The ‘Diploma of early childhood education and care’ is a high level course designed to explore various skills and practices required in the field of early childhood education, care and development. The course is designed to provide in depth knowledge regarding designing and implementation of curriculum, health practices and child care policies in schools, day cares, nurseries and play groups. Individuals will learn to devise such practices based on the approved learning framework and requirements of National quality standards and national regulations. Through this course, students will learn how to: provide health and care to young children and toddlers, develop creativity in children, build healthy relationships amongst children, develop cultural competencies and nurture the inner talents of the child. In short, this course will give a detailed insight on strategies for early childhood education, healthcare and development.
Our diploma in childcare and care is targeted towards individual who currently work in this department. People who are working at a teaching level, administrative level in schools and day cares, play group supervisors, nannies, after school home instructors or individuals who own their schools or day care centers can benefit the most out of this course. Other than that, individuals seeking to attain higher education in the field may also apply for this course. This course is ideal for anyone who is seeking professional development in this area of work.
There are no specific criteria for this course other than that the individuals must be over 18 years of age. However, individuals with prior experience and education will benefit more as they will be able to relate their practical experiences with the contents of this course. Individuals who have completed certificate III in childhood education and care are also encouraged to apply in this course for better and higher learnings in this field of Children education, welfare and wellbeing.
Education and career outcomes:
After attaining this diploma of childcare, individuals may apply for any job in the area of childhood education, care and development as managers or assistant managers. People who are currently working at a lower level of the field may jump up a ladder after obtaining this diploma. They may also start their own day care and school once they have finished the course.
The course spans over 102 weeks and costs $AU 11,000. It consists of various core and elective units. Individuals must complete all the core courses to attain the diploma. Further information is provided in the course outline.
|Unit Code||Title||Core/ Elective|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||C|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and Respond to children and young people at risk||C|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||C|
|CHCECE003||Provide Care for Children||C|
|CHCECE005||Provide Care for babies and toddlers||C|
|CHCECE007||Develop Positive and respectful relationships with Children||C|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks||C|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the Health and Safety of Children||C|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||C|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting||C|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||C|
|CHCECE001||Develop Cultural Competence||C|
|CHCECE016||Establish and Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||C|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||C|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood||C|
|CHCECE018||Nurture Creativity in children||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|
|CHCECE026||Work in Partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children||C|
|BSBINN502||Build and Sustain an innovative work environment||E|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||E|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate Compliance in an education and care services||C|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in the service operations||C|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and Implement policy||E|
|CHCSAC005||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care||E|
|Course Title||Course Duration||Tuition Fee|
|Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care||102 weeks||$ AU 11,000|