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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS Course Code : 096935C

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised and accredited child care qualification which prepares you to work in a range of early childhood settings with children up to five years of age. It is suitable if you are just starting a child care career and if you are developing and formalising your child care abilities. You will learn about the about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children, how to support their rights and safety, and the wellbeing of infants. Career Opportunity for participants following their completion may include Authorised Supervisor, Child Care Manager, Childhood Educator, Early Childhood Educator, Children’s Advisor, Children’s service manager, Children’s services coordinator, Program leader, and Child development educator.

Entry requirement

The students in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be Students from overseas, they will have met our entry requirements of:

-Student Age: Students must be aged 18 or above at the time of enrolment

-Academic Requirement: Have a minimum a Year 12 or equivalent or higher education

-English Language Proficiency: IELTS level of overall 5.5 or higher or have completed an approved English test

Students from English speaking countries, such as  Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland, Philippines, India, Singapore, Indonesia & Malaysia are not required to provide an IELTS score. However, they will be required to complete a formal LLN test.

-Course Attendance: Students are required to attend all classes, 21 hours per week as scheduled in order to meet mandatory course attendance requirement

-Learner Resource Requirement: Student must have proper electronic tools to access student online portal and online resources such as E-Books.

-Pre – Enrolment interview: All prospective students are required to participate in an interview with one of the Student Support Officers of ATQ College. The outcome of this interview together with the outcome of the LLN test report will be forwarded to the VET Academic Manager to assess their suitability & capacity to undertake the course. The interview may be in person or via the phone/skype.

-LLN: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN test) of ATQ College.

-Technology and literacy requirements: Learners will need access to a computer and the internet with the following specifications:

-Microsoft Office 2007 or above and-Microsoft Windows 2000 or Mac OS X

-Learners will also need access to a printer and the following applications: Adobe Acrobat Reader and Macromedia Flash player.-Sound computer skills are required that include using intermediate level Word features. Ability to produce and present word-processed documents/ reports and undertake internet research.

-As part of the learning cycle students may be required to undertake online research or activities each week in class during term time.

-Personal qualities: Students will need to be reasonably physically fit as the role of an educator involves a variety of tasks that require a reasonable amount of physical activity, such as personal care of children, lifting and cleaning. Educators spend time sitting on the floor with children and also on small chairs and also need to be able to get down to the child’s level to obtain eye contact.

Students need to be able to relate to children and their families and have a keen interest to assist children to learn, have good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and with a sense of humour. Long day care centres are open usually between 7am to 7.00pm so a willingness to work outside of standard hours is desirable.


*For full entry requirements, please refer to ATQ College Enrolment Policy and Procedure.


Course Duration

Total 104 weeks

80 weeks study: 8 terms x 10 weeks of study
and 24 weeks break

*Mode of study and contact hours: Blended as follows

-Classroom (Face to face): 21 hours per week term 1 (210 hours) and 14 hours per week terms 2-8 (980 hours)

-Self-paced Study(Online): 10 hours per week

– Work placement: a minimum of 490 hours of work placement between Term 2 and Term 8 over the two-year duration of the course

*Location of Delivery: Level 1, 372 Chapel Road, Bankstown, NSW 2200, Australia.

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Course Fees

Application/Enrolment: $300

*Application/Enrolment Fee is Non-refundable

Tuition Fee: $16,500

Material Fee: $1,200 ($150/term)

Total Fees Required: $18,000

*Student can pay fees in instalments every term.

Credit Transfer/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

-We offer recognition of prior learning and credit transfer arrangements – contact us for more information and to find out if you are eligible.

*RPL Fee: $150 per unit (if applicable)


*For a full list of fees and charges, refer to our ‘ATQ Fees and Refund Policy and Procedure’.


Intake Dates

13-January, 6-April, 29-June, 21-September

11-January, 6-April, 28-June, 20-September

Course Structure

Code Unit of Competence
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective

*To complete the course, you must meet other requirements as followings:

– Compulsory Workplace Training: This course has a mandatory workplace training component. Students are required to complete a minimum of 490 hours of work placement between Term 2 and Term 8 over the two-year duration of the course.

This is in addition to the face to face training. ATQ college will assist students find a work-placement or students may elect to nominate their own work placement, to be approved by ATC college.

– Learners need to be reasonably physically fit as the role involves providing direct personal care, lifting and other physically demanding activities.

– Working with Children Check is a requirement (prior to mandatory work placement).

– Learners need to meet the requirements of the Children’s Services organisation in order to complete their work placement. It is the responsibility of the learner to check their Workplace Organisation’s requirements.



Australian Training and Qualification College does NOT guarantee that:

-A learner will successfully complete the course attainment. This is subject to completing all the required units of competency and work placement requirements.

-A learner will obtain an employment outcome as this is outside the control of ATQ College.

All the listed units competency must be completed to receive the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

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