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 Details

    Course Code: CRICOS Code:
    CHC50113 090064E

  • Qualification

    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Delivery Mode

    Classroom: Duration:
    (Face to face) 90 weeks

  • Nationally Recognized


  • Course Fee

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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

To be eligible to enrol in CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Entry into the course at ETI requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with Department of Home Affairs regulations.
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification is required for entry into this course.
  • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement.
  • Learners must meet English language requirements of the qualification.
  • No gap in the study. If there is a gap in the study, it needs to be justified by providing the evidences (such as pay slips, job offer in case the student started working after he/she left study).
  • All learners will be required to demonstrate their LLN (Language, Literacy, Numeracy) level on enrolling into this course.

Training Pathway

  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management*
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education*

*Not offered by ETI.

Employment Pathway

The qualification is designed for people who wish to work in early childhood services. After successful completion of the course, students may find themselves eligible to work in following roles:

  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Outside School Hours Training Manager
  • Child care group Leader
  • Team Leader

This program is classroom-based delivery combined with work placement requirements.

Students are required to attend classroom sessions for a 90-weeks period. Students enrolled in the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are required to complete at least 240 hours of work placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting.

Classroom training locations:

  • 20 Otter St, Collingwood, VIC 3066
  • 7 Clunies Ross Court Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognises gained credits towards a qualification by having your skills and experiences from a formal or informal learning assessed if it meets the course unit requirements. Supporting documents will be required to support your RPL application.

If you wish to apply for RPL, please notify Elite Training Institute

Course Credit

Acknowledges nationally recognise qualification or unit of competencies that students might have successfully completed from other RTO. Your course credit application will be assessed by a qualified assessor.

Course Duration

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