Rather finger paint than write reports? Make a career in the Child Care Industry with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
+ Children’s Service Coordinator
+ Director or Educational Leader
+ Child Development Worker
+ Early Childhood Educator
+ Centre Manager & more
+ Duration: 52 weeks
+ Work placement: 280 hours
Local students No
International students Yes
How can I study?
This course is available via on campus and virtually. Call us to discuss your study options.
National Code: CHC50121
Units: 12 core + 3 electives
Location: 9, 250 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Duration: 12 months, 52 sessions plus 280 mandatory work placement hours
Delivery Method: Classroom-based (15 hours classroom delivery & approximately 5 hours online learning per week)
Assessment: Methods for assessment include written Q&A, observations, research assignments or projects
Duration: 52 weeks (including holidays)
Prior Experience: Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer are available
Tuition Fee: $20,000
Materials Fee: $300 (includes MCIE Training shirt)
Administration Fee: $200
RPL Application Fees: $145 per hour
In this nationally recognised course, you will acquire the foundation skills and knowledge required to support your move into ECEC leadership and management roles. You could become a…
Children’s Service Coordinator
Director or Educational Leader at an Early Childhood Education Centre
Child Development Worker
Early Childhood Educator
Centre Manager & more
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care of either the following course codes:
An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:
IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DHA regulations or;
satisfactorily completing ELICOS at Upper Intermediate level from a NEAS endorsed English Training Centre or;
completion of secondary studies equivalent or higher to an Australian Year 12 qualification from an
English-speaking country or;
completion of MCIE English Placement Test with an overall score of 6 or above;
other tests like PTE, TOEFL and OET are also considered equivalent for direct entry into MCIE VET courses.
Other entry requirements include:
Academic: Completion of senior high school or equivalent to the Australian Year 12 of education
Regulatory: A current and valid passport, A valid study visa that covers the duration of study for the course
Age at Commencement: MCIE will not accept overseas students who would be under 18 years of age at the time of proposed commencement
Special Considerations: Students who have completed one year of study in Australia (Cert III, AQF Qualification or above) are exempt from submitting Year 12 qual or equivalent + IELTS results
Training is delivered ‘face to face’ by qualified trainers and students are required to attend each scheduled class. The trainer will moderate the learning pace, method and sequence appropriate to the learning needs.
Learning methods will vary and can include case study scenarios, field trips, ‘hands-on’ practical classes, role-play techniques, discussions, presentations and assignments.
Assessment tasks and strategies cover a wide range of methods and may include the creation of specific written documents, projects or reports, formal questions (multiple choice, short and long answer), practical demonstrations, small or large group tasks, oral presentations, problem-solving tasks, case studies and discussions.
Broadly classroom assessments have two or three assessment tasks for each unit of competency or module.
As a general rule for major assessments, students are provided with task assessment instructions including the date the task is due for completion.
The work placement requirement of this qualification is 280 hours.
MCIE will organise your work-placement with one of our host employers.
It is a requirement that students obtain the following documents prior to commencing practical placement.
Police Check (at applicant expense – cost between $30 and $50 AUD)
Working with Children Check (minimum level required ‘voluntary’ which is at no cost)
Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccinations may be an individual employer requirement
Current First Aid including CPR
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE050 Work in Partnership with children’s families
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
BSBWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments
This is Nationally Recognised Training,
leading to Australian Qualifications
Framework (AQF) qualification or a
Statement of Attainment.
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