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CHC50113

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Description

Become a valued part of the early childhood education with the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

What you will learn:

  • Design, plan and implement education programs for children that will stimulate holistic development, encourage growth, and inspire creativity.
  • Manage a childcare team.
  • Work within current legal and ethical frameworks.
  • Implement policies and procedures.
  • Empower children with education.
  • Ensure the health and safety of children.
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with kids.
  • Navigate day care administration.
  • How to provide and deliver home-based child care.

Please note - This course is superseded by the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. We are currently in the process of building the new, updated version of the course and we will be in touch as soon as it is ready.

For now, you may still enrol in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. For enrolments after 16 March 2022, all units of competency completed will be credited to the new course version. We will transition you to the new course once it is ready, at no additional cost. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, as our friendly Enrolment Consultants are always happy to help.

Why this course:

  • If you’re working in early childhood and want to apply for a Centre Coordinator or Director role, this course will qualify you for this next step in your career.
  • Learn to manage and run a childcare team.
  • As someone already qualified in childhood education and care, you’ll start with developing your management and communication skills, understanding of legal and ethical frameworks and then focusing on childcare principles, and advanced education practices.
  • The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care combines online learning with 300 hours of work placement where you have the chance to put your learning into practice in a real world setting.
  • There are no deadlines and no classrooms - you study at your own pace, in your own time.
  • If you’re hoping to continue your studies at university, this course is a great starting point. Open Colleges' partnership with University of Canberra and Southern Cross University (SCU) allows graduates to gain credits towards specific university degrees. For more information about university pathways, please get in touch.
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Children's Advisor
  • Children's Service Director
  • Children's Service Manager
  • Group/Team Coordinator (Children's Services)
  • Group/Team Leader (Children's Services)
  • OOSH Coordinator (In states where the qualification is recognised as appropriate)

Course Details

Course number E1050
Qualification name CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course duration Self paced - maximum of 24 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Demonstrations and Presentations, Knowledge tests, Learner and Supervisor checkpoints, Logbook, Practical assessments, Projects, Short-answer questions, Video/Audio recording, Work Placement Final Feedback, Workplace assessment tool, Workplace assessments, Workplace portfolio, Written reports
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Access to a modern computer with high-speed internet

Access to Microsoft office or equivalent

Access to a device with audio & video capabilities

Access to people to participate in role plays & assessments

Recommended Local Entry Requirements

  • Are 18 years old (note - students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol)
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete Year 10 or ACSF Level 2.
  • Basic computing skills

Education

To enrol in this course, you will need to hold either:

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

Physical requirements

Learners will need to be reasonably physically fit as the role of an educator involves a variety of tasks that require a reasonable amount of physical activity, such as personal care of children, lifting and cleaning. Some lifting of children and equipment is required. Learners should be fit to undertake this manual lifting.

Learners undertaking unit HLTAID004 Provide first aid requires learners undertaking Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum of 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor.

Additional

First Aid HLTAID004

The unit 'HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care' setting is contained within this course. However, Open Colleges only awards this unit via credit transfer. The unit must be undertaken by you with an external RTO at your own cost.

Credit transfer will only be granted if you provide either:

a Statement of Attainment (SoA) for HLTAID004 that was issued within the previous three years, OR

a Testamur for a qualification that was issued within the previous three years, AND

its transcript which shows the units HLTAID004

In addition, please be advised that your SoA or Testamur for HLTAID004 must not be more than three (3) years old at the date that you graduate from your Open Colleges course. If the SoA or Testamur presented is more than three years old at the date of graduation, you will be required to update your ‘First Aid’ training externally and present Open Colleges with an authenticated copy, in order for credit transfer of that unit to be approved and certification documentation issued.

Mandatory Materials

This course requires the following mandatory textbooks:

Miller S, Walker L, 2013 The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma 2nd edition, McGraw Hill Education (required from Module 1)

You can find these textbooks at a variety of retailers, and in hard copy or eBook format.

