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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Nationally Recognised Training

Latest qualification now available

Take your career in child care to the next level with this accredited diploma qualification, recognised in any state or territory of Australia.

Child care is a rewarding career choice, and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), meaning that your diploma will demonstrate to potential employers that you have achieved a certain level of training and study.

As it is at diploma level, this course will allow you to potentially take on a supervisor or management role in child care, preparing you to establish a safe and healthy environment, and design and evaluate programs and care routines for children. The diploma prepares you to deal with the complex issues you may encounter in this career with confidence and professionalism.

You’ll learn how to manage staff who look after children, how to create a safe working environment and how to promote inclusive policies and coordinate the workplace. A work placement also gives you real-life training to make sure that you are ready to step directly into professional employment. On your work placement, you will learn real skills in a child care environment, under the guidance of a child care professional.

Partnership with Enable College

Open Colleges, Australia’s leading online education provider, has partnered with Enable College (National Provider Code 4849) to promote and provide access to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 delivered through online education supported by work placement.

Potential careers could include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Service director
  • Children's service manager or area manager
  • Family day care coordinator
  • Child development worker

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  • Course number
    E1016
    Course duration
    Max 24 months
    Qualification Level
    Diploma
    Delivery mode
    Online with Work Placement
    Nationally recognised
    Yes
    Assessments
    Case Studies, Logbook, Practical Assessments, Short-Answer Questions, Workplace Assessments
    National Code
    CHC50113
    Awarded By
    Enable College
    • Study Period 1: Foundation Units
      • Understanding the National Quality Framework (NQF)
      • Developing reflective practice
    • Study Period 2: Professional expectations
      • CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
        • Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and common law relevant to work role
        • Follow identified policies and practices
        • Work ethically
        • Recognise and respond when client rights and interests are not being protected
      • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
        • Identify learning frameworks
        • Apply the learning framework
      • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
        • Reflect on own cultural identity and biases
        • Identify and develop cultural competency
        • Research Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
        • Support individual cultural identities
        • Create environments to support children’s cross-cultural understanding and relationships
        • Support the implementation of inclusive learning experiences
        • Support children in developing confidence and strength in personal and cultural identity
      • HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
        • Reflect an awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and cultures in work practices
        • Reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices
        • Communicate effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
        • Reflect cultural safety in workplace and professional relationships
        • Work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities
    • Study Period 3: Keeping safe and healthy
      • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
        • Respond to an emergency situation
        • Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures
        • Communicate details of the incident
        • Reflect on incident and own performance
      • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
        • Implement work practices which support the protection of children and young people
        • Report indications of possible risk of harm
        • Apply ethical and nurturing practices in work with children and young people
      • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
        • Support each child’s health needs
        • Provide opportunities to meet each child’s need for sleep, rest and relaxation
        • Implement effective hygiene and health practices
        • Supervise children to ensure safety
        • Minimise risks
        • Contribute to the ongoing management of allergies
        • Contribute to the ongoing management of asthma
    • Study Period 4: Promoting well-being
      • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
        • Develop a sustainability management plan
        • Support children to develop an understanding and respect for the natural environmen
        • Support others in implementing sustainable practice
        • Embed sustainability into service policies and procedures
      • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
        • Support each child’s health needs
        • Support each child’s health needs
        • Provide for each child’s comfort
        • Take steps to control the spread of infectious diseases
        • Ensure adequate supervision of children
        • Take precaution to protect children from harm
        • Develop plans to effectively manage incidents and emergencies
      • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
        • Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks
        • Implement policies and procedures into work team processes
        • Support consultation, cooperation and communication
    • Study Period 5: Fostering development
      • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
        • Establish and apply limits and guidelines for behaviour
        • Identify and review behaviour as required
        • Develop a plan to guide a particular child’s behaviour where required
        • Implement and monitor behaviour plan
      • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
        • Foster creativity through the physical environment
        • Foster creativity through the human environment
        • Foster creativity through a learning framework
        • Provide experiences
        • Evaluate experiences
      • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
        • Promote inclusion
        • Respect diversity
        • Identify children with barriers to learning
        • Develop a plan for support and inclusion
        • Implement strategies to meet the child’s additional needs
        • Monitor and review strategies
      • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
        • Foster physical development
        • Foster social development
        • Foster emotional development
        • Foster cognitive development
        • Foster communication development
    • Study Period 6: Plan, play and learn
      • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
        • Gather and document information about children
        • Monitor children’s learning and development
        • Use evidence to inform practice
        • Share information appropriately
      • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
        • Develop appropriate settings and environments
        • Design and implement curriculum in consultation with others
        • Design learning experiences to foster children’s learning and development
        • Implement learning experiences to foster children’s learning and development
        • Assess and evaluate planned and unplanned teaching and learning
      • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
        • Provide families with opportunities to be involved in the service
        • Provide information to families about their child
        • Provide information to families about the service
      • CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
        • Establish a learning environment that reflects children’s interests
        • Provide opportunities that stimulate learning and development
        • Design, implement and evaluate learning experiences for children
        • Support children to participate
    • Study Period 7: Becoming a leader
      • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
        • Interpret the National Quality Framework
        • Facilitate an organisation self- assessment
        • Facilitate an organisation self- assessment
        • Coordinate the service for a site visit
      • CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment
        • Contribute to and promote effective work practices
        • Promote effective workplace relations
        • Facilitate work group activities
        • Develop and implement staffing processes as required
        • Advocate for workplace health and safety and fair employment practices
      • CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues
        • Establish a relationship with mentoree
        • Offer mentoring support
    • Study Period 8: Building on professional practice
      • CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
        • Reflect on own practice
        • Ensure continuing self-support and supervision
      • CHCPOL504B Develop and implement policy
        • Research and consult with others to develop policies
        • Test draft policies
        • Develop policy materials
        • Implement and review policies

