CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Overview

Course Code: CHC50121
CRICOS Code: 108909B
Training Package: CHC – Community Services
Course Duration: 52 weeks
Classroom Location: Seven Hills, NSW


TThis 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.

You can apply for the recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (Credit and/or Recognition of Prior Learning). The granting of Credit or RPL may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course. Please refer to our ‘International Student Handbook’ for more details.





Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a:

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Additionally, ANIE has some generic entry requirements for the international students that include:

  • 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment 
  • Must have completed year 12 or equivalent 
  • IELTS overall band score 5.5 or more, or equivalent accredited English language test 
  • Participation in the Course Entry Interview and LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) test, if applicable





This program is delivered face-to-face in the classroom.
Additionally, the student will complete minimum 280 hours of work placement in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia to achieve this qualification.






This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each, that also includes minimum 280 hours of work placement component, and 12 weeks of holidays (3 weeks per term) over the whole duration.


Twelve (12) core units and three (3) elective units are required for the award of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. ANIE has selected the elective units according to the regulatory packaging rules and guided by the job outcomes sought, local industry requirements, and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.
These units are:


These units are:

Unit CodeUnit Title Core/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
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCore
BSBHRM413Support the learning and development of teams and individualsElective
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversityElective
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligenceElective



CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support is a course suitable for international students who are seeking to pursue a career in the early childhood education and care sector. Potential employment options for the individuals who obtain a CHC30113 are in various roles in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting and elsewhere such as Early Childhood Educator, Education Leader, Child Development or Support Officer, Family Day-care Coordinator, Nominated Supervisor, Director or Centre Manager.

Students who complete this course may also wish to continue their education into higher education qualification such as graduate diploma or undergraduate in different areas such as education, child psychology, education management and so on.



Enrolling with us is pretty straightforward. Be sure to read all course information, our ‘International Student Handbook’ and the ‘Prospectus for International Students’ (all available on the ANIE website or on-campus) to ensure that this is the right course for you, and you can meet the entry requirements. Please consult with an Education Agent if you feel the need to do so. Once you are ready, complete our ‘Enrolment Form’ and submit it to us with the required documents attached. From there, we will review the application and contact you or your education agent if you have nominated one to act on your behalf. If you require any further information in any phase of your enrolment process, please contact us by email or phone.

Welcome aboard! Accelerate your career by enrolling with Australian National Institute of Education.

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