A diploma 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

Next intake dates
8 August 2024

Entry Requirement:
– Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
– CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Gowrie – The Harbour
1 Seafarer Lane
Docklands VIC 3008

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 can be organised by Gowrie Victoria and supported by regular visits by a Gowrie Victoria trainer.

Units of competency:

Code Title Hours 
BSBOPS504 Manage business risk 60
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness 60
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 55
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing 200
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service 110
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children 60
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 65
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning 75
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum 180
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations 73
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families 70
CHCECE051 Promote equity in access to the service 40
CHCECE052 Plan service and supports for children and families 60
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120



Tuition Fees Current as at 1 January 2022

Skills First eligible tuition fee Skills First concession tuition fee Non-funded tuition fee
$800.00 $160.00^ $8,975

Note: Tuition Fees quoted above are the maximum fees payable. Fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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: Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or; CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
    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 17 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