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.Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:



Tuition Fee: $12,000
Material Fee: $250
Enrollment Fee: $0




104 Weeks


(Face-to-Face & Virtual Classroom)


240 Hrs


Monthly Intake


Format and Packaging Rules

​Total number of units = 28

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units, of which:
  • at least 2 must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 3 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.​
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

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 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 and care for children

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

HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals

BSBINN502 - Build and sustain an innovative work environment

CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy


Whilst there are no entry requirements stipulated in the training package (CHC), ICV requires its participants to meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of ICV Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test, ICV will conduct LLN entry test at the time of enrolment. The student must obtain ACSF3 Level in LLN to enrol in this qualification.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older


Prospective students can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that is relevant to the units of competence within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the qualification. Students are recommended to notify ICV of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.

Also, students MUST obtain a Working with Children Check before commencing workplacement.


Employment Pathways

​This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in childhood educator roles, childhood care roles and in management roles within this industry that require an early childhood education & care qualification.

​Career outcome may include:

  • Child Development Worker
  • Children’s Service Manager or Area Manager
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Service Director
  • Team Leader


Please contact our college to talk to our support team who can assist you with this information.