CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 085878J


This course is intended for people seeking to work in the early childhood education and care sector. It provides the skills and knowledge required to design and implement curriculum and care programs, in early childhood education and care services. It will supply all the necessary understanding of how to design these learning frameworks so that upon implementation, they meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. On completion of this course you will be capable of supervising other staff and volunteers and oversee the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children.


This qualification prepares you to work in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector as an educator.


Bachelor Early Childhood, Bachelor of Education (Primary School)

Course Delivery

To be eligible for the award of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, learners must successfully complete a total of 28 units comprising of 23 core units and 5 elective units. Course is completed over 2 years of study in a classroom setting with 6 practical placements (3 in first year and 3 in second year of study) total of 608 hours. Classes are timetabled from Monday to Thursday, practical placements are full time Monday to Friday.

Entry Requirements

Age requirements apply, students must be 18 years of age or older prior to commencement of 1st practical placement. Students are also required to attend one information night prior to enrolling. Each student must be currently working in the Early Childhood Industry prior to enrolment. Each student must gain a Working With Children Check prior to enrolment to complete required practical placements. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 50
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service 120
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 50
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 50
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency 80
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning 70
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development 170
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations 60
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment 50
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals 40
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation 60
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood 70
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning 40
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world 40
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice 40
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $9,901 $9,901
Concession $2,861 $2,861
RPL Government Subsidised $4,085 $4,085
RPL Concession $895 $895
RPL Self-funded $6,127 $6,127
Self-Funded $11,944 $11,944

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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Intake Campus Course Details
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