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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC50121 State ID: BGY6
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Help shape the future of our young people. 

Gain the skills to work effectively as an educator, supporting the development and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 12 years. 

This qualification elevates your skills in the early childhood education and care sector, with a focus on leadership and support. Throughout this course, you will learn how to support and lead children’s learning and development, maintain compliance in service operations, supervise staff and work with community members and external agencies to achieve successful outcomes. You will learn how to analyse and apply a range of specialised theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. 

The early childhood education and care sector is experiencing increased demand, driven by population growth and an emphasis on the importance of early childhood development. This course provides you with an opportunity to progress your career in a growing industry.

Throughout this course, you will gain skills in: 

  • Supporting and leading children's learning and development 
  • Designing, planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs and practices within an approved learning framework 
  • Supporting the health, wellbeing, learning and development of children 
  • Working with community members and external agencies 
  • Providing leadership and support 
  • Leading and contributing to service delivery that meets the National Quality Standards 
  • Managing a variety of education and care services 
  • Ensuring compliance with service policies and national and/or state-based legislation
  • You seek to further develop your skills and job opportunities as an early childhood educator 
  • You currently work in the early childhood education and care sector and seek to formalise your skills 
  • You have a keen interest in supporting the development and wellbeing of children aged 0 – 12 years 
Free in 2023

This course will be FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

As there is a compulsory work placement component in this qualification, all students over 18 years of age must hold a Working with Children Check and a Police History Check from the Department of Education WA. 

You must complete 280 hours of work placement in a regulated children’s education and care service as part of this course. If you are not currently employed in an early childhood education and care setting, your lecturer will assist you in finding a suitable placement for this period. During your work placement, you will observe, develop and put your theoretical skills into practice while shadowing a workplace supervisor.

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Team/room leader at an early learning centre/out of school care service 
  • Educational leader 
  • Early learning service director/coordinator 
  • Children services area manager or centre manager   
  • Support worker  
  • Teacher’s aide 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .  

University studies in education (early childhood).

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Details
Duration 1 Year
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
How Apprenticeship
Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,008.80 $18.75 $2,027.55
Concession $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Details
Duration 12 Months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
How Apprenticeship
Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Traineeship
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $2,008.80 $0.00 $2,008.80
Concession $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2022
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • The government rate for Australian Citizens over the age of 18, permanent visa holders, visa sub-class 309, 444, 820 or a 457 dependent visa

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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