If you would like to become a qualified early childhood educator, then our early childhood education and care course is for you. In this course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to successfully work in this role in a range of early childhood settings.

In our early childhood education and care course you’ll study:

  • the principles and practices of early childhood pedagogy
  • child development
  • health and wellbeing
  • working in partnerships with families
  • legal and regulatory compliance
  • managing teams and care environments

You will learn how to design and implement educational programs that support developmental outcomes for children from birth to twelve years. Enhance your skills and confidence in classes with experienced and supportive trainers, in practical children’s services simulation rooms and during extensive industry work placement. 




National Code CHC50113
CRICOS Code 081446K
Study Areas Children's Services
Study Level Diploma
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale, Workplace

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $14,770.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $7.00
Retain Course Items*** $380.00


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

  • Australian Year 12 equivalent with a pass.
  • Relevant senior employment experience in industry will be considered.
  • A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic).
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for internet based.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

January and July

Full time: 18 months delivered across three semesters.

Semester One: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Semester Two: Wednesday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Semester Three: Wednesday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Box Hill, Lilydale, Workplace

VTAC (Year 12 applicants):

  • successful completion of VCE or equivalent
  • current Working with Children Check and Police Checks are required prior to commencement of work placement and for future employment in this field

Direct Entry:

  • good literacy and numeracy ability
  • current Working with Children and Police Checks are required prior to commencement of work placement and for future employment in this field

Traineeship applicants must also 

  • be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship Centre and have a training contract with an employer
  • or be employed in a registered early childhood education and care service for a minimum of 2 days a week

All applicants should attend an Information Session, and need to achieve the required scores in a supervised Core Skills Diagnostic test.

You should be physically fit, enjoy being with children, have patience, understanding, energy, adaptability and willingness to take responsibility.

Successful completion can provide a pathway to the  Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care at Deakin University.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a qualified Diploma Early childhood Educator in long day care, occasional care, family day care, preschools, early intervention, and out of hour’s school care services.

Completion of 28 units (including 23 core and 5 electives).

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake between 240 – 590 hours of supervised work placement in a registered education and care service , for example, long day care service, preschool,kindergarten and out of hours school care program.

Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.

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HLTAID004 PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY FIRST AID RESPONSE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SETTING 20.0

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

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BSBLED401 DEVELOP TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS 40.0

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HLTWHS003 MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.

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CHCDIV001 WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE 40.0

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CHCLEG001 WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY 55.0

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CHCECE002 ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CHILDREN 63.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children.

This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.

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CHCECE004 PROMOTE AND PROVIDE HEALTHY FOOD AND DRINKS 35.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCDIV002 PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY 25.0

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CHCPRP003 REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 120.0

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CHCECE005 PROVIDE CARE FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained.

This unit applies to work with babies and toddlers from birth to 24 months in a range of early education and care contexts.

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CHCECE001 DEVELOP CULTURAL COMPETENCE 70.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. This support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures.

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CHCECE007 DEVELOP POSITIVE AND RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN 70.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.

This unit applies to educators who work with children in a range of education and care service settings.

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CHCECE003 PROVIDE CARE FOR CHILDREN 70.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.

This unit applies to people who work with children in a range of early education and care services.

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CHCECE009 USE AN APPROVED LEARNING FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE PRACTICE 70.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE011 PROVIDE EXPERIENCES TO SUPPORT CHILDREN'S PLAY AND LEARNING 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children’s play and learning.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE010 SUPPORT THE HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 70.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of early childhood education and care services.

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CHCECE013 USE INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDREN TO INFORM PRACTICE 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program-planning cycles and to share with children and their families.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCPRT001 IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK 40.0

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CHCECE019 FACILITATE COMPLIANCE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICE 120.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance within an education and care service.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE017 FOSTER THE HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING OF THE CHILD IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 240.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age.

The unit applies to educators working in a range early education and care service settings.

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CHCECE020 ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT PLANS FOR DEVELOPING COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOUR 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support both individual and group plans for developing cooperative behaviour.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE016 ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN 50.0

The unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE021 IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE INCLUSION OF ALL CHILDREN 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the inclusion of all children and to work with relevant others to plan and implement support strategies where required.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE022 PROMOTE CHILDREN'S AGENCY 80.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote and encourage children’s agency.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE023 ANALYSE INFORMATION TO INFORM LEARNING 70.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather and analyse information about children’s learning, in order to inform practice.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCECE025 EMBED SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN SERVICE OPERATIONS 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children to connect with and contribute to their world and embed sustainable practice into service operations.

This unit applies to work across a range of education and care service services.

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CHCECE026 WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION AND CARE FOR CHILDREN 70.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child.

This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.

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CHCECE018 NURTURE CREATIVITY IN CHILDREN 80.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to nurture creativity in children.

The unit applies to educators who work with children in a variety of education and care service.

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CHCECE024 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT THE CURRICULUM TO FOSTER CHILDREN'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT 170.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators to design, implement and evaluate the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development.

This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

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CHCPRT001 IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK 40.0

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CHCDIV002 PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY 25.0

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BSBLED401 DEVELOP TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS 40.0

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CHCPRP003 REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 120.0

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