CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CRICOS 108264A)

Cairns Vocational Course

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CRICOS 108264A)

Qualification Description

This qualification 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 Duration

  • This course is delivered over 40 tuition weeks + term breaks
  • Classes are rostered for 3 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.

Study Modes

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

One on one student support is available by appointment only.

Assessments

A range of a assessments are employed for this training program and the type of assessment is dependent on the nature of the unit of competency.  Assessments include demonstrations, observations, projects, presentations, knowledge tests, reports and interviews

 

Course Content

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care comprises 15 units packaged as:
12 core units plus 3elective units.
Students must successfully complete the following units:

Core Units
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy

Course Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Certificate III in a related field or two years equivalent “full-time relevant workplace experience
  • 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 5.0
    Or
    completion of CCEB Upper-Intermediate level
    Or
    B2 Level of CEFR – Common European Framework
    Or
    In the 2 years before applying for the student visa, applicants completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while applicants held a student visa 

Vocational Placement Requirements

Completing placement is compulsory for this course.
You are required to complete 280 hours of vocational placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

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: $250
Enrolment Fee: $300

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

Intake Dates

2024:

· 22 January (completed enrolments must be submitted by 8/12/23)
· 15 April (completed enrolments must be submitted by 15/03/24)
· 8 July (completed enrolments must be submitted by 7/06/24)
· 30 September (completed enrolments must be submitted by 30/08/24)

2025:

· 28 January (completed enrolments must be submitted by 6/12/24)
· 22 April (completed enrolments must be submitted by 22/03/25)
· 14 July (completed enrolments must be submitted by 13/06/25)
· 7 October (completed enrolments must be submitted by 6/09/25)

VET CALENDAR (2022-2025)

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.

“It was great experience to work as a assistant educator at Childcare center. I recommend this course student who is looking for flexibility with their study schedule.”

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