CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulators and the National Quality Standard. The training provided in this qualification allows learners to implement an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
To achieve the qualification of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, learners must successfully complete a total of Twenty-eight (28) units of competency, consisting of:
- Twenty-three (23) Core Units, and;
- Five (5) Elective Units
Qualification will be delivered between 65 – 83 weeks (depending on cohort). Face to face delivery will take place 2 days a week (7.5 hours each day / total 15 hours per week). Students will generally need to spend 12 hours per week on self-studies, completing assessment and undertaking workplace activates.
Learners must complete minimum total of 240 hours (placement) under supervision in a regulated Education and Care Service. If you are currently working within the Early Childhood sector, your experience may count towards your placement.
Methods of assessment may include
- Written assessment tasks
- Workplace Activities
- Class Activities
- Workplace Observation
- Third party feedback
Units of Competency
Total number of units = 28
- 23 core units
- 5 elective units
All electives contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Units of Competency
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health & safety of children|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE004||Provide and promote healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE005||Provide care babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationship with children|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCECE016||Establish and Maintain a safe healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE017||Support the holistic development and well being of the child in early childhood|
|CHCECE018||Nature creativity in children|
|CHCECE022||Promote children’s agency|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care service|
|CHCECE026||Work in Partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Island safety|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE021||Implement Strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE020||Establish and Implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCECE024||Design and Implement the curriculum to foster children learning and development|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy|
|BSBINN502||Build and sustain an Innovative work environment|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCECE013||Information about children to inform practice|
|BSBLED401||Develop teams and individuals|
To be eligible for this course, Learners must demonstrate that they have sound literacy and numeracy skills to a standard of at least Australian Year 12 school or Australian Certificate III, or an equivalent. Applicants will be required to complete an ACFS language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Learning (ACSF Level 5), reading (ACSF Level 4), writing (ACSF Level 4), oral communication (ACSF Level 4) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.
Police check and working with children check will be required when undertaking the practical placement.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In some cases, prior learning and experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on (03) 8714 1222.
Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed units at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit transfer will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer please complete the credit transfer application form available from head office and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted.
Participants MUST have a police clearance and working with children check.
Students will gain the benefit of experience throughout their course with an integrated work placement component (a minimum of 240 hours) that:
- Strengthens experience of the workplace to support future expectations of performance in the workforce
- Develops practical skills and the application of knowledge within the workplace to promote stronger embedding of learning
- Provides exposure to real workplace situations and circumstances which cannot be replicated in a learning environment or through simulation
- Before and after school care assistant
- Kindergarten teacher’s assistant
- Family day care Coordinator
- Family day care Educator
- Long day care / Occasional care Educator
- Long day care / family day care Director
- Long day care / family day care Supervisor
- Out of School Hours Care Educator
- Recreation Educator
Government Funding is available for Eligible individuals. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding under Skills First Program.
The tuition fee is $0 for students who are eligible for government funding. Please refer to Eligibility Check page to make sure you are eligible for the government subsidised program.
The tuition fee for full-fee paying students is $11,900. Full-fee paying students can contact us to find current cost and payment plan. To view the payment plans online, please visit the Payment Plan section.