Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

Cairns Vocational Course

Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (CRICOS 093025K)

The SIT50116 Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care comprises 28 units packaged as: 23 core units PLUS 5 elective units. CCEB will offer the following core and elective units

Course Duration

  • This course is delivered 40 weeks + 12 weeks of holidays.
  • Classes are rostered for 2½ days per week + self-study component.
  • Overseas students are required to be enrolled in a full-time course to undertake study.
    For VET courses, a full-time course is a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
  • Course scheduled days: Monday & Tuesday (full day: 8am-4pm) and Wednesday (half day: 8am-1pm).
    It is subject to change. A timetable will be given to students during Induction.

Study Modes

  • VET courses are a “blended delivery” combining interactive/face-to-face classes, guided research, class group activities, theory research tutorial, project work & research, and independent learning with academic support resources tutorial available.
  • Academic support resources tutorial is available on the course scheduled days during school terms at CCEB.
  • One on one student support is available by appointment only.

Course Content

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care comprises 28 units packaged as:
23 core units plus 5 elective units.
Students must successfully complete the following units:

Core units

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

Elective units

BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice

Course Entry Requirements

  • Applicants are to be over the age of 18.
  • Applicants should have reasonable computer skills including the ability to use and access to the internet.
  • English Proficiency:
    IELTS 5.o
    Or
    Completion of CCEB Upper-Intermediate level
    Or
    B2 Level of CEFR – Common European Framework

Vocational Placement Requirements

Completing placement is compulsory for this course.
You are required to complete 240 hours of unpaid placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

During your course, you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practising your new skills in a real-world environment. CCEB may be able to assist in arranging suitable placements.

Applicants will be made aware of the legal obligations CCEB is under to ensure that students can only be placed when they have successfully completed the Working with Children Check (Blue Card application). Any additional fees are at students own cost.

This will be processed and only once a satisfactory response is received will participants be allowed to commence their work placement.

Cost

Tuition Fee: $8,500
Materials Fee: $200
Enrolment Fee: $300

Term payment plans available.
Please familiarise yourself with CCEB’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.

Intake Dates

2021:

  • 25 January
  • 19 April
  • 12 July
  • 5 October

2022:

  • 24 January
  • 18 April
  • 11 July
  • 3 October

Career Opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Centre Director
  • Lead Educator in long day care, childcare centres, occasional care
  • Educational Leader
  • Centre Manager
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Provider or Coordinator
  • Out of School Hours Coordinator
  • Out of School Hours Educator
  • Preschool Assistant

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however CCEB policies, tuition fees and course content are subject to change without notice. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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