CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Good at helping children learn? Get the recognition you deserve.

Your experience caring for children, ensuring their health and safety, and fostering a holistic approach to wellbeing at a team leader or management level may have already earned you the requirements to achieve a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Improve your employment opportunities today.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Total number of

  • 28 units

  • 23 core units

  • 5 elective units, of which:

  • at least 2 must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 3 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome

All electives chosen must support the overall integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units 

Unit code Unit title

Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework 


Develop cultural competence 


Ensure the health and safety of children


Provide care for children 


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 


Provide care for babies and toddlers 


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 


Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 


Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 


Nurture creativity in children 


Facilitate compliance in an education and care services 


Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 


Promote childrens agency 


Analyse information to inform learning 


Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development 


Embed sustainable practices in service operations 


Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 


Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 


Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 


Maintain work health and safety


Elective units 

Unit code  Unit title
 BSBINN502A  Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Develop teams and individuals 


Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

 CHCINF407D  Meet information needs of the community

Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Coordinate the work environment


Manage a community sector organisation


Provide leadership in community services delivery


Provide mentoring support to colleagues


Undertake research activities


Develop and implement policy


Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care


Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

 PSPMNGT605B   Manage diversity

Not Applicable.

This qualification does not require any licensing..

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Queensland International Institute - Provider Code 31353

  • Star Training Academy Pty Ltd  - Provider Code 91349

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