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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 


This is 69 weeks(nominally 18 months) (or until the relevant competencies are achieved) our diploma  provides the necessary qualifications required to meet the needs of the Education and Care Services, National regulations, regulation 10 which requires Family Day Care Educators to either hold a relevant nationally recognized qualification or “Be working towards” a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the requirement of the legislation enabling a person to be a Family Day Care Educator.


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.


Participants who attain this qualification typically are:

  • Family Day Care staff aspiring now or later to work as Family Day Care Supervisor states
  • Workers with responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers
  • In most states be able to operate as the director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care

This qualification equips workers to work with children from 0-5 years of age. Typically graduates will learn to provide for the care and education of children and babies in their care under the guidance of a supervisor. This will include:

  • Manage services
  • plan programs
  • supervise staff
  • communication effectively with families
  • monitor the well-being of children.
  • work in council and early childhood organisations.
  • administer occupational health and safety requirements.

To be eligible for this qualification applicant must:

  • Be over the age of 18.
  • Have completed a Working with Children’s check before commencement of any child contact sessions.


Child care workers are required by law to report to DOCS if they suspect, on reasonable grounds, that a child or young person is at risk of harm. All children’s services staff, in every type of children’s service, must be aware of their obligations as mandatory reporters and must have completed the required training.


Please note that Children’s services has come under a single set of regulations as part of the new National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. The Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) will guide implementation of the Framework. Further information is available from the ACECQA website.


The format for delivery/assessment will be designed around a three day per week training program conducted over the course duration involving a combination of theory sessions in the classroom, practical workplace sessions in the workplace and a single day of home based study.


Thus, each week, the participant will:

  1. Attend the Liverpool training centre for a full day (8 hours).
  2. Attend their Family Day Care home for at least a day focusing on the course content.
  3. Complete a full day of home based study (8 hours).

Accordingly the participant will be allocated approximately 20 hours per week to the course.This course has three distinct entry pathways, each with a corresponding course duration:

  1. Participants who are seeking this qualification without having attained any prior Childcare related qualification, will be required to undertake a training program of a nominal duration of 18 months or until all competencies.
  2. Participants who have already attained a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from either Integrity College or from another Registered Training Organisation, will undertake a course of approximately 13 months duration.

The exact duration of the course will depend upon the electives undertaken in the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and upon the currency of the participants HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.


For a participant’s HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting to contribute to their CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care the qualification must be “Current”, ie the qualification must be less than one year old at time of completion of this Diploma course, or, if the HLTAID004 qualification is older than twelve months, but less than three years and is accompanied by a HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation qualification that is less than twelve months old. Please see the CEO if additional information is required


Participants without any prior qualifications, will undertake a course consisting of twenty eight (28) units of competency comprising:

  • of twenty three (23) core units and
  • five (5) elective units, there are restrictions on the elective selection,
Credit Information

The course has been structured into 12 clusters in order to train and assess units of competency together that have common skills and knowledge or because they share a common work function. This provides an efficient service delivery model whilst providing the learner with a logical learning sequence.



Cluster 1

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

Cluster 2

CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Cluster 3

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Cluster 4

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 

Cluster 5

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddler

CHCECE003 Provide care for children

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Cluster 6

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

Cluster 7

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

Cluster 8

CHCPOL403C Undertake research activities

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

Cluster 9

CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations

Cluster 10

CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

Cluster 11

CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency

CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

Cluster 12

CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning

CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development

Cluster 13

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice




Irrelevant of the pathway undertaken, this qualification is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment.