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. (Placement may be arranged for participants who are not currently working.)
The course is scheduled over 18 months, using a blended learning format incorporating both face-to-face classes, and online delivery and tutoring, including at least:
- 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
Additional face-to-face sessions may be arranged as required, according to student needs. 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 children’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|
|BSBMGT401||Show leadership in the workplace||E|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||E|
|BSBLDR401||Communicate effectively as a workplace leader||E|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||E**|
*CT = credit transfer from Certificate III/current First Aid/CPR certificate, C = core unit, E = elective unit (selected by API based on industry consultation)
**Participants who have completed Certificate III with API will be awarded Credit Transfer
Total cost: $5000
Reduced fees may be available for eligible students under the Higher Level Skills program, funded by the Queensland Government.
To be eligible, participants must be:
- Be aged 15 years of age or older and no longer at school
- Be an Australian citizen/ permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, permanently living in Queensland
- Not hold or be enrolled in post-school Certificate IV or higher qualification (not including training completed at school, or foundation skills training)
Participants are required to pay a co-contribution fee, towards the cost of training. Fees are charged per unit of competency.
Per unit fee: $17 (not applicable to credit transfers)
Total fees: $255
Per unit fee: $20 (not applicable to credit transfers)
Total fees: $300
Click here to access the HLS FACT SHEET FOR STUDENTS.
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