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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

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The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care addresses the skills and knowledge required to work as a Room Leader and take responsibility for planning, implementing and managing programs in Early Childhood Education and Care settings as well as the supervision of children, other educators, students and volunteers. This course will also equip you with the skills and knowledge to work with infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and school-age children.

bestchance Training has two different delivery options for students undertaking the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113):

  • Option 1: This option is for students who hold a current Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) and are working a minimum of 14 hours per week in a childcare setting. This course takes into account the students’ prior experience and knowledge, as well as their ability to apply assessment tasks to the workplace. Students will be required to attend a workshop one Saturday per month for up to 12 month if they hold the new Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) and complete a range of assessment tasks in their workplace.
  • Option 2: This option is for any student who wishes to undertake the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113). Students with prior qualifications in Early Childhood Education and Care may be eligible for recognition of prior learning or credit transfer. Students will be required to attend class 2 days per week over 12 months and students are required to complete 240 hours practical placement.

Features & Benefits

  • Learn from industry experts, our qualification is well recognised by employers
  • We have relationships with 400+ employers, so there will be lots of opportunities for you to meet potential employers
  • Access the full range of children’s education facilities, with opportunities for placement
  • We are a not-for-profit organisation who has been in the industry for 125 years
  • bestchance Training has small class sizes and provides the following support services to students:
    • Homework Club – All students can access the free 3 day per week club for additional support.
    • Conversational English – Support for students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.
    • Prepare for Employment – Teaches students skills to become more employable.

Learn more about the industry from people who have been in it for 125 years. Call 1300 224 644.

Frequently Asked Questions

Educators with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can undertake responsibilities for developing and evaluating a childcare program. Occupational titles may include: Authorised Supervisor, Centre Manager, Childhood Educator, Children’s Adviser, Children’s Service Director/Manager, Early Childhood Educator, Children’s Services Coordinator, Director, Group/Team Coordinator/Leader, Program Leader, Child Development Worker.

  • Option 1: Duration is up to 12 months, with a requirement to attend class one Saturday per month. Students must hold a current Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113 ) or Certificate III in Children’s Services, and work a minimum of 14 hours per week in a childcare setting.
  • Option 2: Duration is up to 12 months, with a requirement to attend class two days per week, plus practical placement of 240 hours.

All delivery options include a combination of face to face classes with activities and research, including workplace based activities. Students must attend classes as timetabled and allow time for additional independent study.

Assessments includes a mix of theory assessments including multiple choice, short answers and projects as well as observations of you demonstrating practical tasks in class room, simulated workplace and whilst on placement.

  • Dedication, patience and tact
  • Ability to focus on long-term study
  • Flexible in approach
  • Strong written/language skills

Contact us to attend an information session to ensure your eligibility.
This course is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.
We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and disabilities to apply for this training.

Students must:
•    Be over 18 years of age
•    Have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills
•    Have basic computer skills, including internet and email
•    Have a Working with Children Check

bestchance Training offers low course fees in comparison to other registered training organisations – to find out how much the Diploma program options are click here. All course fees can be paid through a flexible payment plan to suit your needs.

You can join this course at anytime. Please visit our course calendar for more information or to enrol.

Yes, if you have a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) you may be eligible for Credit Transfer for up to 12 units from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

This course consists of 28 units – 23 cores units and 5 elective units

  • 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

After completion of this qualification, participants may continue their education at University level.



  • “My placement supervisor said the Certificate III in Education Support provided by bestchance training was the most comprehensive she had seen… I feel I am making a real contribution to helping kids succeed at school and life”

  • “Before I saw the advertisement I never imagined I could work at a kindergarten….. But bestchance Training gave me that valuable opportunity”

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  • “The course definitely worked for me. The two days a week were perfect as I could continue Nannying around that and placement was included in the course which had been a must on the checklist because there is no better way to learn then actually doing the task. The course covered all the important aspects of the job without drowning it in excess information that wouldn’t actually be part of our day to day work.”

  • I have benefited from this course so much and have gone away from it with so many new skills, experiences and insights. My trainer has been so wonderful and her wealth of knowledge is just fantastic. The facilities and resources are of a high quality and have assisted in helping me learn in a more effective way. This course has made me love children so much more and I would definitely recommend it to people who want to expand their knowledge of children.

  • bestchance training has been a wonderful experience. It prepares you for work as an integration aide and the course it has to offer is very rewarding and sufficient. The work placements are very rewarding and challenging and it prepares you for any work opportunities.

  • The bestchance training course has been a very rewarding and positive experience. I believe it has given me the knowledge and confidence to work with children with special needs. The class was very informative and positive. We had a great group of people and instructor. I will miss our weekly class.

  • The bestchance training course in Education Support offers the opportunities required to learn about working with children with special needs. The course teaches about a variety of situations that may occur in a school and instructs the participants in dealing with these situations