      Students will select one of the following electives to complete Study Period 8

      • CHCPOL403C Undertake research activities
        • Prepare a research plan
        • Implement appropriate research strategies
        • Organise and analyse information
        • Report the findings of the research
      • BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
        • Develop workplace sustainability policy
        • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
        • Implement workplace sustainability policy
        • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation
  • Admission requirements

    Minimum education

    You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

        A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
        2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Minimum age

    You will need to be at least 18 years old.

    English requirements

    Entry to this course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level, or equivalent (see Education Requirements for equivalency) or completion of an approved English language test (see below):

    Evidence

    Example

    IELTS Overall score of 5.5
    TOEFL 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)

    Computer requirements

    You will need to have basic computing skills to undertake this course. This includes the ability to:

    • Use the computer, mouse and keyboard with proficiency in skills required to integrate software packages, save files and search the internet
    • Attach and use peripheral devices such as a scanner, digital camera, media storage (for example, a flash drive for design storage)
    • Save a compressed file (.zip)









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    Minimum specifications for your computer are:

    All users:

    • Microsoft Office 2007 or equivalent
    • Broadband internet connection
    • 2GB of RAM
    • CD-ROM or DVD drive
    • Adobe Reader X or equivalent

    Specific requirements for Windows users:

    • Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Windows 7 or higher is recommended)
    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
    • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

    Specific requirements for Mac OS users:

    • Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended)
    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

    You will also need access to a printer and scanner.

    Workplace requirements

    As part of this course you are required to undertake up to 360 hours of Structured Workplace Learning in a registered child care facility, supervised by a qualified staff member. You will also need to secure your own Work Placement, however Open Colleges can provide advice and direction through our Work Placement Support Team.

    There are a number of statutory checks required by workplaces, such as a Criminal Record Check. These may vary by state. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement. You will be responsible for the costs of any such checks or requirements. Please see the Workplace Assessment Guide for details on the individual statutory requirements for your state or territory.

    You will also need to complete a First Aid Certificate to demonstrate competency for HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting at your own cost prior to undertaking your work placement.

    Physical requirements

    You will need to be reasonably physically fit as the role may involve a variety of tasks that require a reasonable amount of physical activity, such as personal care of children, lifting, cleaning and other physically demanding activities.

    • Andrea Kocsis

      Andrea Kocsis

      Andrea has been a trainer and assessor for educational colleges and has 11 years teaching experience in the early childhood field as an early childhood educator. She has experience working in the Aboriginal Community and has developed her knowledge on Indigenous affairs. Her main passions for teaching are child development, psychology, aesthetics, and behaviour management. Andrea has worked as an ECT at a number of childcare centres in both Sydney and Cairns.

