CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care



About this qualification:

This qualification covers workers in children’s services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements

By January 2014, 50 percent of educators working with children of birth to preschool age in a centre based environment will need to hold or be working towards a Diploma level qualification. All Family day care coordinators working with children aged birth to 13 years must hold a Diploma level qualification




Career Opportunities:

This qualification for those wishing to commence a career in the early childhood sector, and  for someone who has been working in the industry for a number of years who wishes to formally recognise their knowledge and skills. Job roles for Participants following their completion may include: 

  • Children's Advisor,

  • Children's Service Director/Manager, 

  • Early childhood educator,

  • Children's Services Co-ordinator, 

  • Group/team co-ordinator/leader early childhood,

  • Family Day Care Co-ordinator, 

  • Program Leader (children's services),

  • Child development educator, special needs/ inclusive educator.

* BLTI does not guarantees a role for this course


This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously


Please refer to the Australian Government Job Outlook site for job prospects in the secuirty industry



Pre- entry Requirements:

No pre-requisites are required however a current National Police Check will be required to complete work placement hours.




Qualification Structure:

Employment Based

Minimum of 240 hours Work Experience/Placement in an Approved Early Childhood Service; Must work with children from 0 – 6 years (Babies, toddlers and Pre-school Children); Will be required to keep a log book that will need to be signed by the supervisor at the site daily; Will involve liaison between the Trainer and Service Supervisor for conduct of workplace observation and sign of be required to complete workplace projects in the service 


Theory Based

There are 28 units to complete, 23 compulsory and 5 electives. Electives will be chosen at the time of enrolment. They must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.


23 Core Units

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

Elective Units  (choose 5 units as electives)

CHCDIV001    Work with diverse people
CHCINM002    Meet community information needs
CHCMGT003    Lead the work team
CHCPOL002    Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003    Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP003    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCSAC005    Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
BSBINN502    Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLED401    Develop teams and individuals
BSBMGT605    Provide leadership across the organisation
BSBSUS501    Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
PSPMNGT605B    Manage diversity



Delivery and Assessment: 

We offer students the flexibility of blended delivery. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, and case study. 


Course duration: 55 weeks + 12 weeks work placement


Cost: Please visit the BLTI 2017 indicative Fee Schedule





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