Start a rewarding career in the booming child care industry as a qualified early childhood educator.
Full time -
62 weeks

Part time -
124 Weeks
Full time -
20-25 Hours Per Week

Part time -
15 Hours Per Week

Including 240 Hours of Work Placement
From $8,254

Or $1099 for Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students $899

payment available


The CHC50113- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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

This qualification must be completed before 20 January 2023

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides you with 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. Studying with Enable College means you will be supported every step of the way by experienced trainers and friendly staff. Our graduates emerge with the required skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to care and support children in a variety of settings.

Enrolments may be subject to change when there are new releases to the Training Package.

How much will it cost me?

Fee for Service $8254.00

Includes First Aid and Child Safe Environments.

Additional cost of up to $68 for National Police Clearance (issued through SAPOL) and DHS Checks $63.25.

Eligible subsidised $1099 and or Job Trainer eligible students $899.00

The fees include First Aid, Child Safe Environments, DHS Clearances and National Police Clearance.

A $150 re-enrolment fee applies for students who do not complete within the completion time.

Job Trainer

To qualify for a free or subsidised course under SA JobTrainer you must be a resident of South Australia, aged 16-24 years of age or currently out of work (this includes school leavers and those who have recently lost their job) or receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).

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Entry Requirements

The following entry requirements need to be met prior to course commencement:

  • Must be over the age of 18 years at the time of course induction
  • Must be able to participate in 240 hours of work placement
  • Ability to gain clean DHS clearances + National Police Clearances
  • Must be able to source and undertake work placement
  • Complete all enrolment processes as per the Enable College enrolment policy and procedure
  • Fee for Service Students
  • Meet LLN requirements by completing Enable College LLN test
  • Complete a Verbal Assessment (see Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure – FFS)
  • Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students
  • Complete CSPA assessment and the Upfront Assessment of Need process
  • Attend suitability interview – see Enable College Suitability and Support Needs Checklist and Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure (Eligible subsidised and or Job Trainer eligible students)
  • Must reside in Metropolitan Adelaide
  • Students must have access to a computer, email, and internet
  • Students must have a level of physical fitness or capability to lift a child aged 0 – 6 years.

Pathways in Early Childhood Education & Care

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


Possible Outcomes

  • Early Childhood Services Coordinator
  • Qualified Room Leader
  • Early Childhood Educator in Long Day Care
  • Kindergarten
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant Educator

Study Pathways

Some universities offer credit from the Diploma to enrol into Early Childhood Teaching qualifications. Alternatively, the CHC60215 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management provides an opportunity for those interested in a management position in early childhood services.

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.

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 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
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
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Recognition of prior learning

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.

RPL fees are $200.00

Credit Transfer

If the student has a prior Qualification or a Statement of Attainment issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework from any state or territory, the RTO will automatically give exemptions for those units of competency provided they are current. Credit transfer will be provided on the student record.

Other related courses

Certificate III Education Support
Diploma of Community Services
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


This course is offered as both full-time (20-25 study hours per week) and part time (15 study hours per week) either on campus or through our blended learning model.
Through our blended learning model you will receive course materials to work through at your own pace as
well as attend practical training sessions as required. As part of this course, you will also have the opportunity to experience real life situations through work placement.
Optional study tutorials are available every Wednesday evening. Friday morning, and on arrangement with the trainer that is assigned to support the student. The assessment due date is one every 2 weeks.
Whichever delivery method you choose, our experienced trainers will support you every step of the way.

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

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