Diploma of Early Childhood
Education and Care
If you love children and love watching them learn, thrive and grow, then this course is for you!
With a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you will learn to support children’s growth and development whilst providing them with a safe and healthy environment.
This qualiﬁcation also addresses the skills and knowledge needed to work in management positions and take responsibility for planning, implementing and managing Early Childhood programs, while supervising children, other educators, students and volunteers.
This course is perfect if you want to start a career as an Early Childhood Educator or if you want to upskill from a certiﬁcate to a diploma level in order to enhance your career.
This course and the employment outcomes related to it, is suitable for:
- People who have a desire to make a difference in the lives of children
- People who have the ability to communicate and relate easily to children
- People who are dedicated, reliable and patient
- People who have a passion for education
- People who want to progress their career as an Educator
- People who want to expand on their skills and experience
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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
2 days per week of in-class time. No classes during School Holidays.
240 hours work placement undertaken 1 day per week over the duration of the course.
Must have Working with Children Check.
This course is nationally recognised.
Upon successful completion, this qualification is awarded by bestchance Training (TOID 3695).
Units of Competency
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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 to guide practice
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 service
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.
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBCOM502 Evaluate and review compliance
BSBCOM406 Conduct work within a compliance framework
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
this course requires 240 hours of practical placement
Students are required to undertake 240 hours of practical work placement. This is to be undertaken 1 day per week over the duration of your course.
This is further broken down into 120 hours with children aged between 0-2 years, and another 120 hours of children aged 3+.
Prior to the commencement of your work placement you must have a current Working with Children Check.
placement requirements for "working Diploma"
If you are eligible to undertake our Working Diploma you are required to provide a letter from your employer confirming that you are working a minimum of 14 hours per week in a registered childcare or kindergarten setting.
This letter must state the following:
- Who your employer is
- How many hours per week you work
- The age groups you work with
You may be required to undertake additional placement if a skills/experience gap has been identified.
You will need to be reasonably fit in order to undertake work placement as the tasks and activities associated with the work placement may involve manual lifting and other physical activities.
If this is a concern for you, please let us know prior to enrolment.
finding a work placement
Because work placement can often result in employment, we empower our students to find and organise their own placement organisation so that it meets their needs.
Our training team is available to offer support if you are struggling and we have a broad network of services that we can put you in contact with.
Early Years Industry
The childcare and early years industry is currently the largest and fastest growing in Australia.
According to government website Job Outlook, Childcare Manager jobs are expected to grow by 20.3% by 2023 and there are likely to be approximately 10,000 job openings over the next five years.
The average salary for a Childcare Centre Manager is between $65,000 and $75,000 per annum, according to Seek.com.au and the minimum education requirement for management positions is the Diploma qualification.
Successful completion of this course will give you the skills you need to become a:
- Centre Manager
- Children’s Service Director
- Program Leader
- Child Development Worker
- Family Day Care Operator
- Early Childhood Consultant
- Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood)