CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulators and the National Quality Standard. The training provided in this qualification allows learners to implement an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Course Structure

To achieve the qualification of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, learners must successfully complete a total of Twenty-eight (28) units of competency, consisting of:

  • Twenty-three (23) Core Units, and;
  • Five (5) Elective Units

Course Delivery

Qualification will be delivered for 77 weeks (depending on cohort). Face to face delivery will take place 1 day a week (6 hours each day). Students will generally need to spend 20 hours per week on self-studies, completing assessment and undertaking workplace activates.

Work Placement

Learners must complete minimum total of 240 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service. If you are currently working within the Early Childhood sector, your experience may count towards your placement.

Assessment Method

Methods of assessment may include

  • Written assessment tasks
  • Scenarios
  • Workplace Activities
  • Class Activities
  • Workplace Observation
  • Third party feedback

Units of Competency

Total number of units = 28

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units

All electives contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


Units of Competency

Core units

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE002 Ensure the health & safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Provide and promote healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationship with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE016 Establish and Maintain a safe healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Support the holistic development and well being of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nature creativity in children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE026 Work in Partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Island safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE021 Implement Strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE020 Establish and Implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE024 Design and Implement the curriculum to foster children learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations


Elective units

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an Innovative work environment
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE013 Information about children to inform practice
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals


Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course, Learners must demonstrate that they have sound literacy and numeracy skills to a standard of at least Australian Year 12 school or Australian Certificate III, or an equivalent. Applicants will be required to complete an ACFS language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning (ACSF Level 5), reading (ACSF Level 4), writing (ACSF Level 4), oral communication (ACSF Level 4) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.


Police check and working with children check will be required when undertaking the practical placement.


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

In some cases, prior learning and experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on (03) 8714 1222.

Credit transfer

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed units at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit transfer will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer please complete the credit transfer application form available from head office and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted.

Participants MUST have a police clearance and working with children check.


Career Opportunity

 Students will gain the benefit of experience throughout their course with an integrated work placement component (a minimum of 240 hours) that:

  • Strengthens experience of the workplace to support future expectations of performance in the workforce
  • Develops practical skills and the application of knowledge within the workplace to promote stronger embedding of learning
  • Provides exposure to real workplace situations and circumstances which cannot be replicated in a learning environment or through simulation


Career Opportunities

  • Before and after school care assistant
  • Kindergarten teacher’s assistant
  • Family day care Coordinator
  • Family day care Educator
  • Long day care / Occasional care Educator
  • Long day care / family day care Director
  • Long day care / family day care Supervisor
  • Nanny
  • Out of School Hours Care Educator
  • Recreation Educator


Government Funded

Government Funding is available for Eligible individuals. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding under Skills First Program.

The tuition fee is $0 for students who are eligible for government funding. Please refer to Eligibility Check page to make sure you are eligible for the government subsidised program.



The tuition fee for full-fee paying students is $11,900. Full-fee paying students can contact us to find current cost and payment plan. To view the payment plans online, please visit the Payment Plan section.