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The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification that ACECQA requires for those wanting to advance their career and studies in early childhood, and take on higher levels of responsibility and leadership in an early childhood service. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in providing care to children, with an emphasis on play-based learning and assist children achieve developmental outcomes. It is the qualification for those wishing to lead an education and care program for children before they enter formal schooling. A Diploma further enables you to implement, and manage education and care programs, and supervise staff and volunteers. You'll also gain entry level management knowledge and skills that let you oversee the early childhood education and care service. As a Diploma qualified educator, you will:
The guideline for duration is 12 months – 2 years depending on your chosen study option. External training is self-paced, and duration depends on the individual learner, their employment situation and enrolment type. Credit transfer and RPL options may also reduce the overall time taken to complete the course.
ACCCO offers a variety of delivery options that allows students to complete the qualification in a mode/s that suit individual learning requirements:
Through the Diploma qualification, you will learn what it means to provide a program for babies, toddlers and young children and work in a position of responsibility. There are 28 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:
This qualification is made up of 18 units of competency (23 core, 5 elective) which reflect the needs of industry.
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE021 Implement strategies of the inclusion of all children
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service
Please note: HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting unit may be completed at an additional cost through an external provider if the student is unable to attend an ACCCO training location.
To learn more about what is included in the units above, click here and type in the unit code.
The Diploma qualification provides for employment in the following roles:
Students wishing to be considered "actively working towards" an approved Diploma qualification for ACECQA purposes may need to
show evidence to their employer / prospective employer that they have successfully completed 11 units of this qualification. Students
seeking this approval to be eligible to be classified as "actively working towards a Diploma" will need to maintain a current
enrolment and be making satisfactory progress in the Diploma. Click
for ACECQA's requirements for this.
All students need to be employed or volunteering in an ACECQA approved early childhood service to complete the practical components of their qualification. This will be for no less than 240 hours spread over the duration of the qualification. Placement working with children under 2 years of age is required (minimum of 60 hours with 0-12mths and 60 hours with 12-24 months) the remaining hours can be spread across all ages between 0 - 5years. Actual hours completed is dependent on student capability.
The ACCCO Trainer Assessor may be able to support you to arrange this placement if you don't already have one. Students must have a current Working with Children Check prior to starting placement.
No matter what your study mode, all students in this qualification are allocated an ACCCO Trainer Assessor who will guide them through the qualification. Trainer Assessors are all qualified in early childhood education and have at least 5 years' experience completing the job you are wanting to hold. Trainer Assessors provide regular phone, email and face to face support in the workplace so you always have help when you need it!
Some universities offer credit from the Diploma qualification to enrol in Early Childhood teaching qualifications. Alternatively, the CHC60215 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is a great qualification for those aiming to hold a management position in an ACECQA approved service.
ACCCO offers flexible payment options and students may qualify for VET Student Loans, an Australian Government loan scheme to help pay for all or part of your tuition fees for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Alternatively, you may be eligible for State and Federal Government funding, depending on circumstance. Call our dedicated education consultants now on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.
This qualification attracts funding assistance for eligible persons!!! Funding varies between State / Territories so please check your eligibility requirements for what is available to you in your area.
Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to complete an enrolment form and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN).
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Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.
*Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided.
ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.
If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.
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