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COURSE CODE: CHC50113 CRICOS CODE: 082757J
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification that ACECQA requires for those wanting to take on higher levels of responsibility and leadership in an early childhood service. It is the qualification for those wishing to lead an education and care program for children before they enter formal schooling.
Through the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, 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:
The list of units and assessment methods is found on the column to the right.
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 here for ACECQA's requirements for this.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:
ACCCO prides itself on maintaining solid quality relationships with reputable educational partners. Students who do not meet our English Language entry requirements may choose to study an English course at one of our English College Partners.
2 Days Classroom Based Per Week, Plus 1 Day Vocational Placement Per Week
All courses offered to international students are delivered through classroom based study. The classes for Certificate II, Certificate III and Diploma courses are held at our Fortitude Valley campus in Brisbane. All classes are delivered by qualified, industry experienced Trainers Assessors. Our Trainer Assessors work closely with students to optimise their learning experience. We simulate activities and tasks that are required to be performed within the workplace to prepare students for work or placement in an early education centre or service.
International Students attend classes two days per week at the college and spend one day per week at Vocational Placement. This is equates to a total of 20 contact hours per week. There are also various days allocated for excursions, special visitors, art and craft days and block Vocational Placement.
Students must undergo a criminal history and working with children check prior to undertaking Vocational Placement in an early education service, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18). It is a requirement of the qualifications that students obtain a Blue Card upon commencement of study and hold a current Blue Card for the duration of enrolment in the qualification.
All students in this qualification are allocated an ACCCO Trainer who will guide them through the qualification. Trainers are all qualified in early childhood education and have at least 5 years' experience completing the job you are wanting to hold. Trainers offer regular phone, email and face to face support so you always have help when you need it!
Some universities offer credit from the Diploma to enrol into Early Childhood Teaching qualifications. Alternatively, the CHC60215 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is a great qualification for those aspiring to secure a management position in early childhood services.
ACCCO will charge the learner for the enrolment application, tuition, material fees and training product as per the nominated fee schedules
as outlined below;
|Enrolment Fee||Tuition Fees||Material Fees||Recognition of Prior Learning||Credit Transfer|
|AUD $200||AUD $17,250||AUD $550||Upon Application||Free|
How to Apply
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).
Check you meet:
If you do not meet the English Language Requirements, please visit our English Language Pathway Partners or contact our International Manager who will be able to discuss English Language Pathway options with you.
Complete the Enrolment Form and prepare details of:
Submit your Enrolment Form and Supporting Documents to email@example.com.
Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility 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. Once your application is approved you will receive a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO which explains how to:
Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established. Upon receipt of your Signed Acceptance of Offer and payment of your deposit, ACCCO will issue your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE).
If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification.
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For assistance with your enrolment, our International Admissions Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.
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