Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Foundation Education
  • Awarded by

    Foundation Education (RTO: 22557)

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 18 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Early Childhood Teacher | Early Learning Coordinator | Nominated Supervisor | Educational Leader | View all

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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  • In a Nutshell

    The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education enables you to build on your existing knowledge and experience in early childhood education, and move on up into leadership roles within the sector, including Centre Director or Services Manager.

    You learn how to analyse information to guide children's learning and how to foster and apply emotional intelligence.  

    Amongst other features of this course, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to plan and implement educational frameworks, and how to support learning and development of teams and individuals. 

    Work Placement

    This course requires 280 hours of work in a registered childcare facility, supervised by a qualified staff member able to sign off on practical demonstration elements. Where required, Foundation Education will help you arrange work placement in your choice of location.


    Assessments will include a range of quizzes, knowledge questions and case studies. Students will also need to undertake workplace projects and observations and will be required to submit video evidence of their learnings. 

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To do this course you need to have a:

    • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care; OR
    • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Your skills and capabilities to do this course will be assessed and advised of during the pre-enrolment process.

    Work Placement Requirements
    Students must apply for their Working with Children check at the start of the course.

    For mandatory work placement (280 hours), students must have access to a regulated education and care service provider, with an appropriate range of work tasks and ratios of children, AND access to a qualified supervisor (who has a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent).

    Residency Status
    You will need to be a permanent Australian resident or equivalent.

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this course, the subjects you may study include:

    • 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
    • BSBPEF502 - Develop and use emotional intelligence
    • BSBHRM413 - Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
    • CHCECE053 - Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
  • Why Foundation Education?

    Foundation Education provides students with access to quality vocational education alongside their sister brand, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT), and a robust network of industry partners all around Australia.

    With courses designed by industry experts, students gain the knowledge and experience to graduate with job-ready skills that employers seek. Plus, students can learn at their own pace and place through flexible online study.

    Offering a wide range of Certificate and Diploma-level courses across Early Childhood Education and Care, Education Support, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, Health Services and more, Foundation Education has a vocational study option to take you where you want to go.

    The Foundation Education difference means:
    * Flexible Online Study: Students can complete the theoretical component of courses online at their own pace.
    * Industry Relevant Courses: Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to provide students with the comprehensive skills and knowledge required to graduate job-ready.
    * Dedicated Student Support: Our industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers can support students from enrolment through to graduation.
    * National Recognised Training: Every Certificate and Diploma offered is nationally recognised and accredited, meeting established industry needs and national quality assurance requirements.

    Foundation Education is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Number – 22557)

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from Foundation Education.

    With this qualification, you will the skills to increase your responsibilities and Early Childhood Educator and move into leadership roles such as a Centre Director.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Early Childhood Education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Early Childhood Teacher, Primary Teacher, Child Care Coordinator, Early Learning Coordinator, Kindergarten Teacher, Professional Development Educator, Child and Family Services Manager, Community Worker, Family Day Care Educator, Mobile Service Educator, Occasional Care Educator.

  • Let's talk price

    Foundation Education offers flexible payment plans beginning from just $74.11* a week!

    Enquire now to find out more about instalment plans or saving on your course fees by paying upfront.

    Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

    *Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.





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