Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Stirling Institute of Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102688C

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is for those who are interested in working in the early childhood services sector, or who are already working in the field and are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services. At this level, workers have responsibility for the supervision of staff and volunteers.


Estimated duration of 53 tuition weeks allowing sufficient time to develop the necessary skills and knowledge in each unit.


After achieving CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood, students may continue their studies by enrolling in either of the following courses: Bachelor or Early Childhood Education (Early Years) OR Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching (Birth to Five Years).


The following employment opportunities are available to students who complete this qualification:

  • Early childhood educator

  • Family day care coordinator

  • Room leader within an early childhood education & care setting

  • Nanny

  • Centre based manager


Training with SIA is practical and engaging and will involve projects, simulations, research, case studies and direct observations of practical skills. To successfully pass the course, students will need to be deemed satisfactory in all required assessments. During placement hours, students will be supervised by professional staff and placement assessments will be facilitated by Stirling trainers and assessors.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
13,900 Per Year
Read more250 for enrolment fee (non-refundable); 100 for textbook
Contact institution 52 weeks
Full time
Stirling Institute of Australia
Ground Floor, 99 Queensbridge Street
Melbourne Victoria 3006

Entry criteria

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Pre-training review to ensure student has the appropriate level of Language Literacy and Numeracy to achieve the competencies. Where a test result is supplied, it must be within the last 12 months

  • Basic computer skills

  • You will need to be at least 18 years old.


Stirling Institute of Australia
Ground Floor, 99 Queensbridge Street
Melbourne Victoria 3006
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