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Early Childhood Education and Care


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Certificate III in early Childhood Education and Care 2

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 code


Course name

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 3)

Study area

Community Services


72 weeks

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners need to possess the required Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills, which are essential to successfully complete this qualification.

Practical Work Placement

To achieve this Qualification, students are required to undertake work placement of 240 hours. Workplace documents are provided and students are advised to complete a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check on commencement of the course in preparation for work placement.

The work placement is mandatory and students are required to participate in work placements enabling them to achieve the competency.

Possible Career Outcomes

After successful completion of this qualification student may expect to have following job outcomes:

• Centre Director
• Centre Manager
• Room Leader
• Early childhood educator
• Playgroup supervisor
• Outside school hours care assistant
• Nanny
• Recreation assistant
• Family day care coordinator / worker
• Childcare educator assistant

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) &  CHC62015  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 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.

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

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed unit(s) either at Optimistic Futures or another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer, learners must complete the credit transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application.

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

Cooling Off Period

Students are eligible to cancel their enrolment by placing a formal notice of cancellation in writing to the Optimistic Futures Manager (a letter or email is acceptable) within ten business days of enrolment, without attracting a cancellation fee, unless the student has already commenced the training.

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

We use competency-based assessment; our assessments include a range of different assessment types to determine competency as well as required practical demonstrations.

The Trainers are given a marking guide and instructions, which is used across the board to ensure quality and provide a benchmark for marking assessments.

Mode of Delivery


Note: For the avoidance of doubt face to face includes both in-class and online (due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions) delivery.

Unique Student Identifier

It is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual’s USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection, allowing individuals to see all of their training results from all providers, including all completed training units and qualifications. The Student Identifiers Act 2014, Standards for NVR Registered Training Organisations (RTO) 2014 and Student Identifiers Regulation 2014 require that the training Organisation: Collect a USI from each student, verify a USI supplied by a student and ensure a student has a valid USI before conferring a qualification or statement of attainment on that student. As of 1 January 2015, students will need to give their USI to each new training Organisation they are enrolling in. This will typically happen at enrolment.

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.

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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