CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Funded Placements

Gain an online Australian Nationally Recognised Qualification
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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. 
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Intakes are rolling so you can start any time and as a GC Institute student, you will have access to our online portal to complete your studies online. Sometimes life gets in the way and online study provides the perfect solution to manage your work, life, and study. You have FLEXIBILITY when studying online.



Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which the experience, skills and knowledge that you already have can be converted to a nationally recognised qualification. RPL means that you don’t have to sit in a classroom and learn about things that you already know.



GC Institute is proud to be a Nationally Recognised Training provider. For RPL, the assessment will be in alignment with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) who are the regulatory body for the Vocational Education Training (VET) sector.

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This course is Funded by the Queensland Government

**$28 for CONCESSION  /  *$30 for NON-CONCESSION students funded by the Queensland Government Higher Level Skills Program.

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*Please refer to the Queensland Government Higher Level Skills Fact Sheet for funding eligibility requirements.

**To be eligible for a concession co-contribution you must meet the following criteria:

(a) the student holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card issued under Commonwealth law, or is the partner or a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and is named on the card;

(b) the student provides the PQS with an official form under Commonwealth law confirming that the student, his or her partner, or the person of whom the student is a dependant, is entitled to concessions under a Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card;

(c) the student is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; (d) the student has a disability; or (e) the student is an adult prisoner.

There are no formal pre-requisites for entry into the course, however, students must have access to a Certified Early Childhood Centre to conduct their work placement, and either hold or be eligible to obtain a Blue Card Working with Children Check. Students complete an English skills self-assessment before they start their course. In addition, if evidence of insufficient literacy/ numeracy ability to undertake the course is evident throughout the enrolment process, the Institute may request the student to undertake an LLN diagnostic test and/or refer the student to a specialist LLN support agency.

The qualification is delivered Online over a maximum of 18 months or via RPL. Intakes are rolling.

Online and RPL (with gap training if required). Students are advised of the training and/or assessment requirements by their trainer/assessor.

The student will be required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of practical placement in a regulated education and care service that offers the full range of services required to complete your study. It is ultimately the student’s obligation to find practical placement in their field of study. Most students will already be working in the industry, however if you are not working and experiencing difficulty, the Institute can assist. Call us to discuss.

Recognition of Prior learning (RPL) is “the acknowledgement of the skills and knowledge” that you have already gained through previous work, studies, and life experiences that relate to this qualification. If you are granted recognition in a unit/s of competency, you do not have to re study that unit. If you think you may be eligible to apply for RPL because of your previous work, study and life experiences, please contact the Institute to access your RPL kit.

If you have completed any units from the qualification previously you will be eligible for credit on provision of a verified Qualification/Record of Results and/or Statement of Attainment.

Online fee-for-service: $6,405 (course materials included) Payment and instalment options available. Please contact us for further information. Online funded by Queensland Government Higher Level Skills Program * $28 for concession / * $30 for non-concession student RPL fee-for-service: $6,405 Payment and instalment options available. Please contact us for further information. RPL funded by Queensland Government Higher Level Skills Program * $28 for concession / * $30 for non-concession student

Why Study at GC Institute?

Our mission here at GC Institute has always been to provide superior and exceptional training to our students whilst preparing them in the best possible way for life after study. We work closely with our students and host employers in a professional manner.

We boast highly qualified, industry experienced and passionate trainers and assessors as well as administration staff who all believe in the same vision and goal which is to support our students in the best possible way and to the highest standard.

If you are looking for a career change, want to head in a different direction in life, create yourself a pathway to university, or upskill in your current profession then please get in touch with us.


There are 28 units (23 core, 5 elective)
required for this qualification:

Unit CodeTitleCore / Elective
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyC
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenC
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenC
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyC
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceC
HLTAID004*Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingC
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenC
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenC
CHCECE003 Provide care for childrenC
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinksC
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersC
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodC
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in childrenC
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operationsC
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC
CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceC
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleE
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourC
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenC
CHCECE022Promote children’s agencyC
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learningC
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and developmentC
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceC
CHCPOL002Develop and implement policyE
BSBINN502Build and sustain an innovative work environmentE
BSBLDR502Lead and manage effective workplace relationshipsE
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve professional practiceE

* HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting cannot be completed through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).

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