Children's Services

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is part of the Community Services Training Package.  It 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.

This qualification covers workers who are responsible for developing and evaluating the program.  Workers at this level have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers and in most States it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level.  In Tasmania it is the qualification required for a worker to be considered qualified for the purposes of licensing of the service.

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:

  • Full or part time work as a Manager, Supervisor or Qualified Children’s Services Worker in a Children’s Services setting.
  • Full time training that leads to an Advanced Diploma level
  • Completion of this qualification may lead to study at University eg. Bachelor of Education and Care (Early Years) at the University of Tasmania.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Authorised Supervisor (Children’s Services)
  • Centre Manager (Children’s Services)
  • Childhood Educator
  • Children’s Adviser
  • Children’s Service Director / Manager
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Director (Children’s Services)
  • Group/Team Coordinator / Leader (Children’s Services)
  • Program Leader (Children’s Services)
  • Child Development Worker

Dates and Times

This program will combine on campus and online learning.  Applicants do not need to be employed in the industry to apply.

Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Venue:  C Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

Campus Based / Flexible Delivery

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Information Sessions:  Thursday, 29 November 2018 – 10am OR 2pm
    • Venue:  C Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

To be eligible for Flexible delivery you need to:

  • Reside in the Northern region
  • Be able to undertake practical placement (to be negotiated)

Devonport and Burnie Campuses (will be run at alternate campuses, see note below)

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Delivery:   Online and mix mode Online & Workshops – to be determined upon enrolment
  • Information Sessions:   Wednesday, 28 November 2018 – 10am OR 2pm OR 6pm
    • Venue Burnie:   Room C3.15, C Block, Burnie Campus, 41 – 43 Mooreville Road, Burnie
    • Venue Devonport:   Room A2.18, A Block, Devonport Campus,  20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

One class only to be delivered across two campuses – Devonport & Burnie (alternate weeks). This will require students to be able to travel between the campuses as attendance is required at both. Please also note content will vary at each campus.

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus. Study includes a period of placement in industry for experience.

Flexible Delivery/Online:  This option is available in the South and North.

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, Work Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Short written assessments – question and answer style tests
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based
  • Assignments – research topics and provide a written response
  • Engage in online collaborative tasks
  • Practical – you will be observed doing tasks


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Fees and Payments

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan
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Are there any ‘Other Fees’?

Yes – $100
This may include Polo Top, USB, First Aid and specialised workshops/guest speakers

Qualification Requirements

Essential: You must also have a Working with Vulnerable People card prior to placement.

Diploma level Early Childhood Education and Care students are expected to:

  • Read, interpret and develop workplace documents such as those relating to workplace health and safety and workplace policies and procedures
  • record information about children s that is legible and accurate
  • read and understand theory materials
  • meet and greet parents and other clients
  • an ability to communicate well and work as part of a team to care for children
  • care for children s routine, physical needs
  • have well developed communication skills
  • be able to analyse and evaluate written information
  • apply knowledge in new ways to solve problems in a range of situations

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements. Some of these skills may be improved through the learning process.

To achieve a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, 28 units must be completed comprising of 23 core units and 5 elective units.

The choice of electives will be guided by the type of service delivery and the setting.


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