Start a rewarding career in the booming child care industry as a qualified early childhood educator.
Part time -
20-25 Hours Per Week
Part time -
15 Hours Per Week
Including 240 Hours of Work Placement
Or $1099 for Work Ready Eligible Students or $899 for Job Trainer Eligible Students
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
About this course
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.
Work Ready Eligible students $1099.00
The fees includes 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.
To qualify for a free or subsidised course under SA JobTrainer you must be a resident of South Australia, aged 17-24 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).
$899 for Job Trainer Eligible Students
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 Work Ready Students
- Complete CSPA assessment and the Work Ready Upfront Assessment of Need process
- Attend suitability interview – see Enable College Suitability and Support Needs Checklist and Verbal Assessment Policy and Procedure (Work Ready)
- 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.
- Early Childhood Services Coordinator
- Qualified Room Leader
- Early Childhood Educator in Long Day Care
- Family Day Care Provider
- Outside School Hours Care Assistant Educator
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.
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.
|CORE UNITS |
|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|
|5 ELECTIVES OF CHOICE|
|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
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