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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – 097779B

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – 097779B

Course Code:CHC50113
Cricos Code: 097779B
Duration: 104 Weeks
Course Fee: $18,500 AUD

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

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.



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.



No pre-requisite requirement as per the course training package



Entry Requirements

  • International Student
    • Must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
    • IELTS overall 6.0 or equivalent / TOEFL IBT 74 / PTE Academic 50 / CAE 169 / OET PASS or equivalent or Cert IV level in Australian qualification.
    • Must complete an LLN Assessment - diagnostic process to identify if prospective student required LLN Support
    • Must complete a Working with Children Check, Police Clearance and relevant immunization check prior to work placement.
    • Physically fit to complete mandatory work placement hours - Min of 120 hours

Mandatory Requirement for International Students

  • Attendance Requirements: Student must meet their minimum student attendance requirements which is 80% of the required 20 hour per study week
  • Course Progress Requirements: Student must meet ensure that they are successfully deemed competent 50% of the unit of competency enrolled in a study block or term.
  • Inform the college immediately within 7 days for change of address
  • Student transfer can be accommodated provided the student has completed 6 months of the principal course, or presented compelling reason for transfer, for more information about student transfer, please refer to www.leadcollege.edu.au or speak to Lead College Student Services Manager
  • International student must attend Lead College Orientation.

About Courses

  • Units:
    • CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and/or torres strait islander cultural safety (c)
    • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence c)
    • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children c)
    • CHCECE003 Provide care for children c)
    • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks c)
    • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers c)
    • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children c)
    • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice c)
    • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children c)
    • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood c)
    • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children c)
    • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services c)
    • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour c)
    • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children  c)
    • CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency c)
    • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning c)
    • CHCECE024 Design & implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning & development c)
    • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations c)
    • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children c)
    • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically c)
    • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk c)
    • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting c)
    • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety c)
    • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (e)
    • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy (e)
    • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood (e)
    • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice (e)
    • CHCINM002 Meet community information needs (e)
  • Career Pathways
    • Children services coordinator
    • Centre manager (children services)
    • Childhood educator
    • Group/team coordinator/leader (children services)
  • Total number of units: 28 = 23 core units plus 5 elective units

  • TO ENROL AT LEAD COLLEGE for the Australian nationally recognised training courses; please contact LEAD College or you can also seek assistance from authorised recruitment agents refer www.leadcollege.edu.au. LEAD College or any authorised agent neither guarantees successful completion of the course without achieving requisite competencies in stipulated time frame nor assures any particular employment outcome, although there are career and study pathways available


    PROVISION OF RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) and CREDIT TRANSFER are in place provided sufficient evidence is given of significant experience & statement of attainment of the units of competencies completed elsewhere which are covered by this qualification. Refer to RPL policy & procedures at www.leadcollege.edu.au and


    TRAINING DELIVERY CONSISTS of Classroom-based; formal structured training and assessment of the practical application of the theoretical learning during the training program.


     LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT uses combination of the listed methods below:

    Written question and answers; Case study/ Project scenario assignments; Role plays simulating workplace activities; Use of sample workplace documentation and Workplace assessment /observation/ journal; Class activities and Self-assessment and Work placement (wherever required) activities assessed by third party observer.

    Assessments are provided for each unit and need to be fully completed and submitted to LEAD College. Each student should keep a copy of their assessments. Access will be provided to a range of learner resources including some developed in-house and some purchased from reputed resource providers.


    WORK PLACEMENT: It is mandatory to complete 240 hours of work Placement for the successful completion of the course. The program will be supported by mandatory work placement at self-negotiated and allocated workplaces. LEAD College is also equipped with the necessary resources to complete the required training and/or assessment.

    Each student completing work placement in a Childcare Centre will be required to acquire a WWCC at their own expense (Working with children check).


    COURSE FEE: TUITION FEE 18,500.00 AUD, Please note that LEAD College reserves the right to vary Material Fees without prior notice; whereas tuition fee will not change after you have started the course. Prior to enrolling, you may contact LEAD College to confirm the current cost, fee structure, payment plan options available. For Student Refund policy, Cancellation Policy, and Tuition Protect Service (TPS) please refer to the Pre-enrolment Information Pack / student handbook available at www.leadcollege.edu.au.

    NOTE: Course FEE as presented in the Course Book is inclusive of Tuition fee, Material fee, Enrolment fee and first issue of identity card and any Academic Transcript (Certificate, Diploma). Material Fee varies from course to course depending upon the need of the course, which will be detailed in your offer letter. Alternatively you may please speak to a friendly staff 1300 887 361; +61286685676 for further confirmation.


    OVER AND ABOVE THE COURSE FEE, Student will need to pay other charges including OSHC Single/ couple/ family: please refer https://www.nib.com.au/overseas-students , http://www.bupa.com.au/health-insurance/cover/oshc; Bank Charges: 2.5% surcharge on Credit card payments; Charges for Late Fee Payment: 7 days= $200; 14 days= $400; Second course enrolment fee: AUD 350 (payable at the beginning of the second course); Repeat Unit Fee: AUD 300 per Unit; Re-issue of Student ID card: AUD 10 and Re-issue of any Academic Transcript AUD$ 100.


    UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI) REQUIREMENT 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 student/s 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 & GUIDANCE SERVICES including 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 to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate programme. 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 course/s.