Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Course Details

Research indicates that high-quality early childhood education can lead to significant long-term benefits in a child's life, from improved academic achievement to better social development. The early years are not just about learning; they're about laying a strong foundation for a child's entire life journey.


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Are you passionate about shaping the future of young learners? Elevate your impact in this vital field with our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship. This comprehensive course is meticulously tailored for those who are committed to combining their innate nurturing instincts with practical, hands-on experience in early childhood settings.

Set within the framework of Australia's robust childcare standards, this diploma offers a blend of in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical application. You will delve into the key aspects of early childhood development, from establishing cooperative behaviors and nurturing creativity to promoting child agency and implementing sustainability practices. This well-rounded approach ensures you develop the skills and knowledge to make meaningful contributions in line with industry standards and evolving best practices.

The curriculum spans a diverse range of topics, preparing you to lead in various early childhood environments such as long day care, family day care, preschools, and kindergartens. You'll learn to establish and maintain safe and healthy settings, design and analyse effective curriculums, and facilitate compliance within regulatory frameworks. Leadership skills are also a core focus, as you'll be equipped to guide and inspire your team.

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By engaging with real-life scenarios and challenges, you'll build a comprehensive understanding of early childhood education's joys and complexities. This experience is invaluable, nurturing your ability to think creatively and respond with innovative solutions to the unique needs of young children.

Embark on a rewarding journey where each day brings a new opportunity to ignite young minds with curiosity and learning. Enrol in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship, and commit to a profession that shapes the very future of our society, one child at a time.

Training Program

Students within this Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship will undertake their learning and assessments in a mixed mode delivery method over 24-30 months which includes:

  • Work-based learning along with workplace observation and assessments
  • Practical assessments along with direct observation
  • Knowledge questions and logbook tasks
  • Scenario case studies and projects
  • Employer reports

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Certification

Once successfully completed, students will be awarded the nationally accredited qualification CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship. Certificates are issued by Training Unlimited Pty Ltd (RTO ID 20891).

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Traineeship Partners

Collaborating with our esteemed traineeship partners, we offer unparalleled work placement opportunities. The unwavering commitment and mentorship from these partners ensure our students gain direct experience and hands-on exposure that's vital for their flourishing careers in early childhood education.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Key Facts


No Waiting Lists - Enrol now and get ready to start your journey towards a rewarding career in childcare.

No Resource Fees - Access all the required course materials and resources without any additional charges.

No Hidden Costs - Enjoy a transparent fee structure with no unexpected expenses during your course of study.

Work-Based Learning - Get on-the-job training with a mixture of face-to-face observations and online education.

Course Length 24-30 months
CHC30121 or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Required
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Flexible Study Options
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Course Start Dates for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship

Start Date Location Enrolment
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Student Support Sessions

Join our monthly group support sessions, where you’ll have the opportunity to engage with expert trainers for individualised support, enhancing your learning journey and celebrating your growth and experiences.

Course Date Time Location
Diploma Traineeship Wednesday 5th June 3pm-7pm Bibra Lake, Perth
Diploma Traineeship Wednesday 3rd July 3pm-7pm Bibra Lake, Perth
Diploma Traineeship Wednesday 7th August 3pm-7pm Bibra Lake, Perth
Diploma Traineeship Wednesday 8th September 3pm-7pm Bibra Lake, Perth
Diploma Traineeship Wednesday 2nd October 3pm-7pm Bibra Lake, Perth
Diploma Traineeship Wednesday 6th November 3pm-7pm Bibra Lake, Perth
Diploma Traineeship Wednesday 4th December 3pm-7pm Bibra Lake, Perth

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Entry Requirements

To enrol in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship, the following requirements need to be met -

  • Educational Background - Hold completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum Grade C) or equivalent.
  • Current Employtment - Are employed on a part-time or fulltime basis undertaking a minimum 15 hours a week.
  • English Proficiency - You must have with suitable skills in language, numeracy and literacy for a Diploma level course. See more information at https://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf-levels
  • Physical Fitness - A reasonable level of fitness and flexibility is necessary to carry out manual handling tasks.
  • Working with Children Check - You must hold a current Working with Children Check. This is essential for all people engaging in child-related work. Application forms can be obtained from any Post Office and lodgement requires 100 points of identification. The application receipt is proof a person has a pending application and, in most cases, allows them to start or continue 'child-related work'.
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) - You will need to provide your USI number. If you don't have one, you can apply for it online.
  • Technical Requirements - You will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.
  • Eligible Visas - The only visas that are eligible for qualification courses are listed below -

