Stanley College
Stanley College

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS Course Code 089287M

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Course overview

Be equipped with the knowledge and skills to provide care and meet social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children aged from 0 to 5. Learn to work with culturally diverse children and implement plans in accordance with Australian licensing, accreditation and regulation, and duty of care. Gain the competencies to supervise staff and volunteers.

Course Summary

  • Duration: 52 weeks including 12 weeks of holidays (International Students)

  • Students: International & Local

  • Loan: VET Student Loan Available (Local Students)

  • (International Students)
    Tuition Fee: $9,600
    Material Fee: $450

  • Funding: Government Funding Available (Local Students)

  • Course Code: 089287M

  • Intakes (Local Intensive + International Students):
    2022: 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 6 June, 11 July, 8 Aug, 5 Sept, 3 Oct, 31 Oct, 28 Nov

About Course

Course Duration

For International Students

This course is delivered over 52 weeks (including 12 weeks of holidays). Classes are rostered for 3 days per week + Self-study component. This course includes Work Based Training of 15 weeks @ 20 hours per week (total=300 hours).

For Local Students

This course is delivered over 32 weeks^ (including no holidays). For students who have complete the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This course includes Work Based Training of 7 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total=266 hours).
Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week.

Full Time studies requires students to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

^ Note: Course duration does not include any holidays, where your schedule includes a term break/holiday, this time will be added to your overall course duration.

Study Modes

The delivery methods for this course include:

  • Face-to-Face Classroom-Based Learning
  • Structured Learning Activities
  • Work-Based Training

Course Content

Students must successfully complete the following units:

  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • 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
  • 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
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice*
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people*
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety*
  • 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*

*Denotes units delivered within CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (International Students / Local Students)

Work Based Training

During Work-Based Training, you will be able to practice your skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist you to be job-ready> at graduation. Stanley College has entered into Work-Based Training agreements with a number of employers.

All Work-Based Training placements are organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Team in consultation with students.

Students undertaking this course must be able to obtain the following, to complete the Work-Based Training component of this course*:

  • Current Working with Children Check^
  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination^#
  • National Police Clearance*

^required to be submitted prior to placement with a Work-Based Training host employer
#Fully Vaccinated = You have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 Vaccination AND a mandatory third dose when it is due (currently 3 months after 2nd dose)

*Please note – To be employed in the Early Childhood Education industry, a National Police Clearance is not required. However some Work-Based Training employers may require that you obtain one prior to commencing your Work-Based Training placement.

> completing a course at Stanley College, does not guarantee a migration outcome. If you decide you want to undertake further study or work in Australia, on graduation, you will need to check whether your visa allows this or whether you need to apply for a new visa by referring to for more information.

Course Entry Requirements


  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent

English Proficiency
Upper-intermediate Level of English
IELTS Test Score of 5.5
Other recognised English Language tests such as:

  • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 65
  • PTE Academic Test Score of 42
  • Cambridge English: FCE
  • OET D Grade
  • TOEFL PBT Test Score of 513
  • TOEIC 605

Course Prerequisite Requirements

For International Students

Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

For Local Students

Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


For International Students

Tuition Fee: $9,600
Material Fee:$450*

*The Materials Fee covers equipment and resources used in the delivery of your course at Stanley College.

For Local Students

Tuition Fee: $14,200

Easy payment plans available.

Please familiarise yourself with the applicable Stanley College Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Funding is available for Local Students ONLY under the Jobs and Skills WA Program:
Concession Course Fee^: $501.60
Non-Concession Course Fee^: $1,692.90

For more information on Funded Courses including Entry Requirements, click here

^Student Tuition Fees – The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. Prices quoted are calculated at the concession rate unless otherwise specified. Eligibility criteria apply. Prices as per the VET Fees and Charges Policy 2022.

VET Student Loans

Stanley College offers this course under the VET Student Loans framework. Students must be aware that VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements and that a VET student loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. For further information please see the following web-page:

Intake Dates


  • 17 Jan
  • 14 Feb
  • 14 March
  • 11 April
  • 9 May
  • 6 June
  • 11 July
  • 8 Aug
  • 5 Sept
  • 3 Oct
  • 31 Oct
  • 28 Nov

Career Opportunities

This qualification suits students seeking employment in the following job roles:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Day Care Centre Supervisor / Manager
  • Preschool Supervisor / Manager
  • Kindergarten Supervisor / Manager

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.

Government Funding

For Local Students
Local Students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner
Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.

Other Expenses

For other fees and expenses including Administration Fee, Health Cover, Recognition of Prior Learning, Late and Reassessment Fees click here

Further Studies

On completion of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course, students may pursue a bachelors degree at Stanley College or selected Bachelor courses at Universities.

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