You’ll develop the cultural awareness and critical thinking skills you need to analyze and produce a broad range of discourse in a full spectrum of careers — and to make a difference in whatever you do.


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.


103 weeks (88 Weeks study + 15 weeks holidays) this includes 240 hours of practical placement in regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility.




Start Date

Various intake and start dates are available. Call on +02 4608 9972 for more information


Study Mode

On Campus, face to face delivery and Practical Placement


Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include: Knowledge questions, Projects, Written reports, Portfolio of work, Assignment, Case Study, Self-assessment, Observation and Role Play.

All assessments are conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability) and Rules of Evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity and currency).

What you will achieve

By the end of this qualification students will be able to:

• support children’s learning and development
• design, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs
• support the health, learning and development of children and their families
• work with community and external agencies
• provide leadership and support to other staff
• manage a variety of early childhood services
• ensure compliance with policies and legislation.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification specified in the training package


RTO Requirements for International students

International students must meet certain English language requirements for admission into ASIA:
• Students must be over 18 years of age
• Students must provide academic evidence of satisfactory completion of Year 12 or equivalent.
• Either a minimum IELTS (General) test score of 5.5 or equivalent for direct entry into a VET course or has completed ELICOS equivalent with minimum IELTS results (please refer test table below). ELICOS results must been interpreted to IELTS or equivalent on issued completion certificate equivalent by ELICOS provider. ELICOS must be taken before the main VET course and must demonstrate successful completion of Astral ’s Language and Numeracy Test on completion of ELICOS program.
Results older than two years are not acceptable.
• Evidence that they have studied in English for at least five years in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States
• Evidence that, within two years of their application date, they have successfully completed in Australia a foundation course or a senior secondary certificate of education or a substantial part of a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, from the Australian Qualifications Framework.

For further information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website

Credit Transfer

All Credit Transfer Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation. This may be in the form of a Nationally Recognised Qualification Certificate, Transcript and/or a Statement of Attainment, which corresponds with the same qualification code and name, unit code and title as those included in the student application and date/duration of the course.

Course Structure

Unit codeUnit TitleCore/ Elective
CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleE
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyC
CHCECE003Provide care for childrenC
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersC
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenC
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodC
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceC
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and developmentC
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingC
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksC
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenC
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenC
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceC
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyC
CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceC
CHCPOL002Develop and implement policyE
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceE
CHCECE022Promote children’s agencyC
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in childrenC
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourC
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenC
CHCECE023Analyse Information to inform learningC
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operationsC
CHCECE026Work in partnerships with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenC
BSBLED401Develop teams and individualsE
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC
CHCINM002Meet community information needsE

Possible Career Outcomes

Students graduating with the full qualification can use this qualification to apply for job roles including:
• Centre Director
• Early Childhood Supervisor
• Team Coordinator
• Room Leader
• Program Leader


Note: Above career pathway information is in line with the qualification description on National Training Register (, it doesn’t imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course.
Institute doesn’t claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading

Pathways from this qualification

After achieving CHC50113-Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, individuals can progress to higher studies e.g. CHC62015-Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Note: Astral doesn’t offer advance diploma or neither guarantees any pathway in to further studies as institute doesn’t have any arrangement with any course provider. Students may be required to meet entry requirement of the institute offering pathway course.

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