Course Code: CHC50113Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Working with children is a great way to have fun while building your career. If you have a passion for educating and shaping the young minds of Australia’s youth, consider a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. With legislation now requiring most educators in this industry to either hold or be working towards a Diploma level qualification, don’t wait; get your Diploma today.
Learning MethodClassroom / Distance/Correspondence / Online / Work-based
Duration12 months plus Work Placement 400 hours
RTO'sThis course can be delivered through our Registered Training Organisations Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247 and Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498.
To achieve the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care a total of 28 units of competency must be completed (23 core units and 5 elective units).
After achieving this qualification, you may choose to pursue one of the following Degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching, Birth – Five, Birth – 12 Years)
- Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Education (Birth – Five)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
- Bachelor of Human Services
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Teaching (Birth – Five)
It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of an Australian Senior Secondary School Certificate or equivalent.
Students are required to pass a Working with Children/ Vulnerable People Check (including Police Clearance) in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing work placement.
Student Selection Process
The selection process is designed to ensure that students or trainees are enrolled in the qualification that best meets their needs.
Selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students/trainees will be offered places in the program including;
- The student or trainee needs and desired outcomes
- The ability and commitment of the student or trainee to complete the course;
- Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
- Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)
Students or trainees not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.
After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:
- Childhood Education Manager
- Nominated Supervisor
- Centre manager (children’s services)
- Children’s service director, manager
- Children’s services coordinator
- Director (children’s services)
- Group, team coordinator, leader (children’s services)
- Program leader (children’s services)
- Educational Support Leader or Educational Support Officer
In addition to completing the core and elective units of competency, to be assessed as competent in this qualification, students are required to undertake 400 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service which caters for children aged between 0-6. A minimum of 120 hours of this work placement will need to be completed specifically with babies 0-2 of age. In all work placement settings, students must have a minimum Diploma trained staff member supervising them throughout the work placement hours.
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCCS200D||Deliver service to clients|
|CHCCS211B||Prepare for work in the community sector|
|CHCCS308B||Provide first point of contact|
|CHCCS426B||Provide support and care relating to loss and grief|
|CHCCS514B||Recognise and respond to individuals at risk|
|CHCCSL001||Establish and confirm the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL501A||Work within a structured counselling framework|
|CHCCSL002||Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills|
|CHCCSL503B||Facilitate the counselling relationship|
|CHCCSL504A||Apply personality and development theories|
|CHCCSL005||Apply learning theories in counselling|
|CHCCSM005||Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCCCS004||Assess co-existing needs|
|CHCCCS007||Develop and implement service programs|
|CHCCCS009||Facilitate responsible behaviour|
|CHCCCS011||Meet personal support needs|
|CHCCCS015||Provide individualised support|
|CHCCCS023||Support independence and well being|
|CHCCM503C||Develop, facilitate and monitor all aspects of case management|
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CHCCSL512A||Determine suitability of client for counselling services|
|CHCDFV006||Counsel clients affected by domestic and family violence|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCCCS001||Address the needs of people with chronic disease|
To be assessed as competent in this qualification, students are required to undertake 400 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service which caters for children aged between 0-6. A minimum of 120 hours of this work placement will need to be completed specifically with babies 0-2 of age. In all work placement settings, students must have a minimum Diploma trained staff member supervising them throughout the work placement hours.
ACT Skilled Capital – for students residing in ACT
This qualification can be funded to eligible students through ACT Skilled Capital, a subsidised training program offered by the ACT Government. Skilled Capital funding is available through Registered Training Organisations Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.
|ACT Skilled Capital Funding Eligibility|
Queensland Higher Level Skills – for students residing in Queensland
Funding for this qualification may be available through Higher Level Skills, a subsidised training program offered by the QLD Government. Higher Level Skills funding for this qualification is available to eligible students through our Registered Training Organisations Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247 and Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498.
|Queensland Higher Level Skills Funding Eligibility|