CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS Course Code: 108938H National Code: CHC50121

Course Duration

78 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD & Adelaide

Intake Dates 2023

9 Jan | 23 Jan | 6 Feb
10 Apr | 1 May | 22 May
12 Jun | 24 Jul | 21 Aug
11 Sep | 23 Oct | 20 Nov



Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Long Day Care Educator

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements. International students must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    1. Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    2. Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

SNUnit CodeCHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareCore/ ElectiveHours
1BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessCore60
2CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCore60
3CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in childrenCore80
4CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCore60
5CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children's learningCore60
6CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCore80
7BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligenceElective60
8BSBSTR501Establish innovative work environmentsElective60
9CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversityElective80
10CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeingCore60
11CHCECE043Nurture creativity in childrenCore60
12CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operationsCore40
13CHCECE050Work in partnership with children's familiesCore40
14CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care serviceCore60
15CHCECE048Plan and implement children's education and care curriculumCore60

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 60 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks each and 18 weeks of holidays.

The qualification requires that a work placement of 280 hours is completed.

This program is delivered in the classroom and through structured self-study.

Offshore Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $1000

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Onshore Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $1000

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Potential employment options are as an Educator in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into higher education qualifications in early childhood education and care.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

Nationally Recognised Course

Nationally Recognised training
Australian Qualifications Framework

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