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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course delivery by Training College of Australia


18 - 24 months until competencies are achieved. Clients will be required to complete 240 hours of work placement.


Tuition and Resource Material Fee

  • Total Course Fee (resource material inclusive): $4560

If combining CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with this diploma course then the total fee is $6000

Entry requirements

All clients enrolling in this course will be over the age of 18 and literate in both written and spoken English.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

All students will be assessed on their Language, Literacy and Numeracy needs and will be provided with extra tuition and support if the institute deems necessary.

Course Description

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.


We anticipate clients for CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be

  • More likely to be clients who have been working in the Child Care Industry and wish to progress
  • High level of literacy and language

Examples of indicative job roles for clients seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Authorised supervisor (children's services)
  • Children's services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children's services)
  • Director (children's services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children's services)
  • Children's adviser

Recognition of Prior Learning

TCA provides Recognition of Prior Learning for existing workers in the industry who are seeking formal qualifications. Clients may wish to avail themselves of this option, and can do so at any time and should be encouraged to contact with their Child Care trainer.

Assessment Methods

This qualification is delivered “institutionally” in a formal classroom setting either in the classroom at the TCA facility or in a suitable classroom at the client premises. Either classroom will allow for simulated workplace environments as part of the learning program.

Simulations will be where appropriate and will be used to foster and develop understanding of the course content and material. Final assessment for all units will be based upon the workplace, and as documented later will include a combination of observations, interviews and project tasks as appropriate for each unit of competency.

Course Structure

Core Units:

  • CHCCS400C - Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • 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
  • 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
  • HLTHIR404D - Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety

Elective Stream One:

  • CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • BSBINN502 - Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBMGT605 - Provide Leadership Across the organisation

Please note: The course content/structure/material may change at any time without notice. The subject sequence is for illustrative purpose only and may not be the sequence of training. The course fees, schedules, content and instructors are subject to change without notice.

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