CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification (CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care) reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers or other educators.
About CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
To achieve this qualification (CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care), the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.
ACSE sets a number of its own entry requirements:
- The student’s needs and desired outcomes as the student indicates in the pre training review;
- The ability and commitment of the student to completing the course;
- Eligibility requirements as outlined in the applicable National Training Package;
- Student’s existing ability in the ACSF core skills (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy).
Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications.
Minimum education standard
Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Students must be 18 years of age or above.
Work Placement requirements: (Prior to the mandatory work-placement)
- Have a Working with Children Check.
- Have a National Criminal Police Check
- Have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching
- Are physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to respond appropriately to personal needs
Candidates must also have access to:
- A laptop or equivalent running or capable of running Microsoft Office 2010 or above
- Internet connection
To achieve this qualification CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 15 units of competency (12 core and 3 elective) which are listed below:
- CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
- CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
- CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
- CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
- CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
- CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
- CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
- CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
- CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
- CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
- BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
- CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
- CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
- BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
- BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
Mode of Delivery
The program will be delivered in a structured classroom environment that includes ACSE early childhood setting simulation area.
You will be provided access to learning materials including:
To successfully complete the course, you will be required to submit a range of formative and summative assessment items at pre-determined intervals where possible.
Assessment is used to provide candidates with feedback on their progress and to measure their skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements.
Assessment timelines will be provided on enrolment as part of your enrolment information package.
Fees are payable when you receive your confirmation of enrolment and invoice for the enrolment fee. Fees must be paid within 5 days of receiving this notification from ACSE. We may cancel an enrolment or discontinue training if fees are not paid as required. Payment methods include direct deposit, cheque or credit card via Pay Pal.
Payment can be made in instalments as well. Please contact our student coordinator to ask about instalment options.
This course may be funded through the ACT Skilled Capital* training initiative. Places are limited so enquire now.
This qualification provides opportunity in roles like: