78 Weeks


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Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Learners may be:

  • Existing childcare workers wanting to increase their formal care skills and knowledge as they relate to their area of employment

  • Persons seeking a career change to work with children and babies

  • Unemployed persons seeking employment in child care in particular within childcare facilities


  • Students must be 18 years of age on commencement of the course
  • A minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent with no band lower that 5.0 or equivalent
  • Satisfactory completion of Australian Year 12 (or equivalent)
  • Student must obtain a ‘Working with Children Check’ prior to commencing the placement.


Students will need to be reasonably physically fit to undertake the work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual lifting and other physical activities.


This course will train you in key areas of early childhood education, from providing care for children to managing a childcare facility.

You’ll develop skills to help enhance children’s creativity, development and well-being in a child care setting, how to support children’s development with learning and play plus much more.


Employment pathways*:

  • Group Leader in a Childcare Centre

  • Child Development Worker

  • Children’s Services Manager

  • Centre Coordinator/Supervisor

  • Centre Director/Manager

*It is not, however, intended to indicate that an individual will gain immediate employment on completion of this qualification


Classroom based delivery [Face-to-Face].


Assessment methods vary and may include written assignments, knowledge tests, research tasks, projects, case studies, observations, practical tasks and role plays/demonstrations .


During the course you are required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement in a licensed and registered early childhood service. Students can find their own placement. Mint Training and the Host Employer must have an agreement before the placement can be commenced.

Mint Training may assist students to secure a work placement.

During your placement a Mint Training assessor will visit you on a number of occasions to observe you performing some of your tasks.

Please Note: There are a number of statutory checks required by workplaces, such as a Working with Children Check and/or Police Checks. Consult the table on the Australian Government website for regulations.


  • Students are required to bring a note-pad to every training session and may bring their own Laptop / Computer Tablet.
  • Mint Training will provide you with all other resources such as Wi-Fi internet connection and are included in the course fee.
  • Students are required to wear appropriate clothing for work-placement (such as closed shoes, shirts, pants – please do NOT wear t-shirts, jeans and other fancy clothing).


RPL allows students to gain recognition of skills and knowledge they have achieved through on the job training, formal or informal education and life experience. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. A comprehensive RPL assessment tool will need to be completed and each unit will be addressed individually.
To know more about how RPL is conducted please refer to the following documents:



Students may be able to shorten the length of their chosen qualification by taking into account previous studies. Mint Training recognises Australian registered training organisations for credit transfers. Credit Transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application.


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

  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

  • CHCECE022 Promote children s agency

  • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning

  • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development

  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations

  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

  • 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

  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units:

  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

  • BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation

  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

  • CHCPOL003 Undertake research activities Research and apply evidence to practice

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve professional practice

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