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CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Information – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Qualification Code: CHC50113 | Cricos Code: 090575D

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Students will learn about:

  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • Health, safety and quality
  • Working with children
  • Culture and diversity
  • Emergency first aid
  • Workplace practices
Course Duration

International – 104 weeks (72 weeks of classes + 32 weeks of holidays) includes a minimum of 432 hours of work placement

Domestic – 46 weeks (40 weeks of classes + 6 weeks of breaks) includes a minimum of 240 hours of work placement


International – 20 hours per week full time – including mandatory work placement

Domestic – 1 day at college  +  1 day mandatory work placement

Entry Requirements

International – IELTS 5.5 or equivalent + 18 years minimum

Domestic  –   LLN Course Pre Assessment test

Training Options

Face to face training

Face to face classes at BBCI are kept small with a maximum of 15 students per class, allowing more quality time with their trainer. Each trainer is well experienced in the field, providing first hand experiences and learning techniques for their students.

Online learning– Domestic students only

The online (E-Learning) option enables students to study at their own pace. Upon enrolment into the course, students are assigned a trainer who will be there to assist where needed with units and assignments. A user friendly online portal is used to complete the course.  Please note that the work placement hours of 240 are compulsory and you will be assessed in the work place.

After hours part-time delivery is also available to those who cannot attend during the day.Course Structure

28 units (23 core + 5 electives)

Core Units

CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCECE001 – 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

CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCPOL002 – Develop and implement policy
CHCSAC005 – Foster the holistic development and well being of the child in school age care

Australian Qualifications Network
Nationally Recognised Training