CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Nestled within the Abbotsford Convent education precinct, we utilise a Rudolf Steiner philosophy and a play based curriculum to facilitate learning and purposeful enriching play, enabling children to achieve their developmental outcomes.

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This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood centres such as Day Care and Family Day Care centres. These educators 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.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Authorised supervisor / coordinator (children's services)           
  • Centre director / manager (children's services)
  • Child care worker / Family Day Care worker
  • Children's adviser / program leader
  • Children's service director / manager

Course Outline:

The units selected for this qualification have been customised to meet the requirements of either Family Day Care Educators or Supervisors of educators within centre based care.

Total number of units = 28

This course is delivered over 12 defined clusters of units over 12 months.   Depending on the number of units that need to be completed (if you do not have the 11 certificate III units below or a recognised equivilant) this course could take up to 14 months to complete.

Students are required to attend 2 classes per month and allocate up to 20 hours for homework activities in addition to 20 hours of voluntary placement each month.

You will be expected to enrol in volunteer work placement for 5 hours per week for at least 240 hours over the 12 month course duration.  During placement you will engage with 3 focus children and your assessment activities will centre around the developmental needs and interests of these children.  Your assessor will visit you during placement to conduct an observation assessment and support you develop and extend the learning experiences for your focus children.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course you will gain the qualification CHC30113 Diploma of Early childhood education and care.  

Prerequisites

Students are encouraged to complete our CHC50113 Certificate III in Early childhood education and care  which incorporates the below 11 core units prior to enrolling.  Where students do not wish to complete the full Certificate III they will need to complete the below 11 units which make up part of the core of this qualification.

Units Delivered

Days of Delivery

CHCECE003 - Provide care for children

CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Wednesday 8th February, and

Wednesday 22nd February

or

Wednesday August 3rd, and

Wednesday August 17th

CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safet

Wednesday 8th March, and

Wednesday 22nd March

or

Wednesday 31st August, and

Wednesday 14th September

CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Wednesday 13th April and,

Wednesday 27th April,

Or,

Wednesday 5th October, and

Wednesday 19th October

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

 

Wednesday 8th June, and

Wednesday 22th June,

Or,

Wednesday 30th November, and

Wednesday 14th December

HLTAID004 Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

This course is run every 3rd Friday of the month.

In addition to the above, all students will need to have

  • Victorian Working with Children's check and,
  • willingness to participate in 240 hours of practical placement.
Duration: 

The below units are delivered over 12 months.  

Units Delivered

Days of Delivery

CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations

Friday 13th January, and

Friday 27th January

CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCIC511A Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children's services
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Friday 10th February, and

Friday 24th February

CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

Friday 10th March, and

Friday 24th March

CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCINM002 Meet information needs of the community

Friday 21st April and,

Friday 5th May

CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

 

Friday 19th May, and

Friday 2nd June

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Friday 16th June, and

Friday 23rd June,

CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

Friday 21st July, and

Friday 4th August

CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children

Friday 18th August, and

Friday 1st September

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Friday 8th Sept, and

Friday 22nd Sept

CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

Friday 13th Oct, and

Friday 27th October

CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

Friday 10th Nov, and

Friday 24th Nov

CHCECE022 Promote children’s agencyHLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Friday 8th Dec, and

Friday 22nd Dec

Pricing Information: 

This qualification has 1520 nominal hours plus 558 hours if you need to complete the 11 Certificate III units.  Our maximum course is 2078 hours combining all units. The course hours and duration may be reduced if you hold equivilant units from other qualifications.

Full Fee Paying coursework and RPL$ 5.64 per nominal hour =$7,839.60


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.  Payment plans available.