TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Course details

CRICOS course code: 081852G

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Take the next step in your child care career with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for people who are already working in early childhood education and care, and want to progress their career as an educator or centre director.

The demand for diploma-trained early childhood staff has risen strongly over the past decade, and the number of higher-level vacancies is expected to continue to increase. According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there will be around 10,000 child care centre managers required in Australia over the next five years.

This course will give you the skills and practical knowledge to design and implement early childhood programs, by understanding the emotional, physical, cognitive and social needs of young children. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will give you the support you need to succeed throughout the course of your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to design and implement early childhood education and care programs. You will be equipped with the skills you need to plan, implement and evaluate programs in line with approved learning frameworks and regulatory requirements. You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units. You will also be required to undertake 240 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting.


CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Job Prospects

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Out of School Hours Care Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Centre Director

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 15,000 for the entire course
Start date: Expected July 2021
Duration: 1.5 years
Study mode: Full time

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.