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Building Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings


inclusive practices involves viewing children in context, rather than as individuals who exist in isolation.Inclusive practices create a community culture that ensures all children can be actively involved in meaningful play and learning with and alongside their peers. This includes providing additional supports or removing barriers when required.


This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.This includes focusing on children’s abilities rather than their needs, viewing family and cultural diversity as a strength, and seeking ways to maximise children’s engagement, rather than modifying experiences to cater for perceived deficits or limitations.Ensuring inclusive practices is an ongoing journey that requires professional commitment and focused reflection. It requires consideration for different perspectives and frameworks that enable educators to respond to new challenges and complexities.

Course code

Skill Set
Building Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education and Care Settings

Delivery mode
Workplace Based
Class Based(on request)

Course duration
TLC offers a rolling intake which means you can commence study at anytime of the year.

Enrolment valid for:

9 months– workplace based

3 months– recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Vocational placement hours
Minimum of 240 hours (working hours can be incorporated as placement hours for workplace students)

Government funding available
Yes – QLD

Payment methods 
EziDebit (payment plans)
Direct Debit
Credit Card (over phone)
Study Loans 

Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed:

  • Theory: written tasks, case studies, questions, activities and/or workplace projects, portfolios.
  • Practical: vocational placement or employment in an ACECQA approved early childhood service. Workplace tasks, observation, projects, third party reports.

Study Commitments

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) provides a guide to volume of learning which describes how long a student who does not hold any of the competencies identified in the relevant units of competency or modules would take to develop all the required skills and knowledge. ‘Volume of learning’ includes all teaching, learning and assessment activities that a typical student must undertake to achieve the learning outcomes, including any minimum on the job component.

For a AQF Level 5 qualification this time could vary from 1200hrs to 2400hrs.

Based on TLC’s model of delivery and resources, and using a 9mth enrolment as a guide, we advise students to be prepared to allocate approximately 23hrs a week to their studies. This time will include all trainer time, personal study time, on the job placement and completion of assessments.

Time required will increase or decrease depending on mode of study / assessment.


  • Ability to read, write and speak good English
  • Able to apply sound numeracy skills
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Are currently employed in an Early Childhood setting
  • Hold a Certificate III or higher industry relevant qualification


Course Topics Core Units (6)
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and well being of the child in early childhood
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE026 Lead team effectiveness
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


This skill set is for workers with existing experience or qualifications in early childhood education and care roles seeking to broaden their skills.

These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package. Completion of this skill set will provide 6 credits towards CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


TLC offers a variety of payment methods including direct debit, Ezidebit (payment plan), cheque, study loans, credit card or money order.

A student handbook is available prior to enrolment which outlines all policies in relation to fees, refunds, suspensions and cancellations.

Your quoted fee will depend on study mode chosen, whether you have any credit transfers or, if applying for RPL, whether there is any gap training required.

Higher Level Skills students pay a student contribution fee with remainder of course fees paid by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (QLD).

Higher Level Skills (QLD ONLY)
Workplace Based / RPL $130 (non-concession) or $118 (concession)
Class based $112 (non-concession) or $106 (concession)

Fee for Service – External or Workplace Based (QLD and NSW)
Enrolment Fee – $100
Per Unit Fee $150

Fee for Service – Recognition of Prior Learning (QLD and NSW)
Enrolment Fee – $100
Per Unit Fee $120