Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

An educator. A leader. A person of comfort and trust who supports children's wellbeing, learning and development. With this diploma, you'll develop the skills and knowledge you need to provide programs and care for children from birth to up to 12 years old.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Wimmera - Horsham
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Wimmera - Horsham
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Length
2 years
Qualification Code
CHC50113

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

As a Qualified Early Childhood professional, you can manage and motivate other staff and volunteers and put into practice programs you've created. You'll spend much of your time in this program in children's services, watching and learning from other professionals.

Once you graduate, you can work in long day care centres, pre-school centres, family day care centres and more. You can even go on to study our Bachelor of Education (Birth - Year 6).

The program is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work with children across a range of early childhood education settings. Diploma qualified educators provide education and care which enhances and supports the holistic development of infants and children up to the age of 12. They work closely with primary carers to foster optimum development for all children.

Work in the early childhood field is both rewarding and demanding. This qualification is highly regarded within relevant industries and will allow you to work in a leadership role within the children's services field.

You can study this program as a traineeship or as an on-campus program. Note that traineeship eligibility requires that you are employed as a trainee within the Early Childhood Care sector, and that you and your employer are able to enter into a training agreement.

Areas of study include: Childhood development, family and diversity, health studies, play and curriculum studies, program planning.

 

 

  • Early childhood educator
  • Room leader
  • Long day care educator
  • Out of school educator
  • Family day care educator

A Bachelor level qualification is necessary to facilitate a four year old pre-school program. However delivery of an activity based 3 year pre-school program is possible.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY
CHCDIV002
DEVELOP CULTURAL COMPETENCE
CHCECE001
ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CHILDREN
CHCECE002
PROVIDE CARE FOR CHILDREN
CHCECE003
PROMOTE AND PROVIDE HEALTHY FOOD AND DRINKS
CHCECE004
PROVIDE CARE FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
CHCECE005
DEVELOP POSITIVE AND RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN
CHCECE007
USE AN APPROVED LEARNING FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE PRACTICE
CHCECE009
ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN
CHCECE016
FOSTER THE HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING OF THE CHILD IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
CHCECE017
NURTURE CREATIVITY IN CHILDREN
CHCECE018
FACILITATE COMPLIANCE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICE
CHCECE019
ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT PLANS FOR DEVELOPING COOPERATIVE BEHAVIOUR
CHCECE020
IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE INCLUSION OF ALL CHILDREN
CHCECE021
PROMOTE CHILDREN'S AGENCY
CHCECE022
ANALYSE INFORMATION TO INFORM LEARNING
CHCECE023
DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT THE CURRICULUM TO FOSTER CHILDREN'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
CHCECE024
EMBED SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN SERVICE OPERATIONS
CHCECE025
WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION AND CARE FOR CHILDREN
CHCECE026
WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY
CHCLEG001
IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK
CHCPRT001
PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY FIRST AID RESPONSE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SETTING
HLTAID004
MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
HLTWHS003
DEVELOP TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS
BSBLED401
SUPPORT THE HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
CHCECE010
PROVIDE EXPERIENCES TO SUPPORT CHILDREN'S PLAY AND LEARNING
CHCECE011
USE INFORMATION ABOUT CHILDREN TO INFORM PRACTICE
CHCECE013
REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHCPRP003

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HXE

National course code: CHC50113

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this program

Extra Requirements

Applicants must have successfully obtained a Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to undertaking their first work placement or any work based experiences.

Students attend campus 2 days per week from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

Students must provide personal stationery, including a USB and a lanyard. Students will also need to purchase 2 textbooks (approx$195), and 2 polo shirts for wear during placements.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below option:

Foundation program

 

A foundation program can provide an excellent base to build upon in your TAFE studies:

 

 

Credit transfer / advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

 

Pathways from this course:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to: 

Program

 

 

Articulate into Higher Education studies. Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply to entry into these programs:

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.

 

 

This program includes 16 weeks of industry placement, which is organised by FedUni TAFE. Placement is normally full time.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

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Federation TAFE