Community Services

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
104 Weeks

Mode of Study

Classroom Theory
Practical 'Hands-on’ Experience
Field trips
Self-directed learning
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

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:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Completion of Year 11 or demonstration of relevant industry experience or mature age entry.
  • Successful completion of Southern Cross Education Institute’s Language Literacy and Numeracy indicator
  • ature aged who have diverse academic, work and life experiences are encouraged to enrol. The definition of a mature aged students for SCEI’s purposes is a person over 21 years of age that hasn’t been studying at either year 12 level or university/TAFE level for at least 7 years and are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa).
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

Learners must undertake National Police Check and Working with Children Check before commencing work placement.

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:

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • 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)
  • Early childhood educator

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
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
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

Classroom Theory
Practical 'Hands-on’ Experience
Field trips
Self-directed learning
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

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 11 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry. The definition of a mature aged for SCEI’s purposes is a person over 21 years of age that hasn’t been studying at either year 12 level or university/TAFE level for at least 7 years.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Individuals originating from assessment level 1 and 2 countries without the required IELTS score can undertake SCEI’s English Proficiency Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website (http://www.immi.gov.au).
  • Must also be aged 18 or above.
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

Additional Requirements

Learners must undertake National Police Check and Working with Children Check before commencing work placement.

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:

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • 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)
  • Early childhood educator

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
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
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