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.

Subjects

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Module 1

  • Contribute to and promote effective work practices
  • Develop and implement staffing processes
  • Maintain professional approach to leading work team
  • Promote effective workplace relations
  • Evaluate plans
  • Review individual performance

Module 2

  • Research new policy initiatives
  • Draft policies
  • Test draft policies
  • Develop policy proposals
  • Implement and review policies

Module 3

  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Module 4

  • Reflect on own practice
  • Enhance own practice
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development

Module 5

  • Establish team performance plan 
  • Develop and facilitate team cohesion 
  • Facilitate teamwork 
  • Liaise with stakeholders 

Module 6

  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements

Module 7

  • Identify learning frameworks
  • Apply the learning framework

Module 8

  • 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

Module 9

  • Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace
  • Model cultural safety in own work
  • Develop strategies for improved cultural safety
  • Evaluate cultural safety strategies

Module 10

  • 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

Module 11

  • 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

Module 12

  • Promote safe sleep
  • Provide positive nappy-changing and toileting experiences
  • Promote quality mealtime environments
  • Create a healthy and safe supporting environment
  • Develop relationships with babies and toddlers
  • Develop relationships with families

Module 13

  • Provide physical care
  • Promote physical activity
  • Adapt facilities to ensure access and participation
  • Help children with change
  • Settle new arrivals

Module 14

  • Communicate positively with children
  • Interact positively with children
  • Support and respect children
  • Maintain the dignity and rights of children

Module 15

  • Promote healthy eating
  • Plan food and drinks that are nutritious and appropriate for each child
  • Maintain food safety while carrying out food-handling activities

Module 16

  • Gather and document information about children
  • Monitor children’s learning and development
  • Use evidence to inform practice
  • Share information appropriately

Module 17

  • Foster physical development
  • Foster social development
  • Foster emotional development
  • Foster cognitive development
  • Foster communication development
  • Foster an environment for holistic learning and development

Module 18

  • Foster creativity through the physical environment
  • Foster creativity through the human environment
  • Foster creativity through a learning framework
  • Provide experiences
  • Evaluate experiences

Module 19

  • 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

Module 20

  • 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

Module 21

  • 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

Module 22

  • Provide families with opportunities to be involved in the service
  • Provide information to families about their child
  • Provide information to families about the service
  • Provide information about community services and resources

Module 23

  • 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

Module 24

  • Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks
  • Implement policies and procedures into work team processes
  • Support consultation, cooperation and communication

Module 25

  • Develop a sustainability management plan
  • Support children to develop an understanding and respect for the natural environment
  • Support others in implementing sustainable practice
  • Embed sustainability into service policies and procedures

Module 26

Once students have successfully completed all previous assessments and reach Module 27, their Structured Workplace Learning documents will be made available. Students can commence their placement from Module 27

  • Support each child’s health needs
  • Provide for each child’s comfort
  • Promote and implement effective hygiene practices
  • 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

Module 27

  • Interpret the National Quality Framework
  • Facilitate an organisation self- assessment
  • Facilitate the development of a quality improvement plan
  • Coordinate the service for a site visit

Module 28

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Charmaine Debono

Charmaine has worked in early childhood education and care settings for 10 years  with children from aged 0-5 years. Whilst working as an Early Childhood Teacher, she completed a Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years).

Charmaine also gained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to allow her to  share her passion for early childhood education and care with others.

Debra Hine

Debra has been involved in the Early Childhood Education and Care in various forms for more than 20 years. She has completed her Nursing Diploma and begun her career as a Mothercraft Nurse, caring for babies, toddlers and young children.

Debra then took a position as a School Services Officer before she moved on to working as a Fieldworker for Family Day Care for 4 years. During this time she completed a Diploma in Children’s Services with TAFESA and a degree in Children’s Services with Charles Darwin University.

An opportunity arose to work with TAFESA where she remained until December 2019, having been with them for almost 20 years. Debra is a passionate trainer and assessor and has worked across Certificate III and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.  

