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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration :              12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Blended (online live virtual classes) or Workplace Training

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

  • Early Childhood Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Play Group Coordinator

Some of the career pathways after completing Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Early Childhood Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Play Group Coordinator
  • Pre-school programs
  • Family Day Care Centre supervisor
  • Playgroup Supervisor

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and other requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • Undertake Pre Training Review
  • Undertake an LLN test: Learning (ACSF Level 4), reading (ACSF Level 3), writing (ACSF Level 3), oral communication (ACSF Level 3) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to parcipate in the course.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to Internet enable device.
  • Student complete separate digital literacy test to identify the level of digital literacy.

 

Skills First Funding Avaliable

For a full list of fees, please refer to our Statement of Fees.

To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

 

 

To check your eligibility, contact us at 03 8370 3170 or 0435 334 552

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

 

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

 

Delivery Locations:

  • Virtual classroom (Microsoft Teams)
  • Dandenong (Level 1, 243 Lonsdale Str., Dandenong 3175 VIC)
  • Werribee (Suite 20, 2-14 Station Pl., Werribee 3030 VIC)

Notes:

Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for the RTO)

Course pathways after completing Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessment method for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.

If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

Before you commence placement, you must hold a current Working with Children Check, the link is below.

www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care requires 15 units of Competency.

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units.

Core Units:

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Industry Suggested Electives:

CHCECE052 Plan service and supports for children and families
CHCECE057 Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.

Other Electives options are available. Discuss options with the course coordinator.

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $1272
    Weekly Pay
  • 13,000 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Very high skill
    Skill level rating
  • 71% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 92% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Child Care Centre Managers visit Job Outlook