If you’re passionate about helping children with their learning, social and creative development, you can enjoy fulfilling work educating young children, from 0–5 years.

Our CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course aims to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to be job-ready for a career in childcare. This course includes a diverse range of knowledge and skills you need to be a successful educator in the Children’s Services industry, shaping the lives of future generations.

Course Overview 
Employment outcomes, practical skills, subject areas, and study modes

Employment Outcomes

• Nominated Supervisor
• Certified Supervisor
• Early Childhood Educator
• Educational Leader
• Nanny

Practical skills

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides you with management and leadership skills including programming and planning, working with family, the community and your team.

Subject Areas

• Promoting wellbeing
• Fostering development
• Programming
• Becoming a leader
• Reflective practices

Course Information 
Delivery mode, location, study mode, start date and duration.
Delivery Mode Location Study Mode Start Date Duration
On Campus Melbourne City Campus - VIC, Sydney City Campus - NSW Full time 09/10/17, 29/01/18, 23/04/18, 16/07/18, 08/10/18 92 weeks duration* 72 weeks of tuition and up to 20 break weeks
Unit of Competency 
Units of competency


Work legally and ethically


Develop cultural competence


Ensure the health and safety of children


Provide care for children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children


Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood


Nurture creativity in children


Facilitate compliance in an education and care service


Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


Promote children's agency


Analyse information to inform learning


Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development


Embed sustainable practices in service operations


Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting *


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Maintain workplace health and safety


Develop teams and individuals


Work with diverse people


Analyse and present research information


Lead the work team


Develop and implement policy
Additional Information 
Additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 18 years of age and must show proof of their English language proficiency. Minimum requirement is IELTS score of 6 (no band lower than 5.5), or equivalent. All students must complete a study skills assessment for basic literacy and numeracy. All student must satisfy police and working with children or working with vulnerable people checks. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may apply to have previous courses, formal qualifications, knowledge, work experience and/or life experiences assessed for credit or exemption towards this course.

Training and assessment methods

On campus training involves a combination of classroom learning, resource development, online learning, practical sessions, research and project work plus work placement in a registered education and care service. MEGT Institute utilises a range of assessment methods including a combination of skills demonstration, written reports, work samples, written test, case studies and projects for the assessment of competency.

Work placement

MEGT work closely with registed education and care services that enable our students to undertake work placement at one of their facilities. Work placement for this program consists of 3 days per week over 16 work placement weeks, totalling 42 days.

* Required field.