CHC50113

Diploma of
Early Childhood
Education and Care (089592B)

Course Description

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.

KEY INFORMATION

Duration 104 weeks including holidays and 240 hours of work placement
AQF Level 5
Course Delivery Face-to-Face

Areas of Study

  • Childcare Management
  • Educator

Course Entry Requirements

International Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Completed an overseas equivalent of Year 12
  • Must meet Student Visa Requirements
  • Proficient in English International Students require either an
    • IELTS level of 6.0 or above or
    • TOEFL 60 (paper based) or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 50 or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 52 or
    • OET score of PASS
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Has completed CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Domestic Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Has completed CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Have an intermediate to advanced understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments

Work Placement

All students undertaking this qualification are required to undertake work placement as part of this qualification. Work placement provides the student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learning in the classroom. Prior to undertaking work placement all student must undertake a Working with Children’s Check and must have this in place at the commencement of work placement.

Students may also be required to undertake a National Police check depending upon the organisation’s individual requirements where they are undertaking the work placement. Additional information on work placement and work placement requirements are outlined at student orientation.

Work Placement Requirement

Immunization Form, National Police Check (less then 12 months old), Working with Children


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 respective 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 childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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

Elective units

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
Credit Transfer

Students who have previously completed CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are entitled to credit transfer for the units listed below. For information on course duration change contact AHSI Student Support.

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
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children s play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Career opportunities

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Early Childhood Services Coordinator
  • Qualified Room Leader
  • Early Childhood Educator

Pathways for Further Education

This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through higher education providers.

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