CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID
CHC50121
WA Course Code
BGY6
CRICOS code
110937B

Why choose this course?

Advance your career helping children grow and develop in the early childhood education and care industry with this qualification. You will learn how to supervise volunteers and other staff, design and implement curriculum that meets the requirements of the Early Years Learning Framework(opens in a new tab) for Australia and maintain compliance in other areas of service operations. Upon graduation you will find employment in centre-based care, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

During this course you will develop and utilise effective interpersonal and communication skills to establish relationships and work cooperatively with children, colleagues with families. You will gain the skills to establish and promote environments that facilitate children’s health and safety. You will acquire skills in how to design, implement and evaluate curriculums, including routines, transitions and environments that facilitate all children’s development, learning and wellbeing. In addition you will lead early childhood teams and oversee the implementation of compliant and ethical work practices.

As part of this qualification you will undertake work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Career opportunities

  • Child Care Supervisor
  • Creche Supervisor
  • Playgroup Leader

  • An IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 with no band score less than 6.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is required for entry into this course.

  • This course requires immunisations and/or proof of vaccination status before attending mandatory work placement. Costs and vaccine requirements may vary depending on your placement centre and/or doctor’s fee schedule. Please follow instructions/advice provided to you during enrolment/orientation. You will not be able to complete your course if these requirements are not met.

Your study options

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 280 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $620
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 570 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 12 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 280 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2023

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2023
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $790
  • Materials fee: $112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 504 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an SM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $390
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $390
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 280 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $620
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 570 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 12 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $790
  • Materials fee: $112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 504 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an SM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 280 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $790
  • Materials fee: $112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 504 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an SM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 280 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $620
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 570 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 12 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $790
  • Materials fee: $112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 504 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an SM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 280 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 2, 2024

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 2, 2024
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $790
  • Materials fee: $112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 504 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an SM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $390
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Regional TAFE (52790)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $390
  • Materials fee: $280

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 360 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. A designated lecturer from SR TAFE will visit you during the work placement to observe and will provide written and verbal feedback.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include written questions, oral questions, direct observation including practical activities and role-plays and assignments such as projects and evidence portfolios and work placement.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to learning materials, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos, PowerPoint presentations and childcare policies and procedures.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as mannequins, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | Central Regional TAFE (52789)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $100
  • Materials fee: $310

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 280 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service, which is organised by CRT on your behalf. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. You will be fully supervised during your placement by staff at the facility and your supervision and support requirements will be fully documented. Students will be assigned a lecturer who will come out and observe, assess and give crucial feedback to students while in a regulated early childhood service.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBTWK503 Manage meetings
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course will include specific tasks that will be set for the students to complete. These may involve practice and assessment skills that relate directly to the units of competency. While in the workplace students will have specific workplace assessment tasks to complete outlining how specific skills have been performed. This is an important component of the course where the student will be able to gain the hands-on experience with babies and children under the supervision of lecturers and qualified educators in services. 

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard online content, computers, internet, legislation resources, National Quality Framework documents, Early Childhood Australia Code of Ethics, textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and the CRT creche.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, software, printing resources and campus library.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | North Metropolitan TAFE (52786)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $620
  • Materials fee: $90

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 570 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Work placement arrangements are made by NM TAFE on behalf of the student. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an NM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

To achieve this qualification, students must demonstrate competency in 15 units. These 15 are comprised of 12 core units and 3 elective units. Elective units listed below have been selected in consultation with industry.

Students who enrol into this qualification will be eligible for credit transfer of the units that they have already achieved. Fees paid by international students are set on a commercial basis and are paid as a whole of course fee - no refund will apply to credit transfers. Please refer to your letter of Offer for detailed duration and costings for your enrolment.

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include both knowledge assessments and direct observation of student skills.

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

 

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, web links and videos, written content, reflection questions, PowerPoint presentations, textbooks, and education and care service regulations and guidelines.

 

Facilities and equipment may include access to first aid equipment such as mannequins,bandages, and medical kits, child care equipment such as nappies, wipes,feeding equipment, simulation dolls, bottle sterilisation equipment, toy library, a fully equipped crèche environment, food preparation equipment, IPads, computer labs and student Wi-Fi.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $790
  • Materials fee: $112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 504 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an SM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

Semester 1, 2025

Duration | 2 semesters
When | Semester 1, 2025
Where | South Metropolitan TAFE (52787)
How | On campus and work placement, to a minimum of 20 contact hours per week
Fees (total indicative for course)
  • Tuition fee: $13,060
  • Resources fee: $790
  • Materials fee: $112

Tuition fees are reviewed annually. If tuition fees are increased, you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced. You will be provided with an indicative schedule of fees in your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees are for consumables you use in your course e.g. paint, internet etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment. If your course goes longer than one semester, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your course. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees are for items that remain your property after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc. You pay this fee to your college at enrolment.

Work placement

Students are required to undertake approximately 504 hours of supervised work placement in a registered early childhood education and care service. Students are supervised on work placement and are visited and observed by an SM TAFE assessor. This work placement helps to strengthen the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your studies in a real workplace environment. Students are required to have a Working with Children Check card (over 18’s) prior to undertaking mandatory work placement.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - BGY6
2 semesters

Core units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
    National ID
    Unit title
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Assessment methods

The methods of assessment used in this course include:

written questioning to show the student’s knowledge through case studies, short answer questions and assignmentsstructured assessment activities such as projects and portfolios that allow students to demonstrate their skills and knowledge, for example planning and implementing play experiences and conducting observations on children to inform planningpractical demonstration of skills including role-plays to demonstrate administration of medication and emergency evacuations; andpractical demonstration during mandatory Work Placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting

These assessment strategies and evidence gathering are in accordance with the relevant training package or accreditation guidelines. Detailed Information is available in the assessment matrix, learning plans and assessment tools for each of the units of competency. Assessors use this matrix to ensure assessments, are undertaken across the duration of the course, rather than clustered together at particular times.

Learning resources, facilities and equipment

The following learning resources, facilities and equipment are available at each campus so that you can achieve the skill and knowledge requirements of this course.

Learning resources may include access to Blackboard, textbooks, online resources, web links and videos.

Facilities and equipment may include access to classrooms, computers with internet access, a fully equipped simulated early childhood environment that replicates the facilities, layout and policies and procedures used in early childhood and care settings. You can also access materials and equipment such as role-play babies, first aid equipment, toys, art and craft supplies, kitchen facilities and utensils, bottle sterilisers and cleaning equipment.

Key dates

Semester and holiday dates are included in your Letter of Offer. View upcoming semester start and end dates.

There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).

For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.

How to apply

Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:

  1. find a course;
  2. check entry requirements;
  3. submit an application;
  4. accept your offer and pay;
  5. apply for your student visa; and
  6. receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
Student Ameera at TAFE campus
Ameera
Country
Singapore
Campus
Leederville

Working with children in a real childcare setting and gaining meaningful experiences from it, helps me to become a better role model for children. My life long goal is to be an inspiring teacher to children. In completing my course I will be a step closer to achieving it.

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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.

Last updated on February 2, 2023