Course name: CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

Campus: Sydney

Early Childhood Education

Description of Qualification

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the industry-flagship course for higher-level roles in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

This nationally recognised qualification prepares you to work in a range of early childhood settings with children up to five years of age. Student will learn about the about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children, how to support their rights and safety, and the wellbeing of infants.

Be qualified to supervise staff and volunteers and be equipped with necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and duty of care requirements.

Learn from qualified early childhood educators with current skills, knowledge and strong links to industry and gain the skills to work in a growing industry with great career opportunities. The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job or step up into a higher position.

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - Course Briefing

NTIS Code: CHC50113 CRICOS Course Code: 091297B
Name of Qualification Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Delivery Mode This course is delivered as a combination of 14 hours classroom workshops and a minimum of 6 hours online training per week at TACIS premises.
Duration 66 weeks, including 5 terms x 10 weeks and 16 weeks break in between terms.
Tuition Fees AUD$16,800
Administration Fee (non-refundable) AUD$300
Material Fee (non-refundable) AUD$500
If Diploma/Advanced Diploma, is year 12 (or equivalent) required for entry? YES
Total curriculum hours (including practicum) required to complete the course: 1800-2400 hours
Is the course delivered full-time? Yes
Training Arrangements 2 days classroom and 1 day online

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - Packaging Rules

Based on the information available from, the following packaging rules apply for completion of this qualification.

A total number of 28 units must be selected for this qualification including:

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units

Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Consistent with the qualification packaging rules, the units listed below have been selected to be delivered for this qualification. The Code and Title of each unit is provided as well as an indication of core (C), elective (E), pre-requisite (Pre) and licensing requirements (Lic), if required.

Unit Code Unit Name Core/ Elective
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 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
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve on professional practice Core
CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in a school aged care Elective
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people  Elective
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in and education and care services Core
CHCEC022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and well-being of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnerships with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCECE012  Support children to connect with the world Elective

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification outlined in the qualification description. However, students must:
  • Be 18 years old or above
  • have satisfactorily completed Year 12 of secondary education or its equivalent, or have appropriate and relevant experience, and;
  • be competent in English (a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent) or
  • demonstrate vocational proficiency through an entry examination. Students must achieve at least 50 percent in the entry examinations before being accepted into the program); and
  • complete a screening interview with the Academic Manager of his representative to assess suitability and capability in completing this qualification;
  • If it is determined that the student need to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test, the student will be required to complete a LLN test to determine whether the student might be suitable for this qualification or any supporting services might be required during the student’s enrolment at TACIS.
Assessment Methods
A range of assessment and evidence gathering methods and techniques are used including 2 – 4 or more methods for each unit of competency. For this course, methods include:
  • Written questions and tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Direct Observation
  • Case studies, Journal keeping
  • Projects, assignments and research tasks
  • Roleplays, simulations and presentations
  • Logbook and Third Party Reports

Learners may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for units of competence where they may have demonstrated competency.

Career Pathways from the Qualification
Possible career paths include:
  • early childhood worker
  • early childhood educator
  • early childhood education team leader
  • family day care worker
  • early childhood education and care coordinator.
  • supervisor of an occasional care facility
  • out of school hours care coordinator and educator
  • director of early childhood centre
Education Pathways from the Qualification
On successful completion of this qualification students are encouraged to undertake studies in the following qualifications:
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support, or
  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care, or
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, or
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care,
  • or any other Diplomas in the Community Services Training Package for various specialisations. Students should establish relevant qualifications and any credit arrangements that may apply in order to make appropriate elective choices in this qualification

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