If you love children and are passionate about helping build a brighter future through supporting the development of the young, a career in early childhood education and care may be the right career for you.


Rhodes International College (CRICOS Provider No: 03810G) (RIC)

We are a specialist early childhood education and care training provider that offers high quality training to future early childhood professionals. The aim of Rhodes International College is to help you fulfil your career dreams and support you during your learning process.

Our training includes practical work-experience in accredited childcare centres where you will have an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have learnt in a real life

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care focuses on the knowledge and skills required of early childhood educators who are responsible for maintaining healthy, safe and caring environments for children and for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

To be issued the qualification CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you must be assessed as competent in all 15 units of competency which includes 12 core units and 3 elective units.

In order to provide you with a truly engaging learning experience, we offer training with a combination of face to face and supervised study session. During class time, our highly experienced and knowledgeable trainers will train you on the theoretical aspects of your future occupation  as well as assist you in the development of the essential practical skills you would require to work in an early childhood education and care facility.

The course also includes 300 hours of mandatory work placement in a registered childcare facility

Course Description

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 300 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

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Rhodes International College offers an open and inclusive learning environment for all students. However, there are some eligibility criteria that you are required to meet before you can be accepted into the course.



Through studying this course, you will create strong potential employability and may take up a variety of roles in the sector including:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Room Leader
  • Educational Leader
  • Inclusion Professional
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Centre Director / Centre Manager
  • Family Day Care Educator



  • Classroom training
    20 hours per week (face-to-face in classroom and supervised study session)
  • Work placement – total hours 300 hours:
    20 hours  per week
  • Total duration 68 weeks



Classroom based training, including the simulated practical training will be delivered at the Rhodes International College campus located at: Level 8, 140 Elizabeth Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Course Structure

Core 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

Elective Units

CHCECE057 Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Application Process

To enrol into a course as an international student at Rhodes International College, you must complete an International Student Enrolment Form available here. The form should be completed in full and submitted by email to: info@ric.edu.au

The application for enrolment must be accompanied by:

• Evidence of meeting the English language requirements.
• Evidence of meeting the Academic entry requirements.

When Rhodes International College receives an application, one of our team
will review it for completeness.
To ensure this course is the right one for you, Rhodes International College’s Academic Manager or their delegate will contact you to undertake a pre-enrolment interview to assess suitability and capacity to undertake the course.

More information about Rhodes International College’s enrolment process can be found in the Rhodes International College International Student Enrolment Policy and ProcedurePlease note,  if you are accepted in to a course at Rhodes International College, it is your responsibility to apply for a student visa and abide by the conditions of that visa at all times.