CRICOS 082213G . CHC50113

Diploma

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

DURATION

Full Time – 104 Weeks

MODE OF STUDY
On Campus

ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE
A COMBINATION OF:

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

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student 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.

Domestic Students

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 prior to work placement

National Police Check

Working with Children Check

International Students

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 assessmentlevels 1 and 2 without the requiredIELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For informationon 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 prior to work placement

National Police 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 daycare, 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 toguide practice

CHCECE016

Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE017

Foster the holistic development and well being 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