Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

dip children services early childhood education care
Course Code
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Children's Services
Course Location
Yallourn; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 1 year
Flexible - Via workbooks and workplace assessment, plus one day face to face.
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. A tuition fee waiver applies for students eligible to enrol in a government subsidised training place. The Student Services and Amenities fee will apply. Other fees may also apply e.g. materials, excursions. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Part Time (Day); Traineeship; Full Time

Children's Services Department
Phone: (03) 5127 0269
Email: w.foord@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Fiona de Haan
Phone: (03) 5127 0161
Email: F.deHaan@federationtraining.edu.au

Course Overview

This course is essential for anyone wanting to further their management career in early childhood care and education. You will learn to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services.

With this qualification you will be ready to continue your rewarding career in the early childhood care and education profession.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Children's Services Coordinator
  • Centre Manager 
  • Child Development Worker

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age or over as at the course commencement date with a general interest in the Children's services profession. Potential students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test and interview.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


For full time students assessment is based on a combination of written reports, oral presentation, participation in class projects and work place assessment.

Assessment for flexible students is based on a combination learning via the workbooks, on the job assessment, Saturday workshops, Recognition of Prior learning.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Packaging to gain a national qualification

  • Pre-requisites 23
  • Electives 5

Total number of units of competency 28

Optional competencies

  • elective units at this or higher levels
  • compulsory units at higher levels

Core units

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective units - five to be allocated