NIOT CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care | NIOT

Public Course Overview

Qualification Duration

This qualification is typically delivered over a minimum duration of 12-14 months, including 240 hours of work placement in a regulated childcare facility.

Qualification AQF Level


Delivery Mode

This qualification is delivered using a face-to-face, classroom-based delivery mode.

This qualification 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.

Qualification Detail

The successful completion of this qualification requires competency to be achieved in 15 units comprising of twelve (12) core units and three (3) elective units, consisting of: 2 units from the electives listed below, up to 1 unit from the list below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course. The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold either
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Students must hold a valid Working with Children Check (WWC) or state equivalent, before participating in practical placement.

Units in this Qualification

Unit CodeUnit NameCore/Elective
BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessCore
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCore
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeingCore
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in childrenCore
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care serviceCore
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in childrenCore
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCore
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learningCore
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculumCore
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operationsCore
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s familiesCore
CHCECE050Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCore
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversityElective
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the serviceElective
CHCPOL002Develop and implement policyElective


Qualification Outcomes

  1. Childhood Education Manager
  2. Outside School Hours Coordinator


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