children in early childhood education and care CHC50113

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Do you love working with children?  If you’re ready to take the next step in your early childhood education and care career, then the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is just for you!  This Nationally Recognised Training course equips you with the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements for a leading role in this exciting and challenging industry.

About this course

With this course, you could become a skilled early childhood professional and qualify to work in a wide range of early childhood careers, for example:

  • Authorised supervisor
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager
  • Centre director
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s service director / manager
  • Child development worker
  • Early childhood educatorapply now button

What this course covers

This course comprises 28 units consisting of 23 core units and 5 elective units, covering skills and knowledge that includes:

  • ensuring the health and safety of infants and young children
  • caring for babies and toddlers
  • using an approved learning framework
  • analysing information to inform learning
  • designing and implementing the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • working in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • developing teams and individuals
  • and more!


Class-based only with 240 hours practical placement included to ensure you have ample opportunity to practise your skills and knowledge throughout the course.  This program is held two full days per week at our Carnegie campus, 75A Koornang Road, Carnegie.  The duration of the class delivery is over three school terms, or about 40 weeks, but you may extend to 52 weeks if you are still completing your placement or assessments.  Placement may be located closer to home for individual students.

Further intakes are planned for 2020 in locations all over Melbourne and selected regional areas:

  • Carnegie
  • Frankston
  • Cranbourne
  • Epping
  • Werribee
  • Geelong

Learning Resources

Included in your fees, you will receive two textbooks in your first sessions and further resources will be supplied by your facilitator as required, including your Phillips Institute student polo shirt and other resources for placement.  These comprehensive resources will support your learning throughout your course and become an excellent point of reference for your future career.

Assessment Methods

Assessment tasks are practical and oriented to the work or placement context for relevance. They consist of a variety of tasks requiring the ability to research, analyse and present your responses in written form, including reports and as practical demonstrations.  Feedback on completion of tasks is given as you progress through the course.  You will also be assessed while on site completing your placement of minimum 240 hours.  Your placement supervisor will also be asked to provide third party reports on your progress and feedback on your overall placement performance.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however to gain maximum benefit from this training, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English.  It is recommended that applicants have completed to at least a Year 11 secondary school level or have satisfactorily completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.  All applicants will be required to undertake a pre-training review, including an evaluation of existing language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Special note regarding placement during this course and employment after completion of this course

There are requirements for working and learning in the early childhood education and care sector that all applicants should be aware of prior to enrolment. As you must complete a placement in an approved, regulated early chidhood education and care provider, you will be required to undergo a Working With Children check, as well as a National Police Check.  You can find more information about the WWC here.  Please consider this information carefully prior to enrolment to ensure you will be eligible to fulfil these requirements, as Phillips Institute cannot be held responsible for an inability of any student to meet their practical placement assessment requirements which are a non-negotiable component of this program.  For more information about these requirements, speak to one of our course advisors.

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On completion of this qualification, you can:

  • apply for a senior role working in the early childhood education and care sector;
  • take your studies further with a higher education course in early childhood education and care.

Units of competency

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety C
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence C
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children C
CHCECE003 Provide care for children** C
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks C
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers** C
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children** C
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice C
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically C
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk C
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting C
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people* E
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world* E
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people* E
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children C
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood*** C
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children C
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service C
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour C
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children C
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency C
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning C
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development*** C
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations C
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children C
HLTWHS003 Maintain workplace health and safety C
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals* E
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve professional practice* E

**These units require candidates to complete minimum 120 hours placement with a regulated education and care provider ***These units require candidates to complete minimum 240 hours placement with a regulated education and care provider *Elective units. An elective unit may be substituted for CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements for students wishing to work in a family day care role. Please note: elective units as published may be subject to change – please confirm prior to enrolment.

Please note: this qualification has been superseded to an updated version the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Phillips Institute is planning to deliver the updated version for 2022 enrolments and will endeavour to transition to the new version according to our transition policy as soon as possible subject to approval by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. 

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