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Vocational Education & Training

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

2019

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Overview

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Jabiru, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston, Remote, Tennant Creek, Yulara

Estimated completion time: 2 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
COMMUNITY SERVICES, HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Occupation types
Child Care Worker

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

This qualification may also be suitable for Apprenticeships.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au

Work Placement

Assessment of practical skills will take place in the student's workplace or volunteer work placement in a regulated education/care service as necessary. Work placement continues across all units during a period of at least 240 hours in order to meet the evidence requirements of units or until such time as the student is deemed competent by Assessors.

Everyone employed or volunteering in child related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will therefore be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre card in order to complete any work placement.

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 094487E).

Refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses for course and fee information.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Community Services include:

  • Child Care Worker

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Course information flyer(s)


2019 Course Information Flyers will be published early in 2019.

Entry requirements

There are no mandatory entry requirements for this qualification. However, applicants who wish to commence this course need to have the required skills and knowledge to undertake the qualification at this level e.g. completion of Year 10 or equivalent and a general command of spoken and written English to be able to meet industry standards for communication.

Everyone employed or volunteering in child related work is required by law to hold an Ochre Card. It will therefore be a mandatory requirement to hold an Ochre Card in order to complete any work placement.

If you have not yet obtained an Ochre Card, please contact SAFENT on 1800 723 368.

For International students, please refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/futurestudents-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Course fees

2019 VET fees will be published early in December 2018.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

International Students

International Full Fees

International course fees are included on the International Course Listing page. Select the VET tab for more information.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CHC Community Services Training Package.

  • Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Jabiru, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Palmerston, Remote, Tennant Creek, Yulara

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Children's Services and Education Support
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 7519 (Northern Region) or 08 8959 5239 (Southern Region)
Fax: 08 8946 7118
Email: vet.cses@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care a total of Twenty Eight (28) units of competency must be completed comprising TWENTY THREE (23) Core and FIVE (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1908- 2108.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
70
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
63
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
70
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
35
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
70
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
70
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 50
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children 80
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service 120
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour 50
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children 50
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency 80
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning 70
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development 170
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations 60
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children 70
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting 20
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety 40
  Total nominal hours for core units
1,658
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 5)
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
40
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation 60
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in earlychildhood   (Unnamed) 70
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning       (Unnamed) 40
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice                          (Unnamed) 40
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
70
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team 100
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy 90
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
120
  Total nominal hours for elective units
250 - 450
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
1,908 - 2,108

 

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