CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood

Start your new career in Childcare and Education!

Registered Training OrganisationDiploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Overview

Educare’s CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package. Educare provides different delivery modes depending on your situation, with our Learner Handbooks containing detailed information about the course, its structure and its delivery. Students can attend the course either online and/or face to face in the classroom; a blended solution.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to be responsible for supervising others in an early childhood education and care environment. Our industry qualified trainers will educate students with the knowledge to manage a children’s service to address regulations and quality assurance, which allows students to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with legislative requirements and the National Quality Framework; together with the Education and Care Services National Law and the National Regulations.

Our CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course teaches learners to document, plan and evaluate children’s play and learning while ensuring children’s health and safety. Learners will learn to support the holistic development of children from birth to school age.

Students enrolled in the Diploma in Childcare, will need to demonstrate competency in all 28 scheduled units; of which 23 are core units, and 5 elective units in order to be awarded the CHC50113 – Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. Educare trainers will deliver the course through theoretical and practical (workplace placement) training sessions.



  • Outside School Hours Co-Coordinator
  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Child Care Worker
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Lead Educator
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Availablilty to study 20 hours per week
  • A determination to each your career goals
  • Laptop/Personal Computer and Printer
  • Internet access
  • Mobile Phone
  • Your own email account
  • Diary (Preferred)


Your Choice: Day Classes, Onsite classes, Evening Classes or Online Classes.

Our CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care training course is delivered through a blended learner training approach; meaning learners can study the childcare course while working in the early childhood sector. Learners are assigned a Trainer/Assessor who will conduct regular face to face classes,  which are then combined with both online components and practical assessments undertaken in an actual workplace environment. This blended method of delivery allows our Trainer/Assessor to not only support the learner through their learning experience, but assess them to determine their level of competency in each unit. Please note there are different levels of support for each program.


The duration of Educare’s Diploma in Childcare course depends on the learner’s previous learning, employment status and experience, but the qualification typically takes between 12 and 24 months to complete. The course in total is 2390 hours . (Total volume of learning hours)


CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course is offered as a fee for service (FFS), apprenticeship or via the Higher Level Skills program.  A Government Subsidy is available to Queensland residents via various funding models.

Eligibility criteria does apply.  


The fees associated with these delivery styles depend on the student’s previous qualifications, and/or eligibility for government funding.

SUBSIDISED FUNDING PRICE (Eligibility applies):  $395

RETAIL PRICE (fee for service):  $4,800
PAYMENT PLANS: (Request): From $44 per week


Do you have a lifetime of experience, but no formal qualification?

Are you concerned about having to spend valuable time on a course just to gain skills and knowledge you already possess?

At Educare, we can guide you through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Our friendly, experienced staff will work with you to collect the evidence needed to support your application. We issue to applicants RPL documentation requesting specific information relating to acquired skills and knowledge achieved within the past five years, either through Educare or obtained through another training facility or organisation. This will be followed with an interview process and practical skills assessment; if required. To apply for RPL or Credit Transfer (CT), please contact Student Services for more information on (07) 3394 8445 or eMail Us.


Nominal Hours: 2090
Volume of Learning: 2 years
Work placement (Supervised Practice in the workplace): 240 hours

*These units are subject to change depending industry consultation.

  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operation
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in 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
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice