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  • The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care is a practically oriented course, which enables graduates to advance their careers in the childcare industry.
  • This qualification covers workers in children’s services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.
  • Student will demonstrate that they have responsibility to supervision of other staff and volunteers
  • Classroom training takes place over a maximum 24 months with up to 78 weekly sessions, a two week break at end of year and supported by tutorials at the end of each unit.
  • A flexible learning environment with access to a trainer both face to face, on-line or phone call allows student supported work at own pace

If students are working in a suitable environment they may undertake distance learning, with periodic support sessions.

At this level:

Career Outcomes

  • Early childhood educator
  • Outside school hours care assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Educator
  • Mobile assistant
  • Childhood educator assistant

Course Core Units:

CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022Promote children s agency
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety

Skills Gain:

  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
  • Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • Participate in workplace health and safety

Study Period:

Approximate 18 months

Course Elective Units:

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPOL002Develop and implement policy
BSBLED401Develop teams and individuals


RTO Number:
30878


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