Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Distance & Workshop Mode

Qualified Educator

Industry Focused

No Course Entry Requirement


Recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a rewarding career choice for individuals who are interested in childcare. This diploma will serve to impress potential employers on the level of training and study you have undertaken in the subject.

This course is designed for those who are interested in working with children and helping them have a great start in life. You will be taught to develop strategies that will provide a safe environment for children and maintain a healthy and caring setting that is also safe for them.

The Diploma in Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 will instruct you how to formulate and implement effective educational programs that will encourage learning and progress. It will also help you master the skills you need in order to nurture the well-rounded development of young children.

When you complete this diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be deemed a qualified early childhood educator with competence and knowledge in all aspects of childhood development –aesthetic, creative, and physical. You will have training in first aid, safety concerns, and health and will be adept at planning for young children with special needs.

Course Outcome

Upon completion, you will be a qualified early childhood educator with skills and knowledge in:

  • childhood development (aesthetic, creative, physical)
  • planning for children with additional needs
  • networking and family partnerships
  • first aid, health and safety.

After successful completion, you can choose to pathway into the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Find out more about this pathway and credits.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates find work in preschools, childcare centres and family day care centres. 

Potential job titles include:

  • children’s services co-ordinator
  • family day care co-ordinator
  • team leader or room leader in a service
  • early childhood educator
  • playgroup co-ordinator
  • assistant director of early childhood services
  • early childhood educator – team leader
  • reliever in early childhood programs

Demand for childcare professionals in Melbourne is set to remain high, with large population growth in the area. Over the next five years, employment is expected to grow strongly for:


Course Entry Requirement

There are no specified entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Community Services Training Package.

Noting this, Think Academy of Business and Technology requires persons who undertakes this course to:

  • Be aged 18 years or over.
  • Hold a current VIC Working with Children check.
  • Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks related to recording care routines, maintaining education and care notes, providing written feedback to parents, recording medication and nutritional information, interpreting workplace policy and procedure, reporting hazards, preparing child development sessions.



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 services
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


BSBMGT605 Provide Leadership across the organisation
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Mode of Delivery

Classroom-based training

Classroom training and practical skills training will be delivered at the following locations:

Level 3, 2 Brandon Park Drive, Wheelers Hill, VIC 3150

Virtual Classroom (Webinar) & Distance Learning

Attending classes at the comfort of your home.



TABT has carefully structured its Assessments to include a variety of formats which will enhance your understanding:
● Multiple choice questions
● Case studies and Short Answer questions
● Observation
● Projects
● Workplace Log Book


Course Duration

Students have 18 months to complete this qualification. Students would expect to spend at least 29 study hours per week. During this period students shall be reading, conducting research, performing assessments and managing feedback.

It is expected that on average, students will have the following study load to complete this course:


Work Placement

– 240 hours of practical placement
– Work placement visits by the trainer.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC50113) qualification by Think Academy of Business & Technology. If a student successfully completes the units of competency, they will receive a Statement of Attainment relating to the units completed.

 Nationally recognised Certificate and Diploma courses.