Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care
Course Code: CHC50121 | CRICOS Code: 107327K

Faculty

Children Services

Delivery Mode

Blended

Duration

56 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: CHC50121 | CRICOS Code: 107327K

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This qualification 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 supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Course Duration/Fee

Course duration: 56 weeks
Course fee: AUD $20,000 (Includes Material Fee)
Enrolment fee: AUD $350

Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

Next Intake
16th May, 202230th January, 2023
18th July, 202206th March, 2023
22nd August, 202224th April, 2023
10th October, 202229th May, 2023
14th November, 202217th July, 2023
 21st August, 2023
 09th October, 2023
 13th November 2023
Entry Requirement
The following are the admission requirements of Lead college:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement.
  • Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
  • Must hold one of:
    CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
    or
    CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 6.0 with no band less that 5.5 or equivalent, such as:
    IBT 60
    PTE Academic 50
    CAE 169
    OET Pass
    Duolingo 100
    General English Advanced
    MOI Certificate
    Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution.
  • Must have the ability to undertake a work placement at a regulated child care centre.
Assessment

Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.

Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

It is mandatory to complete work placement hours to be eligible for attainment of this qualification.

Career Pathway

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  • Childcare Assistant
  • Room Leader
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Coordinator
Vocational Placement

This qualification requires that the learner complete a total of at least 280 hours of work placement in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Essential Information

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING RPL/ CREDIT TRANSFER

Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.

During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL.  Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI) REQUIREMENT

USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au.The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.

STUDENT SUPPORT WELFARE and GUIDANCE SERVICES

Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.

ORIENTATION

Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

Pathway From Qualification

After completing CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you may progress to higher education courses.

Units Of Competency
The CHC50121 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care requires the completion of the following 15 Units (including 12 core and 3 electives).
Core units
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
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
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Elective units
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

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