CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


This qualification supersedes “Diploma in Children’s Services CHC50908”  It covers educators 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. At this level:

Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.

It is noted that whilst this qualification equips workers to work with children from 0-5 years of age, some workplaces and jurisdictions require workers to have skills and knowledge to work with children in both early and middle childhood (i.e. aged 0-12 years). Where workers are required to work across the span of development from 0-12 years, candidates should receive training and/or assessment across this broader span of development and in addition to the qualification, be awarded a Statement of Attainment for achievement of the Middle childhood development skill set.

Occupational titles may include:

    •     Nominated supervisor (children’s services)
    •     Children’s services coordinator
    •     Centre manager (children’s services)
    •     Director (children’s services)
    •     Child care worker
    •     Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
    •     Children’s adviser
    •     Program leader (children’s services)
    •     Children’s service director / manager
    •     Child development worker

Diploma Information

If your career goal is to own and operate a childcare centre, then a diploma in children’s services offered by AICT Learning is the most effective way of obtaining the right qualifications. All childcare centres by 2014 must have a minimum of half the staff holding a diploma qualification.

With a diploma of early childhood education and care the level of learning and training will challenge every aspect of the industry, so you achieve more knowledge and confidence in your centre. In the course you will be trained on children’s health, their safety, how to nurture their development, interactions with the families and how to provide a fun, safe and friendly environment for the children.

This course has online components and face-to-face learning. We believe this form of education is the most effective and will ultimately have the best results for the students at completion. Our students are required to come to college twice a week as well as a minimum of 8 hours per week within a childcare centre which you will be required to find your own centre close to your area, (in some cases we are able to find a centre for you) The benefits of this form of learning is that you can work, get paid and learn at the same time.

There are many career opportunities in the childcare industry and options can include: Early childhood educator, outside school hours care assistant, Playgroup supervisor, Recreation assistant, Family day care worker, Nanny, Childhood Educator, Mobile assistant & Childhood educator assistant.

CHC50113 DIPLOMA UNITS

UNIT NUMBERUNIT DESCRIPTION
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001Develop cultural competency
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in education care services
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
CHCMGT003Lead the work team
CHCPOL002Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCSAC005Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care
BSBLED401ADevelop teams and individuals

DIPLOMA 38 WEEKS

COURSE REQUIREMENTSNO.HOURS
38 WEEKS FACE TO FACE426
Practicum 1 (8 hrs /week in a childcare centre)240
Practicum 2 (Block Practicum 4 days/week for 4 weeks)128
3-4 HOURS PER WEEK READINGS (OWN TIME)144
                                                                                           Total938