Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (CHC50113)

Follow your dream and study to become an early childhood educator, centre director or a kindergarten educator. As Australia’s population continues to grow, this is a career that is in demand. The Australian Government predicts Australia will need an additional 43,000 early childhood teachers by 2023 to cater for the projected number of preschool age children. When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with Chisholm, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification highly regarded by employers in this sector. You’ll be able to work at a senior level in a variety of children’s services, including designing and developing curriculum and supervision of staff.

After successful completion of our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at CINEC, Chisholm students can pathway to Federation University and receive direct credit into a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) or Bachelor of Education (Primary). This course requires mandatory practical placement in an approved early childhood setting (minimum 240 hours) In Australia. The course is based on the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework and has an emphasis on play-based learning.

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Accreditation

Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA)

Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Degree Pathway

Option 1: Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Option 2: Bachelor of Education (Primary)

CAREER PATHS

Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

Early childhood centre educator

Occasional care coordinator

Family day care coordinator

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Day care educator

Early childhood educator

Kindergarten teacher

Preschool teacher

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Primary teacher

 

 

Course Type

Part Time

Course Commencement Dates

15 November 2021

Duration

18 Months (Part Time) at CINEC | 3 Months (Full Time) Industry Placement at Chisholm, Melbourne, Australia

Course Modules

STUDY UNITS

CHCECE006

Support behavior of children and young people

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE013

Use information about children to inform practice

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

STUDY UNITS

CHCECE018

Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE023

Analyse information to inform learning

CHCECE022

Promote children’s agency

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCECE017

Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

CHCECE021

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE019

Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

HLTWHS003

Maintain workplace health and safety

BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

CHCECE016

Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE026

Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

CHCECE024

Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE020

Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behavior

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

BSBWRK412/BSBWOR501

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

CHCECE025

Embed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Entry Requirements

A minimum of one (1) pass/ “S” at GCE (A/L) in any stream; or equivalent or

Completion of any CINEC foundation program or equivalent

English Requirement: A minimum of GCE (O/L) pass / “S” for English language subject or equivalent