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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 18 Months
    280 Hours WP
Nationally Recognised Training

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Opportunities:

  • Lead Educator
  • Childcare Director

If you aspire to work as a high-level Early Childhood Educator, this online diploma will prepare you with the skills and knowledge required. The qualification will enable various long-term career opportunities including the role of a Childcare Director.

Topics covered in this online course include developing teams and individuals, using an approved learning framework and many more.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care by Foundation Education (RTO: 22557).

There is a work placement requirement for this course and students must apply for their Working with Children check at course commencement.

For mandatory work placement, students must have access to a regulated education and care service provider, with an appropriate range of work tasks and ratios of children, AND access to a qualified supervisor. The supervisor will need to hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent.

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Job Outcomes

  • Lead Educator
  • Childcare Director
  • Educational Leader
  • Group Leader
  • Assistant Director

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a:

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Students’ skills and capabilities to undertake this training product will be assessed and advice on suitability will be provided during the pre-enrolment process.

  • Parent or Guardian approval for students under the age of 18
  • Permanent Australian Resident or equivalent
  • Mandatory work placement
  • Working with Children Check
  • Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points
  • Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended)
  • Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • MAC: Operating system – OS X 10.14 Mojave or later
  • Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download)


BSBTWK502 – Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 – Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 – Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 – Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 – Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 – Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 – Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 – Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048 – Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 – Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 – Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBPEF502 – Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBHRM413 – Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
CHCECE053 – Respond to grievances and complaints about the service


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Foundation Education.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

Please note: This is a fee-for-service program.

*Payment plan total is $100 deposit + 78 weekly payments. Foundation Education uses the direct debiting services of Debitsuccess on payment plans. Payment plans will incur a $12 establishment fee, charged with the first instalment, plus a 3.63% transaction fee on each transaction. Weekly payment amount provided is already inclusive of the transaction fee.

About the Institution

Foundation Education is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that offers over 40 Certificate and Diploma-level courses across a wide range of industries, including Childcare and Education, Allied Health, Dental Assisting, and Medical Administration.