CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will enable you to expand your work opportunities in the child care area to roles as:• Early childhood educator• Child development worker• Children’s advisor• Supervisor, manager, coordinator, director or team leader in a children’s services agency.
In our course you will learn how to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services in accordance with licensing, regulatory and duty of care requirements. In most states it is the highest qualification required for a career as a Director or Service Manager for a centre-based care.

• Classroom and practical placement components
• Delivered face-to-face, at one day per week for 95 weeks along with 8 hours per week of research and project work and 6 hours per week of Workplace Tasks Applications
• Minimum of 240 hours of placement with a registered Early Education & Care Facility

• Applicants will be required to undertake a pre-training review
• Current Working with Children check
• Current Police Check

For students who have previously completed a Nationally Accredited course maybe eligible to receive credit towards the course.
RPL is offered to any Learner who can provide evidence of competency for the units offered within this Diploma in Early Childhood Education course. During the enrolment process a potential Learner may discuss any prior evidence before commencing training to determine if they are eligible for RPL. An additional fee for this service will be discussed with you upon application.

• Fully equipped classroom (including projector, whiteboard, internet access, tea and coffee faculties);
• Learner and facilitator guides;
• Lesson plans;
• Relevant policies, procedures, legislative and regulatory materials;
• Laptops;
• Free Wi-Fi access;
• Guest speakers;
• PowerPoint presentations;
• Assessment handouts;
• Access to the local Council library;
• Educational posters located around the classroom for student reference;
• Library or access to learning resources;
• Student mentoring, if requested or required, to help her/him to meet competency and learning requirements;
• Encouragement of establishing study support groups;
• Senior student buddy mentoring and;
• Assistance provided for people with disability including wheelchair access, access to welfare services, large learning spaces.

Course Outline

28 Units of Competency – 23 core and 5 elective

Core Modules

Work legally and ethically
Develop cultural competence
Ensure the health and safety of children
Provide care for children
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
​Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children ​
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
Nurture creativity in children
Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
​Promote children’s agency
​​Analyse information to inform learning
​​Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
​​Embed sustainable practices in service operations
​​ Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
​​Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
​​​Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
​​​​Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
​​​​Maintain work health and safety

Elective Modules

​Support the holistic development of children
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Support children to connect with their world
Work with diverse people
Develop and implement policy


For eligible student students, State Government Funding is available through the Skills First Program.
For full fee paying students, payments plans maybe available

Enrolment (up-front fee): $275.00 (includes $25.00 GST)
Government Subsidised fee: $11,952.00 (includes $1,086.55 GST)
Fee for service: $12,227.00 (includes $1,111.55 GST)

* Replacement of lost learner resources will incur a replacement fee
* A payment of AUD$20 may be required for the issuing of official academic transcript

How to apply

To apply for enrolment in this course please contact VASS College of Vocational Education below or feel free to come meet us in person. Our staff would love to talk with you about your study goals to determine the best course for you.

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