Diploma of Early Childhood Education in NSW

Do you have a natural talent or affinity for teaching or instructing young children? Do you want to get the qualifications required to take on a teaching role at an established childcare centre? Do you want to improve children’s educational prospects in local NSW communities by starting your own early learning centre?

If so, an early childhood education diploma is ideal for you. A diploma of early childhood education is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge relevant to early childhood teaching or running your own day-care business.

It is particularly beneficial if you are looking to either set up your own day-care centre or move into a more managerial role within an existing centre.

Early childhood education is one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia. The number of children being enrolled in preschools and kindergartens is expected to continue to grow over the next decade.

If you’re interested in working with young children in NSW, a career as an early childhood educator may be right for you!

The early childhood sector is growing in both size and importance.

Following the recent announcements from the government in NSW, the time to join the early childhood sector with a qualification such as the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is now!

The NSW Government has announced 5 billion dollars in funding for the childcare sector. This will open tens of thousands of spots for children in childcare centres across the state. This will enable more women to return to work, should they want to.

A portion of the funding is for centres to be able to take on more staff. With so many more children being allowed to access early childhood care and education, the need for the workforce to expand with it will be very important.

A diploma of early childhood education is the perfect qualification to start working towards taking advantage of the coming massive growth in the early childhood sector in NSW. It will allow you to work as an early childhood educator and equip you with the skills needed to take on leadership roles within childcare services.

Read on to learn more about the Australian College of Teacher Aides and Childcare and our diploma in early childhood education.

early childhood education diploma nsw

Why study the diploma of early childhood education with ACTAC?

Studying your diploma of early childhood education online with ACTAC means you can learn at any time of the day or night, 24/7. Log in whenever it suits you! No need to attend classes or lectures on campus.

With our self-paced courses, including the diploma in early childhood education, you will be able to maintain a robust work-life-study balance as you complete your nationally recognised qualification.

Operating as an online-only RTO allows ACTAC to deliver our courses for extremely low prices that you will not find at any other provider. In the digital age, ACTAC believes there is no reason for a nationally recognised qualification to cost thousands of dollars.

We function as a social enterprise, meaning we put our profits directly into the courses we develop and teach. This improves their quality while also bringing down the cost to students for them to study with us.

Furthermore, ACTAC trainers are all experienced members of the early childhood sector. They have many years of experience and knowledge to pass on to learners. We ensure that all our graduates are highly employable and can succeed in the early childhood sector.

child care training nsw

Make a difference with a diploma of early childhood education.

Suppose you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference. In that case, our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will prepare you for employment as an early childhood educator or manager. You will learn how to create play-based learning opportunities for children from birth to six years old.

You will also learn the fundamental principles of the National Quality Framework (including the National Quality Standard), ensuring high-quality practices in all services participating in the Child Care Subsidy system. This qualification is available online so you can study at your own pace with flexible study arrangements.

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care takes up to 18 months of self-paced study to complete. For a fee of $299, a six-month extension is available to students should they require one.

This nationally recognised diploma of early childhood education is made up of 15 units and 280 hours of practical work placement. This work placement is completed at an early childhood service of the students finding, and ACTAC must make final approval of the location before placement can commence.

Of the 15 units in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, 12 are core units, while the other 3 are electives. some of the core units include:

• Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
• Embed sustainable practices in service operations
• Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
• Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

The electives which are included in the diploma of early childhood education are:

• Lead the work team
• Develop and implement policy
• Research and apply evidence to practice

Some of the career opportunities available to students after completing the diploma of early childhood education are:

• Family day care coordinator
• An educational leader in a service
• Area coordinator for a group of services
• Nominated supervisor at a service

ACTAC can offer the diploma of early childhood education for the competitive price of just $1299! There is no better time than now to start your journey towards becoming a key player in the early childhood sector in NSW.

early childhood courses sydney


Studying a diploma of early childhood education can open the door to a great career – and one that will only get more rewarding and better paid. In fact, according to the Department of Education, early childhood educators are among the “most in-demand occupations in Australia”. So if you’ve been thinking about getting into this industry, there’s no better time than now!

If you would like to know more about the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, do not hesitate and contact ACTAC on 1300 511 455 or at enquiries@actac.com.au to speak with one of our friendly support members or organise a chat with one of our trainers to see if this is the right course for you!

If this sounds like the perfect career path for you, there is NO BETTER TIME to enrol in one of our childcare qualifications.



    Fill in the form with your information,
    we will be in contact with you shortly!