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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


This qualification 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 this 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.

They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Course CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Delivery Options Classroom based, or
Online learning + Classroom practicals, or
Workplace delivery
Start DateInformation Session online Wednesday 10am - 12pm
Duration14 months average

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. Students who meet the Skills First or JobTrainer eligibility criteria can access $0 Tuition Fees for this course. Apply early for a better chance of securing your place.

This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.

Study this course for no-fee in 2022

You could have all of your tuition fees covered in 2022 thanks to government initiatives JobTrainer and Skills First.


To determine eligibility and to learn more please click here.

Tuition fees and funding


Category Availability Tuition Fee  
Skills First $0
JobTrainer $0
Fee for Service $8400

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.

Material Fees
Material fees are a one-time payment for essential learning material.

For more details, view our statement of fees here.



Intake dates and locations

Location Time Date
Coming Soon 9:30am-2:30pm Commencing October 2022

Job outcomes and further study pathways

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.

Entry requirements

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

Application Participate in an Information Session & Pre-Training Review
Enrolment Form
Digital Literacy Access to a computer or smart device and the internet to
complete your studies
Language Literacy and Numeracy AQF Level 4
Pre-requisites Completed either the CHC30113 or the CHC30121 Certificate 3 Early Childhood Education and Care
Availability One day a week for 5 hours

Delivery and assessment

14 months average duration
32 face-to-face sessions
1 x 5 hour class per week
Written and oral questions
Observations of skills
Recommended 15 hours of self-paced learning per week
280 hours of work placement within a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia
Meet industry working with children check
Meet current industry vaccination requirements

Unit Code Unit Title Core or Elective
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing Core
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning Core
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care program Core
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children Core
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families Core
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity Elective
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve professional practice Core
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations Core
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness Core
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service Core
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence Elective

Further Information

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.

Detailed fees and funding information can be found here.

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


deepa sharmadeepa sharma
01:10 16 Mar 22
Had really good time with the people and got full support from the MCF team in regards to learning and assignments.
jeya preethijeya preethi
10:36 15 Mar 22
I am studying diploma in early childhood education in mcfe. Wow they are very helpfull .if we asked any help they immediately respond with solutions. Educator is amazing very helpful friendly.
Sarah AdnanSarah Adnan
08:19 15 Mar 22
I am very happy, I am doing my early childhood education and care diploma with them , teacher is very cooperative and understanding, provide variety of information and knowledge and very helpful. I recommend 10/10
mariam mustafamariam mustafa
07:55 15 Mar 22
I've studied at other institutes, however Melbourne College of Further Studies is by far ahead of the rest. Leila my trainer is very knowledgeable and very approachable. Head office and Bec are very helpful whenever I needed assistance with anything and replied to my enquiries promptly. I recommend this college 110%. 👌
TeLeah DavisTeLeah Davis
07:26 15 Mar 22
Teachers are amazing, Laila is always there to help out and offer support sessions. Super straight forward and wouldn’t want to be studying with any other institution

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