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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview 

CRICOS Course Code: 097064D 

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.

Relevant Job Roles 
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Group Coordinator
  • Group Leader
Entry Requirements 

Students must be aged 18 years and above.

Evidence of acceptable English language test course as below (or equivalent):

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet based test 46
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162
Pearson Test of English Academic 42

In addition, students are asked to identify if they would like to participate in an LLN assessment as part of the enrolment process in the areas of reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy. This ensures the course is at an appropriate level for students and educational support is provided. 
All students must be willing to participate in mandatory work placement of a minimum of 240 hours and this will require a working with children clearance.

Units of Study 

Core Units        

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically                            
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence                            
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety        
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting    
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children                    
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk            
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers                        
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children                            
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks                    
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice                
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children            
  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain practices in service operations
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
  • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • CHCECE022 Promote children’s legacy
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

Elective Units

  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood            
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning            
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

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Face-to-Face Schedule 
This course is scheduled as: 97 weeks | 20 hours per week | 8 terms | 10 weeks per term
Four intakes per year: January, April, July, October
Students are required to participate in a minimum of 240 hours of work placement in at least one regulated education and care service within 50 kms of Darwin
We recommend that learners set aside between 5-7 hours per week for homework, reading and assessment tasks
For scheduled course dates please contact:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

RPL recognises skills, knowledge and experience gained through work, formal study, volunteering, informal or formal training, social activities or general life experiences. If you can demonstrate that you have already learnt the knowledge, and have the relevant skills, recognition of prior learning may be granted. Please contact our office for information about the RPL process.

Application Fee (non-refundable) A$300.00
Resource Fee  A$200.00
Tuition Fee   A$16,000.00
Total A$16,500.00
Tuition Fee Per Term A$2000.00
Recognition of Prior Learning Per Unit of Competency A$500.00

*Apply in 2018 for discounted fee

Students are required to pay for their own working with children clearance. The fee of A$5.00 is paid direct to SAFE NT.


Course learning and assessment material
Qualified industry expert trainer
Student support
Coffee and tea
Certification upon successful completion
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