Careers Australia

Childcare

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview CHC50113

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. 

Modes of Delivery

Availablity of delivery on this course:

Online
FlexLearn
Campus
Workplace
International

Course Cost & Funding

Maximum course fee: $10,000

Workplace delivery course fee- SA only: $7,110

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.

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.

Accreditation

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

Duration

12 months with 240 hours (8 weeks) of vocational placement in this course, spread over each stage.

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:

Course Details
  • What is FlexLearn?

    Imagine being able to build your career on your own terms – studying how you want, when you want, with no hurdles. At Careers Australia, we’ve made this a reality with our flexible study solution, FlexLearn.

    Whether it’s time, technology or study load, you can now eliminate the roadblocks. FlexLearn is a study solution that combines the flexibility of online study with face-to-face support and campus facilities, when you need them. With your trainer checking on your progress and available to help you with your questions, there will be little holding you back.

    Available Locations:

    adelaide | melbourne |

  • What is Online delivery?

    Our online learning portal gives students the capacity to study wherever and whenever, with full access to tutorials, discussion forums, student support and assessment materials; all that’s required is a computer and a reliable internet connection.

Course Units
Stage 1

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE016

Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

HLTWHS003

Maintain workplace health and safety

CHCECE022

Promote children’s agency

CHCECE018

Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE023

Analyse information to inform learning

HLTAID004

Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Vocational Placement 1

Curriculum and Compliance (30 hours) - Introduction to Education and Care

Stage 2

CHCECE019

Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE024

Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development

CHCECE026

Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

CHCECE017

Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

BSBLDR501

Develop and use emotional intelligence

Vocational Placement 2

Curriculum and Compliance (90 hours) - Fostering learning and development

Stage 3

CHCECE025

Embed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCPOL002

Develop and Implement Policy

CHCECE020

Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

CHCECE021

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

BSBINN502

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

Vocational Placement 3

Curriculum and Compliance (120 hours) - Professional pedagogy and practice