Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 4)


Our Version Number: Release 3

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Qualification Description

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.


Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:


Mapping Notes Date
Supersedes CHC50908 - Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care) This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. Removal of entry requirements. Significant changes to core units in line with new regulatory environment.  30/Jun/2013


    Package Rules

    Total number of units = 28

    23 core units

    5 elective units, of which:


    • at least 2 must be selected from the elective units listed below
    • up to 3 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome


    All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units - 23 required

Elective Units - 2 - 5 required

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