CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 085878J


This course is intended for people seeking to work in the early childhood education and care sector. It provides the skills and knowledge required to design and implement curriculum and care programs, in early childhood education and care services. It will supply all the necessary understanding of how to design these learning frameworks so that upon implementation, they meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. On completion of this course you will be capable of supervising other staff and volunteers and oversee the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children.


This qualification prepares you to work in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector as an educator.


Bachelor of Early Childhood.

Course Delivery

This qualification is a full time, classroom-based course, located at our Mildura and Swan Hill campuses. It comprises of 28 units of study. To successfully complete this course, you must gain competency in all 28 units. Placements are conducted over both years of study. Specified units of competency state during a period of at least 240 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service must be completed by students during the course of study. In addition to 240 hours, SuniTAFE provides supplementary hours for placement to provide opportunities for the student to demonstrate evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in units of competency.

Entry Requirements

Pre-selection interview, Working with Children Check and a Victorian Police Check. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

2 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 50
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service 120
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 50
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 50
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency 80
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning 70
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development 170
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations 60
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment 50
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals 40
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation 60
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world 40
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $9,607
Concession $2,837
RPL Government Subsidised $3,936
RPL Concession $905
RPL Self-funded $5,904
Self-Funded $11,575

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2019 July Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based
2019 July Swan Hill Campus International, Full Time, Part Time
2019 July Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 July Swan Hill Campus International, Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 July Swan Hill Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based