Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC50113


At a glance:


Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications 

Study mode

Online only


Not applicable

Study load

This qualification is typically achieved in 12 -18 months, this will require the need to study 16 - 24 on average hours per week

A minimum of 240 hours of work placement is required.


Assessment method includes, short answer, scenario and case study, project work and extended answer as well as work placement, on the job assessment as per the practical placement log book. 

Start date

Starting soon, limited places Contact us about enrolling or complete the form 

Payment options

Payment options may include VET Student Loans (see here for details), payment plans or government funding where available (see here for details)


VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.


Clearance checks that may be required for your work placement include:

  • Working with Children Check
  • National Police Check

Your physical attributes may influence your ability to complete the training and assessment (e.g. if heavy lifting is required)


Further requirements apply if accessing VET Student Loans, see here


Tuition Fee = $12,000. See our Schedule of Fees here

Not the right course?

See all our Education Courses

All the details:

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is an ideal qualification for workers in children’s services who have the responsibility of planning and managing programs around childhood services whilst observing the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations. From January 2014, 50 per cent of educators working with children aged from birth to 13 years must have, or be actively working towards obtaining at least an approved diploma level education and care qualification.

Are you an existing worker? Have you experience working in children’s services within family day care, occasional day care centres, or even pre-school?

Increase your skills-set by studying an additional 6 units from the Diploma of School Age Education and Care CHC50213 to obtain a double Diploma. Ask us how.

Want to find out more?

Complete this form to download our complete Course Guide

Ask us a question...
Call Us on 1300 79 67 87

9am-5pm EST Mon-Fri