Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50121) course offered online through Open Colleges is the ideal course for those who wish to work with children in daycare or preschool, who wish to upgrade their existing qualifications, or who wish to pursue a leadership role in a daycare centre.

This online diploma course will provide you with the skills and training to be able to plan and implement programs in early childhood services. You will develop the capabilities required to cope with the complex daily challenges involved in the management of childcare facilities. In most states, this qualification is the highest required to work at a director or service manager level. 

Open Colleges students receive complimentary 12-month student membership to Early Childhood Australia (ECA) after successful completion of the first module, providing a range of benefits.

Gain practical skills

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) includes a work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation. The requirements of this course include 240 hours of structured workplace learning registered childcare facility.

You will also need to complete a First Aid Certificate to demonstrate competency for Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004) at your own cost prior to undertaking your work placement. Additionally, you will need to be able to meet the physical requirements of workplace performance such as manual handling and lifting.

There are no deadlines and no classrooms - you study at your own pace, in your own time.

PLEASE NOTE - Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.

CHC50121 Open Colleges
Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO: 90796)

  • Qualification

    Diploma, VET

  • Study mode


  • Payment options

    Payment PlanUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Max 24 months

  • Start date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course fee

    Price may vary