CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Build on your knowledge and experience and advance your career with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. This is a career pathway to a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary).

Childhood educators at the diploma level:

  • Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the activities of a childcare centre or service including physical and human resources by:
    • developing and implementing programs to enhance the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children
    • providing care for children in before-school, after-school, day, and vacation care centres
    • directing and supervising Child Carers in providing care and supervision for young children
    • ensuring the centre is a safe area for children, staff and visitors
    • complying with relevant government requirements and standards
    • liaising with parents
    • maintaining records and accounts for the centre
    • recruiting staff and coordinating professional development

A top up Diploma course is available to those students with an existing CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Successful completion of the full Diploma course requires 240 hours of work placement.

Units in this Qualification

Core Units:

CHCLEG001         Work legally and ethically.

CHCPRT001         Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCECE026         Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

CHCECE002         Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE004         Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005         Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007         Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE001         Develop cultural competence

CHCECE009         Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE023         Annalise information to inform learning

CHCECE016         Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE025         Embed sustainable practices in work operations

CHCECE021         Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE022         Promote children’s agency

CHCECE020         Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviours

CHCECE017         Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of children in early childhood

CHCECE018         Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE024         Design and implement curriculum to foster children’s learning

CHCECE019         Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

HLTAID004          Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Elective Units:

CHCECE003         Provide care for children

CHCDIV002          Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

HLTWHS003        Maintain work health and safety

CHCMGT003        Lead the work team

BSBLED401           Develop teams and individuals

CHCPOL002         Develop and implement policy

BSBSUS501           Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CHCPRP003         Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Number of Units in this Qualification: 28


If you are currently working in the industry you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Please contact us for further information.


Employment pathways from this qualification can include Early Childhood Educator, Team Leader, Educational Leader, Director/Manager, Outside School Children’s Education or Care Coordinator.

Training is delivered by IJC Training at 18- 26 Cannon Street, Manunda Qld, 4870 under contract with MiHaven Training RTO:40928
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To find out more about possible funding available or eligibility for funding please contact us on 07 4040 2035

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Product 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.


This course is offered as either face-to-face or distance.

Face-to-face training is delivered one day per week (5.5 hours per day) for 52 weeks or two days per week (5.5 hours per day) for 26 weeks.

It is suggested that a new entrant into the industry do 20 hours of independent study per week plus an additional 1 day per week of LLN support if required (over 12-24 months); whereas a skilled learner or someone who already holds a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) is suggested to do 10 hours of independent study per week (over 12-24 months).

Distance training is self-paced, which means students are welcome to complete the course as fast as they like. However, we recommend completing one to two units per month to complete within the 24 month time limit. No classroom training or attendance is required. It is suggested that students allow at least 20 hours per week of independent study to complete the course.

If you have completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113), it may be possible for you to Credit Transfer up to 12 units of competency.


Cairns and surrounding regions.

Courses are subject to availability.


It is a requirement of this qualification that you complete 240 hours of work placement, which we organise for you with one of our partner organisations.

It is mandatory that you are able to gain a Working With Children Check (e.g. a Queensland Blue Card) and complete first aid training (HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting) before commencing work placement.



Contact IJC for Further details on 07 4040  2035




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