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CHC50113
Diploma of

Early Childhood Education and Care

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Duration
12 months
Mode
100% online
Units
28 units

Summary

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This qualification prepares you to work in children’s services or a child care facility, in a planning and managerial role. Australian child care centres now have minimum requirements for 50% of employed workers to hold a diploma level qualification as a condition of operation. All family day care coordinators must also hold a diploma level qualification. This qualification will give you the skills you need to take the next step in your child care or childhood education career.

Current Australian government legislation suggests that child care centres need to employ a worker/s with a diploma level qualification, as a condition of operation. As well as this, all family day care coordinators working with children aged birth to 13 years must hold a diploma level qualification.
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I found it really interesting, and unlike other courses my study was actually fun. Work placement allowed me to step into the industry and learn so much more.
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Detail

Learn to manage others in an early childhood, day care, child care or other setting. This comprehensive qualification will give you the proper accreditation you’ll need to find a job role for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. Work in child care or education in any state or territory of Australia with this nationally recognised diploma.
  • Course structure

    The course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

  • Entry requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualificaiton.

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.
  • Work placement
    This qualification requires a minimum of 240 hours to be completed in a registered and licensed children's service, supervised by qualified staff.

    You will be required to complete an application for a Working with Children Check prior to enrolment in this course.

    Upskilled will secure your work placement, ensuring we can provide an environment in which you can be successful in the course. During your placement, an Upskilled workplace assessor will visit you to observe you performing some of your assessment tasks. More information can be found here.

Outcomes

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Centre manager (children's services)
  • Children’s service director/manager
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Educational Support Leader or Educational Support Officer
Additionally, this qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Subjects

This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
  • CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE001
    Develop cultural competence

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. This support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE002
    Ensure the health and safety of children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children. This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE003
    Provide care for children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional well-being is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured. This unit applies to people who work with children in a range of early education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE004
    Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE007
    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour. This unit applies to educators who work with children in a range of education and care service settings. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice. The unit applies to workers in a range of community service contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE017
    Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age. The unit applies to educators working in a range early education and care service settings.

  • CHCECE018
    Nurture creativity in children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to nurture creativity in children. The unit applies to educators who work with children in a variety of education and care services.

  • CHCECE019
    Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance within an education and care service. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • CHCECE021
    Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the inclusion of all children and to work with relevant others to plan and implement support strategies where required. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • CHCECE024
    Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators to design, implement and evaluate the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • CHCECE025
    Embed sustainable practices in service operations

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children to connect with and contribute to their world and embed sustainable practice into service operations. This unit applies to work across a range of education and care service services.

  • CHCECE026
    Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child. This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.

  • CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role. This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE005
    Provide care for babies and toddlers

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE009
    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

  • CHCECE016
    Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • CHCECE020
    Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support both individual and group plans for developing cooperative behaviour. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • CHCECE022
    Promote children's agency

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote and encourage children’s agency. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • CHCECE023
    Analyse information to inform learning

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather and analyse information about children’s learning, in order to inform practice. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HLTAID004
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

  • HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.

  • CHCSAC005
    Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from 5 to 12 years of age. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • BSBMGT605
    Provide leadership across the organisation

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit. It applies to individuals who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • BSBSUS501
    Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a workplace sustainability policy and to modify the policy to suit changed circumstances. It applies to individuals with managerial responsibilities who undertake work developing approaches to create, monitor and improve strategies and policies within workplaces and engage with a range of relevant stakeholders and specialists.

  • BSBHRM405
    Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to execute tasks associated with the recruitment cycle. Performance of the work described in this unit will be underpinned by in-depth knowledge of the work of the organisation, and how recruitment and selection practices fit with other human resources functions.

  • BSBINN502
    Build and sustain an innovative work environment

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create an environment that enables and supports the application of innovative practice focusing on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice. It applies to individuals working in leadership or management roles in any industry or community context. The individual could be employed by the organisation, but may also be an external contractor, the leader of a cross organisation team or of a self-formed team of individuals. The work group could be permanent or temporary in nature.

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  • Trainer
    Inderpreet Kaur
    Inderpreet Kaur is a trainer for Upskilled. She is passionate about the online education space and seeks to inspire her students on a daily basis. She has worked in a variety of industries in various technical and leadership positions. Inderpreet has a wide range of experience under her belt, including project management, communication, innovation and community services. This trainer is passionate about supporting and giving voice to the most disadvantaged pockets of society, including children and adolescents.

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