Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Enrol now for a 2019 commencement studying a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Government funding available, eligibility criteria applies*.

Classes begin in January 2019 at our City, Box Hill and Werribee campuses at a location near you, on weekdays, evenings and weekends. Call 1300 888 864 to secure your spot now!

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. We encourage individuals with disabilities to access training subsidised through the Skills First Program. Enrolment for eligible students is under the Skills First Program and may impact access to further Government-subsidised training. Enrolment fee may apply. For current policies, procedures, fees, eligibility, documentation, relating to this information, please refer to the TMG website (http://www.tmg.edu.au).
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Course Code CHC50113
Course Title Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Location Melbourne City Campus, Box Hill, Werribee
Intake Dates Enquire Now – Classes commencing in January
Fee Type Government Funding, Concession, Full Fee
Duration Traineeship: 3 Years
Non-Traineeship: 1 Year

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding”

Start Date: Days of Week: Location: Day/Night:
14 January, 2019 Monday, Thursday + 4 hour webinar Werribee Day
16 January, 2019 Tuesday, Wednesday + 4 hour webinar Werribee Day
8 February, 2019 Friday + 4 hour webinar Box Hill Day

Course Overview

This qualification 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.

Course Structure

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 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

Units of Competency

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care requires 28 units of competency

Core Units

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


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 qualification. Applicants will be required to complete an ACFS language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.

Learning (ACSF Level 4), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.



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 course 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


Fee Types

Government Funding Concession Full Fee
Traineeship $101.40 $20.28 $12,089.40
Non-Traineeship $101.40 $20.28 $12,089.40


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* Eligibility criteria applies
* Material fees may apply
* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment