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
  • Students must be 18 years or above
  • Have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.
  • Complete a Pre-Enrolment Review prior to enrolment
  • Complete an online language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment (on campus)
  • Basic -intermediate level of computer skills
  • Completed education level of year 12 or equivalent
  • Proficient in English International Students require either an
    • IELTS level of 5.5 or above with no band under 5.0 or
    • TOEFL 46-49 (internet-based) or
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 42 or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 162 or
    • OET score of C for each test component
Domestic Students
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Satisfactorily completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • Be able to read and comprehend course requirements
  • Have an intermediate to advanced understanding of computers and the internet to assist with conducting research and complete assessments

Work placement requirements

  • Hold a Working with Children Check
  • Hold a National Criminal Police Check
  • Are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs
  • First Aid Course certificate

Course Structure

This qualification consists of 28 units of competency that is made up of 23 core units and 5 elective units

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 (third party with external provider)
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective units

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
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 (delivered by a third party)
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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