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  • CHC50113
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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career in child care with this advanced qualification and gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work as an early childhood educator or centre director.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Out of School Hours Care Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Centre Director
COURSE OUTCOME

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course overview

Course overview

Take the next step in your child care career with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for people who are already working in early childhood education and care, and want to progress their career as an educator or centre director. The demand for diploma-trained early childhood staff has risen strongly over the past decade, and the number of higher-level vacancies is expected to continue to increase with an estimated 25,000 new workers required in Australia by the end of 2018.

This course will give you the skills and practical knowledge to design and implement early childhood programs, by understanding the emotional, physical, cognitive and social needs of young children. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals will give you the support you need to succeed throughout the course of your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to design and implement early childhood education and care programs. You will be equipped with the skills you need to plan, implement and evaluate programs in line with approved learning frameworks and regulatory requirements. You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001
Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002
Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE005
Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003
Provide care for children
CHCECE007
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018
Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019
Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE020
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022
Promote children's agency
CHCECE023
Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE025
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE004
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
HLTAID004
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
Greater Brisbane
VPC240
Vocational placement
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
VPC240
Vocational placement
North and Far North Queensland / Gold Coast
VPC240
Vocational placement
Darlings Downs and South West
VPC240
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
BSBINN502
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
CHCINM002
Meet community information needs
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP004
Promote and represent the service
CHCECE029
Respond to problems and complaints about the service
Wide Bay Burnett / Sunshine Coast
CHCECE026
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE017
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCPRP004
Promote and represent the service
CHCECE029
Respond to problems and complaints about the service
BSBINN502
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
CHCINM002
Meet community information needs
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
North and Far North Queensland / Gold Coast
BSBINN502
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
CHCINM002
Meet community information needs
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE029
Respond to problems and complaints about the service
CHCPRP004
Promote and represent the service
Darlings Downs and South West
CHCECE029
Respond to problems and complaints about the service
CHCPRP004
Promote and represent the service
CHCINM002
Meet community information needs
BSBINN502
Build and sustain an innovative work environment
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Other
CHCPOL002
Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003
Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCMGT003
Lead the work team
HLTHIR404D
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
BSBLED401
Develop teams and individuals
CHCSAC005
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students.

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

Vocational placement

If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your new skills in a real-world environment. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays. TAFE Queensland may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification. You will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check) for placement. If your police check identifies that you have a criminal history or you are unable to obtain a Blue Card, you may be disqualified from being eligible to undertake placement and assessment, which would affect your course outcomes. If you think this might impact you, please speak to the relevant Vocational Placement Coordinator for further information.

You may be required to complete a vaccination record or full immunisation. Recommended vaccinations include:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) (persons born during or since 1966 who have only received one dose of the MMR vaccine should have a second dose)
  • Chickenpox (if not previously infected)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough -an adult booster dose)
  • Influenza (annual vaccination)

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland