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

To enroll in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, applicants must meet the following criteria:

General Requirements for All Students:

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Course Entry Interview: Participation in an interview to assess suitability for the course and individual student needs.

Domestic Students:

  • Language, Literacy, and Numeracy: Demonstrate sufficient skills through an assessment, achieving ACSF Level 3 in reading, writing, numeracy, and oral communication.

International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency:
    • IELTS: Score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
    • Alternative Evidence:
      • Education for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
      • Successful completion of an English Placement Test at IELTS level 6.0.
    • Other Tests: PTETOEFL, and equivalent tests are accepted, subject to confirmation of equivalence to IELTS 6.0.

Qualification Prerequisite:

  • Must hold either:
    • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care; or
    • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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

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

  • Online Learning: Interactive online resources and virtual classrooms.
  • Face-to-Face Classes: On-campus sessions with experienced trainers.
  • Practical Placements: Hands-on experience in early childhood education settings.

Work Component

Students are required to complete 280 hours of work placement, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world environments and develop practical skills necessary for effective practice in early childhood education and care.

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 Pathways

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Preschool Assistant

Further Education Pathways

  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Contact Information

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