The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care costs $2700

Government funding options may be available – click here for more information

  • all course materials

  • all assessment activities

  • Small group, Face to Face classroom or Live Online training options available

  • Direct contact with your trainer

  • Support throughout your course

  • Online support and guided online learning

Upfront Payments

Students may choose to pay up to $1500 for their course upfront. Further payments of up to $1500 can be made at a later in the students enrolment. Course fees are to be paid via bank transfer to Building Futures Education once an invoice is received.

Payment Plans

Building Futures Education offers payments plans to students who require it. Payment plans are individually created with the student to ensure they meet the needs of the student.

This Diploma has been designed to develop the range of skills for an Educator to competently take on a higher level of leadership and responsibilities in the Early Childhood industry.

  • 1 – 2 years to complete

  • Compulsory Face to Face or Live Online Class options
    (min 3 hours per month)

  • 280 hours in an early childhood and care setting

  • Guided online learning and resources

Duration and Scheduling

Learning will be conducted in the training centre for 3 hours of Live Online or 3 hours of face-to-face training at one of our Campus locations. These sessions are held on Thursday nights from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

There are 2 options for delivery of this qualification.

Face-to-Face –

  • Workplace delivery
  • Blended flexible options including RPL where appropriate and by application.

Our lessons are conducted in the classroom with the mode of face-to-face learning, within an Early Childhood Environments and some online guided learning.

We give all students a set of learning guides and books, as well as online guided learning via our learner management system. Each student has access to their own personal portal where they can download and receive their assessments. Trainers are available via the phone, email, or face to face during classes. This ensures that students have full support from the college.

Virtual Learning Campus –

These lessons will be held in our virtual classroom. They are scheduled and hosted in real-time virtually with your trainer.

We give all students a set of learning guides and books, as well as online guided learning via our learner management system. Each student has access to their own personal portal where they can download and receive their assessments. Trainers are available via the phone, email, or during virtual classes. This ensures that students have full support from the college.

Both modes of learning are structured over a 1 – 2 year period, as per the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators.

Methods of Study

Competency based assessment is used during all assessment activities. Competency is proved by demonstration of written knowledge and practical skills. Timelines are taken into consideration for practical skills and learners must meet the criteria as deemed industry competent by the assessor.

Formative evidence will be assessed in the form of an Assessment Task Portfolio. The Assessment Task Portfolio uses several assessment tools to accommodate the learner’s individual needs. The assessment types include:

  • Written Assessment
  • Reflective Questions
  • Workplace Tasks
  • Third Party reports
  • Observation Tools
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

• hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or

• CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

All students must demonstrate English and numeracy proficiency at enrolment by undertaking the Language, Literacy and Numeracy test supplied by BFE.

Student Technology and Resource Requirements


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  • A device, such as an Ipad or computer, to complete their learning, assessments and training sessions.
  • Video conferencing hardware including: a working computer camera, speakers and microphone on their chosen device. (Virutal Campus Students Only)
  • Reliable access to the internet.
  • Students to have a space to attend tutorials without interruption.
  • Students must have sound technology and digital literacy skills

Core Units

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing

CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform learning

CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units

CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

CHCECE057 – Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles

BSBHRM413 – Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

Career Opportunities

Working within the Early Childhood Education industry with services who utilise the Montessori method. This may present as an Educator within a long day care environment, in the Family Day Care industry as an educator, or within a Montessori school setting as a teacher aide or in conjunction with teaching qualifications, as a Montessori teacher. Each sector has their own requirements and we recommend you contact your sector before enrolling.

Unique Student Identifier

From 1st January 2015, we can be prevented from issuing you with a Nationally Recognised VET Qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). In addition, we are required to include your USI in the data we submit to NCVER.

How to Apply

Step 1: Enrolment Enquiry

To let us know that you are interested in studying this course complete an Enquiry Form by clicking on Apply.  Once we have received this form and confirmed eligibility we will send you information regarding your course. You will be required to send back a confirmation that you would like to go ahead training with us.

Step 2: Complete Induction course

You will be sent a link to log into our Student Management System Axcelerate to complete our online induction course. During this induction you will be given in depth information about your course and Building Futures Education. Once this is complete you will be sent the online enrolment form.

Step 3: Commence Training

You will be enrolled into the Nationally Recognised Course you have chosen with Building Futures Education and you can commence your training.