This qualification covers workers in 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. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

  • Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states, it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.
  • It is noted that whilst this qualification equips workers to work with children from 0-5 years of age, some workplaces and jurisdictions require workers to have skills and knowledge to work with children in both early and middle childhood (i.e. aged 0-12 years).
  • Where workers are required to work across the span of development from 0-12 years, candidates should receive training and/or assessment across this broader span of development and in addition to the qualification, be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the achievement of the Middle childhood development skill set.

The work is not always easy, but the rewards are attractive and will bring out the best in you. Our highly qualified and experienced trainers work hand-in-hand with you to ensure you are well prepared.


  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and well-being of the child in early childhood Core
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance with an education and care services Core
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
  • CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
  • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
  • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective
  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective

Assessments you will need to complete in order to be deemed competent will include short questions, case studies, research activities, class simulations, workplace observation and third-party observation by a workplace supervisor.

This course will have a face to face, online and self-study mode. Online will not be more than 25% of the total course duration. Each student must allocate 20 hours of weekly contact hours.

English Language/Literacy/Numeracy Requirements

International students, applying either off-shore or on-shore will require:

  • Either a minimum IELTS (academic or general version) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, Results older than two years are not acceptable. OR
  • Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States OR
  • Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework. OR
  • For levels 1 and 2 students only, successful completion of JTI’s Language and Numeracy Test conducted on JTI’s campus (for onshore international students ONLY.)

Please Note: JTI will also accept equivalent test results from the following specified English language tests - TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and TOEFL PBT.

(Note: A pre-training interview will be conducted prior to issuance of COE (Confirmation of Enrolment). Applicants who fail to meet the required standards of LLN skills for the qualification may need to study English Language qualification for a longer duration)

Specific Academic Requirements

To enter this course, the applicant should successfully meet any one of the following academic requirements:

  • Satisfactorily completed year 12 or equivalent level of studies or
  • Year 10/11 dropouts who can provide evidence of work experience of at least one year in Child Care industry with relevant skills and knowledge

Australia recognises results from the following international English language tests for student visa purposes:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
  • Cambridge English Exam: Certificate of Advanced English

Below are the test score equivalencies*:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 No single band score less than 5.5 (Diploma of Nursing); 5.5 No single band score less than 5.0 (Certificate III in Individual Support)
  • TOEFL: (Paper-based) 550; TOEFL (iBT) 79, A minimum of 19 in each section
  • PTE (Academic): 50, No band score less than 42
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

*If your English test results do not meet these requirements, JTI requires applicants to undertake further English language training. This will need to be done before commencing studies at JTI. Please apply well in advance of your preferred intake to accommodate additional English language training if required.

Work Placement

This course has a mandatory work placement component of 360 hours. The JTI Work Placement Co-ordinator will organize this placement and the trainer/assessor will assess the student at the host facility. Before proceeding to work placement, the student must have the following:

  • Completed the required units
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Completed Working with Children's Check
  • Current Australian Police Check

Work Placement Hours

Mandatory to complete a total of 360 hours with age group 0-5 years over 2 work placements

First Work Placement – 180 hours

150 hours to be completed in a facility with each of the following age group:

  • Babies (minimum 50 hours)
  • Toddlers (minimum 50 hours)
  • Pre-schoolers (minimum 50 hours)
  • Any age group from 0-5 yrs (remaining 30 hours)

Second Work Placement – 180 hours

150 hours to be completed in a facility with each of the following age group:

  • Babies (minimum 50 hours)
  • Toddlers (minimum 50 hours)
  • Pre-schoolers (minimum 50 hours)
  • Any age group from 0-5 yrs (remaining 30 hours)
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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