Diploma of Early Childhood and Education Care

QQ图片20151221151917Diploma of Early Childhood and Education Care (CHC50121)

The courses in Early Childhood and Education Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education services. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

The Diploma of Early Childhood and Education Care is available as a full time 72 weeks course. This course is comprised of 15 units. Students can expect 280 hours of work placement and will need to obtain a Police Check during the first week of the course.

Work Placement

Industry placement of 280 hours needs to be undertaken to successfully complete this course. For cost structure see HIC fees and charges for local students 2012.


Completion of Australian Secondary (Year 12) education or equivalent for Diploma courses. Proficiency in English – above 18 years old.

Units of Competency for Diploma of Early Childhood and Education Care
Manage team effectiveness
Work with diverse people
Foster holistic early childhood learning, development, and wellbeing
Nurture creativity in children
Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
Analyse information to inform children’s learning
Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
Embed environmental responsibility in service
Work in partnership with children’s families
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
Manage and promote diversity
Lead the work team

* HIC delivered electives – subject to change. Other electives may be counted under Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer.