Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
For people who wish to gain knowledge and skill through theory and a study of child development. Curriculum is investigated in substantial depth to allow graduates of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to plan and implement programs that suit individual children and support their interests, skills and development. At this level leadership is vital, so strengths in working as a team will be expanded.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the second level of training in the early childhood education stream (children aged from birth to 6 years).
It is the natural next step for those who already hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to take a step into Diploma level responsibilities. With recognition of prior learning and of current competency, trained and experienced workers may well gain substantial credits towards the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Occupational titles may include:
- Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
- Centre manager (children’s services)
- Childhood educator
- Children’s adviser
- Children’s service director / manager
- Early childhood educator
- Children’s services coordinator
- Director (children’s services)
- Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
- Program leader (children’s services)
- Child development worker.
DURATION OF COURSE:
24 months (may be completed earlier)
MODES OF DELIVERY:
On the job self-directed learning or Class Based. (click here for RPL details)
In your own workplace or we find a placement. Must include a minimum of 240 hours practical work within a regulated children's service.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
All learning resources, an individual experienced Trainer Assessor, visits in a workplace, phone/email support, free unlimited professional development, access to our ECE Facilitated Learning Facebook page.
FIRST AID HLTAID004:
You are responsible for obtaining your own first aid qualification. This must be current at the time of completion of the course. The course must be HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.
Includes on-the-job assessment plus written assessment. Click here for an assessment example.
READING, WRITING AND MATHS:
You must be able to complete a range of reading, writing and math tasks to achieve this qualification. See if you have the skills.
EXAMPLES OF TASKS YOU WILL UNDERTAKE IN THIS QUALIFICATION/ROLE:
- following policies and procedures
- recording using written documents
- developing and documenting programs of activities and experiences for children
- understanding, implementing and supporting others to follow national guidelines such as Standards, Regulations and Frameworks
- working with and leading people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds
- changing nappies, leading the maintainence of a clean and hygienic environment
- food handling, feeding babies
- developing strategies for educating children: children must learn to feed themselves, use the toilet, dress, understand the world, communicate with each other, trust
- developing relationships with parents and meeting their needs
- supporting children to gain identity - finding out who they are and celebrating their similarities and differences
- working with children who have additional support needs
- working as part of a team, leading discussions and meetings, and providing directions and instructions
ENROL OR ENQUIRE
Enrolment commencement or call us on 1800 006 533.
Enquire or call us on 1800 006 533.
For more information about our training, RPL or your fee options, please call us on 1800 006 533 or check our training information page.
Class based training occurs at our Children's Services Centre in Geelong (407-411 Thompson Road, North Geelong, 3215). One World for Children also manage the amazing One World Children's Centre. It is within this children's centre that we hold regular classes and make use of the children's centre to suppliment your experience working with children.
On-the-job training If you currently work in, or are about to commence work in a registered children's services centre, we are happy to provide you training that makes the most of your situation. If you are just starting out or wanting to further develop your career and you have no work place available to you, One World for Children are happy to help you find an appropriate service to participate in. This is called your 'placement service'.
Prior to your commencement of training you will meet one of our friendly and experienced Trainer Assessors and they will have a discussion with you to find out what you already know. This discussion may highlight the opportunity for you to gain credits and/or exemptions toward your course completion through recognition of prior learning (RPL).
Whether in a workplace or placement, your individual Trainer Assessor will provide you with learning materials to read and reflect on, they will be contactable to support you as you learn and implement your new skills and knowledge, and they will assess your competence within your work or placement environment.
Once you start training you will be encouraged to upload your completed assessments into your own private login. This means your Trainer Assessor will receive your assessment immediately. Although you may provide your assessments through mail or by dropping them in to us, uploading ensures you receive feedback quickly and there is no concern about loss of any of your work.
Your Trainer Assessor looks for milestones that indicate you are ready for a workplace or placement visit, and once these milestones are reached they will come to you and assess your skills on the job. This is an excellent time to share your ideas and thoughts with the Trainer Assessor and for them to give you valuable feedback.
It is expected that you will achieve your Diploma within a 24 month time frame, of course your experience and your commitment to study can see you achieve this goal in less time.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) RPL is about gaining recognition of the skills and knowledge you already have. This process includes collecting information about your knowledge and skill using a variety of methods, ultimately resulting in you achieving credit toward units of study. RPL assessment takes place for all learners enrolled with One World for Children prior to the formal training commencement. If you think you could apply for full RPL of your course and for more information about RPL, just click here.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 is available as a government funded option either under a traineeship or non-traineeship scheme through the Skills First program. The Skills First program is making training more accessible to people who do not have post-school qualifications or who want to gain a higher qualification than they already hold.
To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia. If you are also under 20 years old you will be eligible. If you are over 20 years of age you will be eligible if you are enrolling into a course that is higher than any qualification you already hold.