MCIE offers workplace based training for educators to attain the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This not only helps them to comply with Government regulations, but also provides educators with the skills and training necessary to manage the complex daily challenges involved in running a regulated early childhood care service.
Diploma of Early Childhood Education (Workplace Based) – Course Details
- National Code: CHC50113
- Course Name: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Duration: Up to 12 months
- Delivery & Assessment: This course is undertaken in the candidate’s own workplace
- Mandatory Work Placement Hours: 240 hours
- Funded Traineeship Enrolment Fee: $220*
This course provides Early Childhood Educators with the skills and knowledge to design and develop approved learning frameworks to nurture children’s learning and growth in line with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Students are required to successfully complete 28 units of competency and undertake 240 hours of mandatory work placement in an early childhood education centre.
Students learn vital skills throughout the course, such as:
- how to nurture creativity in children
- promoting children’s agency
- identifying and responding to children and young people at risk
- establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for children
The coursework teaches Early Childhood Educators how to deliver childhood education services that align with child care industry regulations, and successfully nurture young children’s learning and growth.
In studying this course, you will also learn how to design an approved learning framework in line with the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
To fulfil all the requirements of this childcare course, students are required to undertake 240 mandatory hours of work placement within an early childhood education centre.
The Child Care Diploma is well-suited for individuals looking to embrace a career as a:
- children’s service coordinator
- a director or educational leader at an early childhood education centre
- child development worker
- early childhood educator
- centre manager & more
Course Fees for Local Students
|Government Funded* / Concession||Traineeship / Apprenticeship^||Full Fee|
|20% of $500||From $500||$14,000|
Enrolment fees include textbooks, resource and Students ID charges. In 2019 this course will be delivered to eligible candidates with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding. ^ Eligibility criteria apply. Trainees may be eligible for State and/or Federal Funding. * Eligibility criteria applies. For any further course costs, such as re-assessment fees, please refer to the student handbook.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course.
Candidates are required to undertake a pre-training review process to determine their suitability for this course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) are available. Fees apply. Please see our Domestic Student Handbook for more information.
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
HLTWHS003 Maintain workplace health and safety
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and well-being of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service organisations
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
For this work-based training course, the learning and delivery location is the student’s own workplace. If a workplace does not support the learning outcomes a work-placement within another facility may be required.
In some circumstances a student may be required to undertake some training at MCIE’s main campus, as advised by their trainer.
MCIE Head Office & Campus
Levels 5 & 9, 250 Collins Street,
Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Call: 1300 737 004
Updated 28 October 2018 BD
Education and Care Services National Regulations now require that at least 50% of the educators must have, or be actively working towards an approved Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification or higher.Apply Now