CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

MSA Training and Professional Development have teamed up with some of our local Childcare Centres to create a course structure that will give you the best skills possible to start or further your career in the Childhood Education sector.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for groups and individual children.

This course 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 in a range of childcare facilities as a Early Childhood Educator.

Students will gain experience throughout the course including a work placement component of a minimum 320 hours in a licensed and registered early childhood service.

People with a disability are encouraged to apply

Upon Successful Completion of this Qualification you can seek job roles as a:

• Out of School Hours Care Educator
• Family Day Care Educator
• Group/Team Coordinator
• Childcare Educator
• Room Leader
• Centre Manager

Already working in childcare?

Click here to find out how you can complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care through your workplace

Units of Competency

CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning (CHCECE023)
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children (CHCECE021)
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency (CHCECE022)
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children (CHCECE026)
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment (BSBINN502)
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service (CHCECE019)
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood (CHCE017)
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy (CHCPOL002)
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness (BSBLDR403)
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour (CHCECE020)
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children (CHCECE018)
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence (CHCECE001)
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development (CHCECE024)
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations (CHCECE025)
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (CHCECE007)
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks (CHCECE004)
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children (CHCECE002)
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (CHCECE009)
CHCECE003 Provide care for children (CHCECE003)
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers (CHCECE005)
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children (CHCECE016)
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety (HLTWHS003)
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (BSBSUS501)


MSA Training and Professional Development adheres to the Code of ethics for ACPET members

RTO Number: 21526

Class Schedule — 2020

Course CodeDayStart DateTimeLocation
202DCHCAWedSep 16th9:00am - 4:30pmZoom
202DCHCBWedNov 18th9:00am - 4:30pmZoom
202DCHCCSatFeb 6th9:00am - 4:30pmZoom





Please note, this qualification runs two days a week, check the timetable for a full list of sessions.

Click here to find out how you can complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care through your workplace

Non-Funded Fees

Full $9100.00

Concession $8900.00

Government Funded Fees

Full $717.06

Concession $143.41

If you have previously completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Non-Funded Fees : $6321.00

Government Funded Fees: As above

Click here for Payment Plans 2020

If you have already completed the Certificate III please contact the office to discuss your options.

To view the 2020 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here. All course fees include manuals throughout the course.

Please note you will need a Police Check to work in this industry. Use the code ACPETNCC to get the student discount price of $25

To find out if you are eligible for funding please complete our self assessment flowchart: Government Funding Eligibility Flowchart

Students will be required to complete a minimum of 320 hours of work placement in a licenced and registered early childhood service. Practical placement will commence in week 3 of the course structure. You will not be able to complete Placement unless you have a Working with Children’s check and police check.

Please Note: If you have completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care previously, the minimum hours will reduce.

For students who are looking to further their career beyond completing the Diploma level qualification with us we are working closely with the Faculty of Education at Monash University to provide a pathway into the dual-sector Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education for eligible students. For more information on this pathway please contact our office.

You will be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. Please see student handbook for more information on the LL&N Assessment.

You are required to have a Working with Children’s Check, and police check before enrolment into this course.

Students must be 16 years of age or older to complete the course.

To enrol into this course, please download the enrolment forms below. Once completed lease email to You will then be contacted by the office in regards to completing the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Please note, the LLN assessment is a requirement for ALL students who wish to undertake this qualification. For more information click here. 

Enrolment Form 

Pre-Training Review

Student Information Handbook

Government Funding Eligibility Flowchart and Enrolment Checklist

Belinda Noonan

Belinda has over 28 years in both the Child care and Vocational Education Sector. She has been a Centre Director, Classroom trainer, and delivered Early Childhood training via the Workplace, Distance and Traineeships . Belinda has also worked with Centre Directors to design and deliver Professional Development training to the staff. Belinda has excellent communication and organisational skills which are applied to assist her students with their studies.

Enrolling into this course (classroom based only) will entitle you to a temporary public transport tertiary concession card.

PTV Tertiary Student ID holders receive a 50 per cent discount on travel.


To obtain a PTV Tertiary Student ID you must be:

  • attending a normal course of full-time study at an Institution registered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training as shown in the PTV Register of Approved Courses in Tertiary Institutions; and
  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia (Special Category Visa holders excluded); student with refugee status; student studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program; or student holding an Australia Awards Scholarship.

Unfortunately, you’re not eligible for a PTV Tertiary Student ID if you are:

  • enrolled in a Masters, Doctorate, or other postgraduate course
  • an overseas full-fee paying student (primary, secondary or tertiary)
  • enrolled in a tertiary course which is less than 10 weeks duration
  • enrolled in an apprenticeship course
  • enrolled in an off-campus course
  • not studying full time

To assess the type of concession, select ‘Monash Student Association’ in the Institution drop down box, this will bring up a list of MTPD courses.

Applying for a PTV Tertiary ID

Complete the PTV Tertiary Student ID form below and attach to your enrolment application:

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This qualification is available to be taught at your workplace for groups of 8 or more employees. Find out more here.

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