CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
This program has been designed to be delivered in a blended mode. Students undertaking this course wish to be employed in an Early Childhood Educational Establishment such as long day care, family day care, nanny positions and out of school hours care. This program is designed to be delivered in a classroom, during work placement, in a simulated environment and self-managed learning.
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: 78 weeks
International: 114 weeks.
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.
The average course duration for Domestic students is 78 weeks. This may vary due to the amount of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.
Learner will be required to undertake 240 hours minimum of work placement at an approved Child Care Provider under the supervision of Diploma Qualified Supervisor.
The program delivery will be 2 days a week in class and one to two days minimum per week work placement in an accredited childcare facility plus self-managed study.
For International students is 114 weeks.
N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching 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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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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 28 Units of Competency, consisting of 23 Core and 5 Elective.
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|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 healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE017||Foster the Holistic Development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care services|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|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|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team|
|BSBLED401||Develop teams and individuals|
|CHCINM002||Meet community information needs|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy|
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.