    Australian Permanent Residency
    Subclass 132 Business Talent Visa
    Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme
    Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
    Subclass 188 Business Innovation & Investment Visa
    Subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa
    Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated Visa
    Subclass 801 Partner Visa

    Australian Temporary Residency
    Subclass 050 and 051 Bridging Visa E where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790
    Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional)
    Subclass 444 Special Category Visa (New Zealand citizen)
    Subclass 785 Temporary Protection Visa
    Subclass 820 Partner Visa
    Secondary visa holder of Subclass 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa

    NOTE: If you are on a visa that is not on this list, consider upskilling with a short online course.

These requirements are essential to ensure that you can fully participate in the course and the work experience component. If you have any questions or need assistance with any of these requirements, please don't hesitate to call us on info@tu.edu.au.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Course Pre-requisites

  • There is a requirement to hold a CHC30121 or CHC30113 Certificate for completing this course and students require a USI number to start their training.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Skills Gained

Leveraging the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship, you'll dive deep into advanced aspects of child development and care, honing a skill set that's both comprehensive and nuanced. This course transcends beyond foundational concepts, equipping you to lead and innovate in childcare.

The Diploma course is an expedition into the complexities of early childhood development. It's tailored for those aspiring to blend in-depth theoretical knowledge with substantial practical application, ensuring a profound understanding of the varied facets of early childhood education. As you advance through the course, you'll not only observe but also influence the multifaceted development of children, making a significant impact in their formative years.

This course broadens your capabilities in orchestrating enriched learning environments, effectively addressing diverse developmental needs, and promoting a nurturing, inclusive setting. Your day-to-day experiences will underline the importance of advanced communication strategies, deep cultural understanding, and ethical practices as you collaborate with peers, families, and the wider community.

Crucial aspects of safety and health practices are intricately woven into the curriculum. You'll gain mastery in applying advanced first aid, championing children's well-being, and advocating sustainable practices within educational settings. Moreover, the course places a strong emphasis on embracing and celebrating cultural diversity, including the rich traditions of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, enriching your educational approach and caregiving practices.

In a world where early childhood education is increasingly recognised for its impact on lifelong learning and development, this Diploma course ensures you're not just adequately trained but deeply versed in the art and science of nurturing young minds. By choosing this pathway, you're set to be not only a qualified educator but a leader and innovator in shaping the holistic development of children with passion and expertise.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Units of Competency

This course consists of 15 units of competency with 12 core units and 3 elective units as listed below:

Core Units

Unit Code Unit Name and Description
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
Learn strategies to lead teams efficiently, focusing on collaborative success and productivity.
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Gain expertise in creating and upholding environments that ensure children's safety and health.
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
Develop approaches to support comprehensive learning and well-being in early childhood.
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
Master techniques to inspire and cultivate creativity among young learners.
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
Understand how to ensure educational and care services meet regulatory standards.
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
Learn to encourage respectful and positive behaviors in early childhood settings.
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
Develop inclusive strategies to ensure every child has equal opportunities for participation and learning.
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
Acquire skills in evaluating information to enhance educational strategies for children.
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
Gain proficiency in designing and executing effective educational programs for young children.
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
Learn to integrate sustainable practices in early childhood education settings.
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
Master collaborative approaches to work effectively with families for children's benefit.
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Develop self-reflection skills to continuously improve your professional approach in early childhood education.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Assessment

The assessment process is founded on the principles of competency-based training. Your performance will be measured based on your ability to carry out tasks to industry standards. To ensure validity, we employ a variety of learning styles and assessment strategies.

Each unit of competence will be assessed through a combination of online and workplace tasks. The work-based assessments may include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies
  • Assignments
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Projects
  • Knowledge questions
  • Logbook tasks
  • Employer reports

We inform students well in advance about assessment activities, and we encourage you to share any special needs you might have. The criteria for assessment are documented in all modules and workbooks. Once the traineeship commences, you'll receive the dates of assessments and a timetable. Your assessment may include a combination of continuous assessments and examinations, based on competencies and marks, or both.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Fee Details

No course fees for new students to Childcare 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 of $7,500.

