CRICOS Course Code: 108166C


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.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

Career Outcomes

  • Childcare Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Nanny
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Meal planning and Meal Preparation Officer

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Course at a Glance


78 week





Enrollment Fees

AUD $250 (non-RFD)

Course Fees

Total- AUD $15000

Material Fees

AUD $500

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.
International Institute of Education has the following entry requirements:
International students must:
• Have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
• Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
• Have an IELTS* score of 6 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
• Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or

The qualification is delivered over 78 weeks comprising of:
• Four (6) terms of 10 weeks each (60 weeks total).
• Holiday breaks amounting to 18 weeks (as specified in the timetable)
**please note that the final three weeks breaks may require students to complete and submit any outstanding assessments and/or be re-assessed.
Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components, and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills-based assessments in accordance with unit requirements. The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

Code Title
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
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:
• Projects
• Observations
• Portfolios
• Supervisor reports
• Presentations
• Report writing
• Questioning (oral or written)
At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

Course Credit Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at
For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.
The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.
If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.
For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

280 hours of work placement required.

Work Placement arrangements

Prior to commencing the work placement, we will ensure that the workplace has all the facilities and equipment needed and we will also talk to your work placement provider about activities that you will complete. For our early childhood courses, you are required to have a Working with Children Check.
For the CHC50121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you are required to have a Police Check which will be at your own cost. We will provide you with detailed information about your placement once you start your course with us.

Delivery Mode

This course will be delivered
• 15hrs face to face classroom-based
• 5 Hrs. Online Via Online Learning System
• Workplace based [280 Hours Work Placement is required]


Delivery Location

IIE Main Campus
Level 1 & 2, 16-18 Wentworth Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia

Level 8, 85 Queen Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

as well as work placement locations in a variety of locations.

IIE Main Campus

IIE Main Campus
Level 1 & 2, 16-18 Wentworth Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia
Phone: 0061(02)88972125
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