Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Offered in face-to-face zoom class and online learning

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC50121

Packaging Rules

15 units including 12 core & 3 electives

Course Description

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification that ACECQA requires for those wanting to take on higher levels of responsibility and leadership in an early childhood service. It is the qualification for those wishing to lead an education and care program for children before they enter formal schooling.Rise has developed this qualification to give students theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work with children (from birth to school age) in a range of early childhood settings, which fall under the education and care national regulations and the national quality standard. Upon the completion of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to support the implementation of the early years learning framework, while supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Entry Requirements

  • A good ability to read, write and speak English
  • A sound ability to apply numeracy
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Successfully completion of either the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or its predecessor CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration

The time frame to deliver this course is 18 months – 24 months (depending on prior skills and knowledge).

Career Opportunities

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Lead Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, Universities can sometimes offer credit from the Diploma to enrol in Early Childhood teaching qualifications to continue your education career.

For Higher Level Skill students, may refer the fact sheet link to the Department of Employment, small Business and Training website to get more information about your right to study this course. 

https://training.qld.gov.au/site/providers/Documents/funded/hls-student-factsheet.pdf

Fees & Funding

Government funding is available through Higher Level Skills.

Government Funding Requirements

  • Age 15 years or older (no longer at school)
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Not hold or not enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification(not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)
  • English Language & Academic Requirements

If a person is eligible for funding under the Higher-Level Skills program, the Queensland Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.

Fees Higher Level Skills – Government Funded

Qualification NameDiploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course CodeCHC50121
Number of Units15
Workplace Minimum Hours280
Student Contribution Fee$240
Student Concession Fee$120

Fee for Service

The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.

Qualification NameDiploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course CodeCHC50121
Number of Units15
Enrollment Fee$200
Resource/Materials Fee$150
Cost per Unit$200
Student Concession Fee$3350

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.

Qualification NameDiploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Course CodeCHC50121
Number of Units15
Enrollment Fee$200
Resource/Materials Fee$150
Cost per Unit$100
Student Concession Fee$1850

Course Units

 

  • Cluster 1 – Monitor service operations in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • o CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 
  • o CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations 

  • Cluster 2 – Communicate as a leader in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • o BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments (Elective)
  • o BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • o CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families 
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  • Cluster 3 – Embed inclusive practices in service operations in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • o CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity (Elective)
  • o CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • o CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 
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  • Cluster 4 – Manage compliance in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • o CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service 
  • o CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service (Elective)
  • o CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
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  • Cluster 5 – Lead child pedagogy in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • o CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning 
  • o CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • o CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • o CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

Contact us

Interested in studying at our face-to-face zoom training or online learning? Or if you would like to learn more about our Government funded programs, send us an enquiry.