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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care | International

CHC50113 - Diploma

The 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.

We also assist with organizing 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.


Workplace Management

Planning and Programming

Observation Skill Development

Working with Families

Reflection Skills

Units of Study


  • HLTAID004      Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • 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
  • CHCECE009    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE007    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE001    Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002     Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • 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
  • CHCLEG001    Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • 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
  • CHCECE020    Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behavior
  • CHCECE021    Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE026    Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children


  • BSBINN502     Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • CHCPOL002    Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPRP003    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCDIV001     Work with diverse people
  • TAEDEL404 Mentor in the workplace
Entry Requirements
  • Successful completion of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 level studies or the overseas equivalent
  • A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age by course commencement
  • Current Student Visa
  • Must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
Intake Dates / Course Duration


69 weeks




January and July 2018

Work Placement

570 hours of placement

Learning Pathways

VFA Learning has current pathway arrangements for domestic students, in place with Deakin University Australia and Federation University Australia. Upon successful registration of CRICOS, VFA will commence the pathway relationship process for this qualification with the Universities.



Essendon Fields and Geelong

Delivery Mode


Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face
  • Classroom Based with Large Practical Element
  • Workplace Experience
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Case studies
Assessment Methods
  • Observations
  • Practical assessment
  • Case studies
  • Projects – Assignments
  • Oral questioning
  • Written questions
  • Case studies
Fees / Payment Options

Full payment required 30 days prior to course commencement.

Application Fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Course Fee: $15,150

Working with Children’s Check Cost: $116.14

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