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 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • AQF Level

  • Amount of Training

    1250 Hours
  • Course Fee

    5,990 AUD
  • Payment Option

    Easy Payment Options
  • Mode of Delivery


Why IHNA ?

  • Competency based training underpinned by adult learning principles
  • Personalized attention to individual student
  • Access to 24*7 online library
  • Experienced educators with industry
  • Easy payment options
  • Finalist and Winner of national and international training award
  • Networking opportunities with peak bodies and industries
  • IHNA alumnus status
  • Dedicated student support team
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL) – learn as you practices

Course Overview

The importance of early childhood care and education in Australia is evident. Not only do these programs provide children with a strong foundation, but they also have a positive impact on the economy. Pursue a CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care to upskill your role as an educator if you are working in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. The course will help you with an overall development in areas like:

  • Support children’s wellbeing, and development
  • An approved learning framework
  • Advanced guidelines on recent policies and procedures undertaken by Australian government in schools and preschools.

After the successful completion of the course, you will imbibe with skills like:

  • Competency
  • Confidence
  • Critical thinking ability

There is a huge requirement of educators in early childhood education and care in Australia in the coming years.

How much does a child care educators make in Australia?

$60,000 / Annual

Based on 2 salaries

The average Child care educators salary in Australia is $60,000 per year

IHNA (Institute of Health and Nursing Australia) is trusted by more than 𝟏𝟒𝟎𝟎𝟎+ students and has been committed to providing excellence in education and training to meet the needs of the community since 2007.

Amount of Training

The amount of training required for this course is 1250 Hours however depending upon the amount of time invested by you – it can be completed in a lesser timeframe.

Career Opportunity

After the successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment as Practice Managers in various health care settings.

  • Day care centres
  • Family day care
  • Pre-schools
  • kindergartens

Further, the candidates may pursue a three-year bachelor’s degree in education or teaching in Early Childhood or Primary school, they can opt for master’s and then PHD. Thereafter the candidate can work as:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Nominated Supervisor


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What will I study?

  • CHCECE050

    Work in partnership with children’s families

  • BSBTWK502

    Manage team effectiveness

  • CHCPRP003

    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • CHCECE041

    Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

  • CHCECE042

    Foster holistic early Childhood learning, development, and wellbeing

  • CHCECE046

    Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

  • CHCECE045

    Foster positive and respectful interactions and behavior in children

  • CHCECE047

    Analyze information to inform learning

  • CHCECE057

    Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles

  • CHCMGT003

    Lead the teamwork

  • BSBHRM413

    Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

3 elective units, consisting of:

  • 2 units from the CHC list as in https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50121
  • 1 unit from the electives listed in the above link, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

Course Module

Total number of units for this course = 15

12 Core units

3 Elective units

Week wise learning

There is a flexibility for students to learn any unit by using our online resources at their convenience.

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Admissions and Pathways

Although, there is no formal entry requirements for this Course, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry.

IHNA Admission requirements

Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.

Successful completion of an ACSF test with demonstrated competence as per IHNA LLN requirements (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Students must have International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.5 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing, and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements including ELICOS at upper intermediate level.

It is also essential for students to possess basic computer skills.

Digital literacy

Student must possess basic computer skills which includes covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

Additional Requirements

We have listed down a few additional requirements for professional experience placement check below:

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • Working with children check.
  • Applicable immunization certification like COVID-19 Certificate – IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunization.

*Additional costs may be incurred depending on the fees charged by the providers to complete these requirements

IHNA Pathways

Pathways from this Qualification

Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications within and/or across the health care sector

Pathways to this Qualification

  • There is no applicable pathway to this qualification.

How to Apply

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

Step 1
Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” and pay your tuition fees.
Step 2
Access: Explore the learning resources and start learning on your learning platform. Credentials, user guide and a conditional offer letter will be sent to your email
Step 3
LLN:You are required to complete an LLN test, within the first 3 days of enrolling
Step 4
Confirmation:Upon completion of your LLN and any other prerequisites, you will be issued a Confirmation of Admission
Step 5
Cooling off period:Once enrolled students have a 5 working days cooling off period (from course commencement date) to withdraw from the course and avail a full refund of the fees paid

* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ students are encouraged to apply.

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RPL and Credit Transfer

Students must submit a portfolio of past evidence, which may include third-party assessments, and partaking in an interview procedure. They can further have their prior learning and work experiences acknowledged in this certification. A practical demonstration of the portfolio presented by the students may also be used to evaluate student’s competencies and expertise, which will give the educators a clear idea. In addition to this mutual recognition and credit transfer allow students to have their previous formal training recognized.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is only available for Australian qualifications when a student has completed the units considered necessary for a qualification at another registered training organization.

Evidence required

Among the other evidence, we require a list of:

  • A statement of attainment or testamur and transcript is required
  • If it is possible to access the students’ USI transcript with their permission; to obtain evidence of completed national recognized training.
  • Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment, and submit the application to the Course Coordinator.
  • The Course Coordinator will further check the submitted Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organization.
  • The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record.
  • Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted.


Any other questions in your mind – let us give you some more clarity with the following FAQs:

To become an early childhood educator the starting requirement will be to complete a 4-years Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) or similar Course from a recognised institution. On the other hand, you also have a choice to complete a 2 to 3 years Diploma of Early Childhood Education. For more details you can check @ https://ihna.edu.au/courses/chc50121-diploma-of-early-childhood-education-and-care/

You learn a plethora of concepts and skills in a certified childhood educator course some of the skills include

  • Developing curriculum and study material
  • Teaching healthy and safety habits in a proper manner
  • Using principles of child psychology
  • Human overall development
  • Helping young children with language development who has difficulty in speaking

Though there is no fixed numbers but the average educators in Australia is paid around $60,000 per year.

After the successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in various roles such as:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Nominated Supervisor

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