This qualification covers workers in children’s services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.
This course covers 28 units of competency
This course is delivered online
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It has become an expectation that half of all educators employed in child care centres need to hold a Diploma level qualification, as a condition of operation. All Family day care coordinators working with children aged birth to 13 years must hold a Diploma level qualification.
Online Learning offers participants a unique combination of online learning methodologies that are fully supported and highly integrated:
- Study when it suits – with no set class timetable, you can study when and where you like, tailoring your education to suit lifestyle, family, and employment commitments
- Course Material - Have all your textbooks sent directly to you and have your mentor choose and deliver other tailored educational material in both hard copy and electronic form
- Structured learning – regular timed intakes mean you can look forward to a structured learning environment. This ensures continuous progression via the benefits of flexible Online Learning
- Full access to resources – detailed course materials, student email, forums, live chat, podcasts, recorded lectures, quizzes and assessments, links to external resource materials and videos.
- Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program
Course Delivery and Duration
This course is delivered online over a period of 18 months. You will be provided with your own personal mentor for the duration of the course who will answer questions and guide you through the course material and assessments. You will have access to your mentor at any time and can contact them via email, phone or even Skype - depending on your preference. You will gain access to an interactive online learning environment with 24/7 access to all of your required learning materials.
Graduates receive the award CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
There are no pre requisites to enrol to study this qualification, although students are expected to have Year 12 or equivalent literacy, numeracy and language skills and intermediate computer skills.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care includes the requirement for a 240 hour vocational placement in an Early Childhood Education setting. In order to participate in this, you will be required to complete a Working With Children check to comply with the requirements of the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 and the Child Care Act 2002.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) options are also available for students on request and assistance will be provided to determine eligibility. Each student requesting RPL will be interviewed and they should provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application and may be assessed on the job. On the job assessments can be conducted to assess current skills and knowledge.
All units must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care service|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCECE022||Promote children's agency|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all 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|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|BSBMGT605||Provide leadership across the organisation|
|BSBHRM405||Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff|
|CHCSAC005||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
|BSBINN502||Build and sustain an innovative work environment|
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
Price and Payment Options
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Save 15% ($892.50) when paying upfront. Total course cost: $5,057.50
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