CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS Code: 085414G

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. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

Enrolling in this qualification you’ll be entering a rewarding industry that provides education and care to children during their most influential years. With a strong emphasis on practical learning and work placements, you’ll be highly sought after upon graduation
  • Children’s Services Co-ordinator
  • Family Day Care Co-ordinator
  • Team Leader or Room Leader
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Playground Co-ordinator
  • Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services
  • Early Childhood Educator – Team Leader
  • Early Childhood Educator – Recreation
  • Reliever in Early Childhood Programs
  • Nanny
  • Deliver 3 Year Old Kinder Programs
The average salary for child care centre managers in Australia is approximately AUD$59,000 per year according to Job Outlook
Employment for child care centre managers to November 2017 is expected to continue to grow very strongly according to Job Outlook
Students should be over 18 years of age, students must be participating in compulsory 240 work placement hours in the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry.
  • The course is provided through face-to face delivery.
  • The course will be delivered and assessed over 107 weeks at AIVTE. The course includes workplace based training component (240 hours) which requires a work placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care facility.
  • The course offers rolling starts to suit the availability of your learning schedule. Student orientation is held every Monday.
To gain this qualification successful completion of 240 hours work placement at an Early Childhood Education and Care facility. Students will be informed of this at the interview. Students will be required to pay additional costs associated with work placements including:

  • Obtaining satisfactory Police checks and Working with Children required prior to commencing work placement.
  • Uniforms for participation in work placement which include – AIVTE polo shirt, long black pants & black closed in, non-slip shoes will be required which students will either need to provide or purchase at their own cost.
Pathway into Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)
Many of our students already have a high level of skills, knowledge and expertise that can be recognised through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Students seeking recognition can apply for RPL on enrolment into a qualification or throughout the duration of their study.
If you have completed previous study that is the same as your intended qualification with another organisation you may be able to apply for a credit transfer or exemption. A copy of the original transcript must be provided when applying for a credit transfer.
Total number of units = 28
23 core units
5 elective 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

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

To be assessed as competent, learners need to provide satisfactory evidence to all the assessment requirements relating to their knowledge and skills relevant to the unit of competence. Assessment methods may include:

  • Written activities
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Role plays / observations
  • Practical work placement

Course Fee (International Students)
$AU $17,250

Financing Option (Domestic Students)
AIVTE is partnering with Study Loans to offer you a new option for the payment of your course fees.
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Course Duration
107 weeks

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