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Course Overview

Course Code CHC50113
Course Title Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS Code 084958F
Duration 103 weeks (including 24 weeks of holidays)

Main Intake Dates

February, April, July, October

Location CBD Campus – 400 Queen Street, Melbourne

– Become a qualified Childcare worker.
– Traditional and new techniques.
– Work-ready training.
– Work placement.
– Hands-on experience.

This qualification covers workers in Early Childhood education who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.

At this level:

  • Educators have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers
  • In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.

  • As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 240 hours of work experience in a regulated child care environment with children aged 0-6 years.
  • Students must have the current Working With Children Check prior to the commencement of their work placement (WWC Check http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/).

Units of Competency

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 to guide practice
CHCECE016 – Establish and maintain a safety and 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 service
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
CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
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

Elective Units

CHCMGT003 – Lead the work team
CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCINM002 – Meet community information needs
CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
BSBLED401 – Develop teams and individuals

Entry Requirements

Students must satisfy the following Age, English
and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • English Proficiency Level: an IELTS Band 5.5 or equivalent OR undertake a TMG English language test.
  • Academic: Successful completion of Year 12 or its equivalent.

Course Fee

$16,250.00

Your Career

This Diploma offers a useful and practical qualification enabling you to become (or be more effective as an):

  • Early Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator / leader (children’s services)
  • Family day care centre supervisor / director
  • Out of school Care Hours (OSCH) Coordinator
  • Educational leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s services director / manager / coordinator