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Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
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For those who have completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, this is the ideal qualification for upskilling in to team leader, supervisor or manager roles.

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.

This course will provide you with the skills necessary to become an effective room leader within a Early Learning Childcare Centre and will give you the skills and knowledge to assist other educators in implementing sound curriculums, allowing the children in your care to grown and learn. 

There are two ways you can complete this course, either through;
  • Face-to-face classroom based training, or 
  • Workplace based traineeship

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  • 32 weeks of classroom learning for 2 days per week, plus;

  • 280 hours of work experience at your own pace (i.e. 280 hours / 32 weeks = 8.75 hours per week)

  • Cockburn

  • Clarkson

  • Mirrabooka

  • Victoria Park

  • Ellenbrook (coming soon)

We use a rolling intake so classes start every few weeks. Please contact us for specific dates

Start date
  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Location
    Theoretical course work and training will be delivered at: Greenhouse Education Level 1, Eastbrooke Mirrabooka Health Hub 8 Sudbury Rd Mirrabooka WA 6061 10 Avior Ave Jandakot WA 6164 Unit 15, 61 Ocean Keys Boulevard CLARKSON WA 6030 This area is accessible via Public Transportation. To plan your Journey, click here.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Delivery Schedule
    This course consists of 17 units, 15 core and 2 elective units. ​ Delivery Schedules will be based on your enrolment date, you will receive a training plan which outlines your delivery schedule.
  • Early Childhood and Education - Fees and Payment
    From 1st January 2023 this course is a part of the 'Free in ’23 program', which has now been extended in to 2024. The course fees for this course will be 100% subsidised by WA state government for eligible students. Eligibility criteria: an Australian citizen; or a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790 or 820; a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457; or a Bridging Visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) and you have made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790. visa subclasses 449 and 786, which are currently used for Ukraine and Afghan nationals; secondary holders (spouses and dependents) of a Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) bridging visas A, B , C and E where holders have work rights and have made a valid application for a Permanent Protection Visa (subclass 866). A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 23 October 2023. Please note that existing worker trainees are not eligible for the fee-free arrangements. Eligible Period: Courses started after 1st January 2023. The current fees for this course are based on the West Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development’s current VET Fees and Charges Policy. To view the VET Fees and Charges policy, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development website at Please note: 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. Download the FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT POLICY
  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Study
    To complete your CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education with Greenhouse Education you will have to complete both the theory and practical placement components that are required. The classroom aspect of the course is delivered face-to-face in a our purpose built, community service specific classroom environment, 2 days per week, for 30 weeks. To successfully complete your CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will also need to complete workplace-based experience within a registered Early Learning Childcare Centre for 5 weeks.
  • Early Childhood Education and Care - Course Details
    This course runs for a period of 30 weeks in total (2 days per week) with 5 weeks of pratical work placement (inclusive of the 30 weeks). The course is a mix of workshop learning and practical on the job training and assessment. This course has classes starting each month. For a specific start date please contact one of our team members. You will be allocated a highly experienced and qualified Trainer / Assessor who, in addition to delivering your class will also provide support over the phone, via email or face-to-face as required. During your enrolment process you will be guided through all training and assessments, in detail, to ascertain what units are most suitable to your needs and what support strategies are necessary to assist you in completing your qualification.


We take great care in our Enrolment Process as we want to make sure that Childcare is a good fit for you. Therefore, after your initial Enrolment Enquiry, we ask you to come in and meet one of our Training Advisors for an Enrolment Interview.


At your enrolment interview you will be asked to:

  • Complete your Enrolment Application Form

  • Sit a short Entry Assessment and Suitability discussion 

  • Discuss your fee options

  • Receive your formal acceptance to Greenhouse and your Student Information Guide

You are also required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) by the time of your Enrolment Interview. Click on the button below and follow the instructions to obtain your USI.

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