CHC50113 – DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE
The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a 12 months course, delivered through blended learning experience of either face-to-face and/ self-paced classroom learning, which provides students with a range of skill and knowledge to work in the childcare industry:
DEVELOPING, IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING LEARNING PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
FACILITATING CHILDREN’S HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING
MANAGING AND MAINTAINING LEGAL AND ETHICAL COMPLIANCE
LEADERSHIP AND BASIC MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
CHC50113 – DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE
The certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered over 52 weeks/12 months face to face which includes 28 units of study and 240 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre- arranged with approved childhood centre partners and arrangements will supported by the college.
The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer within the early childhood education and care industry and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide care and support to children.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS
It is preferred that the students have obtained a minimum of an Australian Senior Secondary School Certificate or equivalent.
Students are required to pass a Working with Children/ Vulnerable People Check (including Police Clearance) in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing work placement.
QUALIFICATION UNITS OF COMPETENCY
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE022||Promote children’s agency|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care services|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies of the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
Reflect and improve own professional practices
Develop and implement policy
Develop teams and individuals
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|BSBINN502||Build and sustain an innovative work environment|
FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS
Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies and go on to University to complete a Bachelor of Education.
CAREER PATHWAYS AND OUTCOMES
A person with this level qualification will be able to:
Design, plan, implement and evaluate educational programs
Support children’s learning and development
Support the health, learning and development of children and their families
Work with community and external agencies
Provide leadership and support to other staff
Manage a variety of early childhood services
Ensure compliance with policies and legislation
Suitable Career outcomes may include;
Lead Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care
Family Day Care Educator
Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher
Early Childhood Teacher (for those holding Primary Teaching qualifications ask us about the Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program)
STUDENT FEE OPTIONS
Queensland Certificate 3 Guarantee – for students residing in Queensland
Higher Level Skills Funding: The Higher-Level Skills Program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university. Read the Higher-Level Skills student fact sheet at https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/highskills.
TEACHING & DELIVERY MODES FOR STUDENTS
At Educare key objectives are to ensure that the core focus of your learning experience is based on the practical applications of your study. Therefore, we support you by providing learning materials which are utilised during most of the following delivery modes such as:
Face to face facilitation and roleplays
Independent learning/simulated sessions
Group based workshops and discussions
You will have access to our online learning system. You must have your own (laptop) computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software are required by all students to successfully undertake their study with Educare.
Work Placement forms an essential part of competency-based assessment and provides the student with practical job skills and work experience.
Students will undertake 240 placement hours in an approved childcare centre organised by Educare College. This placement will take place after the successful completion of class room activities and prescribed assessments which will be outlined in your induction and orientation timetables.
An individualised work placement log book along with your training plan will be provided to you by your assessor which you must use to record and track your course progress and work placement hours.
Students are required to do their work placement shifts determined during the times provided by the placement provider. Please note shifts can vary and may include mornings (commencing at 6am), evenings (finishing at 8pm). Students are expected ensure their time management skills are utilised well in order to not only balance family and work commitments but also their vocational shifts.
Should the student’s assessment results not be satisfactory, they will be deemed not competent against those prescribed units. You may make necessary arrangements with your trainer to reassess your placement at another suitable time for all parties.
Prior to commencement of Vocational Placement students are required to organise and complete an Australian Federal Police Check. Students must obtain the Check to go on Placement and be able to complete the qualification. For students working within Queensland Health, as well as a police check you will also be required to obtain a Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) . It is recommended potential students have all their vaccinations up to date, this includes; Varicella. Adults who have not had the Varicella — chickenpox — vaccination will need to get it prior to working in child care. Measles, Mumps and Rubella. Tetanus and Diphtheria. Influenza and Hepatitis.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS
Throughout the program, students will learn the skills to enable them to use discretion and judgement in relation to individual support as well as taking responsibility for their outputs. We at Educare college aim to assist you in providing you with opportunities to achieve the following outcomes:
- Link off job learning at college to on job training in the workplace.
- Establish pathways to qualifications nationally recognised by industry, education and vocational training authorities.
- Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to determine on an individual basis, the competencies obtained by a person through previous formal or informal training, work and/or life experience.
- Receive a Statement of Attainment or Certificate from Educare College listing competencies successfully achieved for each training program studied.
- Successful completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
Without the hardwork, much effort of our very supportive and active trainer, no other than Miss Sallie Abell… we will not be here today..to my classmates who had come along with us, sharing our laughter, knowledge and enjoying our class…more power to ALL and the rest of EDUCARE COLLEGE staffs..and everyone..
VERHNA ESA COCH
Educare Student 2017
Thank you Lisa Dolby for your hard work and commitment you put in to help me achieve my goal if it wasn’t for you i wouldn’t be where i am today your such a lovely person always goes out of your way to help people im soooo thankful and i recommend you to any body who wants a trainer im going to miss our cheeky class talks lol but you the most once again thank you.
Educare Student 2017
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