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  • Learning MethodOnline + Work Placement
  • IntakesNow Open
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationUp to 24 Months
    240 Hours WP

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Opportunities:

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Education Leader


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 an Assistant Director.

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

At the completion of this course, you will be issued with a CHC50113 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 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

  • Education Leader
  • Group Leader
  • Assistant Director
  • Centre Director
  • Nominated Supervisor

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria

  • 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)


BSBWOR501 – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
BSBINN502 – Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals
BSBRSK501 – Manage risk
HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE016 – Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE022 – Promote children’s agency
CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE020 – Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE021 – Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE023 – Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE017 – Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 – Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE025 – Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE019 – Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
CHCECE024 – Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE026 – Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
* HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

*Please note that HLTAID004 is not provided by Foundation Education. The student will be required to complete the unit outside at a cost not covered by this course. Discounted offers may be available. Please enquire to find out more.


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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.

About the Institution

Foundation Education (RTO: 22557) is a leader in Australian online education, offering courses from a range of categories. Categories include Dental, Health, Education & Care, and many more. Foundation Education takes pride in delivering flexible education solutions for different people.