CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Become a Qualified Childcare Supervisor or Early Childhood Educator

Advance your career with the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Perfect for educators aspiring to leadership roles.

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Start Date
Start anytime.
Study for a minimum of 14 hours per week to complete modules in 24 months.
100% online with 320 hours of work placement, which will be completed in addition to your weekly study blocks.

Course Overview

Course Modules

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Career Outcomes

  • 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 Fees Include

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Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 320 hours of work placement. If you'd like to learn more about the work placement component of this course, please enquire now.

Course Entry Requirements

This course does not require specific formal education qualifications. However, you must be a minimum of 18 years old to enrol. Please note that this course is not open to student visa holders. For personalised assistance and more information, please enquire now.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The course provider values the diverse skills and expertise you may have gained from various sources. These experiences can be acknowledged through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. For a more comprehensive understanding of the RPL procedure or to discuss your RPL options, please enquire now.

Course Pre-Requisites

In order to enrol in the Diploma, you must hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

About The Course

Learn the Necessary Skills to Level Up Your Career in Early Childhood Education and Become a Lead Educator

Are you a current early childhood educator looking to climb the career ladder and lead future educators? Do you aspire to take on leadership or managerial roles in early childhood settings? The nationally recognised CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is tailored for professionals like you, aiming to advance in their careers and take on more significant roles in shaping young minds and securing their future.

This diploma course covers high-quality units that will educate you about everything you need to know about advancing your career in early childhood education. You'll delve into various essential topics, from designing and implementing educational programs to ensuring children's health and safety. The course units cover everything from nurturing creativity in children to understanding legal and ethical frameworks in early childhood settings. Each unit is designed to provide practical skills and theoretical knowledge, preparing you for real-world challenges in early childhood education.

Upon completing the diploma course, you will gain the qualified skills and the confidence to pursue roles such as Early Childhood Educator, Kindergarten Teacher, Lead Educator, Family Day Care Educator, or even Director of an Early Childhood Centre. These roles allow you to directly impact the lives of children during their most formative years, shaping their learning, development, and well-being. Ready to start your journey in Early Childhood Education and Care? Enquire today and take the first step towards a career that's not just a job with children but a calling to provide them a brighter future.


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