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.


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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 https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/index.html

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.

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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How do I enrol?


Please contact us for enrolment information.

Call:       07 4512 6770

Email:   info@cedarcentre.com.au

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Price : Free

Max Availability : 50

Typology : Fee For Service