CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care allows students to gain employment in the Early Childhood industry in a role which requires them to support children's development and wellbeing; design and implement the curriculum; and work within legal and ethical frameworks. It also prepares students with entry level management skills required for supervising the operation of the service. Throughout the qualification, students undertake work placements to  gain industry experience required to work at this level.

ACCCO students have a personal knowledgeable trainer and receive up to date relevant training. Students will graduate with a qualification they can be proud of and start employment with confidence in their knowledge and capabilities.

Entry requirements

A good ability to read and write English, and a sound ability to apply basic numeracy is required.

Study options and duration

  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships - as per the training contract
  • Class - Full Time 48 weeks or (*30 weeks if completed CHC30113)
  • Class - Part Time 96 weeks or (*60 weeks if completed CHC30113)
  • External Study - self paced with your own trainer assigned to support your study
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - self paced

CORE Units (28)




Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Provide care for children


Provide care for babies and toddlers


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


Ensure the health and safety of children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Work legally and ethically

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Develop cultural competence

CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood


Analyse information to inform learning

CHCECE022 Promote children's agency


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

CHCPRP003* Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour


Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children


Facilitate compliance in an education and care services


Manage legal and ethical compliance

CHCPOL002* Develop and implement policy


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


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


Embed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCMGT003* Lead the work team
CHCECE029* Respond to problems and complaints about the service
# ACECQA requires students to hold these competencies before achieving the ‘actively working towards Diploma’ status.

* Elective units


This qualification attracts a wide range of funding assistance to reduce the study costs which may include Traineeships, Centrelink payments and Government funding (with some having very little cost to the student).

You may be eligible for funding, please click here to check your eligibility for funding applicable to you in your state/territory.

Fees for students not eligible for funding assistance: 

  • Enrolment fee: $300 including your first unit
  • External study: $160 per unit (pay as you are ready to learn)
  • Classroom study: Please contact ACCCO to enquire about timetables and availability
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): $150 per unit
  • Credit Transfer: FREE
  • International Students: Click Here


To enquire about enrolment please use the contact us page or phone 1300 139 406