Georgina Antoune

Georgina has over 25 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education.

Throughout her years, she has occupied a variety of roles, including University Supervisor, owner/operator of her own early childhood service and teaching the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood with Open Colleges over the last 5 years.

As a tertiary qualified Early Childhood Educator, she is committed to delivering a high-quality service for children, families and staff. Her passions include inclusivity – particularly working with children with additional needs, and mentoring others about the value of the early years for young children.

Lyndal Wilkins

Lyndal holds a Bachelor of Teaching as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has over 15 years’ experience working with educators, children and families and in early childhood education, and has also continuously furthered her qualifications and professional development. Throughout her career Lyndal has undertaken numerous roles. Most recently she worked as an educational leader and mentor in services- up skilling early childhood educators in curriculum planning and working with the Early Years Learning Framework.

Work Placement

The course contains a minimum of 300 hours of work placement

You will need to undertake your work placement in a regulated early childhood service in Australia catering for children from birth to 6 years of age. You are required to be supervised by a qualified staff member.

There are a number of statutory checks required by early childhood education and care services in Australia, such as Working with Children Checks and national Criminal Record Checks. These vary by state and territory. Further information can be found in the Workplace Assessment Guide.

Depending on the facility, you may also be asked to provide proof of immunisation. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement

SAVE 20% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: MAY22

Offer ends on Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

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  • checkChildren's Service Director
  • checkChildren's Service Manager
  • checkGroup/Team Coordinator (Children's Services)
  • checkGroup/Team Leader (Children's Services)
  • checkOOSH Coordinator (In states where the qualification is recognised as appropriate)
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Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

  • checkChildren's Advisor
  • checkChildren's Service Director
  • checkChildren's Service Manager
  • checkGroup/Team Coordinator (Children's Services)
  • checkGroup/Team Leader (Children's Services)
  • checkOOSH Coordinator (In states where the qualification is recognised as appropriate)
computer

Delivery Method

Online with Work Placement

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE 20% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: MAY22

Offer ends on Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Become a valued part of the early childhood education with the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

What you will learn:

  • Design, plan and implement education programs for children that will stimulate holistic development, encourage growth, and inspire creativity.
  • Manage a childcare team.
  • Work within current legal and ethical frameworks.
  • Implement policies and procedures.
  • Empower children with education.
  • Ensure the health and safety of children.
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with kids.
  • Navigate day care administration.
  • How to provide and deliver home-based child care.

Please note - This course is superseded by the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. We are currently in the process of building the new, updated version of the course and we will be in touch as soon as it is ready.

For now, you may still enrol in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. For enrolments after 16 March 2022, all units of competency completed will be credited to the new course version. We will transition you to the new course once it is ready, at no additional cost. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, as our friendly Enrolment Consultants are always happy to help.

Why this course:

  • If you’re working in early childhood and want to apply for a Centre Coordinator or Director role, this course will qualify you for this next step in your career.
  • Learn to manage and run a childcare team.
  • As someone already qualified in childhood education and care, you’ll start with developing your management and communication skills, understanding of legal and ethical frameworks and then focusing on childcare principles, and advanced education practices.
  • The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care combines online learning with 300 hours of work placement where you have the chance to put your learning into practice in a real world setting.
  • There are no deadlines and no classrooms - you study at your own pace, in your own time.
  • If you’re hoping to continue your studies at university, this course is a great starting point. Open Colleges' partnership with University of Canberra and Southern Cross University (SCU) allows graduates to gain credits towards specific university degrees. For more information about university pathways, please get in touch.
This course involves work placement that currently needs to be undertaken in Australia. More information available in our FAQs

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

Potential career outcomes

  • Children's Advisor
  • Children's Service Director
  • Children's Service Manager
  • Group/Team Coordinator (Children's Services)
  • Group/Team Leader (Children's Services)
  • OOSH Coordinator (In states where the qualification is recognised as appropriate)
Course number E1050
Qualification name CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course duration Self paced - maximum of 24 months
Delivery Method Online with Work Placement
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Case studies, Demonstrations and Presentations, Knowledge tests, Learner and Supervisor checkpoints, Logbook, Practical assessments, Projects, Short-answer questions, Video/Audio recording, Work Placement Final Feedback, Workplace assessment tool, Workplace assessments, Workplace portfolio, Written reports
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Entry Requirements

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Access to a modern computer with high-speed internet

Access to Microsoft office or equivalent

Access to a device with audio & video capabilities

Access to people to participate in role plays & assessments

Recommended Local Entry Requirements

  • Are 18 years old (note - students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol)
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete Year 10 or ACSF Level 2.
  • Basic computing skills

Education

To enrol in this course, you will need to hold either:

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

Physical requirements

Learners will need to be reasonably physically fit as the role of an educator involves a variety of tasks that require a reasonable amount of physical activity, such as personal care of children, lifting and cleaning. Some lifting of children and equipment is required. Learners should be fit to undertake this manual lifting.

Learners undertaking unit HLTAID004 Provide first aid requires learners undertaking Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) continuously for a minimum of 2 minutes while kneeling on the floor.

Additional

First Aid HLTAID004

The unit 'HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care' setting is contained within this course. However, Open Colleges only awards this unit via credit transfer. The unit must be undertaken by you with an external RTO at your own cost.

Credit transfer will only be granted if you provide either:

a Statement of Attainment (SoA) for HLTAID004 that was issued within the previous three years, OR

a Testamur for a qualification that was issued within the previous three years, AND

its transcript which shows the units HLTAID004

In addition, please be advised that your SoA or Testamur for HLTAID004 must not be more than three (3) years old at the date that you graduate from your Open Colleges course. If the SoA or Testamur presented is more than three years old at the date of graduation, you will be required to update your ‘First Aid’ training externally and present Open Colleges with an authenticated copy, in order for credit transfer of that unit to be approved and certification documentation issued.

Mandatory Materials

This course requires the following mandatory textbooks:

Miller S, Walker L, 2013 The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma 2nd edition, McGraw Hill Education (required from Module 1)

You can find these textbooks at a variety of retailers, and in hard copy or eBook format.

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.

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Module, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Module.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Module 1

  • Contribute to and promote effective work practices
  • Develop and implement staffing processes
  • Maintain professional approach to leading work team
  • Promote effective workplace relations
  • Evaluate plans
  • Review individual performance

Module 2

  • Research new policy initiatives
  • Draft policies
  • Test draft policies
  • Develop policy proposals
  • Implement and review policies

Module 3

  • Develop workplace sustainability policy
  • Communicate workplace sustainability policy
  • Implement workplace sustainability policy
  • Review workplace sustainability policy implementation

Module 4

  • Reflect on own practice
  • Enhance own practice
  • Facilitate ongoing professional development

Module 5

  • Establish team performance plan 
  • Develop and facilitate team cohesion 
  • Facilitate teamwork 
  • Liaise with stakeholders 

Module 6

  • Identify and respond to legal requirements
  • Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
  • Contribute to workplace improvements

Module 7

  • Identify learning frameworks
  • Apply the learning framework

Module 8

  • 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

Module 9

  • Identify cultural safety issues in the workplace
  • Model cultural safety in own work
  • Develop strategies for improved cultural safety
  • Evaluate cultural safety strategies

Module 10

  • 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

Module 11

  • 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

Module 12

  • Promote safe sleep
  • Provide positive nappy-changing and toileting experiences
  • Promote quality mealtime environments
  • Create a healthy and safe supporting environment
  • Develop relationships with babies and toddlers
  • Develop relationships with families

Module 13

  • Provide physical care
  • Promote physical activity
  • Adapt facilities to ensure access and participation
  • Help children with change
  • Settle new arrivals

Module 14

  • Communicate positively with children
  • Interact positively with children
  • Support and respect children
  • Maintain the dignity and rights of children

