CHC50113 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education & Care – NSW JobTrainer

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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.

This diploma course provides students with the skills necessary to provide adequate care for children in an educational setting, with an emphasis on play-based learning. As an early childhood carer, graduates from this course will be equipped with the following skills:

  • Leading or managing an early childhood care program
  • Supporting and encouraging childhood learning and development
  • Planning and developing educational programs to assist with a child’s learning
  • Supporting the health and safety of children and their families
  • Supervising children in the classroom and at play
  • Assisting in the nutritional needs and well-being of children
  • Working with communities and external agencies
  • Ensuring compliance with policies, legislation and ethical practices
  • Providing emergency first-aid in an education and care setting

Students will be able to experience a mixture of theoretical and hands-on practical application to consolidate and develop their skills. First Base Training will organise practical work placement for students to acquire valuable firsthand experience in the Childcare industry and enhance their understanding of the fundamental skills required to excel in this career path.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

Delivery Modes: Classroom and Workplace

Course Duration: Approximately 1 year

Payment Plan Available

Subsidised Course

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, a total of 28 units of competency must be completed, 23 core units, plus 5 elective units.

Practical Placement

To complete the practical proponent of this diploma of education, all students will be required to spend time in an approved early childhood learning service environment, assigned to them by our course assessors.

Prior to placement, students must have a current Working With Children Check.

This practical placement is designed to help students understand the needs of child development and give them real-life insight into what working in education and care will involve. This is where students will gain vital, on-the-job skills enabling them to confidently work in an early learning centre. The practical placement isn’t designed to overwhelm students and course trainers will be there every step of the way to provide assistance and support. Students are asked to take it as an opportunity to expand on their acquired skill set and apply what they’ve learnt in a genuine care & education environment while accompanying other established childhood educators.

Entry Requirements

Individuals will need to complete and clear a Working with Children Check.

FBT’s enrolment process is designed to ensure students enrol into a suitable qualification and includes:

  • A suitability discussion to affirm students’ needs and desired outcomes
  • A Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) to ensure students have the basic skills necessary for completion of course

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit name Core/ Elective
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017  Develop positive and respectful relationships children Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operation Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development Elective

Qualification Pathway

If a student chooses to use their CHC50113 Diploma to further their studies, they can do so by having course credit transferred to a university or higher education institution such as pursuing a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) or similar.

This Diploma is an essential qualification to have, prior to commencing further study. It will provide students with the background needed to understand the basics of childhood care and education and instil in them the competencies needed to work in an actual educative setting.

The majority of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) qualifications focus on children aged from birth to eight years and the CHC50113 Diploma gives you the prior insight needed to excel in this course.

As Australia’s population continues to grow, childcare education will continue to rise in demand, opening up plenty of job opportunities. A diploma of teaching early childhood along with a Bachelor’s degree can provide numerous career pathways and provide you with a competitive edge within this growing field.

Find out more about how you can reach your early childhood learning education goals by contacting us today.

Career Opportunities

Once students have graduated with their Diploma of Education, they can explore many education and childhood learning opportunities.

Since you’ll have a nationally-recognised qualification, highly regarded in the early childhood sector, you’ll be provided with the chance to continue your career as a childhood educator and carer or may even want to establish and manage an early learning centre as an employer, anywhere across Australia.

Those completing the Diploma can also work within a public or private education setting, as a senior in a variety of children’s services or as a curriculum developer and staff supervisor.

Our graduates find work in preschools, childhood centres, daycare centres, schools and in private or not-for-profit organisations. Roles can range from children’s services coordinators to early childhood educators and even education administrators.

With this diploma, you can support the essential development of children and provide quality care and assistance to their health and well-being. It will also let you oversee the management and facilitation of childhood education programs.


Australian Permanent Residents/Citizens ​
    $4420 if First Qualification​
    $4970 if Second Qualification​
  Please contact FBT to check your eligibility for Smart   ​
  and Skilled subsidised training​ and Course Credit
Temporary and Permanent Visa holders that allows study in Australia (except for Student Visas)​

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