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 use gap training and assessments to gain qualification.

These include:

  • 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 the:

  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • Nuture children's creativity
  • Promote children agencies and their benefits
  • Sustainability practices
  • How to estabilsh 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 $400.00*
Non-Concession $1200.00*
Fee for service $7,500.00

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 


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

+ Units undertaken in this course
Core
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
  • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE013 - Use of information about children to inform practice
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
  • CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCECE022 - Promote children’s agency
  • CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning
  • CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
  • CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (N/A for RPL this will be either CT or undertaken as full training and assessment)
+ 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 care. This course will be sured to 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

Entry Requirements

Students enrolling into the course must demonstrate that they:

You must have with suitable skills in language, numeracy and literacy for a Diploma level course. See more information https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels


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