CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Gain the practical knowledge to become an educational leader or manager in childcare and ensure children receive quality inclusive care in their early years. 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, analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Potential Career Outcomes:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Childcare Centre Manager
  • Children’s Advisor
  • Play group Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Childcare Staff Supervisor
  • Children’s Services Director
  • Childhood Education Manager

Who could enrol:

This course is suitable for a variety of learners such as:

  • Those employed in early childhood education and care who wish to obtain a qualification and/or have their skills recognised
  • Those who wish to obtain a qualification in early childhood education in order to gain employment in the children’s services sector.

This qualification includes 15 units of competency which comprise of 12 core and 3 elective units. Elective units have been carefully selected based on the industry consultation to ensure the learner achieves the desired vocational outcomes of the course.

Units of Competency:

Core Units

  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units

  • CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

The above elective units have been selected based on the industry requirements and in relation to the vocational outcome. REACH for Training may consider offering other preferred elective units based on the applicable training package requirements.

Duration :

Up to 42 weeks (excluding holidays).

Study commitment required:

We recommend a learner would require a minimum of 35-45 hours of commitment per week to complete this qualification. This includes participation in class, homework and self-study, work placement hours, assignment activities and assessments.

Training delivery method:

Training is delivered in a blended mode including mixed mode, scheduled face-to-face learning in class and online learning activities.

Assessments methods:

Written assessments, Scenarios, Role Plays, Case Studies, Practical exercises, and Workplace Observations.

Age:

Minimum 18 years

English

  • Year 12 or equivalent; or
  • Minimum 1-year work experience communicating in English

LLN:

Completion of LLN Assessment at Level 4 of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Academic requirement:

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Physical requirements:

This qualification requires working in an early childhood education and care environment which may involve:

  • A personal computer/laptop/tablet or any mobile device
  • Appropriate software e.g. Microsoft Office to engage with the learning and assessment
  • High speed internet connectivity
  • assisting children to use the bathroom
  • Audio/video/visual tools to engage with the interactive video materials
  • Basic computer skills to engage with the LMS and in live online learning sessions

Technology requirements:

This course is offered in a blended mode and the learning resources are accessible online through our Learning Management System (LMS). To ensure access to the learning resources, you would require:

  • A personal computer/laptop/tablet or any mobile device
  • Appropriate software e.g. Microsoft Office to engage with the learning and assessment
  • High speed internet connectivity
  • Audio/video/visual tools to engage with the interactive video materials
  • Basic computer skills to engage with the LMS and in live online learning sessions

USI Number:

Valid USI number is required. Ask us if you require any assistance in creating it on your behalf.

Other requirements:

  • Valid and current email address
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check or Working with Vulnerable People Check

This course requires you to complete a mandatory work placement of 300 hours within an approved children’s education and care service. This is to ensure that a learner has adequate opportunities of learning, practicing and demonstrating their skills in the workplace according to industry standards and based on the units of competency.

Requirements:

At REACH, our learners are responsible for finding a suitable workplace facility to undertake the mandatory work placement. However, our Student Support team is available to assist with strategies of identifying a suitable venue.

Approval of the facility:

Once identified, our Work placement coordinators verify the suitability of the venue to ensure our learners will get opportunities of learning and practicing the required tasks.

Documents required:

REACH provides:

  • Work Placement Agreement between REACH and the employer;
  • Insurance Certificate for undertaking work placement;
  • Work Placement Logbook and other related materials.

Learner to organise:

Any other evidence requested by the employer e.g., proof of vaccination etc.

Undertaking work placement:

Prior to the commencement of the work placement, learners are informed about:

  • the workplace, their policy and procedures and the dos and don’ts;
  • the requirements of the work placement and the activities to be undertaken;
  • the evidence to be recorded in the Work Placement Logbook.

Payment Options:

REACH acknowledges that our learners may require flexibility in how they pay their fees. To support our learners, we offer a structured Payment Plan which could be discussed.

Payment Plan:

You have the flexibility to make payments as per an agreed amount and duration. Please note that REACH does not accept any payment of fees over $1500 at a time.

Government funded:

If you enrol under a government subsidised option, your fees will be in accordance with the funding requirements as defined by the relevant funding body.
Please speak to the enrolment officer for further details.

ACT – Skilled Capital
NSW – Smart and Skilled program
WA – Jobs and Skills

*If you are not eligible for government funding, please contact our support team for other options

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Why REACH?

Flexible Training Options

  • Classroom based
  • Online
  • Blended
  • Workplace based

Our National Presence

  • Greater Sydney region
  • Hunter & Maitland region
  • Central Coast Region
  • Riverina region
  • ACT – Belconnen, Queanbeyan

*Not all courses are offered from all locations. Please check at the time of application.


Government Subsidised Training

  • NSW
  • ACT
  • WA
  • Centrelink

*Not all courses are offered under all of the above mentioned government subsidised options. Please check at the time of application Eligibility criteria applies.

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