Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

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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.


Job roles and titles may vary across the industry however possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Family Day Care Manager
  • Day Care Supervisor
  • Child Care Manager
  • Team leader
  • Preschool Manager
  • Educator


Must be 18 years of age or over, Completed Year 12 (HSC or equivalent)

Minimum of 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent (International students only)


The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is offered over 12 months full time study or 2 years part time.


  • Mixed
  • Face to face
  • Online


Students are required to undertake 240 hours or 12 weeks of student work placement during the course.


It is important that you inform and advise College of English Education and Training Australia prior to enrolment about any existing skills and prior knowledge and education. This ensures the College can provide the appropriate structure and student support throughout the course.


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 28

23 core units

5 elective units

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

CHCDIV002 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 babies and toddlers
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 services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
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

Elective units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation