Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au



Tuition Fee: $6,480.00
Material Fee: $250.00



Work Placement Requirement

(140 Hrs of  Work Placement)


52 Weeks


Monthly Intake


Format and Packaging Rules
Total number of units = 18

  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units
  • at least 1 must be selected from the electives listed below
  • up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.​
Core Units

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence

CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE003 - Provide care for children

CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning

CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice

CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

BSBWOR301- Organize personal work priorities and development

CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world

CHCECE014 - Comply with Family Day Care administration requirement


Whilst there are no entry requirements stipulated in the training package (CHC), ICV requires its participants to meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of ICV Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test, ICV will conduct LLN entry test at the time of enrolment. The student must obtain ACSF 2 Level in LLN to enrol in this qualification.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older




Prospective students can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that is relevant to the units of competence within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the qualification. Students are recommended to notify ICV of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrollment.

Also, students MUST obtain a Working with Children Check before commencing workplacement.


Employment Pathways

​This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in childhood educator roles, and childhood care roles that require an early childhood education & care qualification.
​Career outcome may include:

  • Childhood Educator or Assistant Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Preschool Aide
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant


Please contact our college to talk to our support team who can assist you with this information.