Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

You're a natural with kids and you love to watch them learn. Now, turn your passion into a rewarding new career in early childhood care with this Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) course from Hammond Institute.

This practical, skills-focused course equips students with the foundation skills, knowledge and experience required to work successfully in the field of early childhood education and care. In just over one year of full-time study, you'll learn how to design and implement a tailored learning curriculum that supports children's development and adheres to industry regulations and guidance. You'll gain a sound understanding of of the contemporary ethical and compliance requirements of childcare work, and learn how to design programs that stimulate children's creativity and encourage them to thrive. 

With a particular focus on workplace learning, this course includes 240 hours of hands-on work experience in a childcare or education facility. You'll complete this course with the experience and confidence required to dive immediately into work in this dynamic, growing industry. 

If you enjoy working with people, like every day to be different and care about seeing kids thrive, a career in early childhood education is for you. It starts with this course. 

CHC50113 Hammond Institute Career FAQs
  • Awarded by

    Hammond Institute (RTO 90720)

  • Qualification

    Diploma, VET

  • Study mode

    On Campus

  • Payment options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    16 months full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location


This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government’s National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that’s recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.