Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Online
Kick-start your career to work in long daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens. Earn a nationally recognised CHC50121 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Gain the skills to work in regulated children’s education and care services.
Course code: CHC50121
Delivery mode: Online
Course duration: 18 months
Eligibility: This course is not available to International students
Nationally recognised: Yes
Structured Workplace Learning and Assessment: Yes
Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
Online quizzes, including multiple choice and short answer questions
Portfolio of evidence
Video and audio role plays and demonstrations.
Kick start your career in early childhood education and care with a nationally recognised Diploma.
Study online to gain a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50121) with Swinburne Open Education. 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 online 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. Enrol to study Early Childhood Education and Care online. Work towards your Diploma with Swinburne Open Education.
This course is not available to International students.
Skills you'll learn
Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for children
Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
Early childhood educator
Childcare centre director
Why study Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care online
This nationally recognised diploma offers you specialised knowledge and skills required to work in regulated children’s education and care services.
Develop skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations in the early childcare sector.
Study online and continue your current work and life.
Study online with our world-class learning platform
Designed and delivered online so you can learn anywhere, anytime
Study on any device - desktop, tablet or mobile
Learn through regular trainer-lead online sessions and native content
Engage with your learning community through online forums and messages
Download your free online course guide
Enter your details and the Swinburne Open team will send you a free course guide with the info to get started. An Enrolment Consultant will be in touch to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.
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 online 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 early childhood education and care course contains an introductory module.
Expand units below, to get an understanding of topics and objectives.
The course requires skills to be demonstrated within the workplace during 300 hours of Structured Workplace Learning and Assessment (SWLA). SWLA is conducted in an approved venue under a formal agreement between the host organisation, the student and Swinburne Open Education.
SWLA is grouped into 2 blocks. Although all units in this course have SWLA components, students will not commence SWLA until Module 5. Ensuring each student successfully completes theoretical components of learning and assessment in the first 4 online modules, prior to attending an approved facility. The same design has been applied to Modules 6 to 12. Students are required to complete theory components of these units prior to completing a 2nd block of SWLA. Students cannot be deemed as competent for a unit until their theory and practical (SWLA) assessment tasks are assessed as satisfactory.
See our SWLA Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Please note, this Diploma course is split into 3 study blocks. Below are the key dates for the next three study block 1 intakes we have available.
Online study FAQs
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 childcare frequently asked questions.Read more FAQs
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