CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Gordon

Course details

CRICOS course code: 085280F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Do you love interacting with young children? Would you like to be help shape their early development, education and care? This course will qualify you to develop, evaluate and implement programs for babies, infants, pre-school and school-age children in a variety of settings. You will learn about programming and planning, caring for and supervising children, interpreting observations, responding to illnesses, accidents and emergencies, frameworks, sustainability and compliance.

Work placement/industry experience

When you study on-campus you will complete two industry placements through our established network of providers. You will be required to obtain a current and approved Working with Children Check at your own expense to meet workplace regulatory requirements.

First placement: Four days per week over four weeks.

Second placement: four days per week over five weeks.

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed.

Further Study Options

Towards the end of your Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification at The Gordon, you could be eligible to apply for entry at Deakin University. Deakin will assess you for Credit for Prior Learning which can mean a reduced number of units and time to complete your degree.

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Qualified childcare worker - room leader
  • Qualified out of school hours coordinator
  • Kindergarten assistant/3yo group teacher
  • Nanny
  • Family day carer

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
13,208 Per Year Jul 2022 1.5 years
Full time
The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220

Entry criteria


Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent


IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0 with no band below 5.5 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or University studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration. TOEFL iBT: 60-78; PTE Academic: 51-58; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 52-57; OET: C.

Age/other requirements:

You must be aged 18 years or over at the time of commencement.


The Gordon
Geelong City Campus
2 Fenwick Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
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