Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Turn Your Love for Education in to a fulfilling career.
Become a professional Early childhood educator.
Utilise the skills and knowledge you learn from this course to help the next generation flourish and learn new life skills.
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Course Code: CHC50121
What can I do with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
We are a vocational education and training provider committed to improving students’ practical application abilities and skills, by providing students with high quality international education services to better prepare them for the workforce.
GBCA Values: Innovative Minds, Caring Hearts, Global Skills
This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publish lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.
Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:
To enter this course, applicant should successfully meet any one of the following academic requirements:
- Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
- CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
- Domestic applicants will undertake the language, literacy and numeracy test and the digital skill test as part of the Pre-Training Review.
Work placement requirements
Before commencing work placement, all students must undertake National Police Check and Working with Children Check.
Students are required to complete at least 280 hours of work placement as part of course requirements.
GBCA has signed agreements with prospective employers to offer the work placement opportunities for its students. A list of these prospective employers will be provided to assist you in finding work placement. Work placements will be arranged by the GBCA Work Placement Coordinator in conjunction with the student and GBCA trainers.
The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules restricting unpaid work. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.
Students are required to discuss with the GBCA work placement coordinator if they wish to make their own work placement arrangement.
Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.
How long does it take to do a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
Duration: 58 weeks (including 32 weeks of face to face study, 14 weeks of work placement and 12 weeks for for catch up class, reassessment, additional placement (if required) and holidays.
• Day class: 2 days per week
• Evening class: 3 evenings per week
A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including short questions, case studies, simulations, projects, third party observation during a work placement, workplace observation, portfolio.
Can I Study Diploma Of Early Childhood Education Online? Yes You Can!
GBCA is currently offering students the option to study Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Online or on-campus during the pandemic.
Is this Course Government Funded?
This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First Program. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply for training subsidised through the Skills First Program.
For more information about our government-funded courses, please visit The Skills Funding Page
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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|
|CHECE044||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|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|BSBSUS511||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|CHCINM002||Meet community information needs|