Updating Results

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

  • Diploma

Key details

Degree Type
1 year full-time
Course Code
CHC50113, 082228A
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Take the next step, while doing what you love! This advanced course is the next step in professional development for anyone seeking a fulfilling career in the early education and care industry.  Typically, those undertaking this course are seeking employment as a:

  • Group Leader in a Childcare Centre
  • Child Development Worker
  • Children’s Services Manager
  • Centre Coordinator/Supervisor
  • Centre Director/Manager

A balance of theoretical and practical skills allows you to address issues facing families and children within society. You will supplement the trainig provided by our trainers with an ongoing practical work placement. Overall, the training prepares you for a dynamic and rewarding career working as qualified staff in a range of centre based care settings with children aged from birth to five years old.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • English proficiency – Please see Entry Requirements for further details

Study locations



Career pathways

After achieving this qualification, you will have the knowledge and skills required to implement and manage programs, design and implement curriculum and run the day-to-day functions of an Education and Care service.

Course structure

  • 23
  • 5
  • 28

To achieve this qualification you will be required to successfully complete 28 units – 23 core units and 5 electives.  The elective units will be chosen by Sterling Business College.

At Sterling Business College the first group of units are offered in the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • 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
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • 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
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

The units below are offered in the Diploma program.

Additional Core Units

  • 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
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Additional Elective Unit

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice