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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care West Australian Institute of Further Studies


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This qualification will suit you if you are, or wish to become a qualified educator in children’s services – responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level, qualified educators have responsibility for the supervision of other staff members and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required for director or service manager level in children’s service center-based care.

The completion of this course may lead you to jobs such as:

  • Authorised Supervisor (children’s services)
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Development worker
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Director (Children’s Services)
  • Centre Manager (Children’s Services)
  • Children’s Service Director/Manager

Work-based Placement

All students of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will undertake a minimum of 294 hours of work-based training (subject to student having at least 80% attendance), linked with a number of units of competency in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care program. Students will undertake work-based training placements in Regulated Education & Care Services and work alongside qualified professionals. Students are supervised during these placements by WAIFS’ trainers and designated supervisors at the host employer.

WAIFS uses the 3rd Party Reports merely as supplementary evidence and Competent/Not Yet Competent decisions are made by WAIFS’ assessors only. Students must ensure that the following (if applicable) are completed prior to commencement of work based training:

1.Police Clearances (international and Australian Federal)
2.Working with Children Check
3.Health Checks
4.Immunisation etc. (if applicable) are completed and original documents are sighted by the host employer advanced of commencement of work base training placement


Successful completion of this qualification gives you a pathway into other Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree qualifications within the Community Service Sector. You may be able to receive exemptions from some subjects based on this qualification. The level of articulation to other universities or RTO’s may vary, so you should apply to the institute of your choice well in advance of completion of your qualification at WAIFS.



Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Online/Distance with attendence (78 weeks (72 weeks of study, 6 weeks of holidays))

Tuition fees

AUD $12,500 for the entire course; Materials Fee: $750; Uniform fee: AUD $100; Enrolment fee: AUD $230


05 Aug, 26 Aug, 16 Sep, 07 Oct, 07 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 09 Dec


West Australian Institute of Further Studies

Level 1, 160 Central Arcade,

811 Hay Street,


Western Australia,

6000, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirement for international students

Successful completion of year 12 (or equivalent).

IELTS score of 5.5 (or equivalent).

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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