CHC50113 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care

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.

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

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course takes about 12-18 months  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.

Government Funding Eligibility Criteria

  • Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident/ New Zealand citizen
  • Resides in Victoria
  • Candidate aged 20 and above (as at 1st Jan of the current year) need to upskill
  • Candidate under the age of 20 (as at 1st Jan of the current year) don’t need to upskill

Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places. For further information, please contact our friendly staff. Email: Phone: (03) 9212 3535 | 9802 9697 | 0434378860

NAME OF COURSE & CODE Self Funded Government Funded (Victoria)
Registration Fee Tuition Fee Total Without Concession With Concession#
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care $1000 $4000
$333.33 x 12 (monthly)
$5000 $0 per calendar year ($0.00 per scheduled hours) $0 per calendar year ($0.00 per scheduled hours)
RPL and Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Rate $1000 $142.86 per unit $5000 $0 per calendar year ($0.00 per scheduled hours) $0 per calendar year ($0.00 per scheduled hours)
22024VIC Course in Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace $60
22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis $60
22024VIC + 22099VIC together $100 ($20 Discount)
Text Book $225 (GST inclusive)
Work placement T shirt $25 (GST Inclusive)
Police Check $32 (GST inclusive)

#Concession Cards that are approved by skills for Victoria are based on

^This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for students who meet the criteria. JTI advises that accessing Victorian Training Guarantee entitlement may impact your 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)

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

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 )
  • Paypal, Online credit card and debit card payments (Fees and charges may apply)
  • Direct deposits, direct debit arrangements.

* All payment is done in arrears, except the registration fee

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:

  • CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • 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
  • HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units:

  • HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment
  • BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals
  • BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • CHCPOL504B Develop and implement policy
  • Short Courses that may be useful for you:
  • 22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
  • 22024VIC Course in Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace
  • HLTFA301C Apply First Aid
  • HLTFS207D Food Safety Practices
  • HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practices
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Once you submit your form, we will keep checking which child care centres are available for you.
  4. As a tip, please note that child care centres prefer students who are flexible and reliable.
  5. On average it takes about 3 weeks to secure work placement in a child care centre.

Requirements for Work Placement

  • Current Police Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Working With Children Check (
  • Current Anaphylaxis training
  • Current Asthma Management training

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 recognizes a student’s current skills and experience regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Students could have existing knowledge and skills formally recognized and credited towards a qualification by JTI. For more information on RPL, please click here to find out more.

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)

Entry Requirements

The requirements for this course are:

  1. An online application or written enrolment form
  2. Working with Children Check (VIC students)
  3. Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment
  4. Identification Documents
  5. A Photo ID
  6. 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  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 line, live classes as well as on the telephone.

Blended Face to Face and Online Learning
Our face-to-face learning is delivered in several delivery sites which are located in Melbourne(Mount Waverley, Dandenong, Sunshine). Classes for Early Childhood Education and Care are held at a variety of times so as to be convenient and flexible for today’s busy schedules. All our students have both face-to-face and online learning available to them. Students can submit assessments online, which is available 24/7 and thus minimising time lapse between submissions, marking and feedback. We encourage our students to take full advantage of our e-learning for studying and submitting assignments. Classes are held regularly at various campuses in Melbourne. Campus timetables are updated every few weeks and are provided on the campus notice boards as well as on the JTI website. Online support classes are held weekly and all students are welcome to attend.

Blended learning:

  • Face to face classes
  • Online elluminate support classes
  • Workplacement
  • Assessments

Online learning:

  • Self directed learning
  • Online elluminate support classes
  • Workplacement
  • Assessments
  • Online Elluminate support classes

We have online live classes on a weekly basis. In this class students interact with trainer and one another by asking questions and sharing experiences. We have revolutionised the process of learning by availing resources 24/7, everywhere, anywhere, all the time so much so that if you’re interstate or overseas, you still can study and submit your assignments. Additionally, we support students through several medium: email, chat line, live classes, phone or walk-in.

What distinguishes us from other RTOs:
Flexibility – Job Training Institute offers learning flexibility to students through blended learning of face-to-face and online modes. All 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 always in handy to assist students with any work placement issues and employment.
Student Support – Our trainers are always available and willing to assist students with their studies and assignments via several methods ranging from chat, email, phone calls, and walk-in among others. Job Training Institute offers students weekly live online classes moderated by our skilled and seasoned trainers. We provide students with support in planning their individual learning plans.

Application Fee: $0.00