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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care for Existing Workers

For students who have obtained a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and are now seeking to work at a higher level in early childhood, usually running a room/area or participating in management procedures, the next step is to enrol into NBCC Existing Worker Diploma.

Are you currently working in the Childcare Service industry and have previously completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or Certificate III in Children’s Services? NBCC has created two flexible delivery options to allow existing qualified Childcare Educators to enhance their employment opportunities and acquire the nationally recognised Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Enrol today with NBCC for a blend of recognition of skills gained through current work experience and face to face tuition.

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Centre Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Child Development Worker

Note: If you hold any of the following qualifications: CHC30708 Certificate III in Children’s Services, CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services or CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services a bridging assessment through a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway will apply for 10 units at an additional cost of $700.00. If you currently hold the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care a bridging assessment through a Recognition of Prior Learning pathway will apply for two units at an additional cost of $250.00.

How will I Learn?

The full Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is usually delivered over the period of two years. Candidates who have already completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care may be eligible to seek Credit Transfer for units of competency they have already achieved or RPL (Recognition of Prior learning) for units of competency where the candidate has gained the required skills through either work or life or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. This could reduce the course length to 15-18 months.


Prospective students must have a competent level of language and literacy to partake in this course and be currently employed in the Early Childcare Industry, ideally within a Long day care centre, Family day care centre, or Pre-school.

Are there Assessments?

You will be required to complete self study and assessment work in your own time. There is usually a short answer question and small project associated with each unit of competency. Some units of competency require training and assessment of practical skills.

Pathway to Further Training

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care CHC50113 provides a pathway to a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education.

National Recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - is a means of measuring skills acquired through work or life experiences or through qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Any student who believes they may be eligible for RPL must apply for this at least two weeks prior to the course commencing. If you apply after the course commences it may not be accepted.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used.

Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.


This qualification can be completed through a traineeship pathway. Please contact Fran Butterworth at or call 9970 1007.

Course Cost

Course cost from $3600 – this includes course resources. Note: additional costs may apply if gap training is required. Course fees can be paid by two instalments or an interest free direct debit payment plan.

Further Information

Contact Natalie Thornberry on 9970 1001 or email for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113.
  • Promote children's agency (CHCECE022)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Ensure the health and safety of children (CHCECE002)
  • Maintain work health and safety (HLTWHS003)
  • Develop and implement policy (CHCPOL002)
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development (CHCECE024)
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (CHCECE009)
  • Research and apply evidence to practice (CHCPOL003)
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations (CHCECE025)
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks (CHCECE004)
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood (CHCECE017)
  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service (CHCECE019)
  • Analyse information to inform learning (CHCECE023)
  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children (CHCECE026)
  • Provide care for children (CHCECE003)
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children (CHCECE016)
  • Nurture creativity in children (CHCECE018)
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children (CHCECE021)
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (CHCECE007)
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers (CHCECE005)
  • Provide leadership across the organisation (BSBMGT605)
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)
  • Develop cultural competence (CHCECE001)
  • Lead the work team (CHCMGT003)
  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour (CHCECE020)

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Course testimonials:

  • The tute-like classes, meeting other educators and forming great friendships, learning to think outside the box, most of the clusters like Sustainability, Behavioural guidance, Leadership and the Research Report challenged my preconceptions and encouraged me to be a better educator. Nicky's classes were a good balance between fun, creative and practical lessons and academic learning, and she gave helpful feedback and advice. The excursions to Cromer and Mia Mia were excellent. The venue is great, with a cafe within walking distance for lunch, and tea facilities. Could benefit from a chocolate/snack machine with coin donation, but otherwise, these past two years (Cert III and Diploma) at NBCC have been memorable, and I've learnt so much. Thank you to Natalie and the staff, and Merry Christmas.

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Mon to Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

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