CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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This qualification covers workers in 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.

VET-FEE-HELP is available for this course.*Conditions apply, please click here to find more information.

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered with Victoria and Common Wealth Government, funding for students who meet the eligibility criteria.

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The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course takes approximately 1200 – 2400 hours which includes class time plus 240 hours of placement. JTI offers flexible training which suits individuals and industry requirements. The flexible nature of our delivery of this course [online, blended, face-to-face] caters to students in need of flexible study/work hours, working parents, students studying other courses, those juggling between employment and studies and all who are time constrained and wish to either further their education or change career paths.

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Government Funding Eligibility Criteria

To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to a Job Training Institute staff member or use the government funding button below.

Funding available currently is in Victoria.

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Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places.

For further information / funding in other state, please contact our friendly staff.


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NAME OF COURSE & CODE Self Funded Government Funded (Victoria)
Tuition Fee Total Without Concession With Concession#
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care $7,000.00
$388.89** (Monthly)
$7,000.00 $1000 per calendar year ($0.51 per scheduled hours) $1000 per calendar year ($0.51 per scheduled hours)
RPL and Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Rate Please click here for detailed information $7,000.00 $1000 per calendar year ($0.51 per scheduled hours) $1000 per calendar year ($0.51 per scheduled hours)
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22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace Current certificate is required for Work Placement $60
22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis Current certificate is required for Work Placement $60
22282VIC + 22300VIC together Current certificate is required for Work Placement $100 ($20 Discount)
JTI Work Placement T-Shirt Required for Work Placement $25 each (GST inclusive)
Police Check Required for Work Placement $50 (GST inclusive)/Employment check $32(Volunteer GST Inclusive) (through fit2work with JTI)
Recommended Books Business of Childcare (Karen Kearns) & Frameworks for Learning (Karen Kearns)
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This can be purchased from vendors directly around $89 (price is subject to change by vendors)
Re-issue certificate(including Academic Transcript) Optional $50
Re-issue Academic Transcript Optional $25

Minimum tuition fees for Indigenous students

Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, all enrolments undertaken by Indigenous students will be charged at the concession rate. This includes Diploma programs.

NOTE: Skills First Program is a subsidised training scheme through the Victorian Government. It is available to eligible residents in Victoria.

If you are eligible for Skills First Program funding and if you complete the course(CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care), government contribution will be approximately $9,690.00

**If you are eligible for VET-FEE HELP, Census Date and Tuition Fee for each study period information, please click here.

Fees are subject to change

JTI advises that accessing Skills First Program entitlement may impact your ability to access to further government subsidised training.

JTI is compliant with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government funded training.

Also students from Aboriginal & Torres Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.

Concessions on tuition fees for government subsidised training places in all course categories are available to people in the following groups:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependent children and dependent spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependent children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran’s Gold Card holders (but not their dependants)

Funding Entitlements

Your completion of this course with our institute may affect your future funding eligibility. So be sure this is the course you are interested in, which will enable you get a job and lead to your future career pathway.

Students in Victoria who qualify for government funding are only allowed to undertake 2 courses at the same level in their lifetime with the exclusion of:

  1. the Victorian Certificate of Education; Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate or Senior); International Baccalaureate Diploma; and senior secondary school certificates from other Australian jurisdictions;
  2. qualifications listed in the Foundation Skills List (Attachment 1 to these Guidelines);
  3. any VET certificates undertaken as part of a senior secondary qualification (including School Based Apprenticeships/Traineeships);
  4. where an individual is transitioning from a superseded qualification to the current version of the same qualification; and
  5. Where an individual is recommencing training in the same qualification (at either the same or a different provider).

Method of Payment

At Job Training Institute we accept a wide range of payment methods:

  • Cash, Cheque or money order
  • EFTPOS (whether over the phone or in person)
  • Direct deposits, direct debit arrangements.

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This course is current as per

  • Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.
  • It is noted that whilst this qualification equips workers to work with children from 0-5 years of age, some workplaces and jurisdictions require workers to have skills and knowledge to work with children in both early and middle childhood (i.e. aged 0-12 years).
  • Where workers are required to work across the span of development from 0-12 years, candidates should receive training and/or assessment across this broader span of development and in addition to the qualification, be awarded a Statement of Attainment for achievement of the Middle childhood development skill set.

Course Structure

Successful completion of this course requires the fulfilment of 28 units of study: 23 compulsory and 5 elective units

Compulsory Units:

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

Elective Units:

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Entry Requirements

The requirements for this course are:

  • An online application or written enrolment form
  • Working with Children Check (VIC students)
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment
  • Identification Documents
  • A Photo ID
  • A completed self-declaration form (Government Funding students only). This form will be provided by our staff upon enrolment.

It would be preferred if you are under 25 that you have completed year 10. And if you are over 25, you should have relevant work/life experience.

Language, Literacy and numeracy Assessment:

Prior to enrolment in a course, students, will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment which will be completed upon application. This assessment is used to determine the student’s level of language, literacy and numeracy required to complete the course or whether the student requires additional support. The outcome of the LLN test will determine whether the student is suitable for enrolment. Students who are assessed as not having the required level of language, literacy and numeracy skills will be referred to external support networks to work with them on skill development in the required area/s. Students can apply for enrolment again once they have developed skills in that area.


