CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is recognized under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), meaning that your diploma will demonstrate to potential employers that you have achieved a certain level of training and study.

As it is at diploma level, this course will allow you to potentially take on a supervisor or management role in child care, preparing you to establish a safe and healthy environment, and design and evaluate programs and care routines for children. The diploma prepares you to deal with the complex issues you may encounter in this career with confidence and professionalism.

You’ll learn how to manage staff who look after children, how to create a safe working environment and how to promote inclusive policies and coordinate the workplace. A work placement also gives you real-life training to make sure that you are ready to step directly into professional employment. On your work placement, you will learn real skills in a child care environment, under the guidance of a child care professional.

Students who have successfully completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will receive advance standing for this course.

Course Duration
  1. Full 12 Month course available for new entrants
  2. Fast Track course available for those with suitable industry experience &/ or current industry employment.
Course Delivery
  1. Online
  2. Mixed ( Online & Face to Face)
  3. Face to Face intensive (Mostly Face to Face with a small amount of Online) . This option is only available for students local to Micon Training Centre
Course Outcome
  • Early Childhood Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Centre Manager
  • Early Childhood Centre Director
  • Team, group or program leader
Course fees

Please call us +61 430 411 301 for the latest fee.

Payment options available to suit your financial situation

Entry Requirements
  • 18 years or over
  • Basic computer skills
  • Successfully completed Micon’s LLN test or equivalent
  • Minimum education standards:
    1. Minimum Year 12 education or equivalent.*
    2. OR any other Certificate II of Certificate III Industry Qualification
    3. OR Be of mature age
  • Students need to demonstrate an interest in and suitability for work in the Community Services field
  • Satisfactory police clearance certificate (if requested), vaccination report (if requested) and working with children check are essential for practical placement.
  • Practical Placement is a mandatory component of the course. Please refer to the Physical Requirements section.

*If you have any questions about meeting entry requirements please discuss this directly with Micon.

Course Content

There are 28 Units in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Course:

  • 23 Core Units
  • 5 Elective Units
Core Units:
Unit Code – Unit Descriptor
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCPRT001 Reflect on and Improve Own professional practice
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • 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
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing 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
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
Unit Code – Unit Descriptor
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and Improve Own professional practice
  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
Workplace Experience

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, students are required to undertake 240 hours of supervised workplace experience in a regulated child care service which caters for children aged between 0-6. This workplace experience will need to be completed specifically with babies 0-6 of age. In all workplace experience settings, students must have a minimum diploma trained staff member supervising them throughout the work placement hours.

Additional Mandatory Requirements for Workplace experience

A satisfactory National Police Clearance/ Australian Federal Police Clearance (If needed)

Working with Children Check (WWCC).

Achieve competency in the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (Through Third Party)

