake their learning and assessments in a mixed mode delivery method.

These include:

  • Workplace based learning
  • Workplace assessments & observations
  • Knowledge questions
  • Scenario case studies
  • Projects
  • Direct observations in work environments
  • Employer reports

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Childcare Course Details

Course Code Course Name
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Traineeship)
Course Duration Work Experience
Approximately 24 - 30 months Required
Delivery Method Course Dates
Workplace and online Rolling Intakes

Childcare Skills Gained

Throughout this Diploma of Childcare course you will gain several skills including:

  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • Nurture children's creativity
  • Promote children agencies and their benefits
  • Sustainability practices
  • How to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment
  • Design, analyse and implement curriculum
  • Facilitate compliance
  • Lead the work team
  • Learn strategies for inclusion
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+ Fee Details
Diploma Childcare (Traineeship) Fee Details
Concession $0.00 (PA)
Non-Concession $0.00 (PA)

No course fees for new students to Early Childhood Education and Care in 2024*. This training is fully subsidised by the WA and Australian Governments, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services WA formal eligibility criteria. Students not eligible for Subsidised Training will pay the full fee.

Payment Options:

  1. Fees are invoiced at the commencement of each unit of study throughout the qualification
  2. The entire course fee can be payable upon commencement of the course
  3. With prior approval a payment arrangement can be negotiated with the student
  4. In certain circumstances a fee waiver under severe financial hardship can be requested, however all fee waivers must be in accordance with the vet fees and charges policy.

Other fees & charges

  • Student Resource Fees - NIL
  • Student Textbooks - NIL
  • Assessment marking/remarking - NIL
  • Campus Fees - NIL
  • Certificate Issuance - NIL
  • Certificate Issuance – NIL

*Eligibility criteria applies
1 Persons and dependants of persons holding: A pensioner Concession Card, A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the department of Veterans’ Affairs; or A Health Care Card. Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of services from the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs: Job Active, Online Employment services or. ParentsNext. Persons and dependents of person in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY. Person and dependants of person in receipt of Youth Allowance. Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution. Secondary school aged persons, not enrolled at school

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+ Units undertaken in this course
  • 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
  • CHCECE051 - Promote equity in access to the service
  • CHCECE052 - Plan service and supports for children and families
  • CHCECE053 - Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
+ Potential Career Opportunities
Potential Job Roles

Completing this Diploma of Childcare will open many doors in terms of career opportunities whether this be in an childcare centre all over Australia or working in a pre-school or before and after school care. This course will equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed and grow in these roles.

Work Within:

  • Childcare Centres
  • Pre-Schools
  • Before and After school cares
+ Pre-requisites & Entry Requirements
Pre-requisite/Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Students enrolling into the course must demonstrate that they:

  • Can dedicate the time and effort required to successfully complete the diploma qualification whilst undertaking full time employment
  • Hold suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills for completing diploma level studies
  • Hold completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum Grade C) or equivalent
  • Are employed on a part-time or fulltime basis undertaking a minimum 15 hours a week

Entry Requirements

You must have with suitable skills in language, numeracy and literacy for a Diploma level course. See more information

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