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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care



The program is delivered over 52 weeks


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.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be aged 18 or above

Provide an Australian Year 12 certificate


Successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate (AQF) IV or higher (where the language of instruction is English)


Successful completion at above Exit Level 3 of the literacy and numeracy assessment using the LLN Robot (The Learning Resources Group) in both reading and numeracy


Completion of The Health Arts College “Assessment of Prior Skills & Knowledge” assessment.

Additional Requirements

Students studying the course will be required to undertake National Police check and Working with Children Check before commencing work placement.


There are no pre-requisites for this qualification


Pathways into the Qualification

  • Having sufficient relevant Community Services industry experience working in a support role without any formal qualifications
Pathways from the Qualification

After achieving CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, learners may undertake:

  • Degree in Early Childhood
Job Roles

Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s service director / manager
  • Early childhood educator
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Group/team coordinator/leader(children’s services)
  • Child development worker
Units of Competency

Core Units
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice

Course Delivery

Classroom based training sessions to develop the knowledge and theoretical understandings required and practical sessions to develop skills.

Students must complete 240 hours in one or more regulated education and care service. A Work Placement Agreement must be in place prior to commencement of Practical Placement.

For the current delivery location/s of this course please contact us.


The assessment process includes the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the student’s competence. Students are assessed using written questions, case studies, projects and practical demonstration.

Students are required to demonstrate skills and knowledge as outlined in the Work Placement Assessment Tasks

RPL / Course Credit

THA offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer to students through the enrolment process.


At the successful completion of the course students will be awarded with the "Testamur" and a "Record of Results" which provides detailed Units of Competency completed in the course.

At the Partial Completion of the course students will be awarded with a "Statement of Attainment" which will detail only the Units of Competency that student has achieved competency from the course. Work placement Assessment Tasks must be successfully completed with the associated units


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care is a VET Student Loan approved course. A loan cap of $10,000 is available to eligible applicants to assist with Tuition fee. Please refer to VET Student Loan page for more information about Tuition fees, eligibility requirements and how to apply for a VET Student Loan.