CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care




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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.

What will I learn?

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Provide care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Nurture creativity of children
  • Analyse information to design and implement of curriculum for learning and development
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care

How is it delivered?

This course is available through the following options:

  • Blended learning - self-paced study using a combination of e-learning and face-to-face. Support with phone calls, email and Skype workshops. Programs are tailored to the learner’s style and needs.

Units of Competency

How many units are needed for the qualification?

You must be assessed as competent in a total of 28 units of competency 23 core and 5 electives—to be awarded the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


  • CHCDIV0002 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 toddlers and babies
  • 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 service
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behavior
  • 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

Electives (other units may be chosen dependent on delivery stream)

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCEC006 Support the behavior of children and young people
  • CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
  • CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services

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Course Requirements

As part of the course, you are required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement in an Education and Care setting. Please note that certain units have practical work placement hours that are required to be completed before the unit is deemed competent. These hours can be completed within your placement however additional hours may be required to ensure units based on specific age groups are covered. To complete the diploma, it will take approximately 1-2 years (1200-2400 hours). These timelines may differ depending on the type of funding and study arrangement.

Note: *All participants undertaking this course must apply for a Blue Card prior to commencing Vocational Placement. There is no cost associated with applying for a Blue Card when you apply through CEDAR Centre as a student. Under some funded programs, you may not be able to commence your course if ineligible for a blue card. Further information on the Blue Card can be found at

Recognition of Prior Learning

Any participants who have completed the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will receive credit transfer for all units completed.
Alternatively, your history of life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training may be applied using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. All students are offered RPL upon enrolment or commencement of training. Documentary evidence will be required.


Participants will be provided with:

  • Higher Level Skills
  • UserChoice Traineeship
  • Year 12 Fee Free
  • Fee-for-Service

Funding & Costs

This qualification is offered through:

  • Higher Level Skills*
  • Fee-for-Service

*To be eligible for HLS funding you must be an existing worker in the community services industry

You can refer to the following documents for further information:

Course Fee Guide

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