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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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    Upfront payment
    Skills First Funding may be available

  • Duration:

    18 months

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  • Awarded by:

    Practical Outcomes (RTO 21857)

  • Career Outcomes:

    Early Learning Coordinator | Early Learning Centre Manager | Early Learning Centre Director | Group/Team Leader/Coordinator | View all

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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.

Course Rundown

About this course

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113), offered by Practical Outcomes, equips students with the skills and knowledge needed for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services.

Throughout this course, you'll become familiar with the licensing and duty of care requirements involved in early childhood education and care services. You'll also gain the skills and confidence to take responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers. Key learning areas include providing safe and effective care for babies, toddlers and children; designing and implementing a curriculum to foster children's learning and development; nurturing creativity and promoting agency in children; and much more.

The course is delivered to you directly in the workplace by a skilled and qualified trainer, who will provide you with individualised training, assessment and support. You'll also be allocated a workplace coach, and will be assessed on your work with each age group through short answer questions, projects, workplace tasks and observations in the workplace.


There are no eligibility requirements for this course.

Areas of study

The units of competencies in this qualification include:

  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
  • CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning
  • CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect and improve on own professional practice
  • CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCINM002 - Meet community information needs
  • CHCECE022 - Promote children's agency
  • CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in services operations
  • CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
  • CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
Practical Outcomes Do you love working with children? Want a rewarding career? Help educate and guide the children of the future when you undertake an early childhood certificate or diploma course led by Practical Outcomes Early Childcare Education.

Train with Practical Outcomes and get the valuable skills and knowledge you need to provide the right care and education for young children.
I loved learning with Practical Outcomes Early Childcare Education. The support from my teacher was amazing and I learned so much with the flexible learning options and being able to study in the classroom and at work in a practical placement environment.” – Former student, Belinda Arscott.

When you study with Practical Outcomes you’ll be getting all the right support to ensure a positive learning journey. Get equipped with the right skills and advice to lay the foundation for a prosperous career working with young children.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care(CHC50113) from Practical Outcomes.

Graduates are prepared to pursue director, service manager and coordinator roles within a range of early childhood settings, especially early learning centres.

  • Early Learning Coordinator
  • Early Learning Centre Manager
  • Early Learning Centre Director
  • Group/Team Leader/Coordinator

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Practical Outcomes offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

  • Upfront payment via direct debit, debit/credit card or cash
  • Skills First Funding - 2017 (VIC State Government Subsidised Funding) is available for eligible students
  • Catalyst Plus Interest Free Student Loans may be available to eligible students

Enquire now for more information and to see if you meet eligibility criteria.

You may be eligible to receive Skills First Funding for this course!

Under Skills First Funding, the Victorian government will contribute to the cost of training for eligible students to study courses that will prepare students to work in an industry with growing need for skilled workers.

The provider of this course is a Skills First registered institution. Enquire about this course now to find out more about your eligibility.

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