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CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Duration

Full Time
92 Weeks

Mode of Study

On Campus

Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of Questioning, Skills Assessment, Industry Work Placement, Scenario, Case Study, Role Play, Project, Research and Report

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study
  • Successful completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test)
  • Applicants must also be aged 18 or above
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

  • National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving this Diploma qualification, learners may continue their studies in an early childhood degree at higher education. Credits and articulation pathways may apply.

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities as a Level 3 or 4 Child Care Worker in long day care, occasional care, family day care, pre-schools and kindergartens.

Job roles include:

  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)

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 safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early chilldhood
CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative beahviour
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
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
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
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals
CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice

- CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

Cricos: 082213G

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Duration

Full time
104 weeks

Mode of Study

On Campus

Assessment

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of Questioning, Skills Assessment, Industry Work Placement, Scenario, Case Study, Role Play, Project, Research and Report.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure this course is an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at the Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Candidates originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website (http://www.border.gov.au)
  • Must also be aged 18 or above.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country

Additional Requirements

  • National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving this Diploma qualification, learners may continue their studies in an early childhood degree at higher education. Credits and articulation pathways may apply.

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities as a Level 3 or 4 Child Care Worker in long day care, occasional care, family day care, pre-schools and kindergartens.

Job roles include:

  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)

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 safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early chilldhood
CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative beahviour
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
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
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
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBLED401 - Develop teams and individuals
CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003 - Research and apply evidence to practice