CHC50113 DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
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 the supervision of volunteers or other staff. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements.
Candidates must demonstrate a capacity to undertake study by providing the following requirements:
|Minimum Age||18 years of over at the time of commencement|
|Academic Level||Year 12 or equivalent high school certificate|
|English Language||IELTS Test Score of 5.5 or equivalent (TOEFL IBT 65 / PTE Academic 42 / Cambridge English – FCE / OET C Grade / TOEFL PBT 513 / TOEIC 605) English language test scores|
|LLN Assessment||Complete Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment for identifying if prospective individual required LLN support|
|Course prerequisite||Completion of CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care|
|Total Duration||52 weeks|
|Study/Tuition||40 weeks (4 terms of 10 weeks each)|
|Breaks/Holidays||12 weeks (4 breaks of 3 weeks each)|
|Visa Condition||A minimum of 20 contact hours per week of study to ensure meets their student study visa condition|
FEES (Australian dollars)
Monthly intake. Please contact Admissions Officer for more information.
The delivery methods include face-to-face classroom learning, 6 hours per week of online participation, blended learning, projects, practical training and assessment at a childcare center. There is a work-based training component that requires you to undertake 300 mandatory work placement hours (15 weeks @ 20 hours per week). The students must obtain a Current Working with Children Check prior to placement with a Work Based Training host employer.
Students will be assessed in a variety of ways that may include, written answers, quizzes, practical demonstrations and observations.
Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive a certificate. Those students who completed individual units will receive a Statement of Attainment for units successfully completed
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL OR CREDIT TRANSFER (CT)
Recognition is available to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training in related areas. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.
This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles: Early learning centre room leader/supervisor, Children’s services assistant manager, Early childhood educator, Family day care educator, Nanny, Playgroup supervisor, Preschool educator, Education leader, Outside School hours care, Co-ordinator/Supervisor.
After completing CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you may progress to Bachelor of Education at University.
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
In order to attain the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the student must be competent in the fifteen units of competency, consisting of twelve core units and three elective units:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Core/Elective|
|BSBTWK502||Maintain team effectiveness||Core|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||Core|
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children||Core|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in an education and care service||Core|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behavior in children||Core|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children||Core|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform children’s learning||Core|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum||Core|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations||Core|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with children’s families||Core|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect and improve own professional practice||Core|
|BSBPEF502||Develop and use emotional intelligence||Elective|
|CHCECE053||Respond to grievances and complaints about the service||Elective|
|CHCINM002||Meet community information needs||Elective|