Enrolments in this course are closed. It is now superseded and within a teach out period. 
The 18 months teach out period started on the 20th of July 2021 and will end on the 20th January 2023. This means that all students enrolled in the CHC30113 and CHC50113 qualifications must have completed all of their assessments by this date.


This Diploma has been designed to develop the range of skills for an Educator to competently take on a higher level of leadership and responsibilities in the Early Childhood industry.

Duration and Scheduling

Learning will be conducted in the training centre for 3 hours of face to face training. These sessions are held on Thursday nights from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. We have a campus on the Northside and Southside of Brisbane.

There are 2 options for delivery of this qualification.

  • Workplace delivery
  • Blended flexible options including RPL where appropriate and by application.

Both modes of learning are structured over 1 – 2 year period, as per Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators.

In the case where the learner enters the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care without a Certificate III in Early Education and Care CHC30113, the hours may increase to align with meeting the requirements of all 27 units. The maximum duration, according to the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning, shall be 2400 hours.

The learner must complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care within an early childhood education and care setting and the learner will be either an employee or volunteer. It is the responsibility of the learner to source work placement. The training package specifies 240 hours within an early childhood education and care setting.

Methods of Study

Competency based assessment is used during all assessment activities. Competency is proved by demonstration of written knowledge and practical skills. Timelines are taken into consideration for practical skills and learners must meet the criteria as deemed industry competent by the assessor.

Formative evidence will be assessed in the form of an Assessment Task Portfolio. The Assessment Task Portfolio uses several assessment tools to accommodate the learner’s individual needs. The assessment types include:

  • Written Questioning
  • Practical Observation
  • Research Case
  • Studies Portfolio
  • Reflective Journal
  • Third Party reports
  • Recognition of Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

There are no academic pre-requisites. However, we require students to take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at time of enrolment.

Some units within this course may be delivered in a lower level qualification (Certificate III in Early Education and Care CHC30113).


CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure 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 service
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
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

* HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
NOT delivered by Building Futures Education; learners must organise and complete this unit via an external provider. A certified copy of the statement of attainment must be provided to Building Futures Education. This may incur additional costs depending on learner funding.

Elective Units

CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve professional practice
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

Career Opportunities

Working within the Early Childhood Education industry with services who utilise the Montessori method. This may present as an Educator within a long day care environment, in the Family Day Care industry as an educator, or within a Montessori school setting as a teacher aide or in conjunction with teaching qualifications, as a Montessori teacher. Each sector has their own requirements and we recommend you contact your sector before enrolling.

Unique Student Identifier

From 1st January 2015, we can be prevented from issuing you with a Nationally Recognised VET Qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). In addition, we are required to include your USI in the data we submit to NCVER.


The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care costs $5040.

  • all course materials

  • all assessment activities

  • support throughout your course

Upfront Payments

Students may choose to pay up to $1500 for their course upfront. Further payments of up to $1500 can be made at a later in the students enrolment. Course fees are to be paid via bank transfer to Building Futures Education once an invoice is received.

Payment Plans

Building Futures Education offers payments plans to students who require it. Payment plans are individually created with the student to ensure they meet the needs of the student.

How to Apply

Step 1: Enrolment Enquiry

To let us know that you are interested in studying this course complete an Enquiry Form by clicking on Apply.  Once we have received this form and confirmed eligibility we will send you information regarding your course. You will be required to send back a confirmation that you would like to go ahead training with us.

Step 2: Complete Induction course

You will be sent a link to log into our Student Management System Axcelerate to complete our online induction course. During this induction you will be given in depth information about your course and Building Futures Education. Once this is complete you will be sent the online enrolment form.

Step 3: Commence Training

You will be enrolled into the Nationally Recognised Course you have chosen with Building Futures Education and you can commence your training.