DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

National Course Code CHC50113

CRICOS Course Code 083065G

This qualification will teach you the skills required to be responsible for designing and implementing curriculums that foster children’s learning and development. In doing so you will work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.

On completion, you may also be responsible for supervision of volunteers or other staff.  During the course, you’ll learn about providing care for children. The course covers a range of units including: developing cultural competencies; ensuring the health and safety of children; use appropriate learning framework to guide practice; analysing information to inform learning and more.

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 volunteers or other staff.

The Diploma program includes 1,440 hours of face-to-face study of which 240 hours are practical.

Pathways from the Qualification

Diploma graduates can articulate to advanced diploma courses and university degree programs.

Employment Outcomes

  • Centre Director / Supervisor
  • Children's Services Coordinator
  • Childcare Worker
  • Children's Services Team Leader
  • Children's Services Advisor
  • Program Leader

Units of competency

Core Units

  1. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  2. CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  3. CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  4. CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  5. CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  6. CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  7. CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  8. CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  9. CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  10. CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  11. CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  12. CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  13. CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  14. CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  15. CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
  16. CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
  17. CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  18. CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  19. CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  20. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  21. CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  22. HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  23. HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

  1. CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  2. BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
  3. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  4. CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  5. CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Units of competency
Students who already have Certificate III (CHC30113)

Core Units

  1. CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  2. CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  3. CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  4. CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  5. CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  6. CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  7. CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
  8. CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
  9. CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  10. CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  11. CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  12. HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective Units

  1. CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  2. BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
  3. CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  4. CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  5. CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
LOCATION

Sydney City and Bankstown Campuses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should satisfy both academic and English requirements. 

Academic: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education

English Language Proficiency: Students are required to have an English proficiency level of at least 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent. 

TIMETABLE

Subject to demand, you can choose morning, afternoon, or evening class during week days or weekend.

DURATION

The Diploma program includes 1,440 hours of face-to-face study of which 240 hours are practical. (20 hours/week, 9 weeks/term over 6 terms or 18 months). 

DELIVERY METHODS

This is a full-time course which includes a combination of classroom and online learning activities. The delivery includes lecturing, practical sessions, self-directed learning and simulated work-based tasks. 

CREDIT TRANSFER

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study. 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

You can reduce your study time through RPL, a process to recognize the learning outcomes you have achieved through formal, informal and/or unformal learning (Work experience). 

HOW TO ENROL

For details about how to enrol, and starting dates, see International Students

CREDIT TRANSFER

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study. 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

You can reduce your study time through RPL, a process to recognize the learning outcomes you have achieved through formal, informal and/or unformal learning (Work experience). 

Government subsidies

Residents of NSW who meet the requirements, may be able to get government subsidies for studying this course. See Domestic Courses, for a list of courses which are able to access Smart and Skilled funding.

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RTO number 91364

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