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COMMUNITY SERVICES

The community services sector continues to be one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing employers. Occupations such as early childhood educators, aged care workers and disability support workers have experienced strong growth and this growth is expected to increase to meet community service demands and changes to service delivery models within these sectors. Our Certificate III to Diploma courses in these occupational fields incorporate a work placement component ensuring the student has the skills, knowledge and competencies required for immediate employment and/or entry into pathway courses.

CHC50113 – DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & 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 supervision of volunteers or other staff.

South Australia ONLY

WorkReady Applicants: From $4264.50. Eligibility and subsidy criteria apply. Check your eligibility at www.skills.gov.au.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to
demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via
the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test)
  • Applicants must also be aged 18 or above
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving this Diploma qualification, learners may continue their studies in an early
childhood degree at higher education. Credits and articulation pathways may apply.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This course may provide employment opportunities as a Level 3 or 4 Child Care Worker in long
day care, occasional care, family day care, pre-schools and kindergartens. Job roles include:

  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)

CORE UNITS

  • 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 children
  • 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 chilldhood
  • CHCECE018 – Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE019 – Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
  • CHCECE020 – Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative beahviour
  • 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 operations
  • CHCECE026 – Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • 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
  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals
  • CHCPOL002 – Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice
...

DURATION

Full Time,
92 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Skills Assessment
  • Industry Work Placement
  • Scenario
  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Project
  • esearch and Report

CHC50113 – DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE

-CRICOS 082213G

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.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to
demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via
the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Candidates originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website (http://www.border.gov.au)
  • Must also be aged 18 or above.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving this Diploma qualification, learners may continue their studies in an early
childhood degree at higher education. Credits and articulation pathways may apply.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This course may provide employment opportunities as a Level 3 or 4 Child Care Worker in long
day care, occasional care, family day care, pre-schools and kindergartens. Job roles include:

  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)

CORE UNITS

  • 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 children
  • 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 chilldhood
  • CHCECE018 – Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE019 – Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
  • CHCECE020 – Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative beahviour
  • 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 operations
  • CHCECE026 – Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • 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
  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals
  • CHCPOL002 – Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPOL003 – Research and apply evidence to practice
...

DURATION

Full Time,
104 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Skills Assessment
  • Industry Work Placement
  • Scenario
  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Project
  • Research and Report