CHC50113 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education and Care

Study a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education’s Parkville, Melbourne campus, and work towards a successful and fulfilling career in the Early Childhood Education industry.

    CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education is:

    • a 24-month nationally accredited course
    • the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for Early Childhood Centre-based care in most Australian states
    • made up of 28 units of study (23 core units and 5 elective units)



    CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    ZOI Education’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides educators with the tools and skills required to design, implement and manage learning programs in Early Childhood Education and Care services. You will gain skills, knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to succeed in a position of leadership and responsibility in the Early Childhood Education industry. You will learn a range of practical skills combined with essential theory in areas such as analysing and interpreting children’s play, enhancing learning opportunities and aiding developmental progression. Discover the importance of documentation practices, collaborative discussion and the essential nature of the design process required to ensure continued learning outcomes. The course is delivered within an engaging and innovative learning environment that will enhance your study experience at ZOI Education.

    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from ZOI Education aims to prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to take on leadership roles in an Early Childhood Education setting. Practical experience, management and teamwork skills enhance theory presented in key areas of Early Childhood Education such as:

    • Facilitating industry compliance
    • Sustainable practices in service operations
    • Nurturing creativity in children
    • Promoting children’s agency

    A key requirement of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the completion of work experience at one of the quality Early Learning Centres partnered with ZOI Education. Our premium Work Placement enables our students to graduate work-ready and highly regarded in the Early Childhood Education industry. For more information, click the Work Placement tab.

    CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Units of Study:

    CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
    CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
    CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCECE003Provide care for children
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE20Establish and implement plans for developing co-operative behaviour
    CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
    CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
    CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
    CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
    CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
    CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
    CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
    CHCECE022Promote children’s agency
    CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    HLTAID004*Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
    CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people

    * This unit is delivered and assessed by a Third Party RTO at ZOI’s premises:

    Accredited First Aid Courses – RTO ID: 20863

    Employment Pathways

    A Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care enables you to apply for positions such as:

    • Early Childhood educator in an Early Learning Education Centre
    • Early Childhood assistant educator
    • Child care educator in a kindergarten
    • Childcare Centre manager or director
    • Group leader or coordinator
    • Play group supervisor
    • Program leader
    • Professional nanny
    • Manager of an Outside School Hours care program

    After completing a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education, you may wish to study further and pursue a Bachelor degree with one of ZOI Education’s quality partner organisations such as Swinburne University of Technology or Melbourne Polytechnic. For more information, click on the Pathways tab.

    Contact ZOI Education to find out more about enrolling in Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Or book a free Trial Class and Campus Tour

    Early Learning Placement


    ZOI Education has established formal relationships with selected Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) Services within the Melbourne and Metropolitan areas, enabling students to attend their Work Placement across a variety of ECEC Services.

    In its selection process, ZOI selects high quality ECEC Services, which are close to public transport routes to enable easy access for the student.

    Furthermore, ZOI endeavours to place students to ECEC Services that are approximately within 1 hour from the CBD or their place of residence. ZOI however cannot guarantee a specific location for any student, due to other Work Placement allocation factors that are beyond ZOI's control.

    The location map and list of Melbourne suburbs below depicts the approximate locations where students are currently undertaking their Work Placement today. This list is always growing as and is not a final list.

    Premium Work Placement Child Care Centre Work Placement

    program is the best I have seen. The educators I work with are amazing, they teach me more in the field and happy for me to ask questions. They care about my learning.

    – Maria, Diploma student at ZOI Education 2018

    Graduate Study Pathways | After Completing the Course of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Credit Transfers & Higher Education

    Students who complete the Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care may go onto enrol into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Students who enrol into the Diploma after completing the Certificate III with ZOI Education will receive 18 unit credits into the Diploma. Alternatively, students may enrol directly into the Diploma without completing the Certificate III.

    Students may also go on to study other related higher level qualifications such as:

    • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
    • A Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (or similar e.g. Community Services)


    About Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care

    The course of Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children. The qulified training of Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care will provide you the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively as a professional in an early child care organization, these knowledge and experience include:

    • Understanding of legal and ethical requirements for child care services
    • Engaging with children and their family
    • Facilitating children's leisure and play
    • Fostering holistic development and wellbeing


    Entry Requirements

    This course does not have training package defined entry requirements, however ZOI Education requires that students:

    1.  Are at least 18 years’ old when the course is due to start *

    2.  Have a valid student visa (subclass 500), more information about this visa is here:

    3.  Have completed and passed a minimum Year 12 (or equivalent)

    4.  Have a suitable level of digital literacy skills

    5.  Are able to demonstrate a level of language, learning and numeracy skills suitable to this course (test to be administered by ZOI          Education which includes written assessment and Skype interview)

    6.  Are able to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent [1] (test results must be no more than 2 years old) OR be able to provide any of the following evidence of English Language competence:

               • that they were educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country.

               • that they have successfully completed the College English Placement Test.

               • that they have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in English Language.

    7.  Meet these additional requirements to ensure they are able to work in an early learning centre:

               • Have held some type of employment e.g. part-time, full-time or casual for a minimum of 6 months.

               • Have a current working with children check (WWCC)

    Intake Dates

    ECE Intake Dates
    Year 2020
    Intake 1028 January 2020
    Intake 1114 April 2020
    Intake 1213 July 2020
    Intake 135 October 2020
    Year 2021
    Intake 1427 January 2021
    Intake 15 19 April 2021
    Intake 1612 July 2021
    Intake 174 October 2021
    Holiday Periods
    17 December 2018 - 27 January 2019
    6 April 2019 - 22 April 2019
    30 June 2019 - 15 July 2019
    21 September 2019 - 6 October 2019
    21 December 2019 - 28 January 2020
    28 March 2020 - 13 April 2020
    27 June 2020 - 12 July 2020
    19 September 2020 - 4 October 2020
    19 December 2020 - 26 January 2021

    Growth in Early Childhood Education

    Children aged under 12 will increase by 500000 by 2020. An extra 188,600* people will need to be employed in early childhood education.

    *Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020