CHC50113 - CRICOS: 096680K

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Information

This qualification reflects the role of an early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. This program provides professional knowledge and skills to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children. This is a practical-based learning program, where students will also develop skills, knowledge and understanding of relative legal and ethical requirements, strategies and approaches to engage with young children and their families, methods and knowledge to facilitate children's interests, as well as knowledge and skills to foster holistic development and wellbeing.

Entry Requirement
  • IELTS score of 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent

  • Be over 18 years of age

  • Working with children check

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Duration
52 Weeks
  • Scheduled structured training for a minimum of 20 hours per week

  • Undertake compulsory work placement of 240 hours

  • Record and reflect on the training activities using a Practical Placement Journal

Course Requirement
  • Scheduled structured training for a minimum of 20 hours per week

  • Undertake compulsory work placement of 240 hours

  • Record and reflect on the training activities using a Practical Placement Journal

Course Structure
Unit Code
Unit Name
Core / Elective
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Core
CHCECE001
Develop cultural competence
Core
CHCECE002
Ensure the health and safety of children
Core
CHCECE003
Provide care for children
Core
CHCECE004
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Core
CHCECE005
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Core
CHCECE007
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Core
CHCECE009
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Core
CHCECE016
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Core
CHCECE017
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
Core
CHCECE018
Nurture creativity in children
Core
CHCECE019
Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
Core
CHCECE020
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
Core
CHCECE021
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
Core
CHCECE022
Promote children's agency
Core
CHCECE023
Analyse information to inform learning
Core
CHCECE024
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
Core
CHCECE025
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Core
CHCECE026
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
Core
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
Core
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Core
HLTAID004
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Core
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
Core
CHCPOL002
Develop and implement policy
Elective
BSBLDR403
Lead team effectiveness
Elective
BSBINN502
Build and Sustain an innovative work environment
Elective
BSBSUS501
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Elective
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective