CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Information
Course Name Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
Duration (Part Time) N/A
Duration (Full Time) 104 Weeks
2019 Course Fees 19,700
Intake Dates TBC
University ATMC VET Programs
Campus Melbourne
Faculty Early Childhood and Aged Care

Program Outline

This 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. 

Career Opportunities

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Early childhood educator

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in Australia or equivalent in student’s country of origin
  • 18 years of age or above
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. 

Applicants with no formal qualification and who are commencing within or have experience within a relevant industry may also be considered.

Additional Requirement: Participants must undertake National Police and Working with Children checks before commencing work placement.


After completing CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students may continue their studies by enrolling in a higher education course. 

Mode of Study and Assessment Methods

Mode of study includes classroom based training sessions based on theory classes and practical sessions involving small groups and individual activities in a simulated work environment and work placement. Assessment methods include written test, observation, logbook and project.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

A learner may be able to apply for RPL if they have gained competency from work, other programs, courses, life experience or training provided at work that is relevant to the course. The College recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations.

Course Contents/ Units of Competency


CHCDIV002     Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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

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

CHCLEG001    Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

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

HLTWHS003   Maintain work health and safety


BSBLED401      Develop teams and individuals

BSBWOR404   Develop work priorities

CHCDIV001      Work with diverse people

CHCMGT003   Lead the work team

CHCPRP003     Reflect on and improve own professional practice