CHC50121 – DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
You’ll develop the cultural awareness and critical thinking skills you need to analyze and produce a broad range of discourse in a full spectrum of careers — and to make a difference in whatever you do.
This 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.
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.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
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.
104 weeks (80 Weeks study + 24 weeks holidays) this includes 700 hours of practical placement in regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility.
Various intake and start dates are available. Call on +02 4608 9972 for more information
On Campus, face to face delivery and Practical Placement
Campbelltown Campus: Level-6, Suite 6.01/138 Queen Street, Campbelltown, NSW 2560
Kogarah Campus: Suite 1/6 Derby St, Kogarah NSW 2217
Parramatta Campus: Suit 513A, Level 5, Westfeild parramatta 2150
Assessment methods may include: Knowledge questions, Projects, Written reports, Portfolio of work, Assignment, Case Study, Self-assessment, Observation and Role Play.
All assessments are conducted in accordance with the Principles of Assessment (fairness, flexibility, validity and reliability) and Rules of Evidence (validity, sufficiency, authenticity and currency).
What you will achieve
By the end of this qualification students will be able to:
• support children’s learning and development
• design, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs
• support the health, learning and development of children and their families
• work with community and external agencies
• provide leadership and support to other staff
• manage a variety of early childhood services
• ensure compliance with policies and legislation.
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.
RTO Requirements for International students
International students must meet certain English language requirements for admission into ASIA:
- Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
- Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student
- Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
- Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
- Successful completion of an English Placement Test
- *Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.
For further information on student visa assessment levels, refer to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) website (http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au).
Pre Training Preview(PTR)
All international learners will be required to undertake pre-training review which aims to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the courses to learner, relevant experience and interview conducted by Institute’s enrolment officer using Astral pre-enrolment kit and enrolment interview. Interview also aims to identify suitability of the course, any support needs and possible RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) opportunities.
Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test(LLN)
Candidate undertaking this course must possess sound Numeracy skills since it requires them to do calculations, read anaphylaxis plans, medication labels and to access and interpret the National Quality Framework and the National Quality Standards.
All learners are required to undertake a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test (LLN robot test is used) mapped at ACSF level 4 conducted by institute.
If learners do not meet English and LLN requirements, they will be asked to take further Language, literacy and numeracy training and English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) programs with another institute (as ASIA does NOT offer ELICOS) at their own expense before they enroll into this course.
All Credit Transfer Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation. This may be in the form of a Nationally Recognised Qualification Certificate, Transcript and/or a Statement of Attainment, which corresponds with the same qualification code and name, unit code and title as those included in the student application and date/duration of the course.
|Unit code||Unit Title||Core/ Elective|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform children’s learning||Core|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum||Core|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children||Core|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service||Core|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations||Core|
|CHCECE053||Respond to problems and complaints about the service||Elective|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children||Core|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children||Core|
|BSBTWK502||Manage team effectiveness||Core|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||Core|
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with children’s families||Core|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||Core|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||Core|
|CHCDIV003||Manage and promote diversity||Elective|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy||Elective|
Possible Career Outcomes
Completing the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will enable learners to work at a senior level and provide the core skills and experience they need to pursue a large range of roles in the early childhood education and care sector such as:
- Child Care Centre Manager / Director
- Family Day Care Provider
- Early Childhood Team Leader
- Family Day Care Coordinator
- Playgroup Coordinator
- Early Childhood Educator
- Assistant Director in an Early Learning Centre
- Preschool Assistant
Note: Above career pathway information is based on the qualification description on National Training Register (www.training.gov.au) and our market research. It does NOT imply any job guarantee or job role at the end of the course.
The Institute does NOT claim any employment outcome or job guarantee associated with its courses as it will be misleading.
Pathways from this qualification
After successful completion of the program, participants are eligible to enrol into CHC62015 – Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management and/or other related diploma qualifications.
[NB. ASIA does NOT offer CHC62015 – Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.]
This qualification can also be used as a stepping stone into tertiary study and supports career progression. After achieving this qualification candidates may apply to undertake:
- Bachelor of Early Years Education
- Bachelor of Early Years and Primary Education
- Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education
- Diploma of Tertiary Studies
- Diploma of Higher Education