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
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***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
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
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
- 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)
- Case study
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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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|
|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.
|CHCCCS019||Recognise and respond to crisis situations|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|CHCCSL003||Facilitate the counselling relationship and process|
|CHCCSL004||Research and apply personality and development theories|
|CHCCSL005||CHCCSL005 Apply learning theories in counselling|
|CHCCSL006||Select and use counselling therapies|
|CHCCSL007||Support counselling clients in decision-making processes|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|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.