Community Services

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. These workers work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard and may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.


Further student pathways – This qualification will provide you with a pathway to a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education.

Employment pathways – Although it does not guarantee an employment outcome, completion of this qualification could lead to your employment in the early childhood education and care industry in the following occupational titles:

Entry Requirements

You are required to undertake a Pre Training Review prior to enrolment to identify competencies you have previously acquired and to ascertain your suitability and appropriateness for this qualification. The Pre Training Review is designed to ensure we can help you participate in and successfully attain your desired learning outcomes.

Mandatory requirements – There are no mandatory requirements for this qualification.

Suitability requirements – There are no suitability requirements for this qualification.

Materials, equipment and resources – You will need access to a computer with Internet.

Workplace Experience

Prior to commencing workplace experience, you must obtain a current Victorian Working with Children Check. You may also be required to provide other clearances, such as a satisfactory Police Check as required by the Placement Provider. You are required to undertake a minimum of 240 hours of workplace experience through work placement/employment in a relevant and an approved and regulated childcare workplace. A PTA workplace deed needs to be approved by PTA before you can start workplace experience.

Qualification Structure

To successfully complete CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you must complete the following units of competency.

Unit CodeUnit TitleC/EStreamPR/CR
1BSBINN502Build and sustain an innovative work environmentE--
2BSBLED401Develop teams and individualsE--
3BSBMGT605Provide leadership across the organisationE--
4CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC--
5CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceC--
6CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenC--
7CHCECE003Provide care for childrenC--
8CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksC--
9CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersC--
10CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenC--
11CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceC--
12CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenC--
13CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodC--
14CHCECE018Nurture creativity in childrenC--
15CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceC--
16CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourC--
17CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenC--
18CHCECE022Promote children’s agencyC--
19CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learningC--
20CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and developmentC--
21CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operationsC--
22CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenC--
23CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyC--
24CHCORG627BProvide mentoring support to colleaguesE--
25CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceE--
26CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC--
27HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingC--
28HLTWHS003Maintain workplace health and safetyC--

LEGEND C = Core E = Elective PR = Pre-requisite CR = Co-requisite * = unit has pre-requisite/s