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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

10 Aug Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

In the space dedicated to childcare courses, the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with the certification and qualification you need to pursue a successful career in children’s services. It covers a range of institutions including preschools, family day care centres, kindergartens and occasional day care centres.

 

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to supervise staff who are responsible for taking care of children, ensure the work environment is safe and secure, coordinate workplace activities, and develop and implement inclusive policies. Through a combination of theory and practice, this course will give you all the tools you need to progress to a successful career in the childcare industry. This is not your usual child care course, in fact,  each work placement will offer you an opportunity to develop practical skills under the watchful eye of a qualified and experienced childcare professional.

Course Details

Course Details

  • Course duration: 75 weeks (total duration varies according to your existing skills, knowledge and experience)
  • Total unit requirement: 28, consisting of 23 core units and 5 elective units that must be achieved over three stages, which are outlined below.

 

STAGE 1

  • Operate in accordance with the legal, regulatory, and ethical framework.
  • Identify children and youths who may be at risk and take appropriate action.
  • Implement actions and practices in accordance with an approved framework.
  • Ensure the children and young people under your care are safe at all times.
  • Provide appropriate care for babies, toddlers, and children.
  • Provide children under your care with healthy and nutritious food and drink.
  • Interact with children in a positive and encouraging manner.
  • Exhibit cultural competence at all times.
  • Work productively with children of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and their families.
  • Provide appropriate emergency first aid as and when required.

 

STAGE 2

  • Manage workload and priorities appropriately.
  • Compile complex documents.
  • Ensure the workplace health and safety requirements are maintained.
  • Deliver a safe and healthy care environment for children.
  • Focus on developing early years children at a holistic level.
  • Nurture children’s creativity.
  • Develop and implement a robust and effective curriculum that adequately fosters children’s learning and development.

 

STAGE 3

  • Reflect on professional practice and identify areas for development.
  • Ensure the information needs of the community are respected and met.
  • Advance children’s agency.
  • Work closely with family members and guardians to ensure the education and care delivered to children is appropriate and meets their needs.
  • Develop and implement measures by which cooperative behaviour can be fostered.
  • Ensure strategies are inclusive and respect the needs of all children.
  • Entrench sustainable working practices in service operations.
  • Ensure education and care services are fully compliant with requirements.
  • Analyse the information and data that is available when developing learning interventions.
  • Design, develop and implement appropriate policies.

Course Load and Nominal hours

Module numberCodeCore / ElectiveUnit of CompetencyNominal Hours
    SWL*Total
First AidHLTAID004CoreProvide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
Cluster 1

 

CHCLEG001CoreWork legally and ethically40
CHCPRT001Core Identify and respond to children and young people at risk30
Cluster 2

 

CHCECE005CoreProvide care for babies and toddlers120*40
CHCECE004CorePromote and provide healthy food and drink20
CHCECE002CoreEnsure the health and safety of children50
CHCECE003Core Provide care for children120*40
Cluster 3CHCECE009Core Use an approved learning framework to guide practice15
Cluster 4

 

CHCECE007CoreDevelop positive and respectful relationships with children120*50
CHCECE001CoreDevelop cultural competence30
CHCDIV002CorePromote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety20
Cluster 5

 

CHCECE023CoreAnalyse information to inform learning70
CHCECE022CorePromote children’s agency60
CHCECE017CoreFoster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood240*130
CHCECE018CoreNurture creativity in children70
CHCECE020CoreEstablish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour40
CHCECE024Core Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development240*160
Cluster 6

 

CHCECE026CoreWork in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children40
CHCECE021CoreImplement strategies for the inclusion of all children40
Cluster 7CHCECE019CoreFacilitate compliance in an education and care services120*50
CHCECE016CoreEstablish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children40
CHCECE025CoreEmbed sustainable practices in service organisations50
HLTWHS003CoreMaintain workplace health and safety40
CHCMGT003ElectiveLead the work team60
CHCPOL002ElectiveDevelop and implement policy70
CHCORG627BElectiveProvide mentoring support to colleagues38
CHCPRP003ElectiveReflect on and improve own professional practice80
CHCINM002ElectiveMeet community information needs50
BSBINN502ElectiveBuild and sustain an innovative work environment50
BSBLED401ElectiveDevelop teams and individuals40
TOTAL240*1533

Outcomes

Students who complete the Diploma in Childcare will be provided with a nationally recognised certification in the form of a Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

Career Paths

Rewarding and fun career options include:

Childcare team leader, Manager, Director of a child care centre or nanny.

Childcare positions are available at:

Pre-schools & Kindergartens
Before and after school care
Family day care, Occasional Childcare in hotels, resorts, cruise ships, etc.

Ready to start?

The Federal Government has recognised a national skills shortage for qualified child care workers. With more and more child care centres opening up to meet the demands of working families, this shortage is likely to increase. Among the many child care courses our Diploma of Childcare is highly recognised and well received by the top players in the industry.

This means that there are many employment opportunities for qualified child care workers – so get qualified and kick start your career!

What are you waiting for? Contact Us today. Free call: 1800 765 295. Not what you’re after? See all our qualifications: www.qualifyme.edu.au/qualifications .

4 Comments
  • Kamaljeet kaur
    Posted at 08:04h, 26 March Reply

    Hello, I just want to enquire about the basic information about this course like if weekend classes are available, fees and when the next batch is starting.

    • Qualify Me!
      Posted at 19:23h, 30 March Reply

      I believe we have Saturday class running. Contact our Courses division to find out more.

  • Jabrin
    Posted at 06:03h, 17 June Reply

    Do u need to be a PR Resident or Australian student to be considered eligible? I am an international student and I would love to take part in the course

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