CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children, and to plan activities facilitating their leisure and play, enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to enter a new industry
  • People returning to the workforce
  • Current Early Childhood Educators who wish to upgrade their qualifications

 

Course code CHC50121
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode
  • Blended delivery: Face to face training, Virtual Classroom ( Zoom) and Practical Placement.
  • Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning on or off campus and some during the practical placement.

***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 240 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.

Duration Domestic: 52 weeks including placement
International: 52 weeks including break and placement
Nationally Recognised Training

RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

A current Police Check and Working with Children Check are required before the commencement of practical placement.

This qualification has a Volume of Learning of 12 months – 2 years, typically 1200 – 2400 hours.

The duration of the course for domestic students is 52 weeks including placement.

The duration for international students is 52 weeks including breaks and placement.

N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching for industry placement.

** Duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week

Visit our funding and fees page for more information.

Successful completion of this program may assist students to gain entry into further study programs and/or may contribute towards study credits.

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:

  • Early Childhood Services Co-ordinator
  • Qualified Room Leader
  • Early Childhood Educator in Long Day Care
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant Educator
  • Occasional Care Educator or employment as a Nanny

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If the dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit student’s needs.

Intake Dates For 2022
  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Offshore & Onshore International Students 25th 18th 10th
Domestic Students Please Call us on 131389 or +61 03 94500500 for the intake Dates

 

South Australia intake Date for 2021 (Domestic Students)
Intake Dates Due Date to Enrol
8th February 2021                        –
12th April 2021 26th March 2021 by 5 pm
12th July 2021 25th June 2021 by 5 pm
2oth September 2021* 6th September by 5 pm

*Subject to the minimum number of participants

Students will need to complete 15 Units of Competency, consisting of 12 Core and 3 Elective.

CORE
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
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
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
ELECTIVES
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.