Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

The child care sector is experiencing huge growth and demand for qualified child care professionals is at an all-time high. Now is a great time to get qualified with a Sage Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) so that you can access the many flexible job options available.

The Sage Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience that you need to move straight into this hugely rewarding career!

About the Diploma

Sage Institute of Child Care is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 110070) and as one of Australia’s leading government-approved early childhood education providers, your top quality child care qualifications will be recognised anywhere in Australia.

Learning from industry experts, your child care training will cover topics essential to your career in child care such as: understanding child development and learning, culture and diversity in the child care setting, health and safety for children and designing and implementing educational programs. In addition, you will gain exposure to leadership and management practices to support your future career progression.
Sage Diploma of Child Care

Course information

The course is delivered full-time on campus and includes the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) and  Sage’s Child Care Leadership Program (BSBSS00043 Key Management Skill Set).

It will typically take 1-2 years for you to complete your studies and you should plan to have 15 contact hours per week for classes. You should also prepare for 8 -15 hours per week for individual study time. The types of assessment will vary, but can include demonstrations, knowledge tests, observations, case studies, reports, projects and presentations.

For more information on the Diploma, leadership program and child care courses offered by Sage Institute of Child Care, please download the Course Information Flyer – 2017.

Work experience

get your kids to take a nap - sage instituteOne of the best parts about the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) is the practical, hands-on experience you will get through our work placement program. Your “real world” exposure consists of a minimum 240 hours of industry placement at facilities such as creches, long day and early learning centres, giving you the confidence you need to start your career and achieve your goals.

Check out the great things our past students have to say about their experiences on our Testimonials page!

Leadership training

The Sage Child Care Diploma not only gives you skills, knowledge and experience to become a top class child educator, but it also provides you with leadership and management training. The Childcare Leadership Program provides key learning themes including: leadership in the workplace, implementing an operational plan and promoting team effectiveness, to set you on path to more senior positions, including leadership and management roles in a variety of child care settings.

Your future career

So what does all this mean for your future career in child care? The Sage Diploma gets you qualified for an immediate start working with children in roles such as:

  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator, or
  • Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Assistant

With some work experience in addition to your Diploma, and building on your leadership training, new doors are opened for career progression with roles available as:

  • Room Leader
  • Centre Manager
  • Family Day Care / OSHC Manager or Co-ordinator

Many Diploma graduates also choose to further their careers by undertaking tertiary education to become a primary school teacher, or specialist teacher aide.

Visit our Careers page to find out more about the many career options available.

More than just a child care course…

When you study with Sage you get so much more than just a great child care course. One of our aims is to help each and every student succeed in their child care career. Once you start your child care training you will be allocated a Career Agent, who will be there to support you with your career aspirations, and provide advice and coaching along the way. The Career Agents are also out and about regularly seeking new partnerships with child care facilities and expanding on the already extensive Sage Australia-wide Career Network.

Flexible study and payment options

With regular student intakes throughout the year, it’s easy to start your child care training. There are also many study options, like evening, daytime or weekend classes to fit in with your other commitments and lifestyle.

child care courses in melbourne australiaIn addition to the study options there are also flexible payment options. You may be eligible for VET-FEE-HELP to help pay for all or part of your tuition fees or State or Federal Government Funding.

To find out more, check our Course Fees and Enrolment Options.


This top class Child Care Diploma is offered at multiple campuses across Australia.

In Victoria you can undertake the course at our Melbourne CBD, Oakleigh and Geelong campuses. It is also available at our Sydney and Brisbane campuses.

There’s no need to wait to find out more – just call one of our Career Advisors today on 1300 991 991 to get started on your child care career!

 Sage Institute of Child Care – it’s more than a job, it’s a rewarding career.

Get started with your new career in child care

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