Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (108494J)

Course Description

his 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. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Early childhood educators work in long daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.


No pathway

Career Opportunities

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this course may include the following roles:

  • Educator in an Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Structure
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development, and wellbeing Core
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children Core
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum Core
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations- Core
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective


  • TERM 1-2/01/2023-31/12/2023
  • TERM 1 Mid-6/02/2023-4/02/2024
  • TERM 2-3/04/2023-31/03/2024
  • TERM 2 Mid-1/05/2023-5/05/2024
  • TERM 3-3/07/2023-1/07/2024
  • TERM 3 Mid-7/08/2023-5/08/2024
  • TERM 4-2/10/2023-30/09/2024
  • TERM 4 Mid-6/11/2023-4/11/2024


  • TERM 1-01/01/2024-30/12/2024
  • TERM 1 Mid-05/02/2024-03/02/2025
  • TERM 2-01/04/2024-31/03/2025
  • ERM 2 Mid-06/05/2024-05/05/2025
  • TERM 3-01/07/2024-31/05/2025
  • TERM 3 Mid-05/08/2024-04/08/2025
  • ERM 4-30/09/2024-06/10/2025
  • TERM 4 Mid-04/11/2024-03/11/2025
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