CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Details

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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. All persons (Employees and Volunteers) will require a Blue Card.

Course: 28 units (23 core plus 5 elective units) plus a mandatory 240hrs in an early childhood education and care setting
Timeline: Course Completion: maximum time 30 months
Course Payment: maximum time 92 weeks

Student Selection - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Persons with the language and literacy skills enabling them to complete the course and or provide support and assistance to in the aged care industry.

Fees - Diploma of Early Childhood education and Care


High Level Skills (HLS)

(Qld State Government VET Investment Plan-Funded Programs)

$875 Subsidised plus First Aid (Payment Plan - 35 weekly payments of $25)

$800 Concession plus First Aid (Payment Plan - 32 weekly payments of $25)

In addition; Student is required to pay for their First-aid Certificate

*Further reductions to students who have completed CHC30113 below

$750.00 Subsidised (Payment Plan – 30 weekly payments of $25.00)

$700.00 Concession (Payment Plan – 28 weekly payments of $25.00)

Further information on the High Level Skills Program.


(Qld State Government VET Investment Plan-Funded Programs)

As per the 'Student Contribution Fee' 

Fee for service

$4900.00 plus First Aid ($300.00 enrolment fee followed by 92 weekly payments of $50)

$2000.00 if you already hold CHC30113 ($300.00 enrolment fee followed by 34 weekly payments of $50)

Face-to-face classes On application and group basis
VETiS (Schools) As per school MOU

The Enrolment fee (if applicable) is non-refundable as are courses fees once students commence training. Fees andconditions are aligned to government funding conditions. Refer to fee policy on enrolment form for further information.

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23 compulsory units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety C
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence C
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children C
CHCECE003 Provide care for children C
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks C
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers C
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children C
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice C
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children C
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood C
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children C
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services C
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour C
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children C
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency C
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning C
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development C
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations C
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children C
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically C
CHCPRT001  Identify and respond to children and young people at risk C
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting C
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety C
5 elective units
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy E
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning E
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world E
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice E
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development E

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Resources - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care learning resources are available online (with support from CTA trainers)  are included in the course fees. Additional charges will apply for printing of learning resources, if requested. Please check before enrolment.

Job Roles - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Director-Early Childhood Education and Care Centre
  • Child Development Worker
  • Manager-Early Childhood Education and Care Centre

Outcome - Diploma of Early Chidhood Education and Care

On successful completion of all units within this qualification, participants will receive a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Pathway - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Senior Early Childhood Educator or Tertiary pathways

Student Intake - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

All year (except for end of year closure)

Industry Placement - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Students enrolling in this program will be required to complete a mandatory 240 hours in an early childhood education and care setting.

How is the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care  Delivered & Assessed?

You will have access to a variety of theory and practical learning resources, including industry placement, which equips you with the necessary skills to secure employment. Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course resources are readily available online to ensure 24/7 access and portability to students. Throughout the duration of your studies you will be trained, assessed and supported by qualified trainers and assessors in a variety of methods which depend on your chosen mode of study. These may include: Skype, email, phone, online, workplace visits, third party reports by workplace supervisor/s, written workbooks, videoed training presentation and or classroom tutorials.

Centrelink Eligibility - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

If you are eligible for assistance, contact Centrelink for details of study assistance for this course before enrolment.

Recognition of Prior Learning - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Have you gained knowledge and skills through your work, life experience, training or education? You may be halfway to a qualification and not realise it. Even if you have never formally studied or trained in a particular area, you may be able to have your skills formally recognised.

Recognition of your current skills and knowledge can occur through credit transferor recognition of prior learning.

What Is Involved?

As part of the recognition of prior learning process your existing skills and knowledge will be assessed against a range of industry standards by a qualified assessor. You can demonstrate your competence in a variety of ways including performing tasks, sharing your stories about how you carry out tasks in the work place or providing work samples and providing evidence of the mandatory 120 hours industry experience.

Credit Transfer - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

If you have completed past studies in areas related to the Diploma of ?Early Childhood Education and Care  you plan to enrol in you may be eligible for credit transfer. You will need to provide a Statement of Attainment matching the unit of competency you are seeking credit for.

Benefits of Applying for RPL

  • Recognition may accelerate you through your qualification
  • A qualification may assist you with getting a promotion, job security, a change in career or even a pay rise
  • Recognition helps keep your studies interesting and challenging (as you are not learning things you already know)
  • Recognition will never cost you more than the training it replaces

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