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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareCourse Code: CHC50113Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Working with children is a great way to have fun while building your career. Do you have a passion for educating and shaping the young minds of Australia’s youth? Then consider a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. Legislation now requires most educators in the early childhood services industry to either hold or be working towards a Diploma level qualification. So now is the time to do a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This course will teach you to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services.

Early Childhood Educators are key…

Research states that early childhood educators are instrumental in laying the foundations for successive and successful years of learning through primary, highschool, college and university. Successful graduates of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care also have pathway to university. Our articulation agreement with Charles Sturt University means by completing your diploma you can get up to 128 of the 256 credits required towards a Bachelor of Education and shorten your degree time by almost half!

A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care gives back…

Early childhood educators are also key to early intervention in young children and you’ll play a rewarding role in ensuring kids get off to the best start in life possible. A career in early childhood education doesn’t just reward students, but teachers and educators as well. Your career could last decades and you’ll see children come up through the ranks through highschool, uni and into adult life. You’ll be thrilled to know you played a part in shaping their lives and providing them a platform from which they could jump.

Getting started is just a click or a call away so don’t delay any longer. You’ll be surprised how easy and affordable it is to get qualified.

  • Studying Online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Funding Available
  • Learning Method

    Classroom / Distance/Correspondence / Online / Work-based
  • Duration

    12 months.
  • RTO's

    This course is delivered by one of the following Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisations; Kirana Training RTO ID 52247, Learning Lab Pty LTD RTO ID 91341, Insight Training Group Australia RTO ID 32142 and Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498.

Course Requirements

To achieve the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care a total of 28 units of competency must be completed (23 core units and 5 elective units).

Qualification Pathway

After achieving this qualification, you may choose to pursue one of the following Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching, Birth – Five, Birth – 12 Years)
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Birth – Five)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  • Bachelor of Human Services
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Birth – Five)

Entry Requirements

It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of an Australian Senior Secondary School Certificate or equivalent.
Students are required to pass a Working with Children/ Vulnerable People Check (including Police Clearance) in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing work placement.

Student Selection Process

Kirana’s student selection process is designed to ensure that you are enrolled in the qualification that best meets your needs.

Kirana’s selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students will be offered places in the program including;

  • The students’ needs and desired outcomes
  • The ability and commitment of the students to complete the course;
  • Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
  • Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)

Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Children’s service director, manager
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Group, team coordinator, leader (children’s services)
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Educational Support Leader or Educational Support Officer


Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCINM002Meet community information needs
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBINN502Build and sustain an innovative work
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people

Work Placement

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, students are required to undertake 360 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service which caters for children aged between 0-6. A minimum of 120 hours of this work placement will need to be completed specifically with babies 0-2 of age. In all work placement settings, students must have a minimum Diploma trained staff member supervising them throughout the work placement hours.

*If you have completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will only be required to complete 240 hours of work placement. Students will need to produce evidence of their Certificate.

ACT Skilled Capital – for students residing in ACT

This qualification can be funded to eligible students through ACT Skilled Capital, a subsidised training program offered by the ACT Government. Skilled Capital funding is available through Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisations Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.

ACT Skilled Capital Funding Eligibility


NSW Smart and Skilled – for students residing in NSW

An important notice about Smart and Skilled

Access Training Institute, Insight Training Group Australia, Kirana Training, Learning Lab, Maxis Solutions, and Precision Training Australia (Kirana Colleges) are all contracted training providers under the New South Wales Smart and Skilled program. The following qualification and pricing information remains current for existing students under Smart and Skilled, who enrolled on or prior to 31 December 2016.

Studying at Kirana Colleges is a lot more affordable thanks to Smart and Skilled, a subsidised training program offered by the NSW Government. Kirana Colleges can offer this program through our Registered Training Organisations Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247, Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498, Insight Training Group Australia Pty Ltd RTO ID 32142 and Learning Lab Pty Ltd RTO ID 91314. Fee free scholarships and exemptions to tuition fees available. Eligibility criteria applies. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

NSW Smart & Skilled Targeted Priorities Funding Eligibility



Queensland Higher Level Skills – for students residing in Queensland

Funding for this qualification may be available through Higher Level Skills, a subsidised training program offered by the QLD Government. Higher Level Skills funding for this qualification is available to eligible students through Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisations Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247 and Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498.

Queensland Higher Level Skills Funding Eligibility


Important Information for existing students with VET FEE-HELP loans

The Commonwealth Government’s VET FEE-HELP loan scheme still applies for any student that commenced study before 31 December 2016. For our existing students there are arrangements for you to continue with your course. If you’re an existing Kirana Colleges student with a VET FEE-HELP loan, you can expect to receive if you have not already, an email or letter from the commonwealth government. You should have also received information from Kirana Colleges confirming the steps you will need to take to continue studying. This correspondence will ask you to ‘opt-in’ to continue to study under the current VET FEE-HELP scheme. It’s important you respond by undertaking all actions mentioned, so there are no delays to your ongoing enrolment. If you’re an existing student, the VET FEE-HELP opt-in steps, allowing you to continue your studies, can be found here. Alternatively contact us through the Student Help Form.

This qualification can be offered to eligible students, all or in part, through VET FEE-HELP, a national Australian commonwealth loan scheme to help you get your studies started now and repayment of the loan once you earn to the compulsory repayment threshold. VET FEE-HELP can be offered for this course through Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisation: Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498.

VET FEE-HELP Student Entry Procedure

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