CHC50121 Diploma of Early of Childhood Education and Care

Make a positive impact on the lives of children in their vital years of development with the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This Diploma will prepare you for a role as an Educator, Group Leader and will enable you to progress in the progressive Early Childhood Sector.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • currently hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • are able to obtain a Blue Card

It is also recommended that students

  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms, and have effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have access to a computer 
  • Have basic computing skills 

Placement (280 Hours)

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in the industry,  you will be required to complete vocational placement to implement your new skills. You will discuss your hours with your placement service, and you will be expected to work for the shifts offered by your placement provider. Shifts may include early mornings, day time, or afternoons, any day of the week, and may include weekends or public holidays. TTM may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, please ensure you arrange your personal commitments to allow you sufficient time to complete placement. 

To gain your qualification, you are required to complete 280 hours of placement to satisfy the practical component of your qualification.

Blue Card
To successfully satisfy all course requirements you will be required to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check).

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. 

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Course Details

Career Outcomes

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Group Leader
  • Education Assistant
  • Early Childhood Centre Director
  • Family Daycare Worker
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Childcare Coordinator


Government Funded from $100 to $190

Delivery Method

In class, online or blended

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