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CHC50113 Diploma

Childcare Course – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

If you have a passion for education and children, then becoming an Early Childhood Educator may be right for you!

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will equip you with the skills to be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services. In most states it is the highest level for children’s services centre-based care, and you’ll graduate with the skills required to work as a Childcare Assistant or Centre Manager. Sing, dance, learn and create with children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age!

This course is delivered as a blended learning model designed to allow you more flexibility with your learning – this means that you can work while you obtain your Diploma. We also assist with organising practical placements where required and on-the-job training is supported by regular workplace visits by a qualified Early Childhood Assessor.




Key Areas of Study
This course was designed after a thorough consultation process with the childcare industry. The curriculum allows for the practical skills development essential for success in the childcare workplace. You can be assured that when you leave the course and enter a childcare career, you will have the skills necessary to make an instant impact.

Key Study Areas Include

• Workplace Management • Planning and Programming • Observation Skill Development • Working with Families • Reflection Skills

Units of Study

First Aid

  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Caring for Children

  • 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

Childhood Development

  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

Work Effectively

  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Planning for Learning

  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
  • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency

Childcare Practice

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Managing the Organisation

  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  • CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Managing Compliance

  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain workplace health and safety

Inclusive Practices

  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
Career Outcomes

Demand for Childcare Workers has never been greater. More than 50,000 job openings over the next 5 years are expected (source:

With this CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you can work as a:

• Nanny • Early Childhood Educator • Centre Manager • Authorised Supervisor • Family Day Care Provider

Delivery Methods
  • Face to Face
  • Classroom based with large practical element
  • Workplace experience
  • Online – self directed
Assessment Methods
  • Observation
  • Practical assessments
  • Case studies
  • Projects – Assignments
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
Work Placement

This course contains 10 weeks mandatory placement. VFA Learning will assist with organising practical placement where required and on the job training is supported by regular workplace visits by a qualified early childhood assessor.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of VFA ‘Pre Training Review’ Successful completion of Approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN) as set by VFA. To view student entry procedure of this course click here

Intake Dates / Course Duration


12 months Full Time

  • 2 days of classroom based training and assessment per week
  • 1 day of online training and assessment per week

Students can also expect self-directed studies and practical practice on the remaining days of the week to reinforce skills.

Intake for 2018:

August 2018

Intake dates may vary by campus

Payment Options

Payment Plan (Direct Debit)

VET Student Loan

Combination of Payment Plan and VET Student Loan


This training will be delivered by Victorian Fitness Academy TA VFA Learning RTO #22360. This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding to eligible individuals. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Access to Vet Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and a Vet Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth. Maximum Tuition Fee for this course for Non Subsidised Students is $15,000. Maximum amount covered under the Vet Student Loan  program for this course is $10,150.

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