CHC50121
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification:  CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Duration:  24 months

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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration: 24 months

Enrol now

Kick start your career in early childhood education and care

This nationally recognised diploma offers you specialised knowledge and skills required to work in regulated children’s education and care services. Whether you’re looking to start your career in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens, this course will equip you with the skills you need for daily work.

This course is designed to develop skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations in the early childcare sector. You can study online and continue your current work and life.

Career outcomes

  • Early childhood educator

  • Room leader

  • Educational leader

  • Childcare centre director.

Course code: CHC50121

Delivery mode: Online

Course duration: 24months

Qualification: Diploma

Nationally recognised: Yes

Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology

Assessments

  • Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Written reports

  • Case studies

  • Video and audio roleplays and demonstrations.

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82.3% Career improvement

Percentage of course graduates that started or expanded a business, landed on a new job, or skilled up for a promotion or pay raise.

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91.8% Satisfied with training

Percentage of graduates in the Education field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

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$49,400 Average salary

The middle of the range of salary earned of course graduates starting their first ever full-time job after graduating.

Source: Statistics (accessed on 11 January 2023) are for course graduates of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. See more details at MySkills.gov.au .

Course modules

Once you have enrolled in this course, you can access our online platform and start with the first module. You will need to complete a module and then the next module becomes available to you.

This course contains 16 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 12 core units and 3 elective units. This course contains an introductory module.

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Frequently asked questions

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Q.   How can I access trainer support?

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

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