CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification supports educators working in a range of early childhood services, who are responsible for planning and implementing programs in accordance to the National Quality Framework. Responsibilities may include supervision of other staff and/or volunteers. With a strong emphasis on early childhood contemporary theories, this course provides you with a pathway and credit into the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and Bachelor of Education (Birth to 12).

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 achieve competency in this qualification, students are required to undertake 240 hours of supervised Practical Placement. Our Practical Placement Team will arrange a suitable, regulated child care service for you which caters for children aged between 0-6 years of age.

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

Graduates of this qualification may continue their study and undertake the following:

Various education pathways of equivalent or higher level.

Career Opportunities

Common career opportunities after completing this qualification may include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Long Day Care Educator
  • Preschool Educator
  • Kindergarten Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Educator
  • Room Leader/Nominated Supervisor
  • Long Day Care Director


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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This Training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart & Skilled.

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