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:
By enrolling in this qualification, you will 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 will develop your skills in the classroom and experience while doing your work placements.
  1. Students must be 18 years of age or over.
  2. Students are required to provide evidence to demonstrate English Language competence by any of the following:
    • Completing our Language Literacy and Numeracy test.
    • Providing evidence of English language skills test (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)
  3. Satisfactorily complete a pre-training review interview to determine academic suitability for the chosen course.
  4. Additional entry requirements may apply to specific qualifications.
Job roles that may be available to you after successful completion of the course include:

  • 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
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
This is another method of assessing your current skills, knowledge and expertise in the industry. Speak with one of our staff to see if you are eligible to have your skills, knowledge or any formal or non-formal qualifications 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 qualification in same industry as you intended to enrol into, your qualification with another organisation may have the same units in which you are about to study. You can apply for a credit transfer. To apply for a credit transfer, you will need to provide a copy of the original transcript from your previous qualification or a statement from your USI transcript for the credit transfer to be recognised.
Please contact AIVTE for course intake information or visit:
Total: 107 weeks
Learning: 91 weeks
Holidays: 16 weeks
A flexible blended environment applies, through our face-to-face, online system. Student delivery will be broken down into learning weeks, assessment weeks, holidays weeks for each qualification. Students will have trainer directed study and also self-pace is highly recommended. International students are required to do 20 hours of study per week.
$AU 17,250 (includes a $250 non-refundable application fee).
All costs associated with work placement including the list in the Work Placement section is the responsibility of the student.
The course requires a workplace-based training component of 240 hours work placement in a regulated education and care service in Australia which caters for children aged between 0-6. Students are responsible for obtaining a work placement venue. Students will be informed of this at the interview.

The RTO will assist with the process of gaining work placement in an accredited/approved facility, you will be required to complete a referral form with either 3, 5 or 7 referrals of facilities in your local area. The RTO will communicate with the accredited/approved facility to engage with the facilities on your behalf to complete your work placement hours. The RTO will ensure the facilities meet workplace requirements for your supervision and insurance in the workplace.


Students will be required to pay additional costs associated with work placements including:

  • Work placement fee may be charged by the host employer (if applicable)
  • Uniforms for participation in workplace: Long black pants, black enclosed shoes

Before the work placement can be done, you will need the following:

  1. Blue Card or Working with Children Check (depending of Australian State Requirements)
    • Complete the form as a student with our Administration Team
    • No cost for application as a student
  2. National Police Check (may require one from your country)
  3. Copy of your up-to-date immunisation (if requested by employer)
  4. Flu Vaccines (highly recommended)
  5. Hep B Vaccines (highly recommended)
A flexible blended environment applies to the majority of the target group being a combination of self-paced/tutorial/classroom workshops and workplace practical sessions.
  • 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.
Pathway into Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)
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
Applying to Australian Institute of Vocational and Technical Education (AIVTE) is easy. You can submit your enrolment application any time at or you can call the Gold Coast Campus on +61 1300 656 693 or the Sydney Campus on +61 1300 083 832.

If your application is successful, we will send you a Letter of Offer including all the enrolment conditions. When you accept it and return a signed copy, we will secure your place in your chosen course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer is offered at the time of enrolment. For additional information relating to RPL or Credit Transfer for this course, please contact us.

Course Fee (International Students)
$AU 17,250
(includes a $250 non-refundable application fee)
All costs associated with work placement including the list in the Work Placement section is the responsibility of the student.

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

Course Duration
Total: 107 weeks
Learning: 91 weeks
Holidays: 16 weeks

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