CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC50113

Duration: 18 months (Full-Time)

Start Date: Every Monday

Delivery: This course includes workplace based training with classroom or distance learning.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care prepares students to become qualified Early Childhood Educators and provides the skills, knowledge and understanding required for this demanding and rewarding career.

Qualified Early Childhood Educators have responsibility for the supervision of staff, students and volunteers. In most states this is the qualification required at Director or Service Manager level. This course provides a qualification that is nationally recognised and in high demand.


Course Structure

This qualification consists of a combination of theory based training and practical implementation in the workplace. Students who are not employed in the early childhood sector (working with children) will be required to complete 240 hours of vocational work placement. Placement is organised by our on site vocational placement team.

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Units & RPL


Unit Code Unit Name
Stage 1
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of 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
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Stage 2
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE013 Use information about Children to inform practice
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
Stage 3
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

*HLTAID004 is delivered by and the Statement of Attainment issued by Red Cross Training Services (RTO code: 3605) at no additional cost to the student. This UoC is Credit Transferred to the CHC50113 prior to issue of CHC50113 qualification (or SAO) by Shafston College Ltd (RTO code: 32004). Students already holding HLTAID004 may also apply for Credit Transfer of this UOC.

Maximum Course Cost: The maximum tuition fee for completion of this course is $10,000.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students are able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, Recognition of Current Competency and/or Credit Transfers by providing Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations in Australia. More information on how to apply can be found here.

Entry Requirements

Working With Children Check

You will be required to apply for and pass a Working With Children Check as relevant to your State or Territory, as this is a mandatory requirement for Vocational Placement.


MMSEC encourages people with disabilities to apply. Approval will be subject to the individual being able to undertake all tasks and requirements of the course.

Vocational Placement

Vocational Placement

At MMSEC you are required to take part in 240 hours of Vocational Placement in an established childcare setting. This will give you real world hands on experience and an edge to start your career in early childhood education.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates will often work in long day care centres where they are responsible for providing a program of care and education to children under six. They may also gain positions in the following roles:

  • Occasional care
  • Preschool
  • Family daycare
  • Long daycare
  • Out of school hours care
  • Kindergarten assistance
  • A variety of community based programs