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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Description

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 :

Education and Work Pathways

After achieving this qualification, candidates may choose to undertake studies at a higher education level. This course is a pathway into Bachelor of Education.

Potential job outcomes upon completion of this course:

  • – Children’s services coordinator
  • – Family Day Care Coordinator
  • – Early Childhood Educator
  • – Team Leader
  • – Playgroup Coordinator
  • – Assistant Director of Early Childhood services
Code CHC 50113
Prerequisites None
Duration 2 years (24 weeks of holidays)
240 hours of work placement
Terms 8
Assessments Case Study
Role Play
Short answer
Delivery Mode Classroom Based Training
work placement
Entry Requirements Candidates must be 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

Course Structure

Twenty eight Units (23) core and (5) elective units are required for the award of the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Community Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Future Academy

Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 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
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse people Elective
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements Elective
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective

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