CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Comprehensive training for beginning and continuing Early Childhood Educators.

This entry level qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings.

Students can enrol directly into this course however it is recommended to have completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Prior to enrolling into this qualification.

Study mode: Blended learning incorporating online and workplace training 


Duration: 18 to 36 months


Start date: Start any time!


Fees: Fees vary according to enrolment type. Please refer to our Course Fees for current information.


* NSW residents may be eligible to complete this qualification under the Smart and Skilled program. ‘This training is subsidised by the NSW Government’


Materials Required: Learners will need access to a computer and the internet with the following specifications:

  • Microsoft Office 2003 or equivalent 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.

Where learners are unable to access this technology, learners are able to request soft copy (USB) or hard copy (Paper documents) to allow for participation in the course.

Training with ICCC will ensure student learning focuses on the extensive development of skills and knowledge in pedagogical practices, service management and leadership, and prepares graduates to become future leaders, supervisors and managers of children’s services.


The course builds on existing skills and knowledge to continue the learning journey of an educator.

intentional teaching

scaffolding play

using the environment as the 3rd teacher

managing compliance in service operations

planning, managing and responding to behaviour with children

leading and managing others

reflection and ongoing professional practices

Assessment is ongoing throughout the training period – there are no final exams. Assessment includes:

Knowledge assessment (Theory Tasks)

Skills assessment (Workplace Tasks)

Observation assessment (Observable Tasks)

Included in the course fee are the award-winning essential textbooks: The Big Picture, Birth to Big School, Frameworks for Learning and Development, and The Business of Childcare.


Conditions of Enrolment & Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum age restrictions apply
  • Minimum numeracy and literacy skills apply
  • Students must be able to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement (includes 30 hours workplace experience with children under 24 months)


Click here to access the Course Flyer


Click here to access the Introduction to training


Click here to access Student Information for Traineeship and Employed Educator


Click here to access Student Information for Employed FDC and OOSHC Educator


Click here to access Student Information for New Educator Students