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Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care

Duration

104 weeks

Number of units

28 units of competency

Location

TAS | NSW

Course Overview

CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

  • Offshore Fee $24,000*
  • Onshore Fee Not Provided

Entry Requirements

Successfully completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory. Students must be 18 years old and above.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

Related Occupations

There are no related occupations for this qualification.

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 240 unpaid vocational placement hours. Reach Community College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be willing to undertake placement in an early childcare facility and/or within a simulated childcare environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, Reach Community College will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement, however students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.

Students will be notified of their placement details by email, prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere in Tasmania and within Australia.
Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression.

Before commencing vocational placement:
Students will be required to complete HLTAID004– Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. This unit is a core unit within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement.

Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

  • QLD – Blue Card (www.bluecard.qld.gov.au)
  • NSW – Working with Children Check (www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check)
  • TAS – Working with Children Registration (https://wwcforms.justice.tas.gov.au/Apply/ApplicationStart.aspx)
  • VIC – Working with Children Check (https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/)
  • Provide an Australian Federal Police Certificate indicating that the student has passed the Australian Federal Police (National) Check.(www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/services/criminal-records/national-police-checks)

Qualification Issued

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Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
CHCDIV002*Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001*Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002*Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003*2Provide care for children
CHCECE004*Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005*2Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007*Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009*Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016*Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017*2Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018*Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019*Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020*Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021*Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022*Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023* Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024*Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025*Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026*Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001*Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001*Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID0041Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003*Maintain work health and safety
Elective Unit CodeElective Unit Title
CHCDIV001*Work with diverse people
CHCECE011*Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE010*Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013*Use information about children to inform practice
BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
Note

The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned in https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50113

2CHCECE003 and CHCECE005 requires students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria during a period of at least 120 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service. CHCECE017 requires students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria during a period of at least 240 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service.

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Non-Tuition Fees

$200 (Handling Fee)
(No other charges or changes to Tuition Fees once paid)

VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT FEES
$500 – for each qualification in Community Services. Before commencing placement, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified of their placement via email, including when to obtain these documents, prior to commencing vocational placement.

Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: https://reachcollege.edu.au/student-support/forms/

OSHC FEES
International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) is insurance to assist international students meet the costs of medical and hospital care while in Australia.