This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:


There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the CHC Community Services Training Package.  However, students are expected to.

  • Apply for a police check before commencing their Work placement.
  • Hold a current Working with Children check.
  • Be aged 18 and over.
  • Participate Pre-training review process and complete LLN Test
  • Have suitable Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills that meets required standards for Certificate III Level Qualification

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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education comprise of total 28 units consisting of:

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

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Unit Code Unit Title Nominal Hours
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 50
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 50
CHCECE009 Use an approved framework to guide practice 70
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander cultural 25
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services 120
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 50
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations 60
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE004 Provide and promote healthy food and drinks 35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency 80
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning 70
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development 170

* Government Funded hours and Nominal hours are same.


Unit Code Unit Title Nominal Hours
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development 30
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy 90
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment (Elective) 50
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals 40
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120

* Government Funded hours and Nominal hours are same.

Students are required to undertake 240 hours practical work placement in a early childhood education and care regulated environment. We provide assistance for finding a suitable work placement, however, ultimately responsibility for finding a work placement rests with the student.

Workplace activities are supervised by the workplace supervisor. Trainer / Assessor visit workplace to assess the competency of student.

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC). Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CHC50113 Diploma Early of Childhood Education and Care will be issued within 30 days of completion of the Qualification. A Statement of Attainment will be issued who are not able to complete the qualification but have completed few units. Statement of Attainment is not considered a complete Qualification.

The qualification will be delivered over a period 78 weeks. Students are expected to attend a weekly face to face class for 4/1-2 hours and an average time of 26 hours in a week to successfully complete this qualification on activities including face to face, home study, assessments and practical placement.

Face to Face

Head office:

191 Racecourse Road, Flemington VIC 3031

Delivery Locations.

Corio, Shepparton and Flemington.

For more information please contact head office

Different methods of Assessments are used to assess the competency level of student including

  • Written Assessment
  • Scenario / case Studies
  • Observation (Workplace and Simulated)
  • Role Plays / Discussions
  • Presentation / Demonstration

Following employment outcomes are expected after successful completion of this qualification:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Coordinator/Leader of group of services
  • Early Childhood Advisor for governments
  • Professional Development Educator
  • Child and Family Services Manager
  • Early childhood expert for projects and studies
  • Children’s Service Director / Manager

After successful completion of this qualification student may opt to undertake the following qualification as further study:

  • CHC60312 – Advance Diploma Community Sector Management.

Student may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if they possess any formal or informal experience related to Child Care Industry. You will be assessed against the competency by an assessor.

You may eligible for Credit Transfer if you have undertaken formal study previously. To be eligible for credit transfer you need to submit provide original certificates for verification.

Details information about the courses, fees, refunds, complaint, appeal etc is available in Student Handbook.

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Victorian state funding is available. For eligibility please see the link or call us:

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Each student enrolling in this course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. Certification will not be issued until you have a valid USI number.

In few instances students, may be exempt from USI but before availing any exemption please consider as your transcript will not be available on USI System.

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