CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care*
Not all super hero’s wear capes. Some are Early Childhood Educators
Congratulations! You’re looking at a career in Early Childhood.
It takes a special person to devote their career to caring for our 0 – 12 year olds. Will your career choice take you to the magical world of a nursery filled with our youngest Australians? Will you become an outside school hour’s carer where you become involved in the lives of energetic 6 – 12 year olds whose next journey will be that of high school? Will you be part of the dynamic preschool years where life is one big adventure? Or, do your dreams see you as managing these types of services in your role as Centre Manager or Service Coordinator? Wherever a qualification in Early Childhood takes you, it is assured it will be one that is both challenging and rewarding that will significantly impact on many lives including parents, children, coworkers and the community.
Carers are professionals. They are warm, friendly approachable human beings, who demonstrate patience, understanding, imagination and energy.
If that’s you – then a career in Early Childhood has been a perfect choice.
They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
The Diploma is the qualification that ACECQA requires for those wanting to advance their career and studies in early childhood, and take on higher levels of responsibility and leadership in an early childhood service.
CHC50113 Diploma ofEarly Childhood Education and Care
Traineeship (NSW) or Apprenticeship (QLD)
TLC offers a rolling intake which means you can commence study at anytime of the year.
For classes, you can join us at commencement of next cluster.
Enrolment valid for:
18 months (Advanced Entry) or 24 months (all 28 units) – workplace based
12 months (Advanced Entry) or 18 months (all 28 units) – recognition of prior learning (RPL)
24 – 36 months – State funded traineeships (NSW) / State funded Apprenticeships (QLD) (depends on training contract)
24 months – external
12 months – class based
Vocational placement hours
Minimum of 240 hours (working hours can be incorporated as placement hours for workplace students)
Government funding available
Yes – QLD and NSW
EziDebit (payment plans)
Credit Card (over phone)
Students will be assessed:
- Theory: written tasks, case studies, questions, activities and/or workplace projects, portfolios.
- Practical: vocational placement or employment in an ACECQA approved early childhood service. Workplace tasks, observation, projects, third party reports. This will be for no less than 240 hours spread over the duration of the qualification. Actual hours completed is dependent on student capability. Placement working with children under 2 years of age is required.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) provides a guide to volume of learning which describes how long a student who does not hold any of the competencies identified in the relevant units of competency or modules would take to develop all the required skills and knowledge. ‘Volume of learning’ includes all teaching, learning and assessment activities that a typical student must undertake to achieve the learning outcomes, including any minimum on the job component.
For a Diploma level qualification this time could vary from 1200hrs to 2400hrs.
Based on TLC’s model of delivery and resources, and using a 24mth enrolment as a guide, we advise students to be prepared to allocate approximately 23hrs a week to their studies. This time will include all trainer time, personal study time, on the job placement and completion of assessments.
Time required will increase or decrease depending on mode of study and length of enrolment.
- Ability to read, write and speak good English
- Able to apply sound numeracy skills
- A current Working with Children Check
Whilst you can commence CHC50113 without having completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, it should be noted that those students wishing to be considered “actively working towards” an approved Diploma qualification for ACECQA purposes may need to show evidence to their employer / prospective employer that they have successfully completed the 11 AQF level 3 units of this qualification.
Commencing the Diploma after having completed CHC30113 will provide direct credit for these 11 units. This is what we refer to in Course Duration as having ‘Advanced Entry’.
Students seeking this approval to be eligible to be classified as “actively working towards a Diploma” will need to maintain a current enrolment and be making satisfactory progress in the Diploma. Click here for ACECQA’s requirements for this.
Course Topics Core Units (23)
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care services|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all 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|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
Course Topics Elective Units (5)
TLC has pre-selected the following two sets of electives to ensure graduates gain diverse experience relevant to early childhood settings and their workplace.
Both these units:
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy|
|BSBSUS501||Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability|
Plus THREE of the following
|CHCSAC005||Foster the holistic development and well being of the child in school age care|
|BSBINN502||Build and sustain an innovative work environment|
|BSBLDR403||Lead team effectiveness|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND PATHWAYS
Vocational outcomes for graduates of this qualification may include:
- Centre Based Director or Centre Manager
- Lead Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care
- Educational Leader
- Family Day Care Educator or Coordinator
- In Home Care Provider or Coordinator
- Out of School Hours Educator or Coordinator
- Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher
- Other education based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as tutor, education support staff or as teacher aides.
TLC offers a variety of payment methods including direct debit, Ezidebit (payment plan), cheque, study loans, credit card or money order.
A student handbook is available prior to enrolment which outlines all policies in relation to fees, refunds, suspensions and cancellations.
Your quoted fee will depend on study mode chosen, whether you have any credit transfers or, if applying for RPL, whether there is any gap training required.
State funded Trainees / Apprentices and Higher Level Skills students pay a student contribution fee with remainder of course fees paid by the State government.
Higher Level Skills (QLD ONLY)
*Enrolment Fee: $150
*Resource Fee: $100 (hard cover books) or $75 (e-book option) or $50 (RPL)
Course fee: $84 ($3.00 x 28 units)
Total Cost including First Aid: $234 plus relevant resource fee
*Enrolment Fee: $200
*Resource Fee: $100 (hard cover books) or $75 (e-book option) or $50 (RPL)
Course fee: $140 ($5.00 x 28 units)
Total Cost including First Aid: $340 plus relevant resource fee
*Enrolment and resource fees are non-refundable
Classes held on campus currently on hold due to COVID-19. Students can join the class-based model if they have access to Zoom.
QLD: Student contribution fee $1.60 per nominal hour (non-concession) or $.64c per nominal hour (concession) – Approx. 1380 – 1958 nominal hours depending on electives chosen and number of units required to complete.
NSW: Student contribution fee $1000 (non-concession) or $240 (concession)
NSW trainees that commence their traineeship qualification on or after 1 January 2020 may be eligible for fee-free training. For more information, go to vet.nsw.gov.au. For eligible trainees there will be no requirement to pay the student fee.
Fee for Service – External or Workplace Based (QLD and NSW)
Enrolment Fee $200
Resource Fee $100 (or $75 with provision of e-text books)
Per Unit Fee $150
Fee for Service – Recognition of Prior Learning (QLD and NSW)
Enrolment Fee $200
Resource Fee $50
Per Unit Fee $120
Please note: Some students may be exempt from fees depending on eligibility:
Year 12 School leavers (QLD) Read Here
Aboriginal Torres Strait Islanders (NSW) Read Here
Students with a Disability (NSW) Read Here
School Based Trainees (QLD) Read Here
Under 21’s (QLD) Read Here
*Please note this is a superseded qualification.