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

*Eligibility criteria applies

Childcare Traineeship Trainers

At Training Unlimited, we're committed to delivering industry-relevant and highly practical training, backed by over 20 years of experience. Our team of trainers are industry specialists, blending years of hands-on experience with a solid theoretical foundation.

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Olivia Ketterridge

ECEC Training Specialist

My name is Olivia Ketteridge, I'm a Training Specialist for Training Unlimited and I deliver the Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I am an experienced and passionate Trainer with having worked in the Childcare Sector for 32 years. Using my skills and knowledge to empower and mentor educators to be their best self, to be able to provide high quality education and care to children of today's future. Join the TU team enables me to share my knowledge with other educators and be part of a team that raises the standards of education and care that we provide to children. I continue to be involved in my own professional development to keep up with the changes within the sector and teach my new skills to others.

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Maddy Froome

WA ECEC Training Specialist

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Sharee Hitchcock

WA ECEC Training Specialist

My name is Sharee Hitchcock. I am a training specialist for training unlimited, delivering both the Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have over 24 years experience in the ECEC industry spanning from the role of a student to a room leader to a director to service owner. I moved into training and assessment 16 years ago with a vision to passing on my passion for Early Childhood Education and Care to the educators of today. I believe the ECEC industry is forever evolving and am committed to keeping up to date with the latest trends by attending professional developments and working in collaboration with services and their educators to ensure my knowledge and training is current and a reflection of the industry. I have a high interest in play based learning with a link to the appreciation to the natural environment with pedagogical practices that enrich habits that embed equity, diversity and inclusion. A educator is best invested interacting with the children resulting in a passion in observations and curriculum planning that invests in acting in the best interest of the children at all times. The best part of being a trainer is being able to inspire, support and grow the next generation of educators to empower them to provide high quality education and care to children with an aim to raise the standard of practices in the industry. While my role will be to pass on knowledge to students, spending time with them on the floor to provide role modelling and mentoring is essential. I am eager to work with my students and enjoy watching their confidence grow throughout their own learning journeys as they embrace challenges and reap the rewards of their progress.

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Ellie Basilio

WA ECEC Training Specialist

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Jennifer Nightingale

ECEC General Manager & Training Specialist

I have been in the Early Childhood sector for almost 30 years and love each and every minute. As the sector is ever evolving, I have built strong foundations within early learning professionals and centres and ensure the information and training we provide is current, research based and a reflection of what the sector strives to achieve. I have been employed in a variety of roles and am truly passionate about being 'Instigators of Change'. We have developed the Traineeship program around meeting the needs of each individual student and supporting the centres, as a whole. My areas of expertise are Culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and Child Protection. I love watching our student's confidence and skills blossom throughout their learning journey and make a difference to the children's lives that they touch.

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Ellie Farrington

SA ECEC Training Specialist

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Tiffany Knox

ECEC Training Specialist

I have over 7 years experience in the Early Childhood Education and Care profession, where I filled the positions of an assistant educator and room leader within all age groups. I became a Trainer and Assessor, specialising in Early Childhood Education and Care in October 2021. I am very passionate about the sector and am forever looking to further my knowledge and share my experiences with my students to implement constant improvements. I enjoy being on the floor with my students to gain the "feel" of the centre and support hands on learning. I believe the best way to build a positive relationship with children is to support their emotional needs and have fun with them by joining in on the learning experience. My areas of high interest are Noongar culture, child development and natural environments that promote sustainability.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship FAQs

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

For more information on a career in aged care visit: Careers in Childcare - Where can it take you?

RPL Options

To view RPL options for this course, see our CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (RPL) course.

Full Fee Paying Students

Our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship course is Fee-Free in 2024 for eligible students. Those who might incur fees are individuals holding non-eligible VISAs, who would then fall under the Fee for Service pricing.

How to Enrol

Enrolling is straightforward! Simply reach out to us at Training Unlimited, and we'll provide the necessary enrolment links. The online enrolment, complemented by an LLN test, takes about 45-60 minutes.

There's no upfront payment required at enrolment – just ensure you have a functional device, like a laptop, iPad, or tablet, and you'll be set to embark on your learning journey.

Work-based Learning Advantages

Work-based training offers a real-world experience, allowing learners to apply theoretical knowledge in actual job settings. Unlike traditional classroom training, it provides immediate context, fostering a deeper understanding and honing skills in a practical environment.

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