This course covers the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children. You’ll gain the skills and expertise to provide quality education for children in a range of environments. Through classroom learning and two practical placements in early-childhood education and childcare centres, you’ll learn to plan experiences focused on supporting children’s development. This childhood education course is the minimum requirement to work in the early childhood education and care sector. It is a prerequisite for entry into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121. You will develop skills in: effective interaction and communication with children; appropriate care for babies, toddlers and children; nutrition, first aid, health and safety; working legally and ethically.