CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Rosehill College prepares educators to design and implement curriculum in regulated care services. Graduates may work in long day care, family day care, pre-schools, or kindergartens.

Course Sector

Sector: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS Course Code: 115439B
VET National Code: CHC50121
Course Level: Diploma
Course Language: English
Duration: 104 weeks

Entry Requirements

Domestic Students:

  • Age: Must be over 18 years
  • Academic: Hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Language Proficiency: ACSF level 3 in reading, writing, numeracy, and oral communication.

International Students:

  • Age: Must be over 18 years
  • Academic: Hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • English Proficiency: IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent

Fees and Charges

  • Tuition Fee (Domestic Students): $AU 18,400
  • Tuition Fee (International Students): $AU 32,000
  • Materials Fee: $AU 1,000
  • Estimated Total Course Cost: $AU 19,400 (Domestic) / $AU 33,000 (International)

Course Details

Units of Competency:

  • 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
    • CHCECE051: Promote equity in access to the service
    • CHCECE053: Respond to grievances and complaints about the service

Delivery Mode

  • Classroom-based Learning
  • Structured Self-study
  • Workplace Training

Work Component

  • Hours/Week: 20
  • Total Weeks: 18
  • Total Hours: 360

Assessment Methods

  • Written Quizzes: Test theoretical knowledge
  • Projects and Portfolios: Apply practical skills
  • Role Plays and Presentations: Simulate real-world scenarios

Course Duration

Total Duration: 104 weeks (including 24 weeks of holidays)
Weekly Commitment: 20 hours per week

Support Services

  • Academic Support: Tutoring and study groups
  • Welfare Support: Counseling services and career advice


  • Employment Opportunities: Early childhood educator roles in various care settings
  • Further Study: Higher education qualifications in early childhood education and care

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Contact Information

Admissions Office:
Phone: +61 (02) 7228 0008