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What will I learn?

Much of our behavior and life as adults can be informed by our early childhood experiences. You can support and care for young children through their youth to achieve new skills and well-being.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a professional accreditation that focuses on the skills required to provide education and care for young children.

Our teaching will prepare you to confidently implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. Your learning will equip you to choose to work under direct supervision, autonomously, and even supervise others.

This course considers advance standing for: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

What Will I Study?

The CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has a total of 28 units.

23 core units

5 elective units

Where Will this Take Me?

With the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

Early Childhood Coordinator

Early Childhood Centre Manager

Early Childhood Centre Director

Team, Group or Program Leader

How is the Course Assessed?

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)

Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)

Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

You’re also required to have the below learning resource:

Big Picture

Birth to Big School

Frameworks for Learning and Development

The Business of Child



Study options

Full Time (52 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$16,000.00 (8,70,511) per year
For international students: secondary course fee is AUD $10,000
Start date

7 November 2022, 3 July 2023, 4 September 2023, 6 November 2023


Perth Campus

Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace,


Western Australia,

6000, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (52 weeks)

Tuition fees
A$16,000.00 (8,70,511) per year
For international students: secondary course fee is AUD $10,000
Start date

To be confirmed


Institute of Health & Nursing Australia

Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus,

597-599 Upper Heidelberg Road,



3081, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements. Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements:

Immunization (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)

Basic computer skills

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6.0 and minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking or meets equivalent English language proficiency requirements.

Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.

In addition, all applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence working at Level 3 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)