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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National Course Code: CHC50113


The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the industry-flagship course for higher-level roles in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector.

This nationally recognised qualification prepares you to work in a range of early childhood settings with children up to five years of age. You will learn about the about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children, how to support their rights and safety, and the wellbeing of infants.

Be qualified to supervise staff and volunteers and be equipped with necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and duty of care requirements.

Learn from qualified early childhood educators with current skills, knowledge and strong links to industry and gain the skills to work in a growing industry with great career opportunities. The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job or step up into a higher position.

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care can lead to a rewarding career as a:

  • Family Day Care Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care
  • Assistant Educator
  • Supervisory roles in long day care, child care centres, occasional care

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship pathway.


A minimum of 240 hours of work placement is required to be completed in a licensed and regulated child care environment with children aged 0-5 years. Your work placement will be arranged for you in your geographic area, however if you currently work in a regulated childcare you can complete you work placement in this setting.


This course is currently available at 37 campus locations across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Blended, Full Time, Part Time Day, Part Time Evening, Workplace

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