CHC50121

Diploma of

EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION & CARE

CRICOS 108094C

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply
theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens

DURATION

57 weeks – Full Time 

including work placement

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

WORK PLACEMENT

360 Hours

STATE SUBSIDIES

Domestic Students

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INTAKE DATES

CENSUS DATES

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at a certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following
  • Successful completion of CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and
  • Aged 18 years or above, and
  • Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN Support.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 immunisation with the TGA approved vaccine
Additional Requirements prior to work placement
  • National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance.
  • Working with Children Check
To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at a Certificate III to Diploma, this can be demonstrated via the following:
  • Successful completion of CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Aged 18 years or above, and
  • 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 (against the ACSF).
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 immunisation with the TGA approved vaccine
Additional Requirements prior to work placement
  • National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance.
  • Working with Children Check

Further study pathways

After achieving this Diploma qualification, individuals
may continue their studies in:

  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector
    Management
  •  Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities in long day care, occasional care, family day care, preschools and kindergartens. Job roles include:

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

Core Units

CHCECE041     Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE046     Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE045     Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

CHCPRP003     Reflect on and improve own professional practice

BSBTWK502     Manage team effectiveness

CHCECE042     Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing

CHCECE047     Analyse information to inform children’s learning

CHCECE043     Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE048     Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

CHCECE049     Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

CHCECE050     Work in partnership with children’s families

CHCECE044     Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

Elective Units

CHCPOL002     Develop and implement policy

CHCECE052     Plan service and supports for children and families

 CHCPOL003     Research and apply evidence to practice