Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Course description



1.5 yrs

Study mode



Next start date



  • Gain the skills to be a Room Leader in early childhood settings with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
  • Get hands on experience by conducting a playgroup for local childen
  • Study on campus in Preston

Campus options

1 campus available

CampusStudy modeDurationNext start date

On-campus (full time)

Online (full time)

On-campus (part time)

Online (part time)

1.5 yrs

1.5 yrs


Course details

Entry requirements


VIC, Online
Next start date
1.5 yrs
Study mode
On-campus, Online
Education institution
Melbourne Polytechnic (RTO 3075)
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Course content

  • CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
  • CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • 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
  • CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and welleing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • 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
  • CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
  • CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional 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
  • HLTFSE001 - Follow basic food safety practices
  • HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety

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Entry requirements

Entrance requirements vary between providers.

What you’ll learn

  • Setting up play
  • Preparing and serving food safely
  • Observing children
  • Health and safety of children
  • Develop respectful relationships


Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Nationally Recognised Qualification

Support and delivery

When you study with Melbourne Polytechnic, you have access to:

  • Studiosity - an online platform where subject specialists answer all your study questions
  • Student counselling services
  • Help finding accommodation
  • Financial and study concerns support
  • Fitness and health facilities
  • Disability support services
  • Libraries and bookshops

Have a question or ready to enrol?

Melbourne Polytechnic
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
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