We’re developing the next generation of childcare professionals with the right set of skills for the 21st Century.
12-18 Months
1088 Nominal Hours
From $8,255

payment available

The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) provides you with the knowledge and skills required by child care workers across a range of early childhood education settings. Start a rewarding career in the booming child care industry as a qualified Early Childhood Educator.

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Overview
  • Pathways
  • Course Units
  • Delivery

About this course

The Diploma of Early Childhood provides you the necessary skills and knowledge to design and implement curriculum in early childhood education and care services. You will learn to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard and graduate with the ability to supervise staff or volunteers.

Is this career path right for me?

Would you like a rewarding job? Do you have patience? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and their families? Do you have:

  • The ability to relate to children and families from a wide variety of backgrounds?
  • Good communication skills?
  • The desire to work in a stimulating learning environment?

If you answered yes to the above, then this course will help you advance in a rewarding career in the child care industry.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service

E-flexi payment plans are available.
Prices range around $8,255.00 on a Weekly or Fortnightly Payment Plan.

Enable College through our Debit Success student financial management system will take payment for all course fees (additional charges may apply).
As a fee Protection measure, Enable College will take upfront payments of installments no greater than $1500.00 per payment (Most Certificate IV and Diploma courses are not eligible for payment through this option)

Entry Requirements

This course requires successful completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults. (CSPA)
For more information, visit https://www.acer.org/cspa/ for an overview.

This course requires the ability to apply for a DCSI – working with children employment screening. Upon enrolment, Enable College will notify you to complete an application. This will be an additional cost to your course unless advised differently in writing.

Pathways in Early Childhood Education & Care

Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care and support children in a variety of settings.


Possible Outcomes

  • Authorised supervisor
  • Centre manager
  • Child care assistant
  • Child care worker
  • Child development worker
  • Children’s adviser
  • Children’s service director or manager
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Director children’s services
  • Program leader
  • Team coordinator or leader

Course Units

This course is made up of 28 units of study, divided into 23 core and 5 elective units. Our range of electives is based on our experience, knowledge and understanding of what employers and the industry are looking for. You will also be expected to complete 240 Hours of Work Placement (2 x 120 hour placements).

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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 well-being 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 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
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
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

What if I have studied before?

If you have existing knowledge or skills relating to the requirements of this course you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). RPL may be granted for knowledge or skills obtained through prior education, training, work and life experiences.

If granted, you may be eligible for credit towards this course, allowing you to finish your study sooner.


The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is offered as both full time and part time at our Adelaide campus (31 Franklin Street, Adelaide) or through our blended learning model. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.

Full-time training: This usually allows you to complete your course in a shorter amount of time and involves a workload of around 40 hours per week. There is also an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each week.

Part-time training: This option will take more time to complete than the full-time option. The workload is generally around 20 hours per week  There is an expectation that Assessment Activities for one Unit of Competency will be submitted for assessment each fortnight.

In Class Learning

This form of learning allows you the benefits of working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face. Learning materials are provided to you to work through in class, and complete remaining questions in personal study.

External Learning

Learning materials are provided to you to work through at home. As Units of Competency are successfully completed we will send you the next units for the course.  Whilst most of the course can be completed this way you will still be required to attend specific Practical Sessions/workshops and your Work Placement.

Blended Learning

Through our blended learning model, you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as well as attend practical training seminars as required. This form of learning allows you the benefits of also working with a Trainer/Assessor face to face.

Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way. You are able to change your mode of study under most circumstances throughout your enrollment as your needs change.To find out the best option for you to study Early Childhood Education and Care, call Enable College and speak with one of our course advisers today.

  • Study on Campus
  • Work Placement
  • Study Online
  • Full Time Available
  • Part Time Available

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