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.


78 Weeks (Includes 16 weeks term breaks)

Work placement

280 hours

Delivery arrangement

Face to Face

Next start dates

15th MAR 2024
14th APR 2024
15th MAY 2024
14th JUN 2024
15th JUL 2024
15th AUG 2024
13th SEP 2024
15th OCT 2024
15th NOV 2024
13th DEC 2024

frequently asked questions


Our course has been designed to meet the requirements for the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. It contains 15 units of competency as follows:
  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units
Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrene Core
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children Core
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning Core
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service Core
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum Core
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations Core
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Core
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective


Under mutual recognition, the Certificate qualification and Statement of Attainment awarded by AIPT will be recognized by other RTOs Australia-wide. Upon successful completion of this course, students have a number of pathway options to study:

• An undergraduate degree at universities or higher education providers that are willing to accept your credentials and experience (subject to higher education providers course entry requirements).


Occupational titles suited to our choice of electives may include:

  • Child Care Worker 

Applicants will be assessed against the following criteria:

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.

Evidence to support either of the above is a requirement:

  • Applicant must be over the age of 18
  • Year 11 certificate or equivalent; OR
  • Applicants with no formal qualification and have experience within the industry may also be considered.


English Proficiency:

  • Score of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent OR
  • Copy of any international English test results (e.g. IELTS / TOEFL / PTE); OR
  • Completing the AIPTLC English Placement Test to achieve an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent English proficiency; OR

  • Proof that the student has successfully completed an English Language course with an Australian educational institution exiting at an Upper Intermediate level; OR
  • Any AQF qualification at the Certificate III level or above in any discipline area delivered and assessed in English; OR
  • Statement from an educational institution or similar evidence that confirms that English was the language of instruction if at least five years‘ studies completed in Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or Republic of Ireland.

Please note: All students must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) during orientation. Students who do not complete an LLN during orientation will be required to complete one before the course commences to ensure the program's suitability and assist AIPT in identifying any additional support needed during their study.