(International Student)


Brisbane Campus:

Level 6 119 Charlotte St Brisbane QLD 4000 

Course Duration

Full-time: 80 weeks
(Including Term Break: 18 weeks)

Work Placement: 240 hours

Face-to-Face Delivery


Total: $9,800.00


Course Description

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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:

Fees and Payment

Total: $9,800

Application Fee (non-refundable): $200.00

Resource/Material Fee: $600.00

Tuition Fee: $9,000.00

Payment Plan:

  • Initial deposit $1,500.00 upon enrolment
  • Followed by $700.00 per month for 11 months
  • $600.00 for the final payment
  • Total payable $9,800.00

Please refer to MIA’s enrolment form and student handbook for MIA’s policy on fees and refunds

Additional Fee:

  • Students are required to apply Blue Card at their own cost
  • Students are required to hold or study the unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting at their own cost.

Study Outcome

After achieving CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, individuals could progress to Advanced Diploma or higher education qualification, for example in management, Early Childhood, Education or Business. This qualification provides a pathway to work in early childhood education care services sectors, possible job titles may include but not limited to:

  • Child Care Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Child Care Centre Group Leader

Assessment Methods

A variety of assessment methods will be used to assess students’ knowledge and skills. Trainer will explain these in detail before any assessment takes place. Assessment methods may include and not limited to:

  • Written Assessment (questions and answers)
  • Case Study
  • Practical Demonstration/Participation
  • Observation

Delivery Methods

This program is designed as a mixture of classroom based training and a minimum of 240 hours of workplace training*. In classroom training is face-to-face delivery for students to attend and complete in-class activities, presentation, practice exercises and discussions. Delivery had been timetabled to ensure you can develop the theoretical skills and knowledge and have the opportunity to develop practical skills in a simulated situation before commencing the work experience component of the course. Individual learning include: work/home-study, the completion of assignments and individual reading and research.

For the workplace training, it is a compulsory component of this course for all students and students will work in a in a regulated education and care service in Australia with a minimum of 240 hours before graduation. Students are required to take initiatives to contact a regulated education and care facility to undertake the 240 hours work placement training. There is no guarantee of employment or salary payment during workplace training.

* Note: Students are required to apply at own cost, or already hold a current Blue Card and proof of First Aid Certificate (HLTAID004). This is essential for students to undertake workplace training.

Course Structure

The program comprises of the following 28 units of competency:

Core Units

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

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

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

CHCECE014 Comply with Family Day Care administration requirements

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

On successful completion of the program, learners will be awarded with CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Entry Requirements

  • MIA will conduct a pre-confirmation of enrolment, LLN assessment with applicants to ensure their suitability, to undertake and successfully complete the course.
  • IELTS overall band of 5.5 or equivalent


An application can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) when the student believes that they have already attained the necessary skills and competencies elsewhere (work, other study etc.) or have an equivalent qualification or part of a qualification. MIA recognises the AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTOs and grants credit for these towards an award where applicable. The application for RPL and/or Credit Transfer should be lodged prior to or immediately after the enrolment.