CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre, provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings. 


You will learn about ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry. You will also gain advanced skills in care routines, working with families, observing and recording children's behaviour, working with culturally diverse clients and managing safety in the workplace.


As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement (minimum of 360 hours) where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.


Be a part of a child's growth and development and help them learn in an environment that is engaging and supporting with a qualification in children's services. You will work closely with children aged 0-12 years from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations. 


Our Trainers with their specialized expertise will prepare you for the work placement in the child care industry for the practical experience.

CRICOS code: 088263E

Course Duration

Total Course Duration of 95 weeks include:

  • Face-to-face sessions in the classroom

  • Work Placement

  • Study Break


Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Year 10 or equivalent

  • Overseas student must have a minimum overall band of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.


You will need

Positive attitude, caring nature, good work ethic and an interest to take on the responsibility of designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services in accordance to the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.


Before undertaking work placement, students will be assisted to obtain Working With Children Check. 


Career Opportunities

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)

  • Children’s services coordinator

  • Centre Manager

  • Director (children’s services)

  • Childhood educator

  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)

  • Program leader (children’s services)

  • Children’s services director / manager

  • Child development worker

  • Early childhood educator

  • Family Day Care educator

  • Service Director / Centre Director



The units of competency are assessed using any of the following methods:

  • Theory Tasks

  • Workplace Tasks / Projects

  • Observation


After Successful Completion of

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students can pursue further studies in Higher Education.


Units of Competencies

There are 28 units that must be completed for this qualification.


Units below with * are units from Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113), student will received credit transfer if they have successfully completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) course. In this case, the total course duration is 52 weeks.


Core units

  • 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

  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

  • CHCPRT001* Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

  • CHCLEG001* Work legally and ethically

  • CHCDIV002*  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

  • HLTAID004*   Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

  • 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


Elective units

  • BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management process

  • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development

  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy