Course Code
Study Area(s)
Early Childhood Education, Free TAFE, Children's Services
Course Length
Full-time(1 year, 6 months)

Start Date(s): May 2020
End Date(s): August 2021
Days and Time: 2 days attendance per week Wednesday and Thursday classes from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm *Subject to change* Due to the current situation
placement may be delivered in block mode YTC.

Course Overview

Passionate about childcare and early childhood development? The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is designed to prepare students for a successful career in the teaching and care of infants and young children. You will learn how to plan and implement quality early childhood education programs to help children best meet their developmental needs.
This early childhood education course is one of three TAFE childcare courses available at Kangan Institute, and teaches a range of skills in early childhood education, including how to work with children from infants to eight years of age. You will study effective teamwork and leadership during this 18 month diploma, graduating with the skills required to become an early childhood teacher, nanny, kindergarten teacher, or an after-school program facilitator.

Placement is a mandatory component of this course. Kangan Institute will organise 10 weeks of placement for students which will be undertaken at stages through the duration of the course.

Graduates of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)  are eligible to apply for this diploma.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety25
CHCECE001Develop Cultural Competence70
CHCECE002Ensure The Health And Safety Of Children63
CHCECE003Provide Care For Children70
CHCECE004Promote And Provide Healthy Food And Drinks35
CHCECE005Provide Care For Babies And Toddlers60
CHCECE007Develop Positive And Respectful Relationships With Children70
CHCECE009Use An Approved Learning Framework To Guide Practice70
CHCECE016Establish And Maintain A Safe And Healthy Environment For Children50
CHCECE017Foster The Holistic Development And Wellbeing Of The Child In Early Childhood240
CHCECE018Nurture Creativity In Children80
CHCECE019Facilitate Compliance In An Education And Care Service120
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour50
CHCECE021Implement Strategies For The Inclusion Of All Children50
CHCECE022Promote children's agency80
CHCECE023Analyse Information To Inform Learning70
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development170
CHCECE025Embed Sustainable Practices In Service Operations60
CHCECE026Work In Partnership With Families To Provide Appropriate Education And Care For Children70
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically55
CHCPRT001Identify And Respond To Children And Young People At Risk40
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting20
HLTWHS003Maintain Work Health And Safety40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBLED401ADevelop Teams And Individuals40
BSBMGT407Apply digital solutions to work processes50
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people40
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning40
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a necessary part of this program to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge set out in the competency standards.
You will be assessed by demonstration of workshops, online work, projects, case studies, logbooks, on-the-job and off-the-job tasks, practical placement, supervisor reports.

Additional comments

Selection requires attendance at an information/selection session. Applicants are required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. For enquiries phone us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.



What will I study?

To view the full list of subjects, click on the course module listing link in the course overview section above.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

The mentioned fees are indicative for 6 months and the Semester 2, 2017 intake.
The concession fee rates for this course are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1948 1948 $4.00 $0.80 $9.49

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.

There will be costs for Institute enrolment fees, reference books or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

If you would like to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), this can be discussed with the Early Childhood Education and Care representatives at an information session.


Where and how can I study?

You will study at our Broadmeadows campus via face-to-face delivery. Studies require you to undertake some online components and research outside of class hours. 

Practical Placement is mandatory.

What employment opportunities will I have?

Employment opportunities are extremely high with a 'skills shortage' of workers with a diploma of child care, particularly in the long day care field.
Graduates may apply for positions in day care centres as early childhood educators, in playgroups as program facilitators, in private homes as nannies, in out of school hours care as program leaders and in other children's services.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

In this childcare diploma you will learn to work in early education, alongside infants, toddlers and children aged up to six years of age.

You will gain the essential employability skills required to work effectively within a team, nurture creativity in children, and support a healthy lifestyle.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) can undertake further studies at the Advanced Diploma level.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you may click on the yellow 'Apply Here' tab or register for an information session.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applicants who have previously completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) can get credits towards Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Entry requirements include attendance at an information/selection session. 

High level literacy and numeracy skills following completion of an LLN assessment are also required.