COURSE CODE: CHC50113   |     Duration 108 weeks

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

It's not just about taking your place in a growing industry and it's not just about building a respected career with great prospects.

When you are trained and skilled in childcare you can make a real difference to real lives.
Kids love you, parents love you, they talk about you and they remember you.

Progressing your career in childcare means you have a chance to do something really special, really meaningful.

This qualification is targeted at students who are either existing employees in the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry or want to pursue a career in this industry as it 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.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

COURSE DETAILS

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no academic requirements for this qualification, however, Alpha International College requires that all students: 

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Pass a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check.
  • Be willing to participate in a minimum of 240 hours of unpaid work placement.
  • All students must participate in an LLN assessment to demonstrate student’s strengths in language, literacy and numeracy.
COURSE OUTCOMES AND PATHWAYS

Students who complete the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care may find themselves working in a range of education and care settings, or with school-aged children in outside school hours care and vacation programs in roles such as:

  • Children’s Services Director
  • Child Care Centre Manager
  • Children’s Services Authorised Supervisor

Students may also like to continue their formal training by undertaking the CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care.

COURSE FEES

COURSE FEES

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care$8,500 (no concessions)
Course Enrolment/ Application Fee$250 (no refund / can be transferred)

ADDITIONAL FEES

National Police Check$34 (required prior to enrolment)
Working with Children Check$102.70 (required prior to enrolment)
Text Books$150

ADMINISTRATION FEES 

Resubmission of Assessment$20 (per unit)
Reissue of Certificate or Statement of Attainment(SOA)$80 (per certificate or SOA)

*All payments can be made either by Cheque, Cash or Direct Deposit. Once you have completed and submitted your enrolment form to our office, we will provide an invoice detailing all payment options

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course is structured to ensure that students receive adequate training in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This includes:

  • 108 weeks of classroom-based training of 20 hours face-to-face delivery per week
  • In addition, students are observed in the workplace over a period of 240 hours.
  • Students will also have 6 x 2-week breaks throughout the course duration

The qualification is made up of 28 units of competency which consists of 23 core units and 5 elective units that have been chosen by Alpha International College  based on industry requirements.

#No Unit Code Unit Name Core/Elective Hrs
1 CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core 60
2 CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core 40
3 CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core 80
4 CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core 80
5 CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core 60
6 CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core 80
7 CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core 80
8 CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core 40
9 CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core 60
10 CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core 240
11 CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core 80
12 CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core 120
13 CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing co-operative behaviour Core 60
14 CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core 60
15 CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core 80
16 CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core 80
17 CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core 180
18 CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core 20
19 CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core 80
20 CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core 60
21 HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core 20
22 CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core 40
23 HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core 40
24 BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective 50
25 BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective 40
26 CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective 120
27 CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective 60
28 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective 20
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HOW TO APPLY

Please contact Alpha International College 

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
ASSESSMENT METHODS
REFUND POLICY
IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT NEEDS AND SUPPORT
RESOURCES
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Students with prior learning and work experience can apply for RPL. Students who have completed corresponding units of competency and/or units contained within the packaging rules can apply for Credit Transfer. RPL evidence must include some of the following:

  • Work experience
  • Life experience
  • Previous study
  • Professional development programs

If you wish to apply for RPL or Credit Transfer, please notify Alpha International College  on the Enrolment form

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment is structured throughout the course. If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outline in our policies and procedures.

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written Assessment
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Simulated/Practical Assessment
REFUND POLICY

To view our refunds policy and procedures, please click on the below link.

Fees, Charges and Refund Policy and Procedure

IDENTIFICATION OF STUDENT NEEDS AND SUPPORT

Student needs are declared by the applicant at the time of enrolment: the application form allows the applicant to self-declare where they have learning disabilities.  Every student is interviewed either face-to-face or over the telephone to attempt to establish the applicant skill and knowledge levels, their current employment and how that relates to the course content and interaction.

Where language, literacy, and numeracy are in question, Alpha International College has a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment they may undertake to confirm their level of language, literacy and numeracy skills.  Reasonable adjustment to training and assessment will be made and additional support (e.g. LLN, assistive technology, additional training, alternative delivery and assessment modes and methods) provided where students with physical attributes or specific learning needs are identified as requiring these changes to complete their training and assessment.

RESOURCES

Students will provide with the following resources required to complete the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Learner Guide
  • Course Handouts
  • Childcare Equipment and Resources
  • Assessment resources

Students will need to ensure that they bring the appropriate stationary to their training including an A4 notebook and pens.

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