CHC50113

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview:

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with an in-depth understanding of children and how to engage with them in a group care environment. This course is ideal if you want to become an early childhood educator responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in Early Childhood Education and Care services.

You will learn how to plan learning using appropriate frameworks, support child development, understand legislation and maintain a safe environment for children, families and staff.

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting. The course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence in entering the workforce.

Course Cost: $4,500

Charlton Brown Diploma of ECEC

Practical Experience:

You will gain hands-on practical experience by undertaking a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting. This course has an ideal balance of theory and practical learning to ensure your confidence when entering the workforce.

Career Outcomes:

  • Child Care Director
  • Lead Educator
  • Nominated or Certified Supervisor Coordinator
  • Centre Manager
  • Child Care Worker
We provide a number of options to fund your enrolment.
  • Pay in full
  • Payment plan
  • Government funding*
*Program funded by the Queensland Government, eligibility applies

Recognition of Prior Learning:

We understand that you may have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process, which may reduce your study duration.

Units

This qualification consists of 28 units, including 23 core units and 5 elective units.

Core Units
  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
  • 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 service
  • 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
  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
  • BSBLED401
    Develop teams and individuals
    CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    CHCMGT003
    Lead the work team
    CHCPOL002
    Develop and implement policy
    BSBINN502
    Build and sustain an innovative work environment

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Course Details

Course Code

CHC50113

Duration

60 weeks

Availability

Domestic

Delivery Mode

  • On Campus
  • Distance* *Domestic students only

Requirements of Enrolment

  • Completion of at least Year 12 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent, or
  • Proof of equivalent competency in core skills to a level appropriate for the course being applied for* and
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Working With Children Check and Police Clearance
  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent (international students)
  • Minimum 18 years of age (international students)

* Proof of competency may include but are not limited to professional, work and life experiences, other accredited or non-accredited study.  

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