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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

For overseas students seeking to become a qualified Childcare worker.


TMG College Australia    


Program Overview

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is suitable for educators in Early Childhood education who are responsible for developing planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services. At this level:

  • Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers

  • In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level

For the 2021 International Course Guide, Application Form, International Student Handbook and more, visit our International Students page.



CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care TMG College Australia


Program Details

  • Program Code & Title

    CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 

    CRICOS Code: 084958F 

  • 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

  • Entry Requirements

    Intended overseas students must satisfy the following requirements: 

    • Age: Must be 18 years or over  
    • English proficiency level: An IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG College Australia English language test  
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent


    Students are required to undertake a Language Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment. These will assist with 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 

  • Duration and Intensity

    103 Weeks (including 24 weeks holidays) 

  • 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 Online, Face to Face and Workplace Based.  

  • Pathways

    The following further education pathway is available to learners who complete this Program:
    • CPC60212 Advanced Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Your Career

    The following employment pathways are available to learners who complete this Program:

    • Builder (Commercial or Domestic)
  • Fees

    Course fee is $14,250 plus material fee of $300.

  • Locations

    This qualification is available in the following regions: 

    • Melbourne CBD 
    • Box Hill 
    • Werribee 
  • Upcoming Classes


    • July 20
    • August 24
    • October 12
    • November 16



    • January 25
    • March 1
    • April 19
    • May 24
    • July 12
    • August 16
    • October 4
    • November 8
  • 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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