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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Are you currently employed in the childcare industry and looking to further develop your career?

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care may be for you!


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Program Overview

This Program will help you specialise in the Early Childhood Education and Care industry. Upon completion you will have the skills to be a Lead Educator responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in Early Childhood services.

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the perfect pathway to a range of roles in the childcare supervising of other staff and volunteers. In most states this is the highest qualification required at Director or Service Manager level. With our flexible learning approach, we blend both practical and theoretical elements.

As part of this Program, you will be required to undertake a minimum of 240 hours in an Australian regulated Education and Care Service.

Over the course of this Program we offer:

  • Convenient and flexible learning
  • Support and guidance
  • Online collaboration

Government Funding* is available for this Program. Invest in your future by applying today!

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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • Subjects

    The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care requires 28 Subjects

    Core Subjects:

    CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    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
    CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
    CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety

    Elective Subjects:

    CHCMGT003 – Lead the work team
    CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCINM002 – Meet community information needs
    CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
    BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals

    Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this Program, however Students are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment

    These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs. 

    The ability to obtain a Working with Children Check - Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement.

  • Work placement

    240 work placement hours (or currently working in the industry). Students must have the current Working With Children Check prior to the commencement of their work placement (WWC Check http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/).

  • Assessment

    Assessment methods may include:

    • Projects / Research Reviews
    • Questioning
    • Direct Observations & Demonstration
    • Written Assignment & Case studies
    • Simulated work place activities
    • Workplace Practicals
    • Log Book/third Party Report/References
    • Case Scenarios
  • Duration and Intensity

    Traineeship: Estimated duration 156 Weeks 

    Non-Traineeship: Estimated duration 78 Weeks 

  • Delivery Mode

    TMG College Australia provides the following delivery options: 

    Face to Face Training 

    In person Classroom Based training delivered at TMG College Australia sites. Face to Face delivery includes both theory and practical activities which are supported by structured Work Placement. 

    Structured Work Placement 

    There is a mandatory work placement requirement of 240 hours (minimum) to complete this course.  

    The work placement hours must be in an Australian regulated education and care service, which would include long day care, family day care, preschools/kindergartens, outside school hours care, occasional care and mobile. 

     Offsite Training 

    TMG College Australia can deliver training and undertake assessments using facilities at a Students Workplace, or in a mobile manner (e.g. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course).  

    Mixed Mode Training 

    A combination of various delivery modes. Also known as "Mixed Delivery" or "Blended Learning". This includes Virtual, Face to Face and Workplace Based.  

  • Pathways

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

  • Your Career

    This Program provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:

    • Authorised supervisor (Early Childhood Services)
    • Early Childhood Services coordinator
    • Centre manager (Early Childhood Services)
    • Director (Early Childhood Services)
    • Early Childhood educator
    • Group/team coordinator/leader (Early Childhood Services)
    • Early childhood adviser

    Group/team coordinator/leader (Early Childhood services) employment for childcare worker is expected to grow strongly for the next five years.

    For more details visit - https://joboutlook.gov.au/

  • Fees & Eligibility

    Enrolment Fees:
    Without Concession* - $101.40
    With Concession - $20.28

    *Concession is only applicable to Indigenous individuals.

    *Job Trainer Enrolment Fee , eligibility criteria applies


    Fee For Service - $9,950.00

    The student tuition fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. 

    This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. TMG College Australia encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this training.

    Skill First Eligibility 1. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident* or New Zealand Citizen. 2. You must not have completed the same AQF level qualification or higher than the course you wish to enrol in, unless under 20 years of age on 1 January this year. 3. You must not have commenced or be scheduled to commence more than two Victorian Government subsidised courses this year; and 4. You must not be currently enrolled in two or more Victorian Government subsidised courses.

    Traineeship incentives may be applicable on full time/ part time basis, subject to eligibility. Enrolment fees apply.

    This is a JobTrainer Funded Course. A person can participate under JobTrainer if they are:
    • 17 to 24 years old when the course starts; or
    • a job seeker of any age; and
    • have not commenced a full qualification under JobTrainer before.


    *Formal confirmation of permanent residence granted by the Department of Home Affairs (or its successor) AND the student’s foreign passport or ImmiCard required 

  • Locations

    This Qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 


  • Upcoming Classes

    TMG College Australia

  • Credit Transfer

    We provide Credit Transfer with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification, if the CT request is equivalent in content and learning outcomes with TMG’s matched qualifications.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

    We provide Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where Skill First Student work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL result is subject to the quality and amount of the evidence submitted by the Skill First Student to TMG. 

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