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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


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.

Vocational outcomes for graduates of this qualification may include:

  • Authorised supervisor (children's services)
  • Early childhood educator
  • Family day care coordinator
  • Centre manager (children's services)
  • Director (children's services)

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this course.

Contained within the Diploma are 11 core units found within CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Students enrolling into the Diploma who hold the most current Certificate III will have advanced entry. That is, they won't be required to complete the 11 units shown below in blue. 

**Please note that CHC30113 has been revised since its initial release so not everyone who holds this course code will necessarily have completed all 11 required units to be awarded advanced entry.

Shoud you enrol with an older Certificate III PLUS you can demonstrate recent and relevant industry experience, TLC has developed an RPL gap assessement tool for these 11 units. 

Core Units (23)

CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
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 amd respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017Foster the holsitic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018Nurture 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 
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units (5)
TLC has pre-selected the following two sets of electives to ensure graduates gain diverse experience relevant to early childhood settings and their workplace. 

BOTH of these units 

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Plus THREE of the following

CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness 
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice