CHC50113 Diploma of
Early Childhood Education
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Working in early childhood and want to apply for a Centre Coordinator or Director role? The demand for qualified directors has increased in recent years, with some shortages. A mid-career centre director would expect around $31 an hour and of course, this is always in review.
This comprehensive diploma will qualify you to design and implement early childhood education and care programs.
Potential roles on completion include:
Early Childhood Educator, Nominated Supervisor, Service Director/Centre Director
- CRICOS Course Code:080765C
- Delivery Mode:- Face to Face (include 1/3 Online component)
- Combination of on the-job plus additional support via emails (traineeships only)
- Industry work placement
- Course Duration:92 Weeks
67 Weeks Tuition Delivery
540 Hours Work Placement
- Volume of Learning: Total Hours:1620
Face to Face:720
- Material Fee: $ 100.00/term
(includes text books, arts and crafts, T-shirt and materials)
- Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $ 250.00
- Tuition: $ 20,300.00
- Duration: 18 to 21 Months
- Delivery Mode: - Online via Learning Management System (MOODLE)
- Industry Workplacement
- Tuition Fee: $ 1,500.00 (Upfront) and remaining balance $7,000.00 (Payment Plan)
- Material Fee: $ 500.00
(includes text books, arts and crafts, T-shirt and materials)
- Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $ 250
Students are required to complete all of the following 28 units:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Core/Elective|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children||C|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks||C|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||C|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||C|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence||C|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||C|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||E|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice||E|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||C|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support childrens play and learning||E|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||C|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children||C|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers||C|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood||E|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting||C|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||C|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team||E|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations||C|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||C|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children||C|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning||C|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children||C|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour||C|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children||C|
|CHCECE022||Promote childrens agency||C|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care services||C|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood||C|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development||C|
Students wishing to apply for course credit must refer to Student Handbook
On successful completion of the course, students will receive Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.Graduates from this course will be able to perform the duties of Early Childhood Educator.
Employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification in:
• Early childhood educator
• Nominated supervisor
• Service Director/Centre Director
• Face to Face classes will be conducted at any of our campuses as specified on your confirmation of enrolment
• Learning Resources are available on Learning Management System (Moodle)
• Students will be given access to Moodle
• Students in QLD and ONLINE are to successfully complete “HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting” at their own cost.
The following learning support will be available to learners:
- Access to well qualified and experienced trainers from multicultural backgrounds.
- Additional support for students with language barriers from the ELICOS arm of SSBT. The following processes will be applied for students considered to be ”at risk”:
Please refer to the ‘Course Progress and Attendance Monitoring Policy’
Evidence gathering technique used for this course:
• Direct observation, role-plays written/verbal questioning, interviews and self-evaluations, case studies, projects, assignments are used to assess required knowledge and skills
• Structured Activities (Simulation exercises/role-plays, Projects, Presentations, Activity sheets)
• Third Party Feedback (Reports from employers/supervisors, Evidence of training, Authenticated prior achievements, Interviews with employers, supervisors or peers)
For detailed information regarding the assessment of each unit of competency, including timing and resources can be found in the assessment planners for each unit which are saved on the network in the following location:
All students enrolled in this course must undertake 540 hours work placement in an accredited early childhood education and care service. Work placement must be completed successfully in order to gain this qualification.
All students must satisfy the Working with Children Check (WWCC) requirements prior to starting their work placement.
The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:
Learning pathway to Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care which would support career progression
Note: SSBT does not offer the qualifications listed above in possible study pathways.
All students entering this course must have completed Year 10 or equivalent qualification.
Overseas students must demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
Students with no formal qualifications are required to successfully complete the LLN test and meet with the Training Manager to be admitted.
Student must possess & bring their own laptop/notebook to class fully charged.
Overseas students can only enroll face to face 20 hours per week.
Note: this information should be provided to a person seeking to enrol in a course, in conjunction with the information in the Student Handbook provided on this website.