Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 - Distance

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113.
  • Ensure the health and safety of children (CHCECE002)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

This course can be completed by distance and start at any time; or you can attend the first part face-to-face at Tuggerah on Thursdays and Fridays, then complete the second part via distance study.
Please phone the College on 4353 0017 for further information.

Information about the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. You will learn in depth about appropriate interaction with children and fulfilling their physical, emotional and self-care needs.


The content of this qualification involves either class-room or distance-based learning (correspondence studies). In some cases, employment based learning is available; which would include students completing their qualification within a traineeship program. Work experience placements are also completed. Generally, the following units of competency, including electives, will be completed:

  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and well-being of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developming 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
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care and education for children
  • BSBMGT605** Provide leadership across the organisation
  • BSBINN502A** Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • CHCDIV001** Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • CHCPOL002** Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPRP003** Reflect on and improve own professional practice

(** denotes elective units)

Please Note

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting is a separate course offered by the College each term at an extra cost. You are required to be competent in this unit in order to receive your diploma. Students studying under a subsidy will have this unit included.


The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification covers workers in children’s services who may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. This qualification incorporates the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) requirements.
Possible occupational outcomes may include:

  • Authorised supervisor
  • Centre Manager
  • Child Care Group Leader
  • Director
  • Child Development Worker

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