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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care could launch your career caring for and educating children in this vital phase of their development.

This qualification is designed for people looking to work, or already working in the early childhood sector. It reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing programs in early childhood education and care services.

You will learn to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard, and will also learn to manage volunteers or other staff. 

Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017

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Course Details

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This course can be completed in the workplace on request. Contact us to find out more about workplace training in your area. 

Locations

Australia Wide

Details

Sector

Community Services & Legal

Accreditation

AQF Course Code
CHC50113

AQF Qualification Title
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training Provider
Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (22479)
CRICOS Number: 03224D

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

​Fast track your career by tailoring a blend of online and face-to-face learning that suits you. 

Please note- one unit of study - HLTAID004 Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care setting- has a theory and practical assessment. In order to complete this unit, students must register with their local Careers Australia campus to complete the practical assessment. This will need to be done before vocational placement.

Campus locations where the student can complete the practical unit include:

Adelaide | Bowen Hills | Burleigh | Caboolture | Melbourne | Sydney | Townsville

Locations

Adelaide
Melbourne
Townsville

Details

Sector

Community Services & Legal

Duration

12 months (including 240 hours of vocational placement)

Entry Requirements

All students are required to have a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) prior to undertaking their vocational placement. For further information, visit the Working with Children (Blue Card) website relevant to your state:

QLD Blue Card enquires | NSW Working With Children Check | VIC Working With Children Check | SA Working With Children Check | WA Working With Children Check | TAS Working With Children Registration | ACT Working With Vulnerable People Registration | NT Working With Children Clearance

There are 240 hours (8 weeks) of vocational placement in this course.

Accreditation

AQF Course Code
CHC50113

AQF Qualification Title
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training Provider
Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (22479)
CRICOS Number: 03224D

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Study wherever, whenever with our online learning portal. 

Please note- one unit of study - HLTAID004 Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care setting- has a theory and practical assessment. In order to complete this unit, students must register with their local Careers Australia campus to complete the practical assessment. This will need to be done before vocational placement.

Campus locations where the student can complete the practical unit include:

Adelaide | Bowen Hills | Burleigh | Caboolture | Melbourne | Sydney | Townsville

Locations

Australia wide

Details

Sector

Community Services & Legal

Duration

12 months (including 240 hours of vocational placement)

Entry Requirements

All students are required to have a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) prior to undertaking their vocational placement. For further information, visit the Working with Children (Blue Card) website relevant to your state:

QLD Blue Card enquires | NSW Working With Children Check | VIC Working With Children Check | SA Working With Children Check | WA Working With Children Check | TAS Working With Children Registration | ACT Working With Vulnerable People Registration | NT Working With Children Clearance

There are 240 hours (8 weeks) of vocational placement in this course.

Accreditation

AQF Course Code
CHC50113

AQF Qualification Title
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Training Provider
Careers Australia Education Institute Pty Ltd (22479)
CRICOS Number: 03224D

Course Fees

Select State

State funding programs may cause the price to be lower in select states. Please contact us by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button for more details.

Maximum course fee- outside SA: $10,000​

Workplace and FlexLearn delivery course fee- SA only: $7,000

VET Student Loan available: $10,000

This is the amount the government will loan you for this qualification under the VET Student Loan Scheme (more information below).

Student Contribution: $0

This is the amount remaining after a loan has been approved for this qualification. 

Eligibility criteria apply.

The maximum fee for this course is $10000

Funding & Loans

AUS Wide

This training is delivered with the support of the VET Student Loan Scheme. A VET Student Loan is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay part of their tuition fees for higher-level VET courses.

Students are required to repay this loan through the taxation system. Further information is available on our website under Funding & Loans.

AUS Wide
Enrolments for study in 2017 are now open.
AUS Wide
Other funding options include the Higher Level Skills Program. Student co-contribution fees/ tuition fees apply. See our website for more details.

Course Units

CHC50113: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Stage 1

CodeUnitType
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenCore
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksCore
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyCore
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCore
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCore
CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceCore
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCore
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCore
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyCore
CHCECE022Promote children’s agencyCore
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in childrenCore
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learningCore
HLTAID004Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care settingCore
Vocational Placement 1 - Curriculum and Compliance (30 hours) - Introduction to Education and Care

Stage 2

CodeUnitType
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceCore
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersCore
CHCECE003Provide care for childrenCore
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCore
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and developmentCore
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenCore
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodCore
BSBLDR501Develop and use emotional intelligenceElective
Vocational Placement 2 - Curriculum and Compliance (90 hours) - Fostering learning and development

Stage 3

CodeUnitType
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operationsCore
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practiceElective
CHCPOL002Develop and Implement PolicyElective
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourCore
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCore
BSBLED401Develop teams and individualsElective
BSBINN502Build and sustain an innovative work environmentElective
Vocational Placement 3 - Curriculum and Compliance (120 hours) - Professional pedagogy and practice

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