CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood 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.


103 weeks (88 Weeks study + 15 weeks holidays) this includes 240 hours of practical placement in regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility.

Start Date

Various intake and start dates available. Call on +02 4608 9972 for more information

Study Mode

On Campus, face to face delivery and Practical Placement

Campus Location


Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include: Knowledge questions, Projects, Written reports, Portfolio of work, Assignment, Case Study, Self-assessment, Observation and Role Play.

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability) and Rules of Evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity and currency).

What you will achieve

By the end of this qualification students will be able to:

• support children’s learning and development
• design, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs
• support the health, learning and development of children and their families
• work with community and external agencies
• provide leadership and support to other staff
• manage a variety of early childhood services
• ensure compliance with policies and legislation.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification specified in the training package

RTO Requirements for International students

International students must meet certain English language requirements for admission into ASIA:
• Students must be over 18 years of age
• Students must provide academic evidence of satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
• Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course or has completed ELICOS equivalent with minimum IELTS results (please refer test table below). ELICOS results must been interpreted to IELTS or equivalent on issued completion certificate equivalent by ELICOS provider. ELICOS must be taken before the main VET course and must demonstrate successful completion of Astral ’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of ELICOS program.
Results older than two years are not acceptable.
• Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States
• Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

For further information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website
(http:// www.homeaffairs.gov.au).

Credit Transfer

All Credit Transfer Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation. This may be in the form of a Nationally Recognised Qualification Certificate, Transcript and/or a Statement of Attainment, which corresponds with the same qualification code and name, unit code and title as those included in the student application and date/duration of the course.

Course structure

Unit code Unit Title Core/ Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people E
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically C
CHCECE003 Provide care for children C
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers C
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children C
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood C
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service C
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development C
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting C
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks C
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children C
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children C
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice C
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk C
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety C
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence C
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy E
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice E
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency C
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children C
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour C
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children C
CHCECE023 Analyse Information to inform learning C
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations C
CHCECE026 Work in partnerships with families to provide appropriate education and care for children C
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals E
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety C
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs E

Possible Career Outcomes

Students graduating with the full qualification can use this qualification to apply for job roles including:
• Centre Director
• Early Childhood Supervisor
• Team Coordinator
• Room Leader
• Program Leader

Note: Above career pathway information is in line with qualification description on National Training Register (www.training.gov.au), it doesn’t imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course.
Institute doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading

Pathways from this qualification

After achieving CHC50113-Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, individuals can progress to higher studies e.g. CHC62015-Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Note: Astral doesn’t offer advance diploma or neither guarantees any pathway in to further studies as institute doesn’t have any arrangement with any course provider. Students may be required to meet entry requirement of the institute offering pathway course.