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CHC50121 - 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

There are multiple durations. Please refer to the Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

15 units

JOB PROSPECTS

On completion of CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, occupations include working as an Educator in long daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens. Students can also further their study opportunities with credits towards other qualifications on the CQUniversity scope of registration.

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. Eductors at this level are responsible for designing and implementing a curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of the service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations.  They may have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers or other educators. To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

MIXED MODE

Duration:

This course is delivered over a 48 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete 336 hours of Vocational Placement within this course, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CLUSTER 2 COMMUNICATION AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families
CLUSTER 3 INCLUSIVE PRACTICES
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CLUSTER 4 PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CLUSTER 5 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCINM002Meet community information needs
CLUSTER 6 LEADERSHIP
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CLUSTER 7 COMPLIANCE
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service

Apprenticeship

Duration:

This course is delivered over a 48 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete 336 hours of Vocational Placement within this course, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CLUSTER 2 COMMUNICATION AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families
CLUSTER 3 INCLUSIVE PRACTICES
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CLUSTER 4 PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CLUSTER 5 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
CHCINM002Meet community information needs
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CLUSTER 6 LEADERSHIP
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CLUSTER 7 COMPLIANCE
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service

THE MARAWAY QLD

Duration:

This course is delivered over a 48 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete 336 hours of Vocational Placement within this course, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CLUSTER 2 COMMUNICATION AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families
CLUSTER 3 INCLUSIVE PRACTICES
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CLUSTER 4 PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CLUSTER 5 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
CHCINM002Meet community information needs
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CLUSTER 6 LEADERSHIP
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
CLUSTER 7 COMPLIANCE
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Duration:

The duration of approximately 3 months for a full assessment to occur by a CQUniversity trainer and assessor, from receipt of all documentation and evidence against the units selected for recognition prior learning by the applicant. The full RPL process is available at www.cqu.edu.au

CORE UNITS
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
ELECTIVE UNITS
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
CHCINM002Meet community information needs

Online

2022 MayOnline Available
2022 JuneOnline Available
2022 JulyOnline Available
2022 AugustOnline Available
2022 SeptemberOnline Available
2022 OctoberOnline Available
2022 NovemberOnline Available
2023 JanuaryOnline Available
2023 FebruaryOnline Available
2023 MarchOnline Available
2023 AprilOnline Available
2023 MayOnline Available
2023 JuneOnline Available
2023 JulyOnline Available
2023 AugustOnline Available
2023 SeptemberOnline Available
2023 OctoberOnline Available
2023 NovemberOnline Available

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a regulated education and care service, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours.

Within this time allocation, students can demonstrate the required vocational placement tasks and skills for other units as required for the qualification.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete additional hours of Vocational Placement, to what is listed on the training package, to achieve this qualification, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

A total number of 280 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.

This course has no residential schools.

Entry to this qualification requires students to have successfully completed and hold a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.

CQUniversity requirement: completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

The requirement to complete vocational placement component for the duration of the qualification of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

The requirement to successfully obtain a Working With Children Check relevant to your state in Australia.

Access to a computer, Internet and intermediate computer skills. 24 hour CQUniversity computer labs are available on selected campuses.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

COVID-19 vaccination is no longer a mandatory requirement for workers in early childhood, primary and secondary education settings. Decisions on mandatory vaccinations will instead be made by the owner or operator of these settings and as such students undertaking work-integrated learning will need to adhere to the individual education setting requirements.

On completion of CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, occupations include working as an Educator in long daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Students can also further their study opportunities with credits towards other qualifications on the CQUniversity scope of registration.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$7,950.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$1,755.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$420.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$530.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$117.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$28.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$22.00 (2022)
JobTrainer$330.00 (2022)
JobTrainer fee per unit$22.00 (2022)
Fee for service$8,280.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee$1,875.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$495.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$552.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$125.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$33.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$24.70 (2023)

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 2022 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $16,221.

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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Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

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In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

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A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

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CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS
CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

You’ve made an excellent choice. Now that you have decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one. International students can apply for a USI once in Australia.

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DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

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