CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS COURSE CODE: 096932F

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a 12 months course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to work in the childcare industry:

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DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING LEARNING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

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FACILITATING CHILDREN’S HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING

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MANAGING AND MAINTAINING LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE

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LEADERSHIP AND BASIC MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

CHC50113 – DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE

The certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered over 52 weeks/12 months face to face which includes 28 units of study and 240 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre- arranged with approved childhood centre partners and arrangements will supported by the college.

The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer within the early childhood education and care industry and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide care and support to children.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Entry requirements are in place to make sure that students who gain entry to these courses have the skills and abilities they require in order to successfully complete their studies.
  • Students need be 18 year and older and have completed year 12.
  • Student visa applicants under the age of 18 and who have completed year 12 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over, and they will turn 18 before their course commences. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs – Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.
  • International students whose first language is not English will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses.
  • Educare requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Educare College Australia) or satisfactory completion of 12 weeks of General English with one of our English education partners.
  • For international student who are not confident in meeting our Literacy and numeracy skills, we request that you contact us to discuss additional pathways you may undertake first to achieve our basic entry requirements.
  • Before students undertake work placement blocks, they must ensure they hold Police Clearance and required blue Card

COURSE INFORMATION

The certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered over 78 weeks/18 months face to face which includes 28 units of study and 240 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre- arranged with approved childhood centre partners and arrangements will supported by the college.

The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer within the early childhood education and care industry and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide care and support to children.

QUALIFICATION UNITS OF COMPETENCY

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

Reflect and improve own professional practices

CHCPOL002
Develop and implement policy
BSBLED401
Develop teams and individuals
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies and go on to University to complete a Bachelor of Education.

CAREER PATHWAYS AND OUTCOMES

A person with this level qualification will be able to:

Design, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs

Support children’s learning and development

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

Suitable Career outcomes may include;

Lead Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care

Family Day Care Educator

Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher

Supervisor roles

Early Childhood Teacher (for those holding Primary Teaching qualifications ask us about the Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program)

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FEE OPTIONS

  • Higher level course in packages is considered the principle course of study;
  • Tuition fees are exclusive of all learning materials, enrolment fee and a Student ID card.
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is a visa requirement and is not a tuition fee.
  • Educare College is affiliated with several OHSC providers. If your agent is unable to arrange this, please advise us and we would be happy to organise this on your behalf.

**For more information on payment plans, please email enrol@educare.edu.au

VIEW OUR COURSE FEES HERE

TEACHING & DELIVERY MODES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:

  • Face to face facilitation and roleplays

  • Independent learning/simulated sessions

  • Group based workshops and discussions

FACE TO FACE/CLASSROOM AND ON THE JOB WORK PLACEMENT

International students must attend face to face in person for classroom full time sessions. Classroom lessons contact times will be min 20 hours each week. Lessons will be conducted in both theory and practical modes. Trainers may decide depending on the students’ knowledge and skills that are required to achieve competencies in their tasks, to interlace some theoretical information delivered during practical sessions. Most theoretical subjects will contain other modes such as role plays/PowerPoint presentations/videos/ and other interactive methods as required.

COMPETENCY-BASED ASSESSMENTS

Certain competencies may also be assessed during work placement if required. The assessment is conducted by your assigned Trainer & Assessor from Educare who will evaluate your knowledge, skills and performance against the required workplace criteria to assess your competency in that specific area/unit. Manual Handling will form part of your practical assessment and will be conducted on campus first before your first block of work placement hours.

You will be provided a list of methods you will be assessed with in your Training Plan and Assessment strategy document in your orientation and induction week. Your assessor will address these in more detail during teaching times.

RESOURCES REQUIRED

You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.

TIMETABLE

  • You will receive your full class timetable during orientation week including details of when and where your individual classes will be held.
  • Students studying at the Brisbane Campus will have a different timetable to the Gold Coast Campus.
  • Your timetable may change each semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

BRISBANE CAMPUS FACE TO FACE ATTENDANCE DAYS – CHC30113 CERTIFICATE III IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE

To view your class schedules please download sample timetable here for Brisbane

WORK PLACEMENT 

Work Placement forms an essential part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.

Students will undertake 240 placement hours in an early childcare facility organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.

An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours. 

Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 8pm). Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.

Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.

Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card). It is recommended potential students have all their vaccinations up to date, this includes; Varicella. Adults who have not had the Varicella — chickenpox — vaccination will need to get it prior to working in child care. Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Tetanus and Diphtheria. Influenza and Hepatitis.

View our intake dates for academic calendar years here

PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS

Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
  • Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
  • Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT OUT STUDENTS SAY

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Without the hardwork, much effort of our very supportive and active trainer, no other than Miss Sallie Abell… we will not be here today..to my classmates who had come along with us, sharing our laughter, knowledge and enjoying our class…more power to ALL and the rest of EDUCARE COLLEGE staffs..and everyone..

VERHNA ESA COCH

VERHNA ESA COCH

Educare Student 2017

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Thank you Lisa Dolby for your hard work and commitment you put in to help me achieve my goal if it wasn’t for you i wouldn’t be where i am today your such a lovely person always goes out of your way to help people im soooo thankful and i recommend you to any body who wants a trainer im going to miss our cheeky class talks lol but you the most once again thank you.

LANI BACKHOUSE-SMITH

LANI BACKHOUSE-SMITH

Educare Student 2017

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