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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC50113 State ID: J594
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A fulfilling career helping children grow and develop.

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre where you would be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services (0-5 years), in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. You would also supervise staff and volunteers.

During this course you will learn to provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them.

You will gain skills in:

  • Ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • Advanced skills in:
    • Care routines
    • Working with families
    • Observing and recording children's behaviour
    • Working with culturally diverse clients
    • Managing safety in the workplace.

Half price fees apply!


This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more about half price the fee cap eligibility here.

^ Please note: You'll pay half price for the course fees, other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.

First Aid - HLTAID004

Please note that Central Regional TAFE has a partnership arrangement with The Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia Inc (RLSSWA) RTO # 0854 to deliver and assess First Aid (HLTAID004) on their behalf. RLSSWA are the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) therefore Central Regional TAFE follows all of RLSSWA’s organisational policies and procedures when delivering and assessing all units of competence. All correspondence related to the policies and procedures should be directed to the office (08) 9383 8200. RLSSWA’s policies and procedures can be found here(opens in a new tab) .

A fee of $19.80 will be paid to RLSSWA for issuance of Certificates/statements of attainments.

VET Student Loans

This qualification is eligible for the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. Eligible students can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their tuition fees by applying for a VET Student Loan. VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. Approved loans become a personal debt with the Commonwealth (HELP debt) until it is repaid.

For more information on VET Student Loans at Central Regional TAFE click here.

For other VET Student Loan eligible courses please click here(opens in a new tab) .

Job opportunities include:

  • Childhood Educator 
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Playgroup / Preschool Assistant 
  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Outside School Hours Coordinator

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here.

Locations and study options

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Available all year round, 2021

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Self Paced External
Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Self Paced Onsite
Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Northam
How Self Paced Onsite
Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Kalgoorlie
How Self Paced Onsite
Duration 12 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Kalgoorlie
How Traineeship

Semester 1, 2021

Duration 18 Months
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Geraldton
How Classroom - New Intake

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