Diploma of

Early Childhood Education & Care

CHC50121 Traineeship

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

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

Entry Requirements:

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

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

Possible Employment Pathways May Include:

  • Educational Leader
  • Outside School Hours ‘Care’ Coordinator
  • Lead Educator / Room Leader
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Early Learning Centre Manager / Director
  • Play group supervisor
  • Family Daycare Educator

Note: Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, the possible job titles above have been included as a guide only.

Further Education Pathways 

After successfully completing this qualification, students may undertake:

  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Course Structure

This course is classroom based. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

Learners will be required to complete 280 hours of practical placement. The students are provided with an industry learning environment and will have assessments linking to multiple units of competency that they will need to be completed during placement.

Delivery Mode Workplace based
Delivery Site/s

Workplace based

Work Placement

This course requires 280 hours of work placement.

Cultura Training organises and administers work placements to students during course services.

Cultura Training ensures that students with special needs are provided with opportunities on the same basis as other students. This includes identifying and liaising with the workplace around adjustments and accommodations that students with disabilities may require.

  • 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

  • BSBHRM413
    Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • BSBPEF502
    Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBSTR501
    Establish innovative work environment

This training is delivered by Cultura Training RTO: 45814
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Cultura Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

No charge for eligible students.

Am I eligible for a funded place?

You may be eligible for funding support from the State or Commonwealth Government under a range of training support and incentive programs.

The Victorian Government Skills First funding is making vocational education and training more accessible to students who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

The Skills First funding is an entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised training that can be accessed at any time and it will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.

However, please note, undertaking this course may affect your eligibility for funded training with the Victorian Government in the future, as:

  • You can’t start more than 2 subsidised courses in a year.
  • You can’t do more than 2 subsidised courses at the same time.


Cultura Training will check your eligibility before offering you a funded place. Information on how to prepare for your eligibility assessment is here: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/s/how-to-check-your-eligibility

If you are eligible for funding, the Victorian Government Skills First can contribute to the cost of your training.

For more information on Skills First Funding, visit;


Got questions? Ask us!

The CHC National Training Package indicates that there are no qualification or other entry requirements for this qualification.

Cultura recommended entry requirements:

  • To be able to pass a Working With Children Check and National Police Check
  • 18 years of age
  • Certain level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement

Technology Requirements

Cultura Training qualifications require students to have an intermediate understanding of the use of computers and the internet. If they do not have skills at the required level they will be provided with additional support such as one on one training, mentoring and peer support. Students are recommended to have access to a computer and a broadband internet connection at home.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

All students are assessed prior to enrolment to ensure they achieve competence at the required ACSF level utilising Cultura’s Qualification Suitability Assessment tool (LLN Robot) and during the pre-training review interview.

The tool assesses Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication and Learning skills; as well as the applicant’s suitability for the specific qualification applied for.

A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted prior to enrolment to determine the ACSF levels of the student. The assessment tools used are accompanied by a marking guide. This marking guide ensures consistency between assessors. All staff undertaking assessment of the completed ACSF pre training assessment tools have received training in this task.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge you have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences.

To obtain Recognition of Prior Learning you must satisfy the requirements for the entire unit, not just some parts of it.

If you believe you qualify, we will formally assess your existing skills and knowledge and determine if they can count towards your qualification and shorten the period of training. This will take into account;

  • work-related training courses
  • on-the-job skills and work experience
  • volunteer and community work
  • a combination of all of the above

Fees for RPL are determined based on units and nominal hours.

Credit Transfer

Obligation to recognise qualifications and statement of attainments (Credit Transfer)

It is our obligation to recognise qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs which align to your proposed course of study. This is known as Credit Transfer (CT).

You may be eligible for credit transfer of units if you have studied before. This means you will not need to repeat a unit if you can provide certified evidence of successfully completing a unit that is equivalent to a unit currently included in a course or traineeship.

To apply for a Credit Transfer you will need to present the original certified copy of Qualification or Statement of Attainment and a transcript clearly indicating the course and units undertaken and results obtained. This should take place prior to the commencement of the course.

If you are a full fee paying student, You will need to provide the evidence within 2 weeks of your enrolment application or you will be charged tuition for those units.

There is no fee for Credit Transfer.

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