CHC50121 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education & Care – NSW JobTrainer

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a highly-regarded qualification for anyone wanting to advance their studies and/or career in early childhood learning.

This diploma provides students with the skills necessary to provide adequate care for children in an educational setting, with an emphasis on play-based learning. As an early childhood carer, graduates from this course will be equipped with the following skills:

  • Leading or managing an early childhood care program
  • Supporting and encouraging childhood learning and development
  • Planning and developing educational programs to assist with a child’s learning
  • Supporting the health and safety of children and their families
  • Supervising children in the classroom and at play
  • Assisting in the nutritional needs and well-being of children
  • Working with communities and external agencies
  • Ensuring compliance with policies, legislation and ethical practices
  • Providing emergency first-aid in an education and care setting

With help from the NSW Government’s “Smart and Skilled” program, there is never a better time to start your career with a childcare course at our Parramatta Campus in Sydney.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Delivery Modes: Classroom and Workplace

Course Duration: Approximately 1 year

Payment Plan Available

Subsidised Course

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, a total of 15 units of competency must be completed, 12 core units, plus 3 elective units.

Practical Placement

To complete the practical component of this diploma of education, all students will be required to spend 280 hours in an approved early childhood learning service environment, assigned to them by our course assessors.

Prior to placement, students must have a current Working With Children Check.

This practical placement is designed to help students understand the needs of child development and give them real-life insight into what working in education and care will involve. This is where students will gain vital, on-the-job skills enabling them to confidently work in an early learning centre. The practical placement isn’t designed to overwhelm students and course trainers will be there every step of the way to provide assistance and support. Students are asked to take it as an opportunity to expand on their acquired skill set and apply what they’ve learnt in a genuine care & education environment while accompanying other established childhood educators.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Individuals will need to complete and clear a Working with Children Check.

FBT’s enrolment process is designed to ensure students enrol into a suitable qualification and includes:

  • A suitability discussion to affirm students’ needs and desired outcomes
  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) to ensure students have the basic skills necessary for completion of course

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit name Core/ Elective
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing Core
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service Core
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children Core
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning Core
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum Core
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations Core
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Elective
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective

Qualification Pathway

If a student chooses to use their CHC50121 Diploma to further their studies, they can do so by having course credit transferred to a university or higher education institution such as pursuing a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) or similar.

This Diploma is an essential qualification to have, prior to commencing further study. It will provide students with the background needed to understand the basics of childhood care and education and instill in them the competencies needed to work in an actual educative setting.

As Australia’s population continues to grow, childcare education will continue to rise in demand, opening up plenty of job opportunities. A diploma of teaching early childhood along with a Bachelor’s degree can provide numerous career pathways and provide you with a competitive edge within this growing field.

Find out more about how you can reach your early childhood learning education goals by contacting us today.

Career Opportunities

Once students have graduated with their Diploma of Education, they can explore many education and childhood learning opportunities.

Since you’ll have a nationally-recognised qualification, highly regarded in the early childhood sector, you’ll be provided with the chance to continue your career as a childhood educator and carer or may even want to establish and manage an early learning centre as an employer, anywhere across Australia.

Those completing the Diploma can also work within a public or private education setting, as a senior in a variety of children’s services or as a curriculum developer and staff supervisor.

Our graduates find work in preschools, childhood centres, daycare centres, schools and in private or not-for-profit organisations. Roles can range from children’s services coordinators to early childhood educators and even education administrators.

With this diploma, you can support the essential development of children and provide quality care and assistance to their health and well-being. It will also let you oversee the management and facilitation of childhood education programs.


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From the 31 December 2021 to 31 December 2022, this course is fee-free* and fully funded under the NSW Government for eligible students. Find out more here and enrol with us today!

*Fee-free training fully funded by the NSW and Australian Governments

Australian Permanent Residents/Citizens ​
    $4420 if First Qualification​
    $4970 if Second Qualification​
  Please contact FBT to check your eligibility for Smart   ​
  and Skilled subsidised training​ and Course Credit
Temporary and Permanent Visa holders that allows study in Australia (except for Student Visas)​

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