Within the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students will learn to design and implement curriculum following the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Additionally, students will complete 240 hours of work placement. Upon completion of this qualification, graduates can potentially assume a supervisory or managerial role in childhood education settings.


The course consists of 28 Units (23 Core Units + 5 Elective Units)


Core Units

  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural Safety

  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children

  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers

  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

  • CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency

  • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning

  • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development

  • CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations

  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • HLTAIDO004 Provide first aid in an education and care setting

  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

  • CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care

  • BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service

  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk


This course will be delivered over 52 weeks (12 months).
It is important to note that the time required to complete this course may vary. Students with prior knowledge and experience may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which reduces the course duration. Please clarify your situation and gain further information from our support officer.

LOCATION: 83-85 Chandos Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


Student will be required to complete 240 hours of work placement at a licensed and registered early childhood service. This work placement will need to be organised by each individual learner. Students, who are having trouble finding a nominated approved workplace, will be provided with assistance by the RTO to locate a suitable facility. Services facilities must meet all state and federal legislative requirements. 


There are no formal academic requirements for this qualification, however NIVT requires that all learners:

  • Be at least 18 years old;

  • Have the physical capacity to perform sustained CPR for at least two minutes;

  • Have a positive attitude and caring value towards children;

  • Pass a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check;

  • Participate in a minimum of 240 hours of unpaid work placement;

  • Have existing experience studying in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry;

  • Successfully complete the pre-enrolment interview; and

  • Successfully complete the LLN assessment. 


Competency held by students can be formally assessed against the units of competency in this training package. Relevant competency will be recognised regardless of how, when, or where it is achieved.

For the Assessment Only or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathways, you must provide current and quality evidence of your competency. This process can be directed by you (such as through compiling a portfolio) or by an assessor (through workplace performance observation or oral/written assessment). The evidence will be verified against the corresponding unit of competency in this package by the assessor. If the outcome of this process indicates that you have satisfied the competency, structured training will not be required. 

COURSE FEE: $4,000  -  Payment plan available.

National Institute of Vocational Training Pty. Ltd.

ABN 77 605 825 474   |    RTO Code 41390 

Call us: 1300 420 199

83-85 Chandos Street, St Leonards NSW 2065

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