Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care

(CHC50113) Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

  • Course Code


  • Qualification

    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Delivery Mode

    Classroom: Duration:
    (Face to face) 80 weeks

  • Nationally Recognized


  • Government Funding & Fees

    Skills First Program

  • Payment Method

    Debit/Credit Card or Cash

In order to attain the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students must satisfactorily complete 28 units of competency, consisting of 23 core units and 5 elective units of competency.

Core Units

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


CHCPRP003 Reflect on an improve own professional practice Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements Elective

There are no specified entry requirements into this qualification within the training package however, Elite Training Institute requires candidates to:

  • Be aged 18 years or over at commencement of course.
  • Hold a current Victorian Working with Children Check or will be able to attain this within 8-12 weeks of enrolling into the course.
  • Have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to the childcare industry. For this purpose, Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test will be undertaken before commencement of training. The student must score ACSF level 3 to gain entry into the qualification.
  • Have physical capacity to be able to work as an educator in early childhood education sector. Please note that students are required to complete 240 hours of work placement in a regulated education and care service.

Students accessing Skills First funding will be required to undergo an eligibility assessment and a comprehensive pre-training review to ensure this is suitable and appropriate course based on their learning needs, career objectives, and aspirations.

Childhood Education Manager

By completing your formal skills assessment in Diploma of early childhood education and care you are qualified in creating programs that improve the development of children at managing Carers, managing physical childcare facilities and complying with government child care requirements, standards in developing and implementing programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children.

Outside School Hours Coordinator

Outside School Hours Coordinators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of a before and after school care and/or vacation care service through planned activities, implementing of the approved weekly program and managing holistic developmental programs for an effective and fulfilling duty of care to children. You will have responsibility for the supervision and mentoring of your staff and volunteers in facilitating early childhood education compliance and promote care services to children outside their school hours.

Students who completed CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Elite Training Institute you may find yourselves eligible for working in a range of education and care settings, or with school aged children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.

Students may also like to continue their formal training into a range of higher education qualifications.

Classroom Training

This program is classroom-based delivery (weekdays or weekend classes available) combined with work placement requirements.

Students are required to attend classroom sessions for a 73-weeks period (excluding holidays).

Program Unique Supervised Hours (PUSH) set for this Qualification are 973 hours.

Self-Directed Learning: Students will need to devote few hours of self-directed learning each week during the 80 weeks period. This includes undertaking self-studies, research, development of portfolios, completing assessment tasks and work placement. Total hours recommended for self-directed learning are 812 hours.

Work Placement: Students enrolled in the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are required to complete at least 240 hours of work experience in a regulated early childhood education and care setting performing the requirements outlined in a number of the units of competency. This may be at a long day Centre or at a family day care facility.

ETI has got the agreements in place with child care organisations to give real work environment experience to our students during their practical assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge student have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences. Assessment of RPL takes into account:

  • Work-related training courses
  • On-the-job skills and work experience
  • Volunteer and community work
  • A combination of all of the above

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

If you wish to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer, please notify Elite Training Institute on the Enrolment form

If students have previous relevant experience, where RPL is awarded, the total volume of learning may be reduced below the Australian Qualifications Framework Indicators.

Alternatively, for new entrants or inexperienced students, timeframes may need to be increased to allow sufficient time to acquire required skills and knowledge.

Practical Placement

We help the students in finding the placements. ETI has got the agreements in place with child care organisations to give real work environment experience to our students during their practical assessments.