Advance your amazing career in childcare

Get your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Superseded Qualification

Please note this course has now been superseded by CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care ›

Enhance your career in early childhood education

If you’re passionate about making a positive difference in children’s lives, the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care gives you the opportunity to take that passion one step further.

This nationally recognised course is an advanced level qualification designed to help you make your own mark in the childcare space in a managerial role. You will learn how to design, evaluate and implement programs and care routines for young children, with 240 hours of workplace training included in the course.


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview:

Qualification: CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care*

Nationally recognised course: Yes and ACECQA approved

Total units: 28 units (23 core and 5 elective)

Course duration: 12-24 months

Delivery method: Online plus 240 hours of workplace training

*Please note this is a superseded qualification

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Get qualified from just $1 per unit*

With Amazing, you won’t be left with costly student debts after you’ve finished learning.

If you’re eligible, you can study a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from just $1 per unit as part of the Higher Level Skills Program funded by the Queensland Government.

For everybody else, affordable payment plans mean you can pay as you learn and graduate debt-free.

Tuition Fees:

Higher Level Skills co-contribution fee - Concessional student: $1 per unit, 28 units = $28

Higher Level Skills co-contribution fee - Non-concessional student: $2 per unit, 28 units = $56

Fee-for-service student (not eligible for funding): $160 per unit, 28 units = $4,480

Eligible students can also apply for the Queensland Government’s Free Apprenticeships for Under 25s program.

Unsure if you’re eligible for funding? Find out here ›

Plus, if you’ve already acquired certain skills, knowledge and experience, you can fastrack your qualification and apply for course credits through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

*Subsidised training is funded by the QLD Government as part of the Higher Level Skills Program. Contact us for more information.

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Gain real-world experience

As the childcare industry continues to grow in Australia, qualified childcare professionals – with practical experience – are increasingly in high demand.

As part of a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Amazing students enjoy practical learning with 240 hours of workplace training, which we help organise.

This valuable experience equips you with the practical skills employers are looking for and helps you to step confidently into employment after you graduate. In fact, many of our students receive their first offer of employment directly through workplace training.

Expert trainer support

Your path to a rewarding career in childcare with Amazing is backed by highly qualified educators, who will support you every step of your learning journey and beyond.

You’ll have unlimited access to 1-on-1 consultations with our trainers, who will connect with you via video conferencing tools like Zoom, deliver personalised feedback to your written coursework, and visit you during workplace training.

At Amazing, we are uniquely positioned to guide your education and professional development in childcare; we’ve even owned and managed childcare centres of our own.

Flexible, online learning

You can complete your CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in 12 to 24 months – and completely at your own pace – through our flexible, online learning platform.

So that study slips seamlessly into your lifestyle, you can choose when and where you’d like to learn with materials available online 24/7.

One thing is for certain: our interactive, easy-to-understand course materials are developed to keep you engaged and motivated to learn.

More about the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

With a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you can progress to a managerial role in childcare and influence the learning and development of children at the most important stage of their lives.

You will learn how to manage staff who look after children, create a safe working environment, promote inclusive policies, and coordinate the workplace. You will also learn how to design, evaluate and implement programs and care routines for young children.

The diploma prepares you to deal with the complex issues you may encounter in this career with confidence and professionalism.

  • Core Units

    • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
    • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
    • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting
    • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
    • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
    • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
    • CHCECE022 Promote children's agency
    • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
    • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
    • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
    • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
    • CHCECE021 Implement strategies of the inclusion of all children
    • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations


    • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
    • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
    • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  • Career Opportunities

    • Early childhood educator
    • Educational leader
    • Child development or support worker
    • Mobile and occasional care coordinator
    • Family day care coordinator
    • Nominated supervisor
    • Director
    • Area manager
  • Delivery Mode

    • Self-paced online learning
    • 240 hours of workplace training
  • Course Duration

    • 12-24 months
  • How to Apply

    If you’ve read over our Frequently Asked Questions and looked over the information about the course you are interested in, then you’re ready to begin the application process.

    Prospective students must complete and submit the Enrolment Expression of Interest Form.

    Amazing Education & Training will confirm that the Enrolment Form has been completed correctly and ask the prospective student for further information if required.

    Feel free to contact our support team if you require any further assistance.

    You may also want to find out if you’re eligible for Queensland Government Funding here.

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