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Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in early Childhood Education and Care 2

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. 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 day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Course code


Course name

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 1)

Study area

Community Services


52 weeks

Entry Requirements

• CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
• CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Also, learners need to possess the required Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills, which are essential to successfully complete this qualification.

Practical Work Placement

To achieve this Qualification, students are required to undertake work placement of 280 hours. Workplace documents are provided and students are advised to complete a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check on commencement of the course in preparation for work placement. Students who have these already can commence practical work placement immediately.

Possible Career Outcomes

After successful completion of this qualification student may expect to have following job outcomes:

• Centre Director
• Centre Manager
• Room Leader
• Early childhood educator
• Playgroup supervisor
• Outside school hours care assistant
• Nanny
• Recreation assistant
• Family day care coordinator / worker
• Childcare educator assistant

We do not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course.

Further Studies

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood / Primary)
  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Course Structure

Completion of 15 units (Including 12 core units and 3 elective units)

Core Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours


Unit Code Unit Descriptor Nominal Hrs
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness 60
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 55
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing 200
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service 110
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children 60
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 65
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning 75
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum 180
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations 73
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families 70
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120

Elective Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Nominal Hrs
BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments 50
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity 80
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs 70

Note: Optimistic Futures has chosen these Electives based on industry consultation.

Assessment Marking System

  • Satisfactory (S) result: the student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register
  • Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) result: the student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘not yet satisfactory’ outcome, he or she will receive written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are. The student will then be required to rectify these gaps and re-submit their assessment for marking.

Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.

National Recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC). Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia within the community services sector.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants can apply for recognition of prior learning of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of unitsrequired to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed unit(s) either at Optimistic Futures or another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer, learners must complete the credit transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application.

Student Information

Detailed student information is provided in our Student Handbook, which is supplied with the enrolment package. This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations, such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment, right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision, meeting course progress requirement and maintaining appropriate student behaviour. It is important that person applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.

Students are expected to bring along notebook and pen to take notes, may also bring a laptop.


On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be issued to learners within 30 days of completion of the qualification. Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully

Cooling Off Period

Students are eligible to cancel their enrolment by placing a formal notice of cancellation in writing to the Optimistic Futures Manager (a letter or email is acceptable) within ten business days of enrolment, without attracting a cancellation fee, unless the student has already commenced the training.

Refund Policy

For information about the refund policy please refers to the student handbook, find it on our website under ‘Student Information’ section or speak to one of our friendly customer services staff.

Assessment Requirements

We use competency-based assessment; our assessments include a range of different assessment types to determine competency as well as required practical demonstrations.

The Trainers are given a marking guide and instructions, which is used across the board to ensure quality and provide a benchmark for marking assessments.

Mode of Delivery


Note: For the avoidance of doubt face to face includes both in-class and online (due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions) delivery.

Unique Student Identifier

It is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual’s USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection, allowing individuals to see all of their training results from all providers, including all completed training units and qualifications. The Student Identifiers Act 2014, Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (RTO) 2014 and Student Identifiers Regulation 2014 require that the training Organisation: Collect a USI from each student, verify a USI supplied by a student and ensure a student has a valid USI before conferring a qualification or statement of attainment on that student. As of 1 January 2015, students will need to give their USI to each new training Organisation they are enrolling in. This will typically happen at enrolment.

Course Fees

Fee for service:- Fee for service cost is $9800 this includes all workbooks /material and/or equipment.
Mode of Payment:- Both Cash and Card are accepted
Initial Deposit:- No deposit required.
Details of fees (Subject to change without notification):- The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Complaints and Appeal Process

If student has any complaint against Optimistic Futures’s policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain a complaint form, from the reception of the Optimistic Futures, and submit as soon as possible for an early action

For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.

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