CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Dalton College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106177E

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


This qualification 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.

Course Duration:

The duration of this course is 1870 hours delivered over 78 weeks (including holiday breaks and practical placement) comprising of:

78 weeks – (52 classroom-based study weeks + 12 weeks of practical work placement (240hrs) + 14 weeks holiday)

Note: For students whom withdraw prior to completion, a Statement of attainment will only be provided for units of competency completed.

Units of Competence:

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE003 Provide care for children

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency

CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE023 Analyze information to inform learning

CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development

BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organization

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition fee: 15,000 (including 200 enrolment fee); Material Fee: 500;...
Read moreTuition fee: 15,000 (including 200 enrolment fee); Material Fee: 500; Admin Fee: 500
Monthly 78 weeks
Full time
Dalton College
Level 5, 259 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

1. International students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of their course commencement at the college.

2. International students applying for a Diploma level course will need to provide evidence of satisfactory completion of Australian Year 11 (or equivalent) or Certificate IV or higher.

3. International students must have achieved a minimum IELTS test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course, or IELTS score of 4.5 or equivalent with an ELICOS (up to 20 weeks) to be taken before the main VET course. Results older than 2 years are not acceptable. OR

Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation courses or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Diploma or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework. OR

Successful completion of Dalton College Language and Numeracy Test conducted on Dalton campus (for onshore international students from assessment level 1 & 2 countries ONLY).


Dalton College
Level 5, 259 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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