Course Description

Childcare is a rewarding career choice, and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), meaning that your diploma will demonstrate to potential employers that you have achieved a certain level of training and study.

If you want to help children get a great start in life, then this course is perfect for you. It will teach you to develop strategies to provide and maintain healthy, safe and caring environments for children. With the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you will learn how to design and implement educational programs that will stimulate learning and development, and get the skills you need to foster the holistic wellbeing of children.

You’ll also learn fundamental management skills, so you can move into more senior roles.

Why study this course?

  • You don’t need previous experience in childcare to enrol, all you need is to be over 18 years of age and have completed year 10 or a Certificate II or higher.
  • The course will cover the basics of childcare, and move through to more advanced education theory and practice.
  • It’s perfect for people wanting to start their career in childhood education, as well as for those looking for a qualification that will enable career progression into management roles.
  • Students of this course will receive a free membership to Early Childhood Australia (ECA), worth over $150, after the first module.
  • For students wishing to study further, Open Colleges has formalised articulation with Southern Cross University.
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

Potential career outcomes

  • Children's Advisor
  • Children's Service Director
  • Children's Service Manager
  • Group/ team Leader (Children's Services)
  • Group/Team Coordinator (Children's Services)
  • OOSH Coordinator (In states where the qualification is recognised as appropriate)