Stanley College
Stanley College

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS Course Code 107222H

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Course overview

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. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 52 weeks including 12 weeks of holidays (International Students)

  • Students: International & Local

  • Loan: VET Student Loan Available (Local Students)

  • (International Students)
    Tuition Fee: $9,600
    Material Fee: $450

  • Funding: Government Funding Available (Local Students)

  • Course Code: 107222H

  • Intakes:
    2023: 16 Jan, 13 Feb, 20 Mar, 17 Apr, 29 May, 26 Jun, 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 2 Oct, 30 Oct, 11 Dec

About Course

Course Duration

For International Students
This course is delivered over 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays). Classes are rostered for 3 days per week + Self-study component. This course includes Work Based Training of 12 weeks @ 24 hours per week (total=288 hours).

For Local Students
This course is delivered over 36 weeks^ (including no holidays). Classes are rostered for 3 days per week + Self-study component. This course includes Work Based Training of 8 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=304 hours).

Full Time studies requires students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

^ Note: Course duration does not include any holidays, where your schedule includes a term break/holiday, this time will be added to your overall course duration.

Study Modes

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning
  • Distance Learning and Assessment (Online)
  • Structured Learning Activities
  • Work-Based Training

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following units:

  • 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 
  • CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
  • CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Work Based Training

During Work-Based Training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be job-ready> at graduation. Stanley College has entered into Work-Based Training agreements with a number of employers.

All Work-Based Training placements are organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Team in consultation with students.

Students undertaking this course must be able to obtain the following, to complete the Work-Based Training component of this course*:

  • Current Working with Children Checkˆ
  • National Police Clearance*

ˆRequired to complete the work-based training component of the course

*Please note – To be employed in the Early Childhood Education industry, a National Police Clearance is not required. However some Work-Based Training employers may require that you obtain one prior to commencing your Work-Based Training placement.

> completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to for more information.

Course Entry Requirements


  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

English Proficiency
Upper-intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.5
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 65
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 42
  • Cambridge English: FCE
  • OET D Grade
  • TOEFL PBT Test Score of 513
  • TOEIC 605

Course Prerequisite Requirements

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.


For International Students

Tuition Fee: $9,600
Material Fee: $450*

*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.

For Local Students

Tuition Fee: $14,200

Easy payment plans available.
Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Funding is available for Local Students ONLY under the Jobs and Skills WA Program:

  • Concession Course Fee^: $552.00
  • Non-Concession Course Fee^: $1,863.00

For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements, click here

^Student Tuition Fees – The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. Prices quoted are calculated at the concession rate unless otherwise specified. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2022.

VET Student Loans

Stanley College offers this course under the VET Student Loans framework. Students must be aware that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and that a VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For further information please see the following web-page:

Intake Dates


  • 16 Jan
  • 13 Feb
  • 20 Mar
  • 17 Apr
  • 29 May
  • 26 Jun
  • 31 Jul
  • 28 Aug
  • 2 Oct
  • 30 Oct
  • 11 Dec

Career Opportunities

This qualification suits students seeking a career in the following job roles:

  • Centre Manager
  • OSHC Coordinator

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Government Funding

For Local Students
Local students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students may pursue a bachelors degree at Stanley College or selected Bachelor courses at Universities.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Stanley College acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.