EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Education & Community Services Courses

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

QUAL CODE

CHC50121

DURATION

Up to 97 weeks

STUDY MODE

Blended (On Campus, Self Paced)

Overview

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.

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.

Subsidy available

Yes

Traineeship available

No

Intakes

Mar 2022, June 2022, August 2022, November 2022

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Entry Requirements

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.

EQUALS International (Aust) Pty Ltd business rules require:

  • Adult Entry (18 years or over at the time of application)
  • Package CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

All students must successfully complete all components of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care units of competency and WIL before commencing their studies within the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in order to meet the Entry Requirements.

All applicants must also demonstrate adequate English language skills and numeracy skills to communicate safely and effectively in industry.

Domestic applicants will be required to demonstrate adequate literacy and numeracy skills at pre-admission interview through formal assessment.

English Language Requirements

Please view the English requirements for international students on this page.

Study Units

Core units (including CHC30121 packaged)

  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • 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
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

As part of its commitment to holistic training, EQUALS provides students with additional study and personal development in the following modules:

  • Study Skills
  • Spiritual Intelligence

The packaging rules for this qualification require a total of 15 units of competency, made up of 13 core units and 3 elective units. EQUALS has taken a decision to package the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care which is 17 additional units. Candidates successfully completing all assessment and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) requirements will be able to exit on successful completion of all CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care units.

Recommended Resources

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Weekly Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-weekly-planner/

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Daily Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-daily-planner/

Nationally Recognised Training

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

Domestic Extended Information

Tuition Fee

$6900

Government Subsidised Training Fee

$795

Job Trainer Co-Contribution Fee

$650

Work Integrated Learning Fee

0

Qual Code

CHC50121

VET Student Loans Eligible

Yes

VET Loan Cap

$16,221

EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Education & Community Services Courses

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

QUAL CODE

CHC50121

DURATION

Up to 97 weeks

STUDY MODE

Blended (On Campus, Self Paced)

Overview

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.

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.

Intakes

Mar 2022, June 2022, August 2022, November 2022

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Entry Requirements

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.

EQUALS International (Aust) Pty Ltd business rules require:

  • Adult Entry (18 years or over at the time of application)
  • Package CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

All students must successfully complete all components of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care units of competency and WIL before commencing their studies within the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in order to meet the Entry Requirements.

All applicants must also demonstrate adequate English language skills and numeracy skills to communicate safely and effectively in industry.

Domestic applicants will be required to demonstrate adequate literacy and numeracy skills at pre-admission interview through formal assessment.

English Language Requirements

Please view the English requirements for international students on this page.

Study Units

Core units (including CHC30121 packaged)

  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • 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
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

As part of its commitment to holistic training, EQUALS provides students with additional study and personal development in the following modules:

  • Study Skills
  • Spiritual Intelligence

The packaging rules for this qualification require a total of 15 units of competency, made up of 13 core units and 3 elective units. EQUALS has taken a decision to package the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care which is 17 additional units. Candidates successfully completing all assessment and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) requirements will be able to exit on successful completion of all CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care units.

Recommended Resources

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Weekly Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-weekly-planner/

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Daily Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-daily-planner/

Nationally Recognised Training

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

International Extended Information

Tuition Fee

$17995

Number of Units

Amenities Fee

$350

Work Integrated Learning Fee

Student Services Fee

$250

Study Mode

Full Time on Campus

Qual Code

CHC50121

CRICOS Course Code

083997G