Gordon Institute of TAFE

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113Gordon Institute of TAFE
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From 2 yearsfull-time(part-time available)
Study mode
Next start date

Course description

  • Prepare for a career in education and childcare with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
  • Complete an industry placement organised by The Gordon as part of the course
  • Use the course as a pathway to a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at university


This course meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Nationally Recognised Training
Australian Qualifications Framework

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Geelong City
  • Werribee Princes Campus

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Enquire with Gordon Institute of TAFE or visit their website to find out more about your study options.

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Aged 17 years or over; AND
  • Possess language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to at least Year 10 level; AND
  • Have a current Working With Children Check
Next start dateFebruary
Duration2 years
Study modeOn-campus
Education institutionGordon Institute of TAFE
PriceThe course price can vary depending on a few factors. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you’ll learn

You will learn about:

  • The health, education and sociological aspects of childcare
  • The use of organisational policies, procedures, and individual children's profiles to plan activities and provide care to children

Course content

CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE022Promote children's agency
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBINN301Promote innovation in a team environment
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Gordon Institute of TAFE or visit their website to find out more information on the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Gordon Institute of TAFE can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

You will complete two compulsory work placements at childcare facilities organised through The Gordon's established network of providers.

Enquire with Gordon Institute of TAFE or visit their website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or work placement.

Career Insights

SEEK users who hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care have been employed in these roles:

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Support and delivery

When you study with The Gordon you’ll receive personalised assistance with the following:

  • Essay and assignment writing
  • Reading and note taking
  • Computing
  • Maths

Study support is provided in the form of individual appointments, small groups or lunchtime sessions.

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  • Course price
  • Available study options at your campus
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements
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