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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children, and to plan activities facilitating their leisure and play, enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. This newly updated qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who 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.

Learn new skills including

  • Manage team effectiveness
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • Nurture creativity in children
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • Develop and implement policy
  • Work in partnership with children’s families

Employment opportunities with this qualification include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Centre Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Child Development Worker

Course outcomes include

  • Completion of a nationally recognised industry qualification
  • Experience providing care in a childcare facility

Available as a Traineeship

This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Natalie Thornberry at natalie@nbmc.nsw.edu.au or call 9970 1053 for further information.

Course entry requirements

  • Successful completion of CHC30115 or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care.
  • Telephone or personal meeting with our Training Coordinator who will provide course information and answer your questions to ensure this is the right course for you before you enrol.
  • Current Working with Children Check. Visit Kids Guardian NSW for more information on obtaining a WWCC.
  • Unique Student Identifier (see information below).
  • Successful completion of an NBMC English language, literacy and numeracy quiz to determine that you have appropriate skills to successfully complete the course.
  • Reasonable level of fitness required to work with children.

What you need to know about this course

  • The College offers day or evening courses. See below for class options.
  • Course delivery mainly on campus – some sessions may be offered via Zoom.
  • The course is delivered using a blended learning model which includes timetabled classroom/virtual classroom attendance, weekly flexible directed self study hours and 280 work placement hours.
  • Students will need to allow regular weekly hours (approx 15) throughout the course for directed self study for the completion of learning and assessment tasks.
  • If attending the theory component of the course by virtual classroom, there will be some training sessions when you will need to attend the campus for practical skills training.
  • The course is delivered in the College’s fully equipped training room by our qualified and industry experienced trainer/assessor.
  • Work placement hours will differ to normal class hours – practicum work experience delivered in an approved regulated centre birth – 5 years
  • 15 units of competency must be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. These are listed in the pop up list located above the class options below.
  • A timetable will be provided on course commencement detailing theory, practical and work placement training sessions.
  • There are no classes during school holidays or on Public Holidays.
  • On Campus study during COVID-19 – please click here to learn about the additional safety measures being taken at College Campuses to help protect everyone on site.

About work placement

  • A minimum of 280 hours of work placement hours in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care setting aged birth – 5 years. Within the 280 hours the student is required to undertake a minimum of:

            -40 hours - 0-2 years
            -40 hours - 2-3 years
            -40 hours - 3-5 years
            -The remaining 160 hours can be completed in the student’s preferred aged group within in the regulated service

  • Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free). Visit Kids Guardian NSW for more information on obtaining a WWCC.
  • The college will arrange a suitable workplace for students if you are not currently working in the industry.
  • Work placement provides you with the opportunity to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a simulated environment.
  • Your trainer will visit you regularly during work placement hours to guide and support you as well as assess practical skills.

Are there Assessments?

  • Competency based assessment of each unit of competency in the course will be conducted through a mix of assessment methods including case studies, theory tasks, projects and practical demonstration.
  • Some units of competency require assessment of practical skills during work placement.
  • You will receive clear assessment instructions and an opportunity will be provided for resubmission of assessments if required.

Pathway to Further Training

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care CHC50121 can provide a pathway to a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education.

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Free Training

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

• Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
• Be in receipt of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (as specified on the Smart and Skilled Funding page); or
• At risk of unemployment; or
• 16-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery Funding page for further information.

Course cost

If you meet the above eligibility criteria for the Smart & Skilled Training Program but you are not eligible for “Skilling for Recovery”, the course cost is as follows:

  • If no prior post school qualification: $4420
  • If a post school qualification has previously been completed: $4970
  • New entrant traineeship: $0

Course cost includes course resources.

The Smart & Skilled Training Program does not provide a concession fee or fee free scholarship at Diploma level.

Payment options:

Payment can be made

  • By three instalments – one third on enrolment, then two more payments through the duration of the course
  • An interest-free payment plan paying $500 on enrolment followed by fortnightly direct debit payments
  • By Cash, Cheque, Visa or MasterCard

If not eligible for subsidised training: $9500 – please contact the College for payment options.

College Trainers

All NBMC Trainers/Assessors are current industry professionals with the required qualifications to deliver and assess this course. Trainers draw upon and share their own experiences in the industry to ensure that the training delivered to you is current and relevant. For information about individual trainers, please click on the trainer name in the class details below for the trainer’s bio.

Student Support

Please advise our Training Coordinator at your initial telephone or personal meeting if you require additional support in your learning. This will allow a support plan to be devised before you commence your course.

Why study at Northern Beaches & Mosman College?

Enjoy smaller class sizes, a personalised relationship with your trainer, face-to face teaching sessions and qualifications that include real life work experience, when you choose to study at the three-campus Northern Beaches & Mosman College (NBMC).

With campuses available across the Northern Beaches and Lower North Shore in Narrabeen, Brookvale and Mosman, the College offers increasing numbers of accredited and vocational qualifications. Students include those looking to upskill, to change career direction and school leavers keen to step onto a career pathway. Courses on offer can lead directly to employment and/or go towards future learning opportunities.

The NSW Department of Education has recognised our organisation as a High Performing Provider.

Virtual Classroom using Zoom

Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join a Zoom classroom:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL should discuss this with our Training Coordinator on enrolment.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence (eg passport or driver’s licence) used when creating your USI, eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used. Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia. Please contact the College on 9970 1000 if you require assistance.

To Enrol or for Further Information

  • Commence the enrolment process by completing the application below.
  • Contact Natalie Thornberry on 9970 1053 or email natalie@nbmc.nsw.edu.au for further information.
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121.
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Develop and implement policy (CHCPOL002)
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children (CHCECE046)
  • Analyse information to inform children’s learning (CHCECE047)
  • Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service (CHCECE044)
  • Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum (CHCECE048)
  • Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing (CHCECE042)
  • Nurture creativity in children (CHCECE043)
  • Manage team effectiveness (BSBTWK502)
  • Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children (CHCECE045)
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children (CHCECE041)
  • Embed environmental responsibility in service operations (CHCECE049)
  • Work in partnership with children’s families (CHCECE050)
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence (BSBPEF502)
  • Respond to grievances and complaints about the service (CHCECE053)
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

<p>The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children, and to plan activities facilitating

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Evening sessions via Zoom and Saturdays on campus.
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

<p>The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children, and to plan activities facilitating

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Mainly on campus – some sessions maybe held via Zoom.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113