Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC only)
If you're looking to commence a rewarding career in early childhood education, or are already working in the industry and looking to progress your career, then this CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Melbourne College of Further education (MCFE) could be an ideal option for you.

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of early childhood education, and covers a range of essential topics including child development, health and safety, communication and collaboration with families, planning and implementing educational programs, and legal and ethical considerations in the field of early childhood education.

The course also features 280 hours of practical work placement in an approved early childhood education centre, where students will have opportunities to gain practical experience and confidence through tackling real-world tasks.

Upon completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to work as early childhood educators in a range of settings, including preschools, kindergartens, and childcare centres.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

CHC50121 Melbourne College of Further Education
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Melbourne College of Further Education (RTO: 21340)

  • Qualification

    Diploma, VET

  • Study mode

    On Campus

  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront paymentVIC Skills First Funding

  • Duration

    12 months on average

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location


  • Course fee

    Price may vary

This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.