DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
- National Code: CHC50113
- Fees: $20,000
- Resources Fees:$300
- Administration Fees:$200
- Duration: 102 weeks
- CRICOS Code: 088945A
- Contact Hours: 20hrs per week
The Child Care Diploma is well-suited for individuals looking to embrace a career as a:
- Children’s service coordinator
- Director or Educational Leader at an Early Childhood Education centre
- Child development worker
- Early childhood educator
- Centre manager & more
PRE-REQUISITES & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
An English Language proficiency level of one of the below:
- IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent internationally recognised exam result in line with DHA regulations
- Satisfactory completion of ELICOS from a NEAS approved institute
- Passing of the MCIE International Student Placement Test
Other entry requirements include:
- Academic: Completion of senior high school or equivalent to the Australian Year 12 of education
- Regulatory: A current and valid passport, A valid study visa that covers the duration of study for the course, A current police clearance check from your country
- Age at Commencement: MCIE will not accept overseas students who would be under 18 years of age at the time of proposed commencement
- Special Considerations: Students who have completed one year of study in Australia (Cert III, AQF Qualification or above) are exempt from submitting Year 12 qual or equivalent + IELTS results
DELIVERY & ASSESSMENT
Training is delivered ‘face to face’ by qualified trainers and students are required to attend each scheduled class. The trainer will moderate the learning pace, method and sequence appropriate to the learning needs.
Learning methods will vary and can include case study scenarios, field trips, ‘hands on’ practical classes, role-play techniques, discussions, presentations and assignments.
Assessment tasks and strategies cover a wide range of methods and may include the creation of specific written documents, projects or reports, formal questions (multiple choice, short and long answer), practical demonstrations, small or large group tasks, oral presentations, problem solving tasks, case studies and discussions.
Broadly classroom assessments have two or three assessment tasks for each unit of competency or module.
As a general rule for major assessments, students are provided with task assessment instructions including the date the task is due for completion.
The work placement requirement of this qualification is 240 hours.
MCIE will organise your work-placement with one of our host employers.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will enable you to work as an Early Childhood Educator; someone who designs and implements curriculum used to support the learning of babies, toddlers and pre-school children. In order to complete this qualification, you must satisfactorily complete all 23 core units and 5 elective units.
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 wellbeing 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
This qualification is based on the principles, guidelines and standards set by Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and are recognised throughout Australia.
CREDIT TRANSFER & RPL
Students may be granted RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer if they are able to demonstrate that they have achieved the level of skills and knowledge equivalent to the unit they seek credit for through work experience, through life experiences or similar study at another institution. Students can apply for credit transfer or RPL at the time of enrolment.
Applicants applying for RPL/CT should submit the RPL/CT application along with their original supporting documents to Student Administration. Where RPL is being applied, the student must submit all relevant evidence of work experience and where learning has occurred.
A Credit Transfer application must be accompanied by Nationally Recognized Certificates with detailed Statement of Attainments indicating the units successfully completed including unit codes and titles and dates of completion. Credit Transfer may also include credit transfer based on formal learning that is outside the AQF.