Diploma of Early Childhood Education

About the Course

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides students with skills and knowledge relating to designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.

This includes general supervision of staff including volunteers, specific focus on implementing an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

If you are looking to be a professional in the childcare and services industry this is the course for you.

Learners will be empowered by this course and be equipped to work within the childcare industry. This qualification reflects the roles of experienced childcare workers, those already from the industry looking to up-skill and progress within the industry.

Course Duration

This course is delivered over a maximum of 24 months with the flexibility of choosing the available delivery modes.

Delivery Mode

ASTAR Training Institute offer two (2) modes of delivery each followed by a minimum of 240 hours of compulsory work placement:

Face to Face
All face to face sessions are conducted at our Parramatta campus by our qualified trainers.

Classes run two (2) days a week over 62 weeks.

Students must complete 1747 hours to meet course requirements.


Distance (Does not apply to International Students)
Distance learning allows the student the flexibility to study from their own location without the need to attend on campus classroom sessions.

Students must complete 1800 hours to meet course requirements.



ASTAR Training Institute ensures assessment meets the requirements of the nationally endorsed training package and produce graduates with the relevant skills and knowledge for the workplace.

As part of the course the following assessment methods are used:

  • Written questions
  • Case studies/ scenarios
  • Knowledge questions
  • Role plays
  • Observations/ Demonstrations
  • Workplace based observations
  • Group activities
  • Presentations

Entry Requirements

Students must be 18 years and over to be eligible to enrol in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at ATI.

ATI requires all eligible students to create a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number and provide it to us prior to enrolment. If you require assistance, we can apply on your behalf. Please contact our Student Support team for any assistance.

As part of the enrolment process, you will be required to undertake a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test through an online platform called LLN robot. As the course is delivered in English, all students must be able to read and write English at a year 10 level.

Course Outline

Core Units

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care setting
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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Elective Units

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education

Work Placement

Whether completing the course face to face, or via distance, work placement must be completed in order to meet the requirements of the course. A minimum of 240 hours of work placement must be completed.

Your Work Placement will need to be conducted in an approved childcare facility. It is your responsibility to find a suitable work place however, if you are unable to find one ATI will provide advice and assistance in finding a suitable workplace.

ATI will provide you and your work place with detailed information about the work placement tasks and activities.
During your work placement, ATI trainers and assessors will visit and observe the performance of some of the tasks.

All students are required to have a Working With Children (WWC) number prior to starting work placement.

Student Support Services

At ASTAR Training Institute we are committed to supporting our students with a range of services which include:

  • Administrative support
  • Learning support
  • Language, Literacy & Numeracy support
  • Work placement support
  • Special needs support
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander support

All student information outlined above is provided in the Student Handbook, it is not only a guide to studying at ATI but also provides information about what your learning experience will involve. You can access the Student Handbook by clicking here

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