This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

RTO ID: 3900

Course code

2021 intake dates
With prior Cert III – Rolling intakes

12-16 months

This qualification consists of a combination of theory-based training and practical implementation in the workplace. Learners who are not employed in the early childhood sector (working with children) will be required to complete a minimum of 280 hours of work placement. Placement is organised by Gowrie Victoria and supported by regular visits by a Gowrie Victoria trainer.

Units of competency:

Code Title Hours 
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 50
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations 60
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 50
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service 120
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy 90
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 50
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 50
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning 70
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals 40
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team 100
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency 80
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development 170



Tuition Fees Current as at 18 November 2019

Skills First eligible tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Non-funded tuition fee
$800.00 $160.00^ $12,788.00

Note: Tuition Fees quoted above are the maximum fees payable. Fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. ^ Concession fees are applicable to all Skills First Program eligible individuals enrolling into a Diploma who self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent only.

Additional Fees (for detailed information refer to learner handbook found on Studying with us page)

Assessment visit cancellation fee $75.00
Cluster re-enrolment fee $200.00
Certificate re-issuance fee $25.00
Transfer fee $200.00
  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Diploma of ECEC level study.
  • Learners must obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • Learners must be at least 15 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • If you are currently employed you may be eligible for a traineeship.
  • Gowrie Victoria encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.
  • Authorised Supervisor
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Centre Manager
  • Director
  • Group/Team Coordinator/Leader
  • Children’s Adviser
  • Program Leader