early childhood care

CHC50113 – DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE

Who is this Early Childhood Education and Care Course for?

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. This is a nationally regulated diploma level qualification for working in early childhood education and care.

Description

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Employment opportunities

This qualification is for people who want to work as an early childhood educator in a centre-based service and family day care. Employment opportunities may include:

  • Early childhood educator.
  • Family day care educator.
  • Pre-school educator.
  • Child care assistant.
  • Nanny.

Aim of course

This nationally accredited Diploma is a comprehensive course designed to give the learner the skills and knowledge in a range of areas including:

  • The support and implementation of approved learning frameworks.
  • Supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
  • Ensure children’s health and safety, in a nurturing supportive environment.
  • Developing positive and respectful relationships with children.
  • Curriculum design and implementation.
  • Developing cultural acceptance and child inclusion strategies.

Learning periods and Fees

80 teaching weeks + 16 weeks holiday
Total 96 weeks

AU$ 26000
Full-Time

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Assessment

Assessment for this qualification includes underpinning knowledge questions, written assignments, work-based projects and third party reports. There is also a required practical placement within the Early Childhood sector. The assessments you will complete during your placement, including the observation when your trainer visits you in the workplace, are probably the most important part of your course. This is where you are required to demonstrate that you can apply the theory in the real world.

All students studying this course will be required to undergo a working with children check.  Our staff will advise you regarding how to apply.


Pathways

After achieving the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care participants could complete a degree in Early Childhood Education

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Students who have completed units of study from nationally recognised courses can apply for Credit Transfer. Those who have existing knowledge from practical experience can apply for RPL. To check eligibility, please discuss with Australian Careers College prior to enrolment.

Mandatory Work Placement

Australian Careers College can assist in work placement where students will be provided with orientation, supervision and will have the opportunity to fully develop their skills in the actual workplace. However, students are encouraged to seek work placement opportunities independently.

CRICOS Course Code – 088031K

Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
CHCCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice (Children’s Services Elective
CBSBLED401 Develop Teams and Individuals Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy (Children’s Services – Streamlined) Elective