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CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – Bridging Program for Registered Teachers

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Transition your career with this advanced qualification designed for registered primary school teachers and gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work in early childhood education and care.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below. Participants will complete 23 of the 28 units of competency. The remaining 5 units are either direct credit transfer from primary teacher qualifications.

You will also be required to undertake 240 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

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You are eligible for the early childhood teacher bridging program if you hold:

  • a primary teaching qualification that includes a focus on children aged 3–8 or 5–12 years old
  • teacher registration in Australia (or accreditation in New South Wales).

Once qualified, you will be recognised as an equivalent early childhood teacher  and hold an approved early childhood teacher qualification under the National Quality Framework.

You will need to apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement – check if you are eligible here

You must have access to a computer with internet, MS Office, PDF reader software and a scanner or mobile with camera capabilities.

Core Units
Course Code Course Name
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
Ensure the health and safety of children
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE021 Implement strategies of the inclusion of all children
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Elective Units
Course Code Course Name
Develop teams and individuals
Work with diverse people
Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
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Delivery Mode

Mixed (self-paced plus workshop or 1:1 support) with practical placement

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