Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care

This Course is subsidised through Higher Level Skills Program under 2019–20 Annual VET Investment Plan of Qld Government, administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

(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


  • Course Name

    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Delivery Mode

    Classroom: Duration:
    (Face to face) 80 weeks

  • Nationally Recognized


  • Government Funding & Fees

    Higher Level Skills

  • 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

This Course is subsidised under the 2018-2019 Queensland VET Investment Plan administered by the Department of
Employment, Small Business and Training’s (DESBT)

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills program, individuals must:

  • Be aged 15 years or over;
  • Be no longer at school;
  • Permanently reside in Queensland;
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanentresident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen; and
  • Not hold, and not be enrolled in, a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training.

In addition to the standard eligibility requirements, specific restrictions and/or exemptions may apply to participation in certain subsidised qualifications. Any additional eligibility requirements will be based on industry advice or requirements under the relevant national training package and will be detailed in the Priority Skills List.


RTO Admission requirements

  • Applicants must be 18 years or more of age.
  • No minimum education standard is set as a prerequisite to entry to this course. However, general command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to write a simple report is required. This course requires the demonstration of skills in a regulated education and care service as well as in class, so student must have the physical capacity to work. Will be required to participate in a minimum of 240 hours of work placement
  • Pass a National Police Clearance or hold a blue card before doing practical work placement.
  • Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test and Pre-Training Review before training commencement. ACSF level 3 is required in reading, writing, learning, oral communication, and numeracy.

Participants are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program.

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 look for early childhood services. After successful completion of
the course, students may be working in following roles:

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


Classroom Training

Students are required to attend classroom sessions 15 hours per week for the duration of the Qualification, where training and assessment will be conducted.

A conducive training environment with the state of the art facilities to aid our trainers in delivering high quality training to our students.

  • Weekday and weekend classes

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

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

For more details, please refer to Student Handbook.

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer recognises previous formal learning and uses an assessment of a previous course or subject that was achieved by the student to determine whether it can be credited to the new course you wish to enrol. The assessment determines the extent to which your previous course or subject is equivalent to the required learning outcomes of the desired qualification

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

Practical Placement

As part of the work placement for this Qualification, you will be required to complete 240 hours within a regulated education and care service

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.