Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Course

ASTAR Training Institute is a Registered Training Organisation registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. ASTAR Training Institute is proud to offer the Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care as a 1 - 2 year course with flexible delivery options.

The program provides learners 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. Learners will gain a nationally recognised qualification in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113).

Diploma Graduates are qualified to work as the following:

Authorised supervisor - Early Childhood Education (Child Care) Centre
Children’s Services Coordinator
Centre Manager - Early Childhood Education (Child Care) Centre
Director - Early Childhood Education (Child Care) Centre
Early Childhood Educator
Group/team Coordinator/Leader
Children’s Adviser
Program Leader
Children’s Service Director/Manager
Child Development Worker
Nanny/Au Pair - National and International

Entry Requirements

It is acknowledged that many students will have vocational experience in a relevant role that will have provided suitable preparation for the program.

Students are required to have a sound proficiency in English. Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN)

ASTAR Training Institute will conduct a LLN (Language, Literacy & Numeracy) assessment to determine your foundation skills and the level of support we are required to provide you with.


A portion of assessments can be completed in the classroom (except distance mode). Assessments include a combination of the following; in the workplace (workplace observation), one-on-one and group theory instruction and workplace practice and assessment.

- ASTAR Training Institute trainers will travel to the workplace to conduct workplace observations
- Group sessions are trainer led.
- Participants can typically attend formal training sessions up to twice per week.
- In order to assisst students to complete assessments they can be provided with professionally presented reference materials to assist them to develop their knowledge of the subject (materials can be purchased outright at an additional cost, or borrowed with a deposit held and refunded upon return)

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete this qualification, you are required to complete 23 core units 5 elective units and 240 hours of work experience.

Units of Competency
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote childrens agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster childrens learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCLEG001 Work Legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop & implement policy Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective


ASTAR Training Institute does not guarantee a learner will successfully complete the course, this is subject to completing all the required units of competency.

ASTAR Training Institute does not guarentee any employment outcomes once completing this course.

A learner will not obtain a qualification or a statement of attainment without successfully completing the assessments.
Students must also complete HLTAID004 Provide an emergancy first aid response in an Education and Care Setting which is offered internally as part of the course.

All students completing workplacement as part of the course will need to have a Working with Children Check and Police Clearance (the provider will require a copy of these)

The units are sequenced in a way that allows a logical progression.

On successful completion of the course, students will receive Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. Graduates from this course will be able to perform the duties of an Early Childhood Educator.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for each Unit of Competency which is based on relevant workplace experience and evidences, previous nationally recognised training, or other experiences.

Student Support Services

ASTAR Training Institute understands that you are not alone; there are always people available to help you. If you are experiencing difficulties or need someone to talk to, please do not hesitate to contact our Student Support Team on 1300 153 276 or email info@astartraining.edu.au


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