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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Online Available)

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 outline

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

Course Description:
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:

Entry requirements

Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:

Academic requirements:

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

Assessment methods

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.

GBCA online Childcare education option offers many unique advantages, including greater flexibility, allowing you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Our diploma online courses use advanced teaching technology and resources, providing you with a variety of course materials to suit your individual learning style. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with other students and teachers, sharing knowledge and experiences. Join our diploma online learning community today and take the first step towards a fulfilling career in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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

Course Factsheet

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity
BSBSUS511Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
CHCINM002Meet community information needs

You May Be Eligible For Victorian Government Funding*

To do subsidised training, you have to meet eligibility criteria, if you are eligible, you pay less for your training. Domestic Students Only.

Our Accreditations

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority
Australian Qualification Framework

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Childhood Education and care

Early Childhood Education Facility

Acquire observation techniques and skills for better understanding of young children and their learning. Learn how to choose children’s literature and play materials and the techniques of using these materials in Diploma of Early Childhood care (Online available now).

Acquire knowledge and skills to help young children develop perceptual, fine and gross motor skills and learn in the physical, cognitive and socio-emotional domains. Apply inquiry or process skills to explore the world around them, experience creative expressions, and create a sense of curiosity in young children in this Diploma of Early Childhood care learning(Online available now).

This Diploma of Early Childhood care (Online available) is for existing and aspiring early childhood educators, who require an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of early childhood care and education.