CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Qualification

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.


CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Inspire & Learn to help you achieve your career goal by learning and inspiring children and to become educators of tomorrow.

If you are

· Upgrading your qualification (Educator/ Trainer/Assessor) or

· Study while you work towards your career in Early Childhood Education & Care

Then, Inspire & Learn can be your training provider of choice in attaining your career goal.

Inspire & Learn offers the following modes of study to choose from: Full Time

• Online study with work placement

Inspire & Learn also offers Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL and CT) for students upgrading their qualifications.

Entry Requirements for CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care:

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.

All candidates must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to Inspire & Learn.

Pre-Enrolment Interview, LLN & Digital Literacy Test:

You will be required to complete the Pre-Enrolment Interview, LLN & Digital Literacy Test prior to course commencement.

Supervised Practical Placement Agreement (3 party agreement) :

You will be required to complete 280 hours of workplace training in a regulated education and care service.

Duration of training:

100 weeks (inclusive of 280 hours of supervised work placement/ workplace training) approx. 15 hours of the weekly study

Diploma of Early Childhood Career Opportunities :

· Authorised supervisor (Early Childhood Services)

· Early Childhood Supervisor

· Early Childhood Room Leader

· Early Childhood Group Leader

· Early Childhood Services Coordinator

· Centre manager (Early Childhood Services)

· Director (Early Childhood Services)

· Early Childhood Educator

· Group/team coordinator/leader (Early Childhood Services)

· Early Childhood Adviser / Second In-charge

Diploma of Early Childhood Education Pathways:

On successful completion of the CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the candidate can study CHC62015 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.

Note: Inspire & Learn RTO offers this education pathway

Fee information: (Payment options are available)

Refer Fee Payment Options

Note: Inspire & Learn course fee does not include the working with children check, police clearance, and First aid refresher courses, always check with your trainer further eligibility.

Units of competency delivered for CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Total Number of Units 15 | Number of Core Units 12| Number of Elective Units 3

Core Units:

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


CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

CHCINM002 Meet community information needs

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

First Aid Courses Information: When you undertake a qualification with Inspire & Learn, the First Aid courses are not included in the course fee. The First Aid unit is offered by Inspire & Learn in Victoria only, every student must pay for the first aid course unit. The student has the choice to either study at our location where they are required to attend classroom training and must be physically present for the required length of chosen first aid course. If the student cannot attend at our location in Victoria, then the student can choose to attend with any other training provider the approved first aid unit which is listed in their qualification at their own expense, (The first aid units cannot be completed through distance mode and requires a face to face class to be undertaken successfully in order for students to achieve competency in the first aid unit). Inspire & Learn will provide credit transfer once the relevant first aid unit is completed. We recommend choosing the right first aid unit code before enrolling and we encourage you to also check with your trainer before you enroll.

Inspire & Learn offers a range of Nationally recognized first aid training courses offered at all-time low pricing. Check the website for details.

RTO facility: 18, Morris Street, Melton South, Melbourne - 3338

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