Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Description

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood and 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:www.acecqa.gov.au

Education and Work Pathways

After achieving this qualification, candidates may choose to undertake studies at a higher education level. This course is a pathway into Bachelor of Education.

Potential job outcomes upon completion of this course:

  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Team Leader
  • Playgroup Coordinator
  • Assistant Director of Early Childhood services


  • 22 Russell St, Morley WA 6062
  • 26 Edgar Street, Bowen Hills, Queensland
  • L2/398 Chapel Rd, Bankstown NSW 2200


Please contact us on 1300 827 188 or email cricos@futureacademy.edu.au for international students for information on fees, funding and payment plan options. Fees include all books and materials.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements (LLN)

We recognise that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. To help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills required to study this course, you should sit for our LLN assessment before enrolment.

Support Services

During your studies with Future Academy, you will have access to a comprehensive range of support services.


CodeCHC 50113
Duration104 Weeks
240 hours of work placement
AssessmentsCase Study
Role Play
Short answer
Delivery ModeClassroom Based Training
work placement
Entry RequirementsThere are no entry requirements for this qualification, however candidates must be 18 years old at the time of enrolment.

You will be interviewed by Future Academy to assess whether the course you want to enrol in is right for you. This is to ensure you will be able to cope with the demands of the course or so we can find a course more suited to what you want.

How to enrol

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We appreciate that choosing the right course is important. If you would like to discuss your career or course contact us on 1300 827 188 or send us an email to info@futureacademy.edu.au with your queries.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this qualification, and all students will be offered this option upon enrolment into the course. Please talk to one of our support officers for further information.

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Course Structure

Twenty-eight Units (23) core and (5) elective units are required for the award of the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The following Units of Competency as identified in the National Community Services Training Package must be successfully completed to attain the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Future Academy.

Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/Elective
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCore
CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceCore
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenCore
CHCECE003Provide care for childrenCore
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksCore
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersCore
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCore
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCore
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCore
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodCore
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in childrenCore
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care servicesCore
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourCore
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCore
CHCECE022Promote children’s agencyCore
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learningCore
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and developmentCore
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operationsCore
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCore
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingCore
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyCore
BSBLED401Develop teams and individualsElective
CHCDIV001Work with Diverse peopleElective
CHCECE014Comply with family day care administration requirementsElective
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practiceElective
CHCPOL002Develop and implement policyElective
Future Academy does NOT guarantee that: –
  • A learner will successfully complete the course. This is subject to completing all the required units of competency.
  •  A learner will obtain an employment outcome as this is outside the control of Future Academy.
  •  A learner will obtain a qualification or a statement of attainment without successfully completing the assessments.