• Early childhood educator
  • Nanny
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Childhood Education Assistant
  • Family day care educator


Sufficient LLN (Language, Literacy and Numeracy) skills and are at least 18 years old. Applicants may be requested to take an LLN test.  

Applicants with no formal qualifications and who are commencing within or have experience within a relevant industry may also be considered for entry into the course.

 There are no pre-requisite units for this qualification. 

CHCECE030 (CORE) Support inclusion and diversity

CHCECE031 (CORE) Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

CHCECE032 (CORE) Nurture babies and toddlers

CHCECE033 (CORE) Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE034 (CORE) Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE035 (CORE) Support the holistic learning and development of children

CHCECE036 (CORE) Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE037 (CORE) Support children to connect with the natural environment

CHCECE038 (CORE) Observe children to inform practice

CHCECE054 (CORE) Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

CHCECE055 (CORE) Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

CHCECE056 (CORE) Work effectively in children’s education and care

CHCPRT001 (CORE) Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID012 (CORE) Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001 (CORE) Participate in workplace health and safety


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Elective)

CHCSAC009 Support the holistic development of children in school age care 

Elective units have been selected by the college in consultation with industry experts. 


Total hours required: 160

To achieve this qualification you must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.


Students are encouraged to look for their own work placement before applying for an enrolment at the college. If students find their own work placement, the workplace where the students will conduct their work placement will need to be approved by the college. A suitable workplace provided by students for this course is a regulated/registered early childhood education and care service. For students in South Australia, if the students cannot find their own work placement, the college will support them in finding work placement. The college will inform the students if the college can organise work placement for them before they are enrolled and will only approve their enrolments if work placement places are available for them.

Applicants must provide National Police and Working with Children checks before commencing work placement.


The special needs of learners are identified during delivery and assessment planning so that all reasonable effort can be made to ensure that training and assessment is delivered fairly and that assessment decisions are valid and reliable.

Information about the special needs of learners is gathered formally during the enrolment process.

 After completing this qualification, individuals may undertake further studies in CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.