CHC50113

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

The  CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is ideal for those aiming for a leadership role in an early childhood education and care setting.

This course will equip you with an extensive understanding of theoretical and practical understanding to design and implement early childhood programs, and  how to build relationships with children to understand and support emotional, physical, cognitive and social needs of each child.

Upon successful completion, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills to implement early childhood education and care programs. You will be job-ready with the tools to engage children into the wonderful world of learning through play.

We ensure that you get the best practical experience by undertaking your practical placement in one of our sister-company, LEAD Childcare‘s early childhood education and care centre.

Course Details

Course Code CHC50113

Duration

Available Mode(s)
  • - On Campus
  • - External
Cost

Practical Placement

If you study with us, Lead Institute will offer and arrange your practical placement at our sister-company, LEAD Childcare. We will make sure that you are supported throughout every step of your training!

Minimum of 240 hours of practical placement in a regulated education and care service.

Career Outcomes

  • Lead Educator
  • Educational Leader
  • Centre Manager
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Out of School Hours Coordinator
  • Out of School Hours Educator
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher
  • Career Pathway into Bachelor of Education

External Study

If you chose to study externally, it will take you approximately 128 weeks to complete the course. You will receive a dedicated trainer who will support you in your studies and visit you at your work placement location.

Units of Compentency

To gain the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, participants are required to complete 28 units of competency (23 core and 5 electives) as follows:

Core Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperation behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Elective Units
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform children

FAQs

  • What is the difference between Early Childhood Education and Care courses?

    The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a great qualification for someone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding in Early Childhood Education.

    Our qualification will prepare you for a career in working with children, gaining an understanding of the best practices for educating children, and giving them the best start to their lifelong learning. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is great for someone who wants to step up to the next level within Early Childhood Education and Care, aiming to provide children with the skills and knowledge prior to going to school.

    Our nationally recognised training program provides students enrolled in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with practical training in our centres, gaining a unique perspective on different aspects of early childhood education and care.

  • Why choose Lead Institute for your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?

    The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care offered by Lead Institute is a nationally recognised qualification – with emphasis on the development and educational training of students through theoretical and practical training.

    Lead Institute has on-site trainers to support students in the classroom and offer extra tutorials for student requiring assistance with their assessments and training.

  • Do you offer flexible study options?

    Lead Institute is proud to offer a range of ways in which students can complete their studies in early childhood education and care.

    Lead Institute has a Student Success and Enrolments team to support you to identify the right study mode to enable to successfully complete your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Enrolment Requirements

  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Blue Card – Working With Children Check
  • It is recommended that students have a prior understanding of the early childhood sector before studying a Diploma level qualification

Payment Terms & Options

Our payment terms have been developed to match student course progression. Course deposits are required to be settled before a Letter of Offer is sent to ensure a student’s acceptance to study. Our friendly Finance Team understand the student experience and will work closely with our cohorts to ensure full understanding of fees and charges.

Units of Compentency

To gain the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, participants are required to complete 28 units of competency (23 core and 5 electives) as follows:

Core Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperation behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Elective Units
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform children

FAQs

  • What is the difference between Early Childhood Education and Care courses?

    The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a great qualification for someone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding in Early Childhood Education.

    Our qualification will prepare you for a career in working with children, gaining an understanding of the best practices for educating children, and giving them the best start to their lifelong learning. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is great for someone who wants to step up to the next level within Early Childhood Education and Care, aiming to provide children with the skills and knowledge prior to going to school.

    Our nationally recognised training program provides students enrolled in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care with practical training in our centres, gaining a unique perspective on different aspects of early childhood education and care.

  • Why choose Lead Institute for your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?

    The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care offered by Lead Institute is a nationally recognised qualification – with emphasis on the development and educational training of students through theoretical and practical training.

    Lead Institute has on-site trainers to support students in the classroom and offer extra tutorials for student requiring assistance with their assessments and training.

  • Do you offer flexible study options?

    Lead Institute is proud to offer a range of ways in which students can complete their studies in early childhood education and care.

    Lead Institute has a Student Success and Enrolments team to support you to identify the right study mode to enable to successfully complete your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Enrolment Requirements

  • Completion of at least Year 10 from an Australian secondary school or overseas equivalent
  • Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment
  • Blue Card – Working With Children Check
  • It is recommended that students have a prior understanding of the early childhood sector before studying a Diploma level qualification

Payment Terms & Options

Our payment terms have been developed to match student course progression. Course deposits are required to be settled before a Letter of Offer is sent to ensure a student’s acceptance to study. Our friendly Finance Team understand the student experience and will work closely with our cohorts to ensure full understanding of fees and charges.

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