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 and meet the requirements of an approved learning framework, the Early Childhood Education and Care Services National Law and National Regulations, and the National Quality Standard. Diploma qualified educators are also responsible for supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development through documenting relevant information for children’s individual profiles to plan activities, provide care to children, facilitating their play and leisure and enabling them to achieve their developmental and learning outcomes. They will learn how to use and implement organisational policies and procedures. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at 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.

Core Units

BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster 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

Elective Units

CHCMGT003Lead the work team
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
BSBSTR501Establish innovative work environments