  • Extra Benefits:

    • Programming and Planning in Early Childhood Settings textbook
    • Observations and Reflections in Childhood textbook
    • The Early Childhood Educator textbook

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

This course will allow you to potentially take on a supervisor or management role in early childhood education and care, preparing you to establish a safe and healthy environment and design and evaluate programs for children.

  • Duration: Max 24 months
  • How you learn: Online with Work Placement
  • Qualification Level: Diploma
  • Assessments: Case Studies, Logbook, Practical Assessments, Short-Answer Questions, Workplace Assessments
  • Course Description

    Latest qualification now available

    Take your career in child care to the next level with this accredited diploma qualification, recognised in any state or territory of Australia.

    Child care is a rewarding career choice, and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), meaning that your diploma will demonstrate to potential employers that you have achieved a certain level of training and study.

    As it is at diploma level, this course will allow you to potentially take on a supervisor or management role in child care, preparing you to establish a safe and healthy environment, and design and evaluate programs and care routines for children. The diploma prepares you to deal with the complex issues you may encounter in this career with confidence and professionalism.

    You’ll learn how to manage staff who look after children, how to create a safe working environment and how to promote inclusive policies and coordinate the workplace. A work placement also gives you real-life training to make sure that you are ready to step directly into professional employment. On your work placement, you will learn real skills in a child care environment, under the guidance of a child care professional.

    Partnership with Enable College

    Open Colleges, Australia’s leading online education provider, has partnered with Enable College (National Provider Code 4849) to promote and provide access to the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 delivered through online education supported by work placement.

    Potential careers could include:

    • Early childhood educator
    • Service director
    • Children's service manager or area manager
    • Family day care coordinator
    • Child development worker

    Language, Literacy and Numeracy

    Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

  • Requirements

    Admission requirements

    Minimum education

    You will need to have completed year 10, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

        A qualification at Certificate II level or higher OR
        2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.

    Minimum age

    You will need to be at least 18 years old.

    English requirements

    Entry to this course requires English proficiency to Year 10 level, or equivalent (see Education Requirements for equivalency) or completion of an approved English language test (see below):

    Evidence

    Example

    IELTS Overall score of 5.5
    TOEFL 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)

    Computer requirements

    You will need to have basic computing skills to undertake this course. This includes the ability to:

    • Use the computer, mouse and keyboard with proficiency in skills required to integrate software packages, save files and search the internet
    • Attach and use peripheral devices such as a scanner, digital camera, media storage (for example, a flash drive for design storage)
    • Save a compressed file (.zip)









    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  

    Minimum specifications for your computer are:

    All users:

    • Microsoft Office 2007 or equivalent
    • Broadband internet connection
    • 2GB of RAM
    • CD-ROM or DVD drive
    • Adobe Reader X or equivalent

    Specific requirements for Windows users:

    • Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Windows 7 or higher is recommended)
    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
    • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher

    Specific requirements for Mac OS users:

    • Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended)
    • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended)

    You will also need access to a printer and scanner.

    Workplace requirements

    As part of this course you are required to undertake up to 360 hours of Structured Workplace Learning in a registered child care facility, supervised by a qualified staff member. You will also need to secure your own Work Placement, however Open Colleges can provide advice and direction through our Work Placement Support Team.

    There are a number of statutory checks required by workplaces, such as a Criminal Record Check. These may vary by state. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement. You will be responsible for the costs of any such checks or requirements. Please see the Workplace Assessment Guide for details on the individual statutory requirements for your state or territory.

    You will also need to complete a First Aid Certificate to demonstrate competency for HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting at your own cost prior to undertaking your work placement.

    Physical requirements

    You will need to be reasonably physically fit as the role may involve a variety of tasks that require a reasonable amount of physical activity, such as personal care of children, lifting, cleaning and other physically demanding activities.

  • Subjects

    • Study Period 1: Foundation Units
    • Study Period 2: Professional expectations
    • Study Period 3: Keeping safe and healthy
    • Study Period 4: Promoting well-being
    • Study Period 5: Fostering development
    • Study Period 6: Plan, play and learn
    • Study Period 7: Becoming a leader
    • Study Period 8: Building on professional practice