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.
Duration : 16 Months
Delivery Mode: Classroom Blended
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. Childcare course equips you with all the necessary skills and knowledge to implement an approved learning framework to guide the learning and development of children.
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
There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this childcare course. Students may enrol directly in the diploma level childcare course without completing lower ranked qualifications.
Childcare course graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.
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.
|Government Funded Fee*||Government Funded Concession Fee**||Administration Fees||Fee for Service|
For full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.
*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.
**If you are studying in a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification you are not eligible to have a concession applied to your tuition fees.
**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- 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 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.
- Box Hill
Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)
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 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency
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.
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care requires 28 units of Competency.
- 23 core units
- 5 elective 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 respectful 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|
Industry Suggested Electives:
|CHCMGT001||Develop,implement and review quality framework|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
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.