CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


CRICOS course code: 088263E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


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.

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.


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