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CHC50113Diploma of Early childhood education and care

Course Outline

Duration: 12- 24 months until competencies are achieved. Clients will be required to complete 240 hours of work placement.

Entry Requirements: 15 years of age minimum. Year 10 or equivalent. Students enrolling in Early childhood Education and Care qualifications will be required to provide a copy of Work With Children Check and Police Clearance.

For information about course fees and the availability of goverment subsidised training please refer to Courses and Fees.

To be awarded the Diploma of Early childhood education and care clients are required to complete 28 units including:

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units

ATI delivers this course to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of competent Early Childhood Educators in all sectors. The curriculum framework is informed by the attitude that values high quality early childhood education and recognises the work as being challenging and responsible and requiring approaches.  This qualification covers educators who are responsible for developing and evaluating the programs. Person working at this level have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers and in some States/Territories. They would have skills to evaluate information using it to forecast for planning or research purposes and take some responsibility for the achievement of group outcomes.


Units of Competency


Unit of Competence



Work legally and ethically



Develop cultural competence



Ensure the health and safety of children



Provide care for children



Promote and provide healthy food and drinks



Provide care for babies and toddlers



Develop positive and respectful relationships with children



Use an approved learning framework



Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children



Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood



Nurture creativity in children



Facilitate compliance in an education and care services



Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour



Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children



Promote children’s agency



Analyse information to inform learning



Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development



Embed sustainable practices in service operations



Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children



Identify and respond to children and young people at risk



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



Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety



Maintain work health and safety




Support behaviour of children and young people



Lead the work team



Provide leadership across the organisation



Develop and implement policy



Work with diverse people




The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
Job roles for Participants following their completion may include:

  • Centre Manager (children's services),
  • Children's Advisor,
  • Children's Service Director/Manager,
  • Early childhood educator,
  • Children's Services Co-ordinator,
  • Group/team co-ordinator/leader early childhood,
  • Family Day Care Co-ordinator,
  • Program Leader (children's services),
  • Child development educator, special needs/ inclusive educator.

Other elective selections are possible; these will need to be negotiated with us before we can agree to deliver them.  Any alternative unit selection will need to be approved by the CEO and will be suitably documented with alternative Training and Assessment Strategy depicting the alternative units.
The outcome for this qualification is either the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or, should the participant depart the course before it has been completed, a Statement of Attainment for the units in which competency has been demonstrated.


We anticipate clients for CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be
Drawn mainly from the female gender                               
More likely to be participants who have been working in the Child Care Industry and wish to progress, have high level of literacy and language, previous vocational experience in the Child Care Sector and are working towards a qualification.
Examples of indicative job roles for Participants seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
Child Care Worker                                
Child Care Supervisor/Team leader                                                           
ATI provides Recognition of Prior Learning for existing workers in the industry who are seeking formal qualifications.  Participant’s may wish to avail themselves of this option, and can do so at any time and should be encouraged to contact with their Child Care trainer.


Delivery and assessment arrangements


The student completes twenty eight units to achieve the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareIf the client has previous superseded qualification in children services up to Cert III level, ATI adhere to map the units to provide credit transfer for the units studied earlier. On enrolment with ATI, the student will undergo:

  • An orientation process explaining the units of competency and the training and assessment program.
  • A review of the suggested units to be completed as initially listed here, any Unit of Competency changes will be incorporated once confirmed as compliant to the packaging rules, resourced appropriately and assessable by Advanced Training Institute (ATI). An amended training and assessment strategy will be developed to reflect any changes.
  • A review and sign off of the training plan will be completed as soon as possible after commencement of course.

The format for delivery/assessment will be designed around a twelve (24) month delivery program involving a combination of theory sessions and practical workplace environment sessions to be conducted in the RTO’s simulated workplace environment and in the Participants own workplace.
Delivery of course will be one day a week face to face class room, with provision of catch up and self-study for two days.
In the case of student where there is an identified language/literacy or other need, the method of assessments will be “reasonably adjusted” and pre-determined to best accommodate the Participants so that they will be able to easily work their way through the training program.
The program may be organised/formatted around a combination of approaches including:

  • RPL/RCC;
  • Classroom Theory Training,
  • Practical Activities/Demonstrations
  • A combination of the above.

This will provide for either the, issue of a relevant Statement of Attainment or, the issue of the qualification CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
This qualification is delivered “institutionally” in a formal classroom setting either in the classroom at the ATI facility or in a suitable classroom at the client premises.  Either classroom will allow for simulated workplace environments as part of the learning program. 
Simulations will be where appropriate and will be used to foster and develop understanding of the course content and material.  Final assessment for all units will be based upon the workplace, and as documented later will include a combination of observations, interviews and project tasks as appropriate for each unit of competency.
Training and assessment is delivered in ATI’s classroom’s or in the workplace.
Equipment required for the venue will includes:

  • All material relevant to the theory and practical session being delivered (as per the resource list on the following pages).

ATI has access to a range or resources available. Participants are provided with access to computers (including software programs), printers, facsimiles, internet facilities, and stationery resources and communications equipment. Further resources will be available if and when required by participants.
ATI will provide a suitably equipped simulated workplace environment, classrooms and computer labs for training and assessment processes, as well as a range of additional resources that may be required
Reasonable Adjustment
Reasonable adjustment will be provided for Participants with a disability or learning difficulty according to the nature of the disability or difficulty. Reasonable adjustments are made to ensure that the student is not presented with artificial barriers to demonstrating achievement in the program of study. Reasonable adjustments may include the use of adaptive technology, educational support and alternative methods of assessment such as oral assessment.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy advice
Reading and writing - a learner will be able to read, interpret and write a range of texts within a variety of contexts.
Oral communication - a learner will be able to use and respond to spoken language within a variety of contexts.
Numeracy and mathematics - a learner will be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbols of formal mathematics.

Delivery and assessment arrangements


The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered over a period of 12 to 24 month period, however the duration can be amended to accommodate commercial workplace requirements as well as personal requirements of the participants.
Delivery comprises classroom or workplace environment training sessions with a minimum of 20 hours of training per week.  Any changes to this time requirements will be communicated to the staff and Participants.
Completion of this course and being awarded with qualification clients will have to complete 240 hours of work placement to demonstrate required skills and knowledge.
ATI would initiate to customise and contextualise training and assessment material purchased from a reputable and reliable source preferably Aspire.
Assessment is competency based and takes into consideration the learners LL&N requirements. Competency is determined after all relevant evidence is gathered.
Assessment tasks
ATI gathers evidence from a variety of sources, using a range of methods.
ATI assessment processes include:

  • Observation of the learner performing / demonstrating practical tasks
  • Written and oral questions
  • Written reports and/or completion of workplace documents

Please note: Client has an option to choose elective units from the training package depending on their needs.

To apply this course
call 1300 724 939
Nationaly Recognised Training

Please note: The course content/structure/material may change at any time without notice. The subject sequence is for illustrative purpose only and may not be the sequence of training. The course fees, schedules, content and instructors are subject to change without notice.