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CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Advance your early childhood education career with a high-level course. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides you with the essential skills and qualification required for a career in one of the fastest-growing sectors in Australia.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode, On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit

DURATION

This qualification is delivered over a 2 year period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. - This qualification is delivered over a 85 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. - This qualification is delivered over a 104 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. - This qualification is delivered over a 85 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Cairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton

FULL COURSE COST

$8,988 (2019)

SUBSIDISED COURSE COST

$2,324 (2019)

SUBSIDISED CONCESSION COST

$896 (2019)

UNITS/CREDITS

28 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Pathways: On completion of CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, opportunities to access higher level degree qualifications exist within CQUniversity.CHC50113 is embedded into the first year of the Bachelor of Education course with CQUniversity. Occupations include but are not limited to: Early childhood educator; Family day care educator; Family day care Coordinator; Service Director/Centre Director and Out-Of-School Hours Care Coordinator.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification reflects the role of an Educator who is responsible for implementing a learning curriculum within an Early Childhood sector. Upon completion you will be qualified to work within the requirements of the Education and Care National Quality Framework.

Course Structure - Bridging Teacher

Study Modes: Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Duration:

This qualification is delivered over a 2 year period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.


Cluster 1 - Wellbeing and Safety
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
Cluster 2 - Provide Care and Nutrition
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Cluster 3 - Nurturing Relationships and Responsive Practice
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
Cluster 4 - Engage and Promote Children's Learning and Development
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE022Promote children's agency
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
Cluster 5 - Legislation and Service Quality
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
BSBLED401Develop teams and individuals
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Cluster 6 - Diversity and Indigenous
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
Other Units - see Entry Requirements
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Other Units - credited from teaching qualification
CHCINM002Meet community information needs
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPOL003Research and apply evidence to practice

On Campus Course Structure

Study Modes: On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit
Duration:

This qualification is delivered over a 85 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
Cluster 2 - First Aid
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Cluster 4 - Play and Development
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
Cluster 5 - Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003Provide care for children
Cluster 6 - Culture and Community
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
Cluster 7 - Health and Safety Management
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Cluster 8 - Leadership and Service Management
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Cluster 9 - Program Design and Implementation
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE022Promote children's agency
Cluster 10 - Children's Behaviour and Inclusion
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
Electives

Mixed Mode Course Structure

Study Modes: Mixed Mode, RPL/RCC/Credit
Duration:

This qualification is delivered over a 104 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

Cluster 1 - Children’s Health and Safety
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Cluster 2 - First Aid
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Cluster 4 - Play and Development’
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Cluster 5 - Physical and emotional wellbeing
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003Provide care for children
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Cluster 7 - Health and Safety Management
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
Cluster 8 - Leadership and Service Management
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
Cluster 9 - Program design and implementation
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE022Promote children's agency
Cluster 10 - Children’s Behaviour and Inclusion
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
Electives

On Campus Course Structure - Bundaberg Only

Study Mode: On-campus
Duration:

This qualification is delivered over a 85 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
Cluster 4 - Play and Development
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people

Course Structure - Bridging Teacher

2019 JanuaryRockhampton
2019 FebruaryCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton
2019 MarchRockhampton
2019 AprilCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton
2019 MayRockhampton
2019 JuneCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton
2019 JulyRockhampton
2019 AugustRockhampton
2019 SeptemberRockhampton
2019 OctoberCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton
2019 NovemberRockhampton
2019 DecemberRockhampton

Mixed Mode Course Structure

2019 JanuaryRockhampton
2019 FebruaryRockhampton
2019 MarchRockhampton
2019 AprilRockhampton
2019 MayRockhampton
2019 JuneRockhampton
2019 JulyRockhampton
2019 AugustRockhampton
2019 SeptemberRockhampton
2019 OctoberRockhampton
2019 NovemberRockhampton
2019 DecemberRockhampton

On Campus Course Structure

2019 FebruaryCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton
2019 AprilCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton
2019 JuneCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton
2019 OctoberCairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton

On Campus Course Structure - Bundaberg Only

2019 JuneBundaberg
2019 JulyBundaberg
2019 SeptemberBundaberg
No information available at this time.
No information available at this time.

Standard Course Entry Requirements: Completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Ability to complete vocational placement component for the duration of the qualification.

Ability to obtain a Suitability Card (Blue Card).

PLEASE NOTE: Bridging Teacher Entry Requirements - Teachers are eligible to enrol in the customised course structure if they: - Hold a Primary Teaching qualification with a focus on children aged 5 to 8 years old (eg qualification with focus on children aged 3 to 8 or 5 to 12) A prerequisite competency will apply to students who have graduated prior to 1990. - Hold current teacher registration. (Qualifications that are specifically for middle and secondary school aged children are not acceptable) - A current First Aid Certificate with the code HLTAID004 is required which may be obtained during study Documents required for Bridging Teacher entry JP certified copies of the following documents are required to verify eligibility to enrol and are to be submitted to VET-childcare-rockhampton@cqu.edu.au before enrolment can continue: - Proof of teacher registration - Primary teaching qualification(s) - Marriage certificate or similar (if necessary) Please note - qualifications which are specifically for middle and secondary school aged children are not acceptable.

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.
No information available at this time.
Subsidised full fee$2,324 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee$896 (2019)
Fee for service$8,988 (2019)
Fee for service per unit$321 (2019)
Fee for service (International)N/A
Fee for service per unit (International)N/A
Subsidised full fee per unit$83 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$32 (2019)

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86. The 2019 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $10,342.

VET Student Loans can be used to pay for all or part of an eligible student’s Tuition Fees. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students studying diploma level and above qualifications to pay their tuition fees. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is paid. Please refer to VET Student Loan for details and eligibility.

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