CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Australian Workplace Training offers the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care via three delivery modes:
In class, Externally and Online (E -Learning).
This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
Occupations may include:
- Centre Manager (Children’s Services)
- Child Development Worker
- Children’s Services Coordinator
- Children’s Advisor
- Director (Children’s Services)
- Group/Team Coordinator (Children’s Services)
An interview with a Trainer will be arranged prior to your enrolment. In this interview any difficulty you might experience with your training will be discussed, these may be language, literacy or physical disabilities. If you have any concerns or special needs please discuss them with the trainer during the interview as support could be available for you.
In class students will attend as per the course structure. Students will be required to attend Monday and Tuesday for in-class training. The times for classroom contact are 9.30am—3.00pm with a half hour lunch break. Please note: class attendance is not required during school holidays or on public holidays.
External and Online students study this course at their own pace, however it is anticipated the course will be completed in approximately 24-36 months, it can be completed earlier depending on the individual and their previous experience in the industry. Students work at home with self paced units and have access to a trainer either face to face or by phone, fax, correspondence and email for assistance. Students are required to attend block training sessions, as well as a monthly contact with their trainer.
A current Child-related employment screening from DCSI (within the last 24 months) will be required before work placement is commenced. It is your responsibility to apply and pay any costs associated with the DCSI Screening Check . A current DCSI Screening Check is a requirement by industry.
During the course we will work with you to arrange a suitable venue(s) for work placement. At the end of the course you will be expected to have completed a minimum of 240 hours of work placement to enable the assessment of your ability to implement your training under working conditions. Please discuss this with your trainer at your interview.
Please note that students completing the course through a funded initiative will be required to complete the number of work placement hours nominated in the funding agreement.
The qualification is achieved by successfully completing all the suggested units. This can be achieved by participating in training sessions, completing assignments and by demonstrating your ability by putting the learning into practice under working conditions during the work placement. Skills Recognition is available.
The certificate consists of 28 units: 23 core and 5 elective.
Each unit includes the relevant training and assessment materials required to achieve competency
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|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 services|
|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|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cul-tural safety|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCINM002||Meet community information needs|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team|
|BSBLED401||Develop teams and individuals|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
Fee for Service Students:
Cost: $7000 for all 28 units
Available Payment Plans:
Payment plan (per unit): $250 (payment to be made each time a unit is commenced)
Skills Recognition Costs:
Recognition Prior Learning: $250 per unit
Credit Transfer: $25 per unit
Work Placement T-shirt: $30
Work Placement Badge: $6
Replacement unit fee: $25 per unit
More information can be found by visiting or Course Fee Information page. Payment plans are available.
This qualification has subsidies available through WorkReady for eligible participants – eligibility and subsidy criteria apply
For more information on completing a qualification with WorkReady subsidies at AWT please visit our WorkReady information page.
WorkReady Student course fees
Student Fee – $1600
Concession Student Fee – $1019
The WorkReady Student fees includes the following:
– 1 workbook or e-learning unit for each Unit of Competency (released 1 at a time)
– Work Placement T-shirt & Badge
– DCSI screening checks
For information on the WorkReady Fees, concession and fee exemptions please visit our WorkReady information page.
Eligibility and Subsidy criteria apply – visit http://www.skills.sa.gov.au or http://www.skills.sa.gov.au/training-learning/check-your-eligibility