Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program – CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (The Bridging Program) - Educare Training Institute

Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program – CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (The Bridging Program)

At Educare College, we are highly passionate in ensuring that children in early childhood education programs are supported by the best Educators who provide them with the needed care and education during their critical formative years. Children need to experience quality teaching and learning in line with the Early Years Learning Framework To succeed as an Early Childhood Educator, you need to participate in training that provides you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to nurture the development of children from 0-5 years of age.

We want you to complete your studies feeling confident in your ability to start you career in the childcare industry. Our Trainers/Assessors have industry experience as early childcare workers and Centre Directors. Our training facility resembles a typical early childcare classroom, where you can learn to facilitate play-based learning.

The Bridging Program is a ‘fast-track’ pathway to a Diploma qualification, enabling registered primary teachers to work as early childhood teachers. This program maps the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers to produce industry endorsed matrices of credit transfer and gap training requirements for each unit of competency. Eligible primary teachers may also gain recognition of prior learning where relevant.

Students of this program is required to complete 23 of the 28 units of competency, whereby the remaining units can either be a credit transfer (CT) or recognition of prior learning (RPL). This program covers the following themes;

  • Providing Care for Children
  • Foster Children’s Learning and Development
  • Self-Management and Risk
  • Legislation and Diversity
  • First Aid


The expected duration for The Bridging Program is 12 months (depending on the student’s previous learning, experience, and employment status) with a total of 1848 nominal hours** (inclusive of 240 work placement hours).

**This is an indicative number of hours. The actual number of nominal hours will depend on the student’s previous qualifications.

Entry Requirements

You must have;

  • A Teacher Registration/Primary Teaching Qualification
    • Your primary teaching qualification must at least include a focus on children aged 5-8 years (i.e. a qualification with a focus on children aged 3-8 or 5-12)
  • Working with Children Check and Police Clearance – Blue Card
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
  • First Aid Certificate (May be obtained during study through Educare)

Delivery Method

The Bridging Program is delivered through

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Credit Transfer (CT)

Have a lifetime of experience but no formal qualification? Concerned about spending valuable time on a course to gain skills and knowledge you already possess?

Our friendly staff will guide you through the RPL/CT process and collect the evidence needed to support your application. We issue applicants RPL/CT documentation requesting specific information relating to acquired skills and knowledge achieved within the past five years, either through Educare College or another training organisation. An interview process and practical skills assessment will then be conducted if required.

To apply for RPL or CT, contact Student Services for more information on 07 3114 3458 or email us at information@educare.edu.au

Student Resources

  • Karen Kearns Textbook (Purchasable through Educare College or Individually)
  • Laptop/Personal Computer and Internet Access (For Research Purposes)
  • Diary (Preferred)
Core Units
Code Title
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
CHCECE001 Develop Cultural Competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the 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 Others
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 Operation
CHCECE026 Work in Partnership with Families to Provide Appropriate Education and Care for Children
CHCLEG001 Work Legally and Ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and Respond to Children and Young people at Risk
HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
HLTWHS003 Maintain Work Health and Safety
Elective Units
Code Title
BSBINN501 Build and Sustain an Innovative Work Environment
CHCPOL002 Develop and Implement Policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect Personal Work Priorities and Development
BSBLED401 Develop Teams and Individuals
BSBWOR301 Organise Personal Work Priorities and Development

The fees associated with this course depend on the student’s previous qualification, and/or eligibility for Queensland government funding.

  • Subsidised Funding Price: $395
  • Retail Price (Fee for Service): $3,950

**If you have any difficulties with the fees payment, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss about payment plans**

Additional Fees

Karen Kearns Textbook


  • Birth to Big School + The Big Picture – $135
  • Framework + Business – $150

Individual Textbooks

  • Birth to Big School – $76
  • The Big Picture – $76
  • Framework – $90
  • Business – $76

Career Pathways:

  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Child Care Manager
  • Early Childhood/Childhood Educator
  • Children’s Advisor
  • Children’s Service Director/Manager
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Program Leader
  • Child Development Educator