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CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. This course is for those currently working in the childcare sector or who are interested in acquiring these skills.

Key focus areas

Key focus areas include:

  • Fostering holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • Facilitating compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • Planning and implementing children’s education and care curriculum

What jobs does this qualify me for?

Jobs relevant to this qualification include:

  • Childcare Centre manager
  • Lead Educator
  • Early Childhood Educator

What does the course include?

As part of the Community Services Training Package, CHC, this qualification comprises 15 units of competency.

  • 12 core units plus
  • 3 elective units

These units must be relevant to the work outcome. This qualification does require a minimum of 280 hours of work experience.

Entry Requirements

Entry into this qualification is open to individuals who hold a :

Student Support

Learners will receive feedback after each assessment/assignment and the trainer/assessor will be available to discuss the feedback or provide additional assistance or direction as appropriate. Trainers/assessors are also available by email/phone for any discussion or problems that students experience during their studies.

Delivery and Duration

ETC provides flexible training options either online, classroom based or in the workplace. Contact us on 1800 007 400 to provide a tailored option for you.


Costs vary depending on the delivery method suited to your needs.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Need to know more?

For more information about this qualification, and the jobs it relates to, visit the Australian Government’s My Skills Website.

Your next move?

Call our Training Team on 1800 007 400 or fill in the Enquire Now form on this page.
If you need more information or guidance leave you details and we will contact you.

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