Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care



Web Opti Mark Training’s CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care prepares individuals for a higher profile in the Early Childhood and Education Care industry in Australia. This nationally recognised qualification is a rewarding way to consolidate your professional qualifications and skills. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, reflects the role of early childhood educators in fostering children’s optimum development and wellbeing. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn from our experts who will help you with an in-depth understanding and develop theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and aptitude in providing care to children, with an emphasis on play-based learning and assist children achieve developmental outcomes. You will be responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in a wide range of early childhood settings with children up to five years of age. You will gain important knowledge relating to the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children, how to support their rights and safety, and the wellbeing of infants.

You will also learn to effectively interact and communicate with families and communities, and how to include culture and diversity into your planning. A diploma further enables you to implement, and manage education and care programs, and supervise staff and volunteers.


The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised course.


Minimum of 240 hours that we can help you organise ( working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students). A current Police Check and approved Working with Children Check is required.


  1. Classroom Based
  2. Workplace
  3. Distance Learning
  4. Virtual/Blended


16 months


As such there are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre-Training Review. This will determine a candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.


  1. Early Childhood Educator
  2. Early Childhood Director
  3. Family Day Care Provider
  4. Nanny
  5. Preschool Assistant
  6. Educational Leader


  • Some universities offer degree programs in a related field of study where students may be eligible for some credit for completing the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.


Victorian residents who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!


This course has 28 units of competency:

  1. 23 core units
  2. 5 elective units
Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements Elective