CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

About the qualification

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.

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students are must be atleast 18 years of age
  • To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Angel Institute will conduct a Pre-Training Review
  • Required to complete the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment, administered by and to the satisfaction of Angel Institute

Vocational or educational outcomes

Once you have successfully completed the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you can apply for jobs within the childcare industry which may include:
• Early Childhood Educator
• Family Day Care Coordinator
• Team Leader
• Play Group Coordinator

The further study pathways available to students who undertake this qualification include:
• CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
• Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration

The program duration is typically 18 months. Students should also set aside 6 hours per week for self study time.

Delivery and Assessment

CHC50113 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered as face to face delivery in a combination of classroom and simulated envrionment. Assessment method includes Written Questions, Observations and Workplacement Tasks. Practical workplacement forms part of the course.

Course and Material Fees

Tuition Fees for Full Fee paying Students : $11928
Tuition Fees for Government Funded Students*:  $0
Book Fee**:  $250

*Eligibility Criteria Applies for skills first funding. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding for eligible individuals. Please refer to the link below more information about Government Funding
**Students who wish to buy book from an outside supplier are not required to pay book fee


Classes are conducted at various locations across Victoria. Please contact us to find the nearest location to you.

Practical workplacement

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant child care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students must also have a valid Working with Children Check.

Course Structure

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 service
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agencyCHCECE023Analyse 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

BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

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