Example of assessments you will need to do in order to be competent are:

  • Work Observation
  • Personal Journal
  • Short Questions
  • Case Studies/Scenarios
  • Research Activities
  • Portfolio of Work
  • Demonstration
  • Role Playing
  • Practical Exercises
  • Group Activities
  • Formative Assessments
  • Summative Assessment
  • Assessment and Evidence gathering techniques

Assessment Submission

Assessments can be submitted via face to face classes or the online learning environment.Face to face students submit their assessments to their trainer in class while Online students submit their work online. Online students can submit assignments from the comfort of their home and receive assistance from qualified trainers, assessors and IT staff. Support is provided online through email, chat lines, live classes and via the telephone.

Short Courses that may be useful for you:

  • 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures

Work Placement Program

Work placement is not optional; this course include a compulsory number of hours of practical placement.

We understand the industry and can assist you in finding Work Placement. JTI Work placement Coordinator, JTI Trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement.

The process is as follows:

  • Once you are marked satisfactory for a certain number of units, you can apply for work placement by completing the online form or a manual one in any of our campuses. In the form you indicate your availability and preferred suburbs.
  • Whereas we endeavour to place you in an child care centre of your choice, we can’t guarantee that this will happen all the time to all the students since availability of space in child care centre is also a factor.
  • Once you submit your form, we will keep checking which child care centres are available for you.
  • As a tip, please note that child care centres prefer students who are flexible and reliable.
  • On average it takes about 3 weeks to secure work placement in a child care centre.

Requirements for Work Placement

  • Current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID004)
  • Current Working with Children's Check
  • Current Police Check (12 months)
  • Satisfactorily completed 7 units (Trainer's Discretion also applicable)

Note: If you have a previous conviction noted on you police check or working with the children check, talk to our staff before enrolling in the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that recognises a student’s current skills and experience, regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Students may have existing knowledge and skills and these could be formally recognised and credited towards a qualification from JTI. For further information on RPL, please click here.

Available Job Opportunities

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Children’s adviser
  • Children’s service director / manager
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Child development worker

Course Pathway

This qualification has pathways into further study in:

  • CHC60208 Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or Bachelor of Education(Early Childhood)

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Blended Face to Face and Online Learning

Delivery will mainly be:

  • Face to face
  • Online
  • Self-study
  • Work place training

Our face-to-face Early Childhood Education and Care course is delivered at several sites which are located in Melbourne (Dandenong, and Sunshine). Classes are held at a variety of times and locations to be convenient and flexible for today’s busy schedules. Online support classes are held regularly and all students are welcome to access them.

Most Children Services students at JTI use the blended mode of study. They may come to class one or two days a week or attend online classes once a week and then spend the rest of their recommended learning time online watching recorded classes, going through power points, reading resources and communicating with their trainer online. This option enables students who want to complete their course quicker to do so and at the same time offering support to all students.

Live online support classes

We have online live classes on a regular basis. In these classes students are able to interact with a trainer and one another by asking questions and sharing experiences. We have revolutionised the process of learning by availing Children’s Services resources 24/7, everywhere, anywhere, all the time. Even if you are interstate or overseas, you can continue to study and submit your assignments. Additionally, we support Child care learning through several mediums, including email, chat lines, live classes, telephone or one on one appointment with your trainer.

Delivery Venue

This course will be delivered at one of our campuses or a hired venue. Some students may take the option of attending weekly online classes. Work placement is undertaken at various industry facilities that are not related to Job Training Institute, hence, we are unable to guarantee work placement at a specific facility. Students will be advised of the venue of their work placement that they must attend as their course progresses.

Third Party Arrangements

Job Training Institute does not deliver this course through third party arrangements. We use brokers or agents for recruitment of students, but not for training.

Support Services Available

JTI is committed to ensuring that all students receive adequate learning support to ensure their full potential is reached, therefore, JTI ensures that:

  • The learning and support needs of all students is assessed upon entry into a course.
  • All students are aware of how to access the services they require to successfully complete their course.
  • Feedback is collected about JTI's provision of support services and the feedback is systematically collated, analysed and used to improve training services.

Support services available to all JTI students include:

  • The trainer is normally the first point of support. If the student is struggling with any training issues, or anything to do with their results and feedback, they should talk to their trainer for assistance.
  • If the student has an IT issue, they are to email for assistance
  • For certificates and statement of attainment, students are to contact the quality assurance department on
  • If students would like to access their records, they should contact the campus manager of their respective campus. Their contacts are
  • Any accounting issues, the students are to refer to
  • For work placement issues, students to contact:

For more information on support services look at JTI student support policy here.

What distinguishes Children Services Training from others:

  • Flexibility – Job Training Institute offers learning flexibility to students through blended learning including face-to-face and online modes. All of our students have the choice of combining the two modes of learning.
  • Work Placement – Job Training Institute facilitates work placement for its students and a work placement coordinator is available to assist students with any work placement issues.
  • Student Support – Our trainers are always available and willing to assist students with their studies and assignments via several methods ranging from chat, email, telephone calls, and walk-in appointments. Job Training Institute offers students weekly live online classes moderated by our skilled and seasoned trainers.

Job Training Institute is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with VET standards, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation.

JTI does not guarantee the following:

  1. That a learner will successfully complete a training product on our scope of registration. Learners need to put effort in their study and completion of assignments and JTI will provide the trainers and required resources to enable the learner successfully complete their study.
  2. A training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of clause 1.1 and 1.2 of VET standards 2015 e.g in a shorter period of time that the AQF specifications.
  3. A learner will obtain a particular employment outcome where this is outside the control of JTI. JTI is a training organisation and has no control of employment outcomes.


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