Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children? Do you see yourself nurturing and guiding the early years of learning? The nationally recognised CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is your gateway to a rewarding and impactful career in early childhood and care.
Course Provider
Hader Institute of Education
(RTO 22557)
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Nationally Recognised Australian Qualification

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This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 280 hours of work placement.

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Upfront payment or flexible interest-free weekly payment plan from $77 per week. There is no government funding available for this course.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
12 months with self-paced learning.
This is a blended course with all modules delivered online + 280 hours of work placement.
Career Outcomes
  • Child Care Worker
  • Assistant Director/Director in a Childcare Centre/Area Manager
  • Childcare Supervisor 
  • Early Childhood Teacher (for those holding Primary Teaching Qualifications) 
  • Family Day Care Educator or Area Coordinator 
  • Lead Educator 
  • Outside of School Hours Care Coordinator 
  • Support worker for a child with additional needs
Course Modules

Core Units

  1. BSBTWK502: Manage Team Effectiveness
  2. CHCECE041: Maintain A Safe And Healthy Environment For Children
  3. CHCECE042: Foster Holistic Early Childhood Learning, Development And Wellbeing
  4. CHCECE043: Nurture Creativity In Children
  5. CHCECE044: Facilitate Compliance In Children’s Education And Care
  6. CHCECE045: Foster Positive And Respectful Interactions And Behaviour In Children
  7. CHCECE046: Implement Strategies For The Inclusion Of Children
  8. CHCECE047: Analyse Information To Inform Children’s Learning
  9. CHCECE048: Plan And Implement Children’s Education And Care Curriculum
  10. CHCECE049: Embed Environmental Responsibility In Service Operations
  11. CHCECE050: Work In Partnerships With Children’s Families
  12. CHCPRP003: Reflect On And Improve Own Professional Practice


  1. CHCECE052: Plan Service And Supports For Children And Families
  2. CHCECE053: Respond To Grievances And Complaints About The Service
  3. BSBPEF502: Develop And Use Emotional Intelligence
Course Fees Include
Course Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The following local entry requirements apply to ensure applicants can fully engage in the course and have the required learning capacity to meet the course requirements. Learners must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • An Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. This course does not accept International Students.
  • Be capable of completing 280 hours of work placement in a registered Early Childhood Education and Care Service.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording workplace documents including reading and writing detailed reports, completing observations, reports and other documents, interpreting workplace policy and procedure and reporting hazards.
  • Learners are required to pass the ACSF LLN test at the required level in reading, writing and numeracy
  • Have sound computer skills to navigate simple software to complete the online component of this course and must be able to use intermediate level Word features in order produce and present word-processed documents/ reports.
  • Have access to a laptop or computer, and internet to complete the online course and attend virtual classroom sessions.
  • Have a valid Working with Children Check/Blue Card (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement)
  • Have a valid Police Check (or be prepared to obtain this prior to work placement)
  • Have the required immunisations, including COVID-19 vaccination, as required to attend the placement facility. Please note, additional immunisations may be required given Government or placement facility’s health policy changes.
  • Complete a Pre-Training Review interview via phone/zoom. The entry requirements will be confirmed through information collected during this interview.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

This course is eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL considers the knowledge and skills you have gained through your previous education and work history, attributing this to your enrolled qualification course. This may be through formal or informal training and can result in credits towards your qualification. For more information submit an enquiry to speak with a course advisor.

Work Placement

This course includes 280 hours of work placement.

Payment Plan Eligibility

Must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident living in Australia.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Hader Institute of Education

At Hader Institute of Education (RTO 45162), they recognise that education is the pathway to opportunity. As the leading online education and training provider to individuals wanting to pursue a career in Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs, and Counselling, they take this responsibility seriously. Mental and substance use disorder doesn’t just affect the individual, but also the wider community. As an institution that cares deeply about their fellow humans, Hader Institute of Education shows up in the education sector wholeheartedly, with a desire to create positive and lasting change. Their institution is relatively new. They knew that starting an organization at this time came with a responsibility to look beyond "business-as-usual." That’s why Hader Institute of Education is using their business to create the kind of positive change that society truly needs. This goes directly to who they are at Hader Institute of Education and why they exist - they believe in a future where everyone feels included, connected, valued, and belongs. This belief inspires their mission…through learning, community, and support, Hader Institute of Education is here to empower people to help each other on their paths to discovery and transformation. By focusing their efforts on supporting good mental health and wellbeing – through their people, learners, their industry, and the wider community – they help each other on their paths to self-discovery; together building a connected and inclusive future where they all belong. Right now, we live in times of crisis, uncertainty, and for many, self-doubt. But these times are also filled with great opportunities; to rise to the challenges we face and to demonstrate what human endeavor can achieve, especially when we work together. This is the kind of stuff that dreams are made of. When Hader Institute of Education helps people take control of their lives, they open the door to self-belief. The magic happens here. It’s where the impossible becomes possible and where people connect to the power of their dreams. If ever there was a need for people to dream of a better, more connected, and inclusive future, now is that time. If this connects with you, then come and join Hader Institute of Education's community of fellow dreamers. ‍ Together, let’s make a difference, today.
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