Physical Requirements

Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:
Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfill these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Distribution of Hours (Volume of Learning):
Unit code Unit title Structured Activities Online Interactive Or Face to Face Structured Activities Online Directed Self-Pace Assessment Total course Hours Work-placement + Independent Learning activities Total Volume of Learning
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 12 44 24 80 5 85
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of childreny 9 33 18 60 5 65
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and Improve Own professional practice 12 44 24 80 5 85
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 9 33 18 60 43 103
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 9 33 18 60 43 103
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 9 33 18 60 5 65
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 27 8 2 180 5 21
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 12 44 24 80 5 85
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services 15 55 30 100 43 143
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency 12 44 24 80 5 85
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning 9 33 18 60 5 65
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development 21 77 42 140 75 215
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations 9 33 18 60 5 65
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 9 33 18 60 5 65
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 9 33 18 60 5 65
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 3 11 6 20 5 25
CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander culture safety 6 22 12 40 5 45
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 6 22 12 40 5 45
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 9 33 18 60 45 105
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals 6 22 12 40 5 45
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 12 44 24 80 5 85
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team 6 22 12 40 5 45
Total 264 877 476 1760 394 1990
Unit Description
Unit code Description
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. This support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety.
This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, and development and evaluation contexts.
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities
HLTWHS001
Participate in work health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others. The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.
CHCECE009
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximize their potential and develop a foundation for future success. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.
CHCECE002
Ensure the health and safety of children
This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children. This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services
CHCECE004
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.
This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.
BSBLED401
Develop teams and individuals
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine individual and team development needs and to facilitate the development of the workgroup.
It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of learning and development who apply their skills in addressing development needs to meet team objectives. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.
CHCECE003
Provide care for children
This competency unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured. This unit applies to people who work with children in a range of early education and care services
CHCECE005
Provide care for babies and toddlers
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained. This unit applies to work with babies and toddlers from birth to 24 months in a range of early education and care contexts.
CHCECE007
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behavior. This unit applies to educators who work with children in a range of education and care service settings.
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake supervisory and coordinating activities in work groups in health and community service organisations. Workers at this level are team leaders or managers responsible for coordinating and monitoring the activities and performance of work teams and other service providers. This unit applies to a range of leadership roles in health and community services workplaces.
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.
CHCECE021
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the inclusion of all children and to work with relevant others to plan and implement support strategies where required. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services
CHCECE018
Nurture creativity in children
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to nurture creativity in children. The unit applies to educators who work with children in a variety of education and care services.
CHCECE022
Promote children’s agency
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote and encourage children’s agency. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
CHCECE026
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child. This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.
CHCECE023
Analyze information to inform learning
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather and analyze information about children’s learning, in order to inform practice. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
CHCECE025
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children to connect with and contribute to their world and embed sustainable practice into service operations. This unit applies to work across a range of education and care service services
CHCECE016
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
The unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
CHCECE020
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behavior
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support both individual and group plans for developing cooperative behavior. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organization, including duty of care for other workers.
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.
CHCECE017
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age. The unit applies to educators working in a range early education and care service settings.
CHCECE024
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators to design, implement and evaluate the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
CHCECE019
Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance within an education and care service. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services
Learning Resources

Learning Guides provided for every unit.

Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, and assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.

How is the Course Assessed?

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.
The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include:
  1. Written Assessment
  2. Work placement (work experience) includes third party evidence collection and some primary evidence and assessment collection.

Option 1
In this course there are 2 separate practicums that must be completed
Practicum 1 (0-2 Years)

  • 8 x one day visits followed by
  • 2 week Block practicum (7 hours per day)
  • Total hours= 126 hours

Practicum 2 (3-5 Years)

  • Simulated start of work 8 hours a day,
  • 3 weeks x two days a week followed by
  • 3 weeks block practicum
  • Total hours= 168 hours

Total hours work placement in Diploma: 294 hours or until competent (hours rounded up to complete shifts)
OR
Option 2

  • Complete hours at the end of the course
  • Scheduled for flexibility

Total hours= 240 hours or until competent (hours rounded up to complete shifts)

Pathways
  1. Advanced Diploma of ECEC
  2. Bachelor Degree of Early Childhood
  3. Graduate Diploma of ECEC
  4. Masters of Education
National Recognition

There are several processes that allow students to have their current skills and experience recognized.

Credit transfer and National Recognition
Credit transfer is recognition of study already completed which counts towards further study. Credit transfer involves assessing a previously completed course or subject to see if it provides equivalent outcomes to those required within the current course of study. If you have an appropriate statement of attainment from another RTO for this identical unit, then credit transfer is automatically awarded. The copy must be signed by an authorized signatory or the original must be shown to our nominated trainer and assessor.

If it is for a very similar course, the assessor must be able to understand what the learning outcomes were from the course/subject you did, so that they can map these against the elements of competency. Therefore, you MUST have some official documentation that records what the learning outcomes were, such as a Statement of Result or an academic transcript.

