Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CHC50113
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
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Duration: Self-paced; max 24 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Foundation Education (RTO 22557)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

If you're currently working as a childhood educator but would like to step into a more managerial or supervisory role, this online Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course is the ideal qualification for you. In most states in Australia, a diploma is the highest qualification needed at a director or service manager level for the childcare industry, and means you'll have the skills and certifications needed to take that next step in your career.

By completing this course from Foundation Education and the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, you'll learn how to facilitate compliance in an education and care service environment, understand how to implement and design a curriculum to foster a child's learning and development, and be trained to provide the highest standard of care to children aged 0-5 years.

The program will also equip you with managerial skills and train you to oversee the professional development and work of your staff members. You will learn to maintain workplace health and safety and ensure your agency is complying to all legal and ethical requirements.

Work placement

You will be required to complete 240 hours of practical assessment work in at least one regulated education and childcare centre.


There are no entry requirements for this course, so anyone can apply. It is strongly recommended, however, that you possess sufficient vocational experience or a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Areas of study

In this early childhood education course, the subjects you will study include:

Core units:

  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • 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
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety

Elective units:

  • BSBINN502A - Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • BSBLED401A - Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBWOR501B - Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • BSBRSK501B - Manage risk
  • BSBPMG522A - Undertake project work

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.

With this diploma level qualification under your belt, you'll be able to pursue work as an:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Family day care coordinator
  • Children's service area manager, director or centre manager
  • Child development worker
  • Group/team leader or coordinator

Finance options

VET FEE-HELP* is available for this course through Foundation Education's partner, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (RTO 32363). If you enrol in this course with VET FEE-HELP you will automatically become a student of AIPT's, and will be subject to their terms and conditions. Course fees include the delivery and assessment of your qualification, study materials (including all resources), and student support services. Foundation Education offers students exceptional flexibility when it comes to paying for course fees. Three instalment plans are available:

  • Upfront payment: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 30 days
  • Rapid payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 4 months
  • Payment plan: deposit + remaining course fee to be paid within 8 months

Alternatively, you can pay the full course fee upfront via credit card. *VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government study loan scheme, which can be used to help you pay for all or part of your tuition fees. Eligibility criteria apply.

RTO 22557
With over 14 years in the industry, Foundation Education endeavours to deliver flexible and personalised training solutions. A student satisfaction rate of over 80% and an industry leading graduation rate of 65%, combined with state-of-the-art technology, expert trainers and ongoing support, make Foundation Education one of Australia’s leading RTOs. Specialising in business services, health services, training and education and fitness and recreation courses, Foundation Education is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality vocational training.
Studying with Foundation Education, you will be supported by an experienced trainer currently working in the industry. You will receive ongoing and personalised support with your assignments and career goals, and have access to coaching and advice from industry professionals. With state-of-the-art technology, you will have access to your course materials 24/7, meaning you can truly study when and where you want.

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