Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC50113

Melbourne City Institute of Education

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03024A

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children\u2019s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.


  • 28 units: 23 core
  • 5 elective


  • Undertake research activities
  • Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
  • Develop and implement policy
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • Provide mentoring support to colleagues
  • Manage diversity
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • Ensure the health and safety of children
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Nurture creativity in children
  • Provide leadership in community services delivery
  • Develop cultural competence
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Maintain work health and safety
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • Meet information needs of the community
  • Promote children's agency
  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • Analyse information to inform learning
  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Provide care for children
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Manage a community sector organisation
  • Coordinate the work environment

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
MCIE Melbourne CBD International: $12,448 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: MCIE Melbourne CBD.

Enrolment fees include additional resources required for the program and student ID charges. For additional service fees, such as re-assessment fees or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), please refer to the relevant Student Handbook.

Further information

Students who cannot read and write documents to the level needed will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the skills required. Applicants are given preference who: Have a T-Major in English in Year 12 or equivalent; can provide verified evidence of work experience in the children's services/community services area; or can provide evidence of previous study within the children's services sector.

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