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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration

Option 1:
52 Weeks (Standard Course)
Pre-requisite entry requirement: Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. 
This course includes work-based training of 20 weeks @ 20 hours per week (total=400 hours) 

Option 2:
28 Weeks (Intensive Course)
Pre-requisite entry requirement: Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This course includes work-based training of 7 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=266 hours) 
This course includes no holidays.

Career Opportunities

This qualification suits students seeking employment in the following job roles:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Day Care Centre Supervisor / Manager
  • Kindergarten Supervisor / Manager
  • Preschool Supervisor / Manager

Study Modes

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-face classroom-based learning.
  • Structured learning activities
  • Work-based training (please see above)

Work-based Training

During work-based training, students will be able to practice their skills and knowledge in real workplace settings.  This will assist students to be job-ready at graduation. Work Based Training is organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Officers, into workplaces approved by Stanley College.

Employment Services

Stanley College has a strong network of employers waiting to hire our graduates. Students will have access to employment assistance services including advice and tips on resume preparation, coaching on interview techniques and assistance in finding employment.

Recognition of Previous Studies or Work Experience

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Government Funding

Local students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following units:

  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice*
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people*
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety*
  • 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*

*Denotes units delivered within CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Option 1:
Course Fee: $7,500 (52 weeks)
Pre-requisite entry requirement: Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Option 2:
Course Fee: $4,700 (26 weeks)
Pre-requisite entry requirement: Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Easy payment plans available.


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Entry Requirements

  • Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Further Studies

On completion of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course, students maybe granted entry into selected Bachelor courses at Universities.

To apply, click here to fill in our application form.

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