CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Australian Workplace Training offers the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care via three delivery modes:
In class, Externally and Online (E -Learning).

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.

Occupations may include:

  • Centre Manager (Children’s Services)
  • Child Development Worker
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Children’s Advisor
  • Director (Children’s Services)
  • Group/Team Coordinator (Children’s Services)

An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.

In class students will attend as per the course structure. Students will be required to attend Monday and Tuesday for in-class training. The times for classroom contact are 9.30am—3.00pm with a half hour lunch break. Please note: class attendance is not required during school holidays or on public holidays.

External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately 24-36 months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual and their previous experience in the industry. Students work at home with self paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to attend block training sessions, as well as a monthly contact with their trainer.

A current Child-related employment screening from DCSI (within the last 24 months) will be required before work placement is commenced. It is your responsibility to apply and pay any costs associated with the DCSI Screening Check . A current DCSI Screening Check is a requirement by industry.
During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 240 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.
Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.

The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units. This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement. Skills Recognition is available.

Course Structure

The certificate consists of 28 units: 23 core and 5 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency

Core units:

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


Elective units:

CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability


Course Fees:

Fee for Service Students:
Cost: $7700 for all 28 units

Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $275 (payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)

Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $275 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit

Other Fees:
Work Placement T-shirt: $30
Work Placement Badge: $6
Replacement unit fee: $25 per unit

More information can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.


This qualification has subsidies available through WorkReady for eligible participants – eligibility and subsidy criteria apply
For more information on completing a qualification with WorkReady subsidies at AWT please visit our WorkReady information page.

WorkReady Student course fees
Student Fee – $1800
Concession Student Fee – $1019

The WorkReady Student fees includes the following:
– 1 workbook or e-learning unit for each Unit of Competency (released 1 at a time)
– Work Placement T-shirt & Badge
– DCSI screening checks

For information on the WorkReady Fees, concession and fee exemptions please visit our WorkReady information page.
Eligibility and Subsidy criteria apply – visit or

For more information or to enrol, please contact us.