Module 15

  • Promote healthy eating
  • Plan food and drinks that are nutritious and appropriate for each child
  • Maintain food safety while carrying out food-handling activities

Module 16

  • Gather and document information about children
  • Monitor children’s learning and development
  • Use evidence to inform practice
  • Share information appropriately

Module 17

  • Foster physical development
  • Foster social development
  • Foster emotional development
  • Foster cognitive development
  • Foster communication development
  • Foster an environment for holistic learning and development

Module 18

  • Foster creativity through the physical environment
  • Foster creativity through the human environment
  • Foster creativity through a learning framework
  • Provide experiences
  • Evaluate experiences

Module 19

  • 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

Module 20

  • 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

Module 21

  • 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

Module 22

  • Provide families with opportunities to be involved in the service
  • Provide information to families about their child
  • Provide information to families about the service
  • Provide information about community services and resources

Module 23

  • 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

Module 24

  • Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks
  • Implement policies and procedures into work team processes
  • Support consultation, cooperation and communication

Module 25

  • Develop a sustainability management plan
  • Support children to develop an understanding and respect for the natural environment
  • Support others in implementing sustainable practice
  • Embed sustainability into service policies and procedures

Module 26

Once students have successfully completed all previous assessments and reach Module 27, their Structured Workplace Learning documents will be made available. Students can commence their placement from Module 27

  • Support each child’s health needs
  • Provide for each child’s comfort
  • Promote and implement effective hygiene practices
  • 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

Module 27

  • Interpret the National Quality Framework
  • Facilitate an organisation self- assessment
  • Facilitate the development of a quality improvement plan
  • Coordinate the service for a site visit

Module 28

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

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Charmaine Debono

Charmaine has worked in early childhood education and care settings for 10 years  with children from aged 0-5 years. Whilst working as an Early Childhood Teacher, she completed a Certificate III and Diploma in Children’s Services, and went on to complete a Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years).

Charmaine also gained a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to allow her to  share her passion for early childhood education and care with others.

Debra Hine

Debra has been involved in the Early Childhood Education and Care in various forms for more than 20 years. She has completed her Nursing Diploma and begun her career as a Mothercraft Nurse, caring for babies, toddlers and young children.

Debra then took a position as a School Services Officer before she moved on to working as a Fieldworker for Family Day Care for 4 years. During this time she completed a Diploma in Children’s Services with TAFESA and a degree in Children’s Services with Charles Darwin University.

An opportunity arose to work with TAFESA where she remained until December 2019, having been with them for almost 20 years. Debra is a passionate trainer and assessor and has worked across Certificate III and the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.  

Georgina Antoune

Georgina has over 25 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education.

Throughout her years, she has occupied a variety of roles, including University Supervisor, owner/operator of her own early childhood service and teaching the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood with Open Colleges over the last 5 years.

As a tertiary qualified Early Childhood Educator, she is committed to delivering a high-quality service for children, families and staff. Her passions include inclusivity – particularly working with children with additional needs, and mentoring others about the value of the early years for young children.

Lyndal Wilkins

Lyndal holds a Bachelor of Teaching as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She has over 15 years’ experience working with educators, children and families and in early childhood education, and has also continuously furthered her qualifications and professional development. Throughout her career Lyndal has undertaken numerous roles. Most recently she worked as an educational leader and mentor in services- up skilling early childhood educators in curriculum planning and working with the Early Years Learning Framework.

The course contains a minimum of 300 hours of work placement

You will need to undertake your work placement in a regulated early childhood service in Australia catering for children from birth to 6 years of age. You are required to be supervised by a qualified staff member.

There are a number of statutory checks required by early childhood education and care services in Australia, such as Working with Children Checks and national Criminal Record Checks. These vary by state and territory. Further information can be found in the Workplace Assessment Guide.

Depending on the facility, you may also be asked to provide proof of immunisation. In addition, individual workplaces may impose additional requirements on students undertaking work placement

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