The course CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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.

Completion of this course will qualify you to work in a range of early childhood education and care settings and is relevant to educators, family day care coordinators and applicants for a supervisor certificate to work in any approved education and care service in Australia. In most states and territories in Australia, a diploma is the minimum qualification required to be a director or manage an early childhood service.

About the Course

Students of this course are required to complete 240 hours of work placement in an approved early childhood service. This allows for real practical experience that prepares students for a seamless adaption to the industry after course completion. This Diploma in Childcare course must be completed between 12 months and 2 years, which allows students for very flexible planning of their course requirements.

As a part of this course it is required to obtain a blue card in Queensland or a working with children clearance in your relevant state or territory.

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

You will 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.


Total Number of Units  28 Units (Comprising 23 Core and 5 Electives)

Course Duration  Maximum 24 months

National Code  CHC50113

Qualification  CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Delivery Method  Workplace Training

Awarded by  AMAZING EDUCATION AND TRAINING PTY LTD (Provider number: 41123)


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood and Care is offered by Amazing Education & Training as part of the Queensland Higher Level Skills Program.*

Monthly, fortnightly or weekly payments are available with our courses so you can choose a payment method that suits your budget with some students possibly eligible for zero out of pocket plans.

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

To see if you qualify for funding, please complete the eligibility form and for further information, download the Higher Level Skills Student Fact Sheet

* Higher Level Skills Program is funded by the Queensland Government


The early childhood education and care industry is a large and ever-growing provider of education and care to young children. Early childhood educators have an opportunity to influence the learning and development of children at the most important stage of their lives – the early years.

Education in the early years (under five) is crucial for brain and overall development of children. Meaningful interactions between children, their peers and educators act to develop children’s language and communication, while assisting them to build secure relationships as well as enhancing their social and emotional well-being.

With continued industry growth and demand, the increasing career opportunities within childcare for our certified students of the Diploma in Childcare throughout Qld are finding successful work placement after course completion that far exceeds the averages of other courses.

Along with the opportunities to positively teach and care for young children highlights why a career in childcare can be so very rewarding.

Upon course completion, certified students will be able to advance into many different areas of childcare work including:

Early childhood educator

Educational leader

Child development or support worker

Mobile and occasional care coordinator

Family day care coordinator

Nominated supervisor


Area manager


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