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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Get started today for $999! Total cost is $1,998 (the second payment of $999 is due at 12 months after enrolment or at the half way point in the course, whichever comes first).

A Fast track Diploma option is available for holders of CHC30113 Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care for $1,299.NRT.logo.colour

ACTAC’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is available online or via distance (hard copy work books posted out to you). If you are eligible ACTAC is an approved institution for Austudy.

The CHC50113 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care Online will give students the
knowledge and skills to enhance your childcare career. Whether students are thinking of entering into or building upon your childcare career this childcare course is the leading Diploma for the Childcare industry.

Enquire Today! – We are open until 8pm Weekdays, and provide weekend email support to our students. Just call 1300 511 455 and speak directly with a trainer, not a sales person.

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ACTAC is Childcare Industry Specialist

The Australian College of Teacher Aides and Childcare only provides courses relating to childcare and working with children. Our trainers are childcare industry specialists who not only have practical experience ‘on the floor’ but also understand the employers perspective having worked in various management roles across the industry. ACTAC’s Online Childcare Courses offer students the unique opportunity to have direct contact with an industry specialist to assist them with their studies and gain practical knowledge throughout this Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Further your career with a highly sought after Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.aqf-colour-logo-for-website-1




This qualification, ACTAC’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (the leading industry online childcare course) is ideal for those who wish to work in the child services industry.  This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.

Once completed, graduates have access to an array of professional careers including roles such as:

  • Children’s Services Program or Team Leader
  • Children’s Services Supervisor
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Team Leader or Room Leader in a service
  • Playgroup Coordinator
  • Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services
  • Early Childhood Educator – Team Leader
  • Reliever in Early Childhood Programs
  • Children’s Services Centre Manager
  • Director or Area Manager
  • Children’s Additional Needs Support Facilitator
  • Child Development Worker
  • Children’s Mobile Services Coordinator
  • Children’s Advisor

Seek JOBS – Childcare staff with Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

 *Please note ACTAC cannot guarantee any transfer credit or employment outcomes for students of the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, childcare course.

Industry Requirements

Students must complete at least 240 hours work experience in an approved Early Childhood Education & Care Centre to successfully graduate from this online childcare course.

New government legislation states that 50% of centre-based educators must now have, or be actively working towards, at least a diploma qualification.


Course Code: CHC50113
Course Title: Diploma of Early Childhood education and Care
Course Duration: This course is self paced and students have up to 24 months to complete their studies.
Nationally Recognised Yes
Awarded by Australian College of Teacher Aides and Childcare
Course Structure: The course is made up of 28 units in total, 23 core units and 5 elective units.
Admission Requirements: Students will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and receive a positive notice and blue card.
Further Details: Speak directly to a trainer on 1300 511 455
Fees: $1998 total cost. This is paid by the student in two instalments , the first of $999, at time of enrolment and the second instalment of $999 when the student reaches the half way point in their course, or after 12 months of enrolment, whichever comes first. This payment method allows our students more flexibility and access to education opportunities.

Fast Track Diploma $1299 total cost.

Payment Plan $2400 total cost ($150 deposit + $50pw)

Recognised Prior Learning: All students will have the opportunity to have their prior learning assessed.
Qualification Status Current
Course Delivery External Mode. You will also undertake a work placement (Minimum 240 hours in an approved education and care service)


*Elective Units


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Provide care for children


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Ensure the health and safety of children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Work legally and ethically


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Develop cultural competence

CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood


Analyse information to inform learning


Promote children’s agency


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


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour


Nurture creativity in children


Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children


Facilitate compliance in an education and care services


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


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


Embed sustainable practices in service operations


Lead the work team


Work with diverse people


Research and apply evidence to practice


Maintain health and safety


Develop and implement policy


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

Please note that  you must complete HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. To successfully complete this online childcare course (the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care) you must successfully complete this unit through an external provider such as St Johns Ambulance  at your own costs. ACTAC is an online educator and cannot provide hands on courses like HLTAID004 to students.


ACTAC’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is the best way for students to complete an online childcare course. Students have 7 day a week contact with their childcare course trainer who is an expert in the industry. The Diploma in Early Education and Care is fast becoming the industry standard qualification for those wanting to work in the childcare industry. Pay rates for those who have completed a higher level qualification like ACTAC’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care online childcare course are often higher than lower level qualifications. You can find out more about ACTAC’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care