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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The role of early childhood educators and care providers in Australia’s regulated child education and care services is reflected in this certification. Teachers at this level are in charge of creating and carrying out curricula that adhere to the standards of an authorized learning framework in addition to keeping up compliance in other areas related to service operations. They employ specialized knowledge, analyze theoretical ideas, and apply them to a range of professional settings. They could be in charge of overseeing other instructors or volunteers. Early childhood educators work in kindergartens, pre-schools, long-day care facilities, and family day care facilities.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for this qualification, a person must:

possess either the CHC30113 Certificate of Early Childhood Education and Care or the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

In addition to being at least eighteen years old, prospective students must complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, both of which must be conducted by Inspire and Learn. You need to be proficient in email and word processing, and you should be able to download and upload files. Please refer to our standards for online service.


CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Summary

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

Industry : Childcare
Duration : 18 months
Number of Unit: 15 
Certificate : Yes

Career Outcome

Once you have completed the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you can apply for jobs within the childcare industry which may include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care
  • Team Leader
  • Play Group Coordinator

Education Pathways

Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include, Childhood Education Manager, Outside School Hours Coordinator.

  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management*
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care*


CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Structure

Total Units of Competency:

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care requires the completion of the following 15 units (including 12 core and 3 electives).


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.

Placement Arrangements

This course requires students to complete a minimum of 280 hours of work placement. Students are required to find their practical placement, however, Angel Institute will provide assistance and support where needed. Placement will be completed under the supervision of the center’s supervisor. Work placement assessment task needs to be completed for each unit which has a placement component

Delivery Method:

Real Time Virtual Classroom.


18 Month


Real-Time Virtual Classroom Delivery – Training is conducted online through our learning management system

Assessment Arrangements

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions
  • Observations
  • Portfolios
  • Research
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training Arrangements

AIE ensures that you have a mixture of practical and theoretical components, and those classes cater a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments will be regularly simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments follow unit requirements. Homework tasks may include research, readings from related textbooks and continuing to work on assessment tasks.

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students are must be at least 18 years of age.
  • To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Angel Institute will conduct a Pre-Training Review.
  • Required to complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, administered by and to the satisfaction of Angel Institute.
Code Unit 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
BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCECE052 Plan service and supports for children and families


CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


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