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Early Childhood – Diploma TEST

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New Study Options

Theory classes are able to be commenced online via Zoom – Once lockdown restrictions are eased they will return to the classroom.

Gain the skills you need to excel in children’s services with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Our course is designed to train students in all aspects of childcare, from providing for care to babies, toddlers and children including assisting with routines, facilitating play to planning and implementing programs that support children’s development.

Some of the advanced skills you will learn in this course is how to make sure a facility follows the regulations of the National Quality Framework , management and leadership, health and safety management and  develop and implement curriculum and programs for children including those with additional needs. The course has an ideal balance of theory and practical skills to ensure your confidence to advance in the workplace.



Course: CHC50113* Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Delivery Modes: Face to FaceTheory classes are able to be commenced online via zoom. Once lockdown restrictions are eased they will return to the classroom.

Delivery Locations: Dandenong, Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Fawkner, Caroline Springs, Clyde North

Duration: Full Time, 15 months (Average)

Class Frequency: 1 Session Per Week (5 Hours)

Fee For Service $8400

Government Funded $0


Click here to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

Material Fee cost can be found here

*The qualification has been superseded by CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Courses are superseded every 5-6 years as industry updates are made and a new version released. The course you enrol in will remain a nationally recognised qualification even when superseded. If you do not complete your course by the January 2023 we will transition you into the new qualification.


Government Funding Available

  No tuition fees if eligible for Skills First Funding – Click here

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    Upcoming Intake Dates


    All face to face classes are able to be commenced online – Once lockdown restrictions are eased they will be shifted back to face to face.

    Class Day

    Class Time

    Start Date


    9:30am – 2:30pm
    13th December
    5 / 49-54 Riverside Ave, Werribee
    2:30pm – 7:30pm
    12th February
    5 / 49-54 Riverside Ave, Werribee


    Coming Soon


    Core Units

    Core Units

    CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service providers
    CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education & care for children
    CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCECE003 Provide care for children HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Electives
    CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


    CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
    CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
    CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Bonus Units
    CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children  
    CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
    CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development

    You could become an authorised supervisor, centre manager, family day care coordinator, room leader or program manager. Further study is available to become an Early Childhood teacher or Kindergarten teacher.

    Successful completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is recognised by most Universities, and some units of the Bachelor of Early Childhood (including primary teaching) are awarded automatically.

    The following are required to be met to undertake this course:

    • The ability to travel to and from placements - placement
      hours can be early starts
    • Access to a computer or smart device and the internet to
      complete your studies.
    • Obtain a Working with Children check (WWCC) prior to
      commencing your placement
    • The required Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to
      complete a Diploma level course. This will be assessed in
      your pre-training review during enrolment.

    Tuition Fee

    Government Funded: $0

    Normal Cost: $8400

    Material Fee cost can be found here

    For more information on government funding and to determine eligibility please check out our fees and funding page by clicking here, or give us a call on 1300 368 883.


    Practical placement is on the job training that you undertake during your course. This is a fantastic opportunity to practice the skills you are learning in the classroom in a supported manner.

    MCFE requires you to complete 240 hours in the workplace in total and your trainer will visit you in the workplace to discuss any questions you have or go over training, and to observe and assess competency in skills towards the end of your placement hours.

    The VET Student Loans program is an income contingent loan offered by the Australian Government that helps eligible students pay for some vocational education and training (VET) diploma level or above courses.

    For further information and details of eligiblity, please call our office on 1300 368 883 or visit

    Your first aid statement of attainment will be issued within a week of competently completing the units, providing any fees have been paid in full.