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Childcare Diploma Clyde – Early Childhood Education And Care


Diploma Early Childhood Education And Care

CHC50121 Childcare Diploma Clyde


The Childcare Diploma in Clyde reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at the diploma of childcare level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. Childcare educators that hold their early childhood education diploma may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators and may become room leaders, centre directors, family day carers and move into other senior positions.

To undertake the CHC5021 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you must first successfully hold either the either the CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. MCFE provide the government-funded childcare diploma in Clyde for eligible individuals.

Course CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Delivery Options Classroom based, or

Blended: Live Online learning + Assessor Visits, or

Workplace delivery
Start DateInformation sessions online Monday - Thursday
Duration12 months average

Students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access low Tuition Fees for this course.

Study this course for low-fee

You could have the majority of your tuition fees covered, thanks to the Victorian Governments Skills First Funding Program.

General Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Evidence of citizenship/residency, you must be either:
    • an Australian citizen;
    • a holder of a permanent visa; or
    • a New Zealand citizen
  2. You can enrol in a maximum of 2 funded qualifications and
    2 funded skills sets in one year
  3. You can undertake up to 2 funded programs at one time
  4. You must not be enrolled in school (including government, non-government, independent, Catholic or home school or the Commonwealth SEE program). University is OK!

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CategoryAvailabilityTuition Fee
Skills First FundedYes$200
Fee for ServiceYes$5,000
Material FeeNA$0

Tuition fees are GST free.

The course fees and costs depend upon whether you are eligible for a Government subsidy, with funds made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. To check your eligibility, please visit our fees and funding page here. Traineeship fees will differ, refer to the statement of fees.

Material Fees

No material fees are charged for this course as all resources are digital.

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There are many diverse roles waiting for you after completing a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Job Outcomes

  • Educational leader

  • Family day care Coordinator

  • Centre Manager

  • Supervisor

Further study

Some universities offer credit from the Diploma qualification to enrol into a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

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To be successful in this course the following must be met:

Application Participate in an Information Session & Pre-Training Review
Enrolment Form
Digital LiteracyAccess to a computer or smart device and the internet to
complete your studies
Language Literacy and NumeracyAQF Level 4
Must hold the qualification code & title: CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care, OR, CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
AvailabilityMinimum - One day a week for 5 hours
Ability to undertake 280 hours placement at a regulated children's service

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12 months average duration
29 Sessions

  • 29 X 5 Hour Theory Sessions

  • 2 X 2 Hour Assessor Workplace Visits

  • Written and oral questions

  • Projects

  • Observations of skills

Recommended 15 hours of self-paced learning per week
280 hours of work placement in a regulated childrens' service
Obtain a working with children check

Unit CodeUnit TitleCore or Elective
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCore
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operationsCore
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve professional practiceCore
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligenceElective
BSBTWK502Manage team effectivenessCore
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversityElective
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeingCore
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s familiesCore
CHCINM002Meet community information needsElective
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in childrenCore
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCore
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care programCore
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learningCore
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in childrenCore

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Fees and funding

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. The course fees/costs depend upon eligibility for a Government subsidy, via the Skills First Funding Program.  Using a funded place can affect your access to future funding. If you are not eligible for funding the course fees will be the “Fee for Service” rate.

Student Handbook

Please read the MCFE student handbook here, which includes:

  • Application Pre-training review and enrolment process; including USI information

  • Fees and charges/statement of fees; including refunds, concession, eligibility for Skills First Funding, and how this can affect future enrolments in funded courses

  • Privacy statements

  • Student support

  • Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options

  • Online service standards

  • Assessment methods and instructions

  • Job and employment

  • Code of conduct

  • Complaints and appeals

  • Completions & certificates

  • Deferrals and withdrawals

  • Third parties that may be relevant to my enrolment

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