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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Duration

52 weeks

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Offshore Tuition Fee

$12,500*

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Course Code

CHC50121

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Number of units

15 units

Pre Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session to ensure students are fully aware of the required course information and can make an informed decision.

Course Overview

CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 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.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

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Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

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.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

 

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042*Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048*Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective Unit CodeElective Title Code
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity
CHCMGT001Develop, implement and review quality framework
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
Notes

*CHCECE042 and CHCECE048 require students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Vocational Placement

Vocational Placement Information

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 280 hours of work-based training (unpaid vocational placement) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

The 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 within a simulated childcare environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, the 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 within Australia.

Before commencing vocational placement:

As per placement facilities students are expected to have immunizations record such as COVID Vaccine certificate, Influenza vaccination. There might be additional immunization record required depending on the placement facilities policies.

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

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Australian Vocational Training Academy and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above  
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15  
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.  
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements: 

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.  
  • Student is expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).
  • Students studying CAD will have access to the College’s Computer-aided design (CAD) system (if applicable to students qualification)

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.  
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus. 
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices. 

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.

Related Occupations

The following academic and employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

Child Care Worker

Please Note: Completion of an AVTA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

AVTA does not guarantee:
  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a AVTA qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

AVTA does not:
  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

Course Information

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Delivery Mode

Face to face

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Locations

TAS & NSW

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Number of units

15 units of competency

(12 core units + 3 elective units)
Tuition Fees

Onshore Fee

$11,500*

Offshore Fee

$12,500*

+ $500 Placement Fee*
*Non-Tuition fees is not included in this price
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