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.

Career Opportunities: Centre Based Director, Lead Educator in long daycare, child care centres, occasional care, Educational Leader, Centre Manager, Family Day Care Coordinator, Family Day Care Educator, In Home Care Provider or Coordinator, Out of School Hours Coordinator, Out of School Hours Educator, Preschool Assistant, Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher, Nanny, Other education-based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as tutor, education support staff or as teacher aides.

Course Code: CHC50113

2020 intake dates: Rolling intake throughout 2020

Course Duration: 24 - 30 months (when no credit transfer is available. Students who have previously completed an Early Childhood Education and Care qualification may be eligible for a maximum of 12 months credit transfer.

Mode of delivery: Full-time using a combination of online learning, classroom-based training and work experience (practicum placement).

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, classroom-based training is currently delivered in our online classroom

Practicum placement: Students who are not employed in the early childhood sector and working with children must complete a minimum of 240 hours of practicum placement. This practicum placement is mandatory, and a requirement for completion of this qualification. Our support team may be able to assist students in arranging their practicum placement, but we encourage students to contact industry and arrange their own (the placement must, however, be approved by A Grade Education and Training prior to commencement). Students must obtain a current Working with Children check before commencing placement.

Due to current COVID19 restrictions, there may be some restriction to work placement. However, this may change as the government reduces the restrictions.

Course Structure: There are 28 units of competency in this qualification, consisting of 23 Core Units and 5 Electives.

Core Units

CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural safety
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE002 Ensure health and safety of 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
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe, healthy environment for children
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an educational and care service
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and well-being of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in 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
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing co-operative behaviours
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Elective Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003 Research on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve own professional practice

Entry Requirement

  • Learners must meet the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills standards for Diploma of ECEC level study.
  • Learners must obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check.
  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A Grade Education and Training encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the person being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Students are required to:

  • Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Provide a valid ID with his/her picture and signature

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

If you have relevant work experience or have completed appropriate training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT). If you think you are eligible for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning contact our office for further information.

For more course information, fees and refunds, extensions, appeals, and our policies and procedures, download the Student Handbook