Course Description:

Students will learn how to implement an approved learning framework within the confines of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Students will also be given the responsibility to design and implement a curriculum for early childhood education and care services. As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 280 hours of work-based training in a regulated child care environment with children aged 0-6 years.

Modes of delivery for this course are face-to-face class and online learning.


20 hours/week
Specific days will be advised during orientation

Inclusive of 280 hours of work-based training at an approved Child Care Centre

Resource Fees:


Tuition Fees:

$9,800 (PROMOTION)

Entry Requirements:

  • Completion of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent) or obtain RPL or credit transfer for required units
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no band score less than 5.0

Matured Aged students are assessed on case by case basis on their eligibility to enrol to the respective course based on their working experience if they do not have evidence of previous required academic qualifications.

Students will also be required to undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test at the time of enrolment and at any time if the college believes that their levels are not up to standards. Even if student has the appropriate IELTS score, they are still required to do the LLN test at time of enrolment.


Total: 52 weeks
(40 study weeks + 12 weeks break)
Two Semesters

Course Content:

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 a children’s 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 children’s 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

BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments

CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

Assessment Methods:

  • Reports
  • Interviews
  • Role playing
  • Case studies
  • Group projects
  • Observations
  • Presentations
  • Problem solving
  • Work-based training
  • Quizzes

Work-Based Training Arrangement:

Practical experience at a local child care centre and successful completion of the placement is part of the course assessment. Kingston works closely with a range of local child care centres that provide work placement opportunities to our students. Before undertaking work placement, students must have Working With Children (WWC) clearance and a valid Australian First Aid Certificate. After enrolling with Kingston, students should apply for Working With Children (WWC) clearance at any Post Office.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Centre Director
  • Assistant Centre Director
  • Educational Leader
  • Qualified Educator
  • Room Leader

Further Education:

  • BSB50120 Diploma of Business (107205J)
  • BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management (104154F)

Intake Dates 2023/24

30/01/2023 Term 1
24/04/2023 Term 2
17/7/2023 Term 3
09/10/2023 - Term 4
29/01/2024 Term 1 2024