Accredited Training

Children's Services

Lara Community Centre is able to offer the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in conjunction with Bellarine Traing and Community Hub, Ocean Grove.

Classes are run at the Lara Community Centre.  Call the Centre to register your interest.


Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Course Information:

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteer or other staff.
Job opportunities consist of:

  • Kindergarten assistant
  • Room leader
  • Nanny
  • Before/After school care
  • School holiday programs
  • Daycare centre
  • Family daycare/coordinator
  • Family daycare educator
  • Field worker
  • Child protection
  • Education Department
  • A Victorian Police and Working with Children Checks are required within this industry.


Pathways options for you once you have completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are enrolling into a Bachelor of Education.

Course Mode:

The course is conducted in a classroom, with self-paced research, study components and requires an industry placement. Assessment is based on competency; this will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments are written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects, role play and practical demonstrations. The various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.

Training will be conducted at the Bellarine Training and Community Hub – 1 John Dory Drive Ocean Grove or at one of our selected learn local Neighbourhood Centre under the auspice of Bellarine Training and Community Hub within your community.

You will be required to complete 240 hours of unpaid practical placement during or at the end of the course. Bellarine Training and Community Hub will source a placement that meets the requirements of the learner.
A learner who is currently working within the industry of the area they wish to study, The learner may be offered the course as a self-paced off site study option. The learner will have at a minimum fortnightly contact with a qualified trainer.


Units of Study

Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Nominal Hours
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core 55
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core 70
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core 63
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core 70
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core 35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core 60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core 70
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core 70
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core 40
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core 20
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core 25
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core 50
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core 80
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core 120
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core 50
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core 50
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core 80
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core 70
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development Core 170
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core 60
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core 70
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core 40
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective 120
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective 120
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective 90
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective 50
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective 100
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety Additional 15
Total   2073



Student services
Please refer to our learners handbook:
Our aim at BTACH is:

  • Provide quality training meeting the needs and outcomes of our learners
  • To offer smaller classes
  • To provide the best opportunities for students to interact with the trainer
  • To allow for flexible training and learning
  • To encourage student participation in discussions
  • To provide a safe non-threatening nurturing environment for learning


Time frame:

Daytime: This course runs for 36 weeks x 2 days a week plus a 240 hour student placement within an Early Childhood Centre.

Classes are run at the Lara Community Centre.  The training organisation is Bellarine Training and Community Hub.

Course costs in 2019

The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees may also change in line with Government fees and charges policy.

Fees listed below are inclusive with no hidden costs, and no more to pay. $200.00 enrolment deposit is required at time of booking to confirm enrolment.

A payment plan options are available for students enrolling in our courses with fortnightly payments required. Students must meet funding and concession eligibility to claim.

Where students are to attend placement BTACH trainers will organise these placements in consultation with the student.


  Funded Unfunded
Tuition $452.76 $4405.00
Admin $100.00 $100.00
Books $497.24 $495.00
Total $1050.00 $5000.00

Eligibility for Government Funding

The Victorian Training Guarantee

The Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG) is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
This entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised national training can be accessed at any time and will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
For all enrolments, individuals accessing the Victorian Training Guarantee will only be eligible to commence a maximum of two courses/qualifications at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level in their lifetime. Individuals will also only be eligible to commence a maximum of two accredited courses with the title ‘Course in…’ in their lifetime.
Please contact one of our enrolment team to assess if you are eligible for VTG funding.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)
From 1 January 2015, if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You only need to apply once and you keep the USI for your lifetime.

To apply for your USI please go to

Victorian Student Number (VSN)
The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that will be assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers.

The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25.
The VSN provides DET with the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It improves the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.

First Aid, CPR, Anaphylaxis

If you are interested in this course please contact us to express your interest.

A class will run when we have the minimum number of students enroled. 

Phone: 03 5282 2725


Aged Care

If you are interested in this course please contact us to express your interest.

 Phone: 03 5282 2725


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