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We’ve brought back the popular CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care!

by Lisa Matlin
Posted: March 15, 2022

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              We have exciting news at Open Colleges. We’re about to re-launch the popular CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This nationally recognised course is ideal for those who already have some experience in the childcare industry, as it equips you with the skills to take the next step into a senior or management position.

Keep reading for more information.

Why should I study this course?

This course has all you need if you’re working in early childhood education and want to advance in your career. During this course you’ll start developing your management and communication skills, as well as understanding legal and ethical frameworks, childcare principles, and advanced education practices. Step into that Director or Centre Coordinator position with the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

What skills will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn how to run and manage a childcare team. You will also learn vital skills including how to design, plan, and implement education programs for children to stimulate holistic development, encourage growth, and inspire creativity. Learn how to empower children with education, effectively manage a childcare team, promote and provide healthy food and drinks, ensure the health and safety of children, provide care for babies and toddlers, and many more.

Can you tell me more about studying this course?

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care combines online learning with 300 hours of work placement. This enables you to put your learning into practice in a real-world setting.

What are some potential career outcomes?

This Diploma unlocks many career opportunities. Upon completion of the course, some careers available to you are: Children's Service Director, Family Day Care Program Supervisor, Family Day Care Educator, Group/Team Coordinator (Children's Services), Early Childhood Educator, Kindergarten Assistant, and many more.

Also, if you’re hoping to continue your studies at university, this course is a great starting point. Open Colleges' partnership with University of Canberra and Southern Cross University (SCU) allows graduates to gain credits towards specific university degrees. For more information about university pathways, please get in touch.

What’s the job outlook like for Child Care Centre Managers?

According to Job there were 18,100 Child Care Centre Managers in 2020. The number of workers grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow strongly over the next five years.

Are there any pre-requisites to study this course?

To enrol in this course you will need to hold either: CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, or the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. If you don’t have either certificate, you can still start your career in childcare today. At Open Colleges, we offer the CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support.

For more information on the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, please feel free to email or phone one of our friendly enrolment consultants. We also offer live chat if you don’t feel like talking on the phone.

Want to dip your toe in the water before taking the plunge and enrolling? We also offer a 7-day free course trial, which gives you access to your first module and our world-class learning platform. You can discover what online study is all about, no obligations, and no payment details required.


Lisa Matlin

Lisa Matlin is the Content and Copywriter Specialist for Open Colleges. She’s worked as a freelance writer, proofreader, and is signed to a literary agency as an author. When Lisa isn’t writing for OC, she’s probably reading, or patting other people’s dogs.

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