CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

Do you want to explore your potential as a leader in the childcare industry?

The CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.

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 work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Course Delivery

The CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered over 52 weeks inclusive of practicum hours.

Students can choose one of the following delivery options:

  • Classroom environment: Face-to-face classroom sessions at our delivery locations (conditional on minimum numbers); or
  • Flexible delivery: Self-paced learning with one-on-one contact with a trainer.

Please note: Prior to placement you will need to obtain a Blue Card for Working with Children.

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.

Payment Method / Cost

$4,995. Flexible payment options are available. Contact Aurora Training Institute for further information.

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, 15 units must be completed including 12 core units, 3 elective units, and 280 hours of practicum as part of vocational placement.

Core Units

  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing *
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum *
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units

  • BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity


* To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across the units indicated with an asterisk (*) that include the requirement for workplace hours.


At a glance


52 Weeks


Classroom & Flexible Delivery


Regular Training

Career Opportunities

Centre Manager (Children’s Services), Authorised Supervisor (Children’s Services), Group Coordinator / Team Leader (Children’s Services), Family Day Care Coordinator


I did extensive research on Training Institutes in the Gold Coast that offered this qualification, I chose Aurora after speaking on the phone with Ian, his passion and enthusiasm was infectious. Aurora provided on campus training which was a big tick for me, and then I met my Trainer Kevin Dickinson and that verified I’d made the right decision... Read More

Ashley Young

Certificate III Graduate

First of all I'd like to say THANKYOU! My time at Aurora was such a great experience, I know that everything I have learnt over the past 8 months is going to help me immensely in my future endeavours. Read More

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