CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National code: CHC50121 | WA course code: BGY6 | CRICOS code: 110937B

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.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

About 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 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.

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Admission requirements

  • 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.

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Tuition fees

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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 with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Students must obtain a police clearance from their home country and undergo a Working with Children Check; prior to commencing work placement.

Career opportunities

  • Child Care Supervisor
  • Creche Supervisor
  • Playgroup Leader
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