This Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care program is designed for participants who already hold CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and are employed in a childcare centre. Credit for units completed in Certificate III will be allocated as per the table below.
This course is nationally recognised.
- Child Care Educator
- Child Care Centre Director/Manager
Students may continue into higher education such as bachelor degree programs in Early Childhood or Education.
Hold Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and be employed in a childcare centre
The course is intended to run for 12 months, using a blended learning format incorporating both face-to-face classes, and online delivery and tutoring, including:
- One full day face-to-face intensive per month (Saturdays)
- One face-to-face evening tutorial per month
- Weekly online tutorial/delivery sessions
- Ongoing phone and email support
Regular workplace visits will also be undertaken to assess participants application of knowledge and skills.
COURSE STRUCTURE (23 COMPULSORY UNITS and 5 ELECTIVES)
Core units from the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course will be credited towards completion as per table below:
|Unit Code||Unit Title|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||CT|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence||CT|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children||CT|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children||CT|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks||CT|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers||CT|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||CT|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||CT|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||CT|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||CT|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting||CT|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||C|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood||C|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children||C|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care services||C|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour||C|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children||C|
|CHCECE022||Promote childrenâ€™s agency||C|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning||C|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development||C|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations||C|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children||C|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||C|
|BSBLED401||Develop teams and individuals||E|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||E|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team||E|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy||E|
|BSBINN502||Build and sustain and innovative work environment||E|
*CT = credit transfer from Certificate III, C = core unit, E = elective unit (selected by API based on industry consultation)
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