CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Riverdale Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 107560A

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


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.


After achieving this qualification, candidates may enrol in a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Not offered by Riverdale institute)

Some universities offer degree programs in a related field of study where students may be eligible for some credit for completing the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment Opportunities

Career opportunities may include:

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s service director / manager
  • Family Day care provider

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Please contact the provider Contact institution 52 weeks
Full time
Riverdale Institute
Suite 19, 2-14 Station Place
Melton Victoria 3030

Entry criteria

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

RIVERDALE INSTITUTE has its own following admission requirement

  • Successful completion of academic studies equivalent to Australian Year 12 education is required
  • Must have evidence of English Language skills of IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0), TOEFL iBT score of 46, Cambridge English Advanced of 162, Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 42 or equivalent; alternatively, the student may provide evidence that they have completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification in Australia
  • Students should have a reasonable level of fitness since working in this industry can be physically demanding. It is important for you to be at eye level with children which means a lot of bending, kneeling, sitting on the floor, stretching, and lifting
  • It is a Training Package requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR adult and child manikin placed on the floor and on a CPR baby manikin placed on a firm surface.
  • Students must participate in a minimum of 120 hours of work placement. This will allow time to develop hands-on skills and experience in childcare and demonstrate the practical competencies required to complete the course.


Riverdale Institute
Suite 19, 2-14 Station Place
Melton Victoria 3030
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