Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Offered at our Brisbane & Gold Coast Campus

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC50113

Packaging Rules

28 units including 23 core & 5 electives

Course Description

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification that ACECQA requires for those wanting to take on higher levels of responsibility and leadership in an early childhood service. It is the qualification for those wishing to lead an education and care program for children before they enter formal schooling.Rise has developed this qualification to give students theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work with children (from birth to school age) in a range of early childhood settings, which fall under the education and care national regulations and the national quality standard. Upon the completion of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to support the implementation of the early years learning framework, while supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Entry Requirements

  • A good ability to read, write and speak English
  • A sound ability to apply numeracy
  • A current Working with Children Check


The time frame to deliver this course is 12 months –24 months (depending on prior skills and knowledge).

Career Opportunities

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Lead Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, Universities can sometimes offer credit from the Diploma to enrol in Early Childhood teaching qualifications to continue your education career.

For Higher Level Skill students, may refer the fact sheet link to the Department of Employment, small Business and Training website to get more information about your right to study this course. 


Fees & Funding

Government funding is available through Higher Level Skills.

Government Funding Requirements

  • Age 15 years or older (no longer at school)
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Not hold or not enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification(not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)
  • English Language & Academic Requirements

If a person is eligible for funding under the Higher-Level Skills program, the Queensland Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.

Fees Higher Level Skills – Government Funded

Qualification Name Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Code CHC50113
Number of Units 28
Workplace Minimum Hours 240
Student Contribution Fee $280
Student Concession Fee $140

Fee for Service and Recognition of Prior Learning

The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.

Qualification NameDiploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course CodeCHC50113
Number of Units28
Enrollment Fee$200
Resource/Materials Fee$80
Cost per Unit$185
Student Concession Fee$5,460

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Cost is $90 per unit.

Qualification Name Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Code CHC50113
Number of Units 28
Enrollment Fee $200
Cost per Unit $90
Student Concession Fee $2,630

Course Units

Core Units

  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCECE016         Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE017         Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood.
  • CHCECE018         Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE019         Facilitate compliance in an education & 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         Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • CHCECE026         Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education andcare for Children
  • HLTWHS003        Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

  • CHCPRP003         Reflect on and improve professional practice
  • BSBINN502         Support children to connect with their world
  • BSBWOR301       Organise Personal work Priorities and Development
  • BSBLED401          Develop Teams & Individuals
  • CHCECE012         Support Children to Connect with their World

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