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CHC50113-Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care


About this course

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is a practically oriented course, which enables graduates to advance their careers in the childcare industry. 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.

At this level:

  • Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers
  • In most States it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.

The units of competence in this qualification will be taught and assessed in clusters.  All units must be successfully completed in order to achieve the qualification.

Classroom training typically takes place over 18-24 months with 78 weekly sessions, a two week break at end of year and supported by tutorials at the end of each unit to assist students in completion of assessments. If students are working in a suitable environment or have barriers to attending class they may undertake distance learning.

The course may be completed over a period of 12 months and a maximum of 24 months, according to the method of delivery and learner’s needs. Typically students who are not able to regularly attend face to face classroom session can take longer to complete units. 

Study Options:
  • Face to face classes
  • Blended learning - combination of online study and face to face classes
Brouchure:
Enrolement Method:
  • Send email to info@australiacitycollege.edu.au
  • Come to the school office
  • Call 07 33441714

Skills you will gain

  • Develop cultural competence
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Provide care for children
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Nurture creativity in children
  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Analyse information to inform learning
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

Career outcomes

  • Authorised supervisor (children's services)
  • Children's services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children's services)
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Director (children's services)
  • Early Childcare educator
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/ leader (children's services)
  • Children's adviser
  • Program leader (children's services)
  • Children's service director/manager
  • Child development worker


Course units

This is a suggested course study plan.  Australian City College offers a variety of elective and alternate units.  For more information about your study options and units, discuss with your lecturer prior to enrolling.

Core units:

Unit ID Title
CHCDIV002

Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

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

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004

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

CHCECE018

Nurture creativity in children

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCECE019

Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

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

Imbed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCECE026

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

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units:

Unit ID Title
BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

CHCPOL002

Develop and implement policy

BSBINN502

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

BSBWOR301

Organise work priorities and development

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people


Total number of units

28          

Campus Options

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87 Pinelands Rd Sunnybank Hills, QLD 4109 Australia
Ph : 07 3344 1714

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