Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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: http://www.acecqa.gov.au

Possible Outcomes

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Centre Manager
  • Group/team co-ordinator/Leader early childhood
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Program Leader

Delivery Mode

Mixed Mode Delivery – Institution Based, Face to Face + Mandatory Work Placement

Duration/Volume of Learning

This program is a full-time course completed over a period of 12 months. A student may take up to 18 months to complete the course. The AQF Volume of Learning for a Diploma Qualification is 1200-2400 hours.

Please refer to details of the program on the following pages including our timetable and details about classes, work placement, assessment time and self-study.


Unit CodeUnit Title
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE022Promote children’s agency
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
BSBLED401Develop teams and individuals
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


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