CHC50113 / 0101710

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview:

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with an in-depth understanding of children and how to engage with them in a group care environment.

This course is ideal if you want to become early childhood educators responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in Early Childhood Education and Care services. You will learn how to plan learning using appropriate frameworks, support child development, understand legislation and maintain a safe environment for children, families, and staff.

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Charlton Brown Diploma of ECEC

Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 120 hours of vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

Career Outcomes:

  • Child Care Director
  • Lead Educator
  • Nominated or Certified Supervisor Coordinator
  • Centre Manager
  • Child Care Worker
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan

Recognition of Prior Learning:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

Entry Requirements:

The training package does not have any entry requirement, but CB’s specific course entry requirements are that:

All students are required to have a working with children check (Blue Card) prior to undertaking their work placement.

    • 16 years old or above
    • Completion of Year 12/High School overseas or Australia Year 11 or equivalent
    • Pass CB LLN test
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Pass CB LLN test


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

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Course Details

Course Code

CHC50113 / 0101710


84 weeks


Domestic & International

Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 12 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Working With Children Check and Police Clearance
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (international students)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students)

* Proof of competency may include but are not limited to professional, work and life experiences, other accredited or non-accredited study.  

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