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Early Childhood Education and Care


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

If you love working with children and want to learn more about providing quality education and care in a range of environments, this course is for you. The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification for anyone who wants to work in the Early Childhood Education industry.

Upon completion of the qualification you will have the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individual and groups of children. This includes planning activities facilitating their leisure and play, enabling children to achieve their developmental outcomes. You will learn to support the implementation of an approved learning framework; organisational policies procedures and profiles support, children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Optimistic Futures promises the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of the AQF Certification documentation

This qualification reflects the role of workers in the community and/or residential setting who follow an individualised plan to provide person-centred support to people who may require support due to ageing, disability or some other reason. Work involves using discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for own outputs. Workers have a range of factual, technical and procedural knowledge, as well as some theoretical knowledge of the concepts and practices required to provide person-centred support.

Course code


Course name

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 4)

Study area

Early childhood Education


72 weeks

Entry Requirements

  • To enrol at  optimistic futures’ CHC50113 Diploma of in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be required to undertake Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test
  • Apply for a current working with children check (WWCC). To be able to undertake the practical component of this training
  • Completed Student enrolment form

Practical Work Placement

Students enrolled in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are required to participate in a minimum of 240 hours work placement. Students that are already employed at child care services will be able to complete their hours at their workplaces providing it meets the requirements necessary to conduct assessment. Optimistic Futures can assist students who need to find alternate placement. Trainer/Assessor will visit your workplace and conduct observations.

Note: Police Check & Work With Children Check is essential for work placement

Possible Career Outcomes

After successful completion you may wish to apply for a range of career opportunities including.

Group Leader in a Childcare Centre Centre Coordinator/Supervisor
Child Development Worker Centre Director/Manager
Children’s Services Manager Special needs worker

We do not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course.

Further Studies

Students may undertake further studies in Bachelor of Education(Early Childhood / Primary) or CHC60312 Advance Diploma Community Sector Management.

Course Structure

Completion of 28 units (Including 23 core units and 5 elective units)

Core Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Nominal Hrs
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers 60
CHCECE003 Provide care for children 70
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children 70
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence 70
CHCDIV002 CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 70
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child of early childhood 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency 80
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning 70
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development 170
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behavior 50
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for all children 50
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service 120
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 50
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations 60

Elective Units

The below table represent Unit code, name and their scheduled hours

Unit Code Unit Descriptor Nominal Hrs
HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety 20
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements 30
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
CHCECE012 Support children to connect to their world 40
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy 90

Note: Optimistic Futures has chosen these Electives based on industry consultation.

Delivery Sessions

Full time (day)

Assessment Marking System

  • Satisfactory (S) result: the student’s submitted work satisfies the learning requirements and all competency standards for the unit (in accordance with the National Register
  • Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) result: the student’s submitted work does not demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in the unit. If a student receives a ‘not yet satisfactory’ outcome, he or she will receive written feedback from a trainer/assessor, clearly outlining where the gaps are. The student will then be required to rectify these gaps and re-submit their assessment for marking.

Once a student receives a satisfactory result for all required assessment tasks a competent (C) outcome will be awarded for the entire unit. The student must demonstrate their understanding of all competency standards in each unit before receiving a competent outcome.

National Recognition

These competencies have been drawn from the nationally endorsed industry training package the Community Services Training Package (CHC). Upon successful completion of the training and assessment, the qualification CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be issued. A transcript listing all units of competency will also be issued. The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a valuable qualification that can be applied throughout Australia within the community services sector.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Applicants can apply for recognition of prior learning of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of unitsrequired to be completed during the program. Students are encouraged to notify Optimistic Futures of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.

Credit Transfer

Applicants can apply for a credit transfer for any units successfully completed, as part of AQF qualification, at any other Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or TAFE. Credit transfers will be granted upon the receipt of sufficient evidence to support the application prior to the commencement of training.

Student Information

Detailed student information is provided in our Student Handbook, which is supplied with the enrolment package. This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations, such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment, right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision, meeting course progress requirement and maintaining appropriate student behaviour. It is important that person applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.

Students are expected to bring along notebook and pen to take notes, may also bring a laptop.


On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be issued to learners within 30 days of completion of the qualification. Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully

Eligibility for Concession Rate

Eligibility for Concession Rate to be eligible for the concession rate, you must hold on of the following:

  • Valid Health Care Card (HCC)
  • Valid Pensioner Concession Card
  • Veterans Gold Card

Please provide a copy of this prior to commencing the training. If you need to apply for a HCC, please ask us for a form or visit your local Centrelink office. You will need to apply as soon as possible and provide a copy to recruitment or the trainer before your course commences.

Concessions also apply for;

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander or
  • An Asylum Seeker/Victim of Human Trafficking (ARC/ASRC referral must be presented)

Cooling Off Period

The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook.

Refund Policy

For information about the refund policy please refers to the student handbook, find it on our website under ‘Student Information’ section or speak to one of our friendly customer services staff.

Assessment Requirements

Showing Competence in all assessment is a necessary part of this program to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards. Optimistic futures will be conducting of realistic workplace tasks, project, knowledge tests, case studies, feedback from supervisors.

Mode of Delivery

Optimistic Futures has a Blended Delivery System including:

Face-to-Face Classroom delivery and Work placement

Online face-to-face and Work placement

Unique Student Identifier

Each participant enrolling in a course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certificate or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statements of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.

Course Fees

Fee for service:- Fee for service cost is $9800 this includes all workbooks /material and/or equipment.
Mode of Payment:- Both Cash and Card are accepted
Initial Deposit:- No deposit required.
Details of fees (Subject to change without notification):- The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Financial Hardship

If you are going through financial hardship, please contact us for further information.

Campbellfield Branch Shepparton Branch
4/1447-1451 Sydney Rd Campbellfield 3061 54 Macintosh St Shepparton 3630
PH: 1300 436 487 PH: 1300 436 487

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Complaints and Appeal Process

If student has any complaint against Optimistic Futures’s policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain a complaint form, from the reception of the Optimistic Futures, and submit as soon as possible for an early action

For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.

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