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CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Hoping to get that leadership role? Take your career as an early childhood educator to the next level with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. You’ll learn how to design and implement curriculum as well as maintain compliance in your service’s operations. Upskill with the diploma and you’ll feel confident to take on more responsibility. 
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Wimmera - Horsham
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Wimmera - Horsham
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
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Length
1 Year
Qualification Code
CHC50121

Free TAFE

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

Quality early childhood education and care supports healthy early childhood development and prepares children for primary school.  
This course is designed to prepare you to take on a leadership role in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. You’ll learn how to provide education and care that enhances and supports the holistic development of infants and children up to the age of 12. It’s a highly regarded qualification for those who work in the education sector and will enable you to work in a leadership role within pre-schools, kindergartens, family day care and long day care centres. 
You’ll learn how to design and implement curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and maintain compliance in other areas of service operations. You’ll develop specialised knowledge and the skills to analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. You’ll develop leadership skills to prepare you to supervise volunteers or other educators. You’ll learn how to work closely with primary carers to foster optimum development for all children. 

Course specifics 
Learn skills such as:
·    planning and implementing children’s education and care curriculum
·    analysing information to inform children’s learning
·    implementing strategies for the inclusion of all children
·    fostering positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
·    facilitating compliance in a children’s education and care service
·    managing team effectiveness.

This course will prepare you for roles such as early childhood educator, family day care educator, long day care educator, room leader and out of school educator. On successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to continue your studies into higher education with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) or Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).

Facilities 
Our Mt Helen and Wimmera campuses offer modern classrooms and learning areas. In addition, we have a fully equipped and operating Children’s Centres at our Mt Helen and SMB campuses, which offers quality programs for children aged six weeks to five years. Students are able to observe educators and participate in other learning opportunities at these centres.
 

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

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.

REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE OWN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
CHCPRP003
WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHILDREN'S FAMILIES
CHCECE050
EMBED ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IN SERVICE OPERATIONS
CHCECE049
PLAN AND IMPLEMENT CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AND CARE CURRICULUM
CHCECE048
ANALYSE INFORMATION TO INFORM CHILDREN'S LEARNING
CHCECE047
IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE INCLUSION OF ALL CHILDREN
CHCECE046
FOSTER POSITIVE AND RESPECTFUL INTERACTIONS AND BEHAVIOUR IN CHILDREN
CHCECE045
FACILITATE COMPLIANCE IN A CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICE
CHCECE044
NURTURE CREATIVITY IN CHILDREN
CHCECE043
FOSTER HOLISTIC EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING
CHCECE042
MAINTAIN A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN
CHCECE041
MANAGE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS
BSBTWK502
LEAD THE WORK TEAM
CHCMGT003
RESPOND TO GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SERVICE
CHCECE053
PLAN SERVICE AND SUPPORTS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
CHCECE052

This course is delivered on campus 1 day/week Hybrid Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm, and 1 evening per week Hybrid 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Additional study time is required to complete assessments, reading, and activities. We recommend that approximately 10 hours per week should be put aside for these activities. 

This program includes 185 hours of industry placement, which is organised by FedUni TAFE. Placement is normally full time.

You must hold a CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification to enter this course.  

All applicants are required to

  • hold a valid Police Check
  • hold a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • hold a valid NDIS check

Please note the Police Check; NDIS and Working With Children Check (WWCC) will be at your own expense and must have prior to commencing any placement.

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.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LBB

National course code: CHC50121

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2024 total estimated tuition fees for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
N/A$9,099$17,861

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our fees and charges page for more information.

VET Student Loans

A VET Student Loan from the Australian Government can cover all or part of your tuition fees for some Diploma/Advanced Diploma courses (subject to availability).

A VET Student Loan is available for this course – up to a maximum of $18,097

For more information visit our VET Student Loan page.

Material Fees

Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the course.

The estimated material fees for this course are $120

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some courses have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Further information on fees, payments and refunds is available here.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, units, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain unit 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.

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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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

School department

Federation TAFE