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CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care



**Government Funding is Available for Eligible Individuals

This qualification 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. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Qualification will be delivered for 73 weeks. Students will generally need to spend 12 hours per week on self-studies, completing assessment and undertaking workplace activates.

To be eligible for this course, Learners must demonstrate that they have sound literacy and numeracy skills to a standard of at least Australian Year 12 school or Australian Certificate III, or an equivalent. Applicants will be required to complete an ACSF language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment.
Learning (ACSF Level 5), reading (ACSF Level 4), writing (ACSF Level 4), oral communication (ACSF Level 4) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) are desirable to participate in the course.

There is a mandatory requirement for students to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement in a regulated education and care service. Students will be assisted by the Work Placement Officers to find suitable work placement opportunities in reputable establishments. Students may be required to do more hours in order to demonstrate competency . Police check and working with children check will be required when undertaking the practical placement.

Employment outcomes resulting from the completion of this qualification may include the following roles:
• Early childhood educator
• Authorised supervisor (Early Childhood Services)
• Centre manager (Early Childhood Services)
• Team Leader (Early Childhood Services)
• Out-of-school-hours educator or coordinator
• Family day care educator
• Family day care coordinator
• Family daycare operator

To be awarded the qualification of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, learners must successfully complete a total of Twenty-eight (28) units of competency, consisting of:
• Twenty-three (23) Core Units, and;
• Five (5) Elective Units,
All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational

Methods of assessment may include
• Written assessment tasks
• Scenarios
• Workplace Activities
• Class Activities
• Workplace Observation
• Third party Report

The learner is required to achieve competency in Twenty-eight (28) units in order to complete the course and be awarded this qualification.

In some cases, prior learning and experience can be used as evidence of your current skills and abilities. Information about how to apply can be sourced by contacting our office on (03) 8714 1222.

Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed units at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer please complete the credit transfer application form available from head office and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted.

Full Fee: *Tuition Fee: $11,900
Government Funding:  **Tuition Fee: $0

* The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment
**Government Funding is available for Eligible individuals. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Please contact (03) 87141222 for more information.
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE002 Ensure the health & safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Provide and promote healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationship with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE016 Establish and Maintain a safe healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Support the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nature creativity in children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE026 Work in Partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Island safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE021 Implement Strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE020 Establish and Implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE024 Design and Implement the curriculum to foster children learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE013 Information about children to inform practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
Duration 73 Weeks
Level Diploma
Instution Australian College of Professional Studies
Branch Werribee
Unit Code CHC50113
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