CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

The purpose of this requirement is to contribute to the creation of safe and supportive environments for children and young people when receiving services and participating in activities which are essential to their development and wellbeing, such as child care, education, sport, and cultural activities..

Entry Requirements – International Students
English requirements

Note: Tests older than two (2) years may not be acceptable.

Total Course fees

Tuition Fees:               AUD$19,200 (includes a non-refundable enrolment fee of AUD$200)

Materials:                    AUD$500

Please ask our friendly staff about course fees.
Course Delivery
The qualification is delivered over 100 weeks. This includes 80 weeks (23 hours per week) of scheduled classes, assessment projects and work placement; plus 20 weeks (maximum) holidays. Students receive a compulsory orientation within one (1) week of their course commencing.

Students are required to complete 400 hours (minimum 5 hours per week) of practical work placement in an Australian regulated education and care service throughout their course. This is included in your 23 hours per week. At Blue Bay College we will assist our students in obtaining work placement.

In addition you will be required to complete up to a maximum of 6 hours per week independent, unsupervised activities. Refer to your Student Handbook for further details.

Mode of Study
Study and Assessment will be in a classroom environment. Students will have use of College facilities including spacious training rooms that are equipped with whiteboards, data projectors and screens; computer labs, unlimited access to internet and free library resources in close proximity.

Students are advised of the assessment requirements by their trainer (face-to-face), and as outlined in the assessment workbooks. Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in the College’s policies and procedures.

The student will be required to complete 400 hours of practical placement in an Australian regulated education and care service. At Blue Bay College we will assist our students in obtaining work placement.

Delivery Methods
Assessment Methods
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you are granted recognition in a unit/s of competency, you do not have to re-study that unit. If you think you may be eligible to apply for RPL because of your previous work, study and life experiences, please contact the College to access your RPL kit.
There are 28 units (23 core, 5 elective) required for this qualification.
Unit Code Title
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety C
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children C
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children C
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically C
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice C
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting C
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children C
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children C
CHCECE003 Provide care for children C
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks C
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers C
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk C
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood C
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children C
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations C
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety C
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence C
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people C
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour C
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children C
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency C
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning C
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development C
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services C
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy E
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment E
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships E
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve professional practice E

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