If you are seeking a credit transfer from Micon Training, you will need to contact our office and speak with the nominated trainer & assessor for the necessary application procedure. Students cannot receive credit for their whole program of study; at least one competency must be achieved through normal enrolment or recognition of prior learning.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning is the process that recognizes a student’s current skills andexperience regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Applications for RPL arebased on a complete unit(s).

Students can base their application on any combination of formal or informal training and education, work experience or general life experience.

Anyone wishing to undertake an entire program, course or individual module can apply for RPL. In deciding whether you may already have competency in a module/unit, the following must be
considered:

  • Is your prior learning relevant to the course?
  • Is your knowledge and skill current? (Some fields of study change so rapidly that a skill achieved in the past may no longer be relevant or acceptable)
  • Is it transferable? A skill should be applicable to a number of settings and situations
  • Is it authentic? You have to provide evidence, or demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skill
  • Is your knowledge and skill appropriate to the level of the module or course?
  • All RPL information and mapping of evidence guides are available from the Micon Training office.
  • You can also contact us for information on the RPL process or any specific questions you may have. Our Student Support Centre will assist you in ensuring you have the necessary evidence to apply for RPL.

Applicants who are unsuccessful in their RPL process have a right to formally appeal any RPL assessment, through our appeals procedure.

Other Information You May Need To Know
Please note that confidentiality is an extremely important part of the RPL process. It is important that sensitive information is not disclosed. You should:

  • Obtain authorization to use evidence.
  • Remove sensitive names and figures if necessary.
  • Mark documents as confidential and not to be photocopied.

For more information regarding RPL for your course please contact Micon Training for the RPL pack. This pack is individualized to each course criteria.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI is required by all Australians undertaking nationally recognized training. It allows students to link to a secure online record of all qualifications gained regardless of the provider. This system was implemented by the Australian Government in 2015, so it will show student achievements from 1 January 2015 onwards.

As an RTO, Micon Training cannot issue Certificates or Statements of Attainment without a USI. Therefore, it is mandatory that all students supply their USI upon enrolment. If you do not have a USI, please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi for more information, and instructions on how to apply.

Your USI will help keep your training records and results together in an online account controlled by you. Each time you enroll to study with a new training organization, your USI will be used to store your training records and results.

By having a USI you will be able to access your training records and results (or transcript) whenever you need them. For example, for a new employer or when you enroll to study at a new training organization. Your USI can be accessed online from your computer, tablet or smart phone and gives you access to your training records and results at your fingertips. For further information about the USI can be found at: http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

Should a USI exemption apply, the student is made aware prior to enrolment or training that their training results will not be accessible through the Commonwealth and will not appear on any authenticated VET transcript prepared by the USI Registrar.

HOW TO APPLY?

Is this course right for you? Answer the simple questions below to guide your choice.

  • Do I have between 10 – 15 hours a week to devote to my online study if I opt for one? (Depending on my pace and skills)
  • Do I have the patience to care for children on a daily basis, and cope with their temperaments with equanimity and a sense of humour?
  • Am I able to give individual and equal care to each child, regardless of background or talents?
  • Do I have team leadership skills?
  • Am I prepared to commit to lifelong learning in order to keep up with advancements in the industry?
  • Am I prepared to undertake workplace learning experience in the childcare sector?
  • Do I enjoy a challenging and changeable work environment driven by consumer choice?
  • Am I a self – directed learner comfortable with blended mode of study?
  • Do I have an up – to – date computer with internet connection and suitable software?

If you answered Yes to all of the above questions, download and complete the enrolment for {here}:
Link: https://www.micontraining.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Enrolment-Form-2020.docx
Or if you still want more information, call Micon on 0430 411 301

Related policies:
  • Access & equity policy
  • Appeals policy
  • Complaints policy
  • Fees & refunds policy
  • LLN booklet
  • Mutual recognition
  • Non – discrimination policy
  • RPL Application policy
  • Student Policy and Procedure
  • Handbook

If you have any other questions or require copies of policies, feel free to contact us.