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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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  • Course Information

    Course NameCHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
    CRICOS Code080765C
    Delivery ModeFace to Face (include 25% online component)
    Online /Distance
    Combination of on the-job plus additional support via emails – (traineeships only)
    Course Duration92 weeks total duration
    67 weeks tuition delivery
    540 hours work placement

  • Course Structure

    Number of units28
    Core units23
    Electives5

  • Pre-requisites

    None

  • Course Credit

    Students wishing to apply for course credit must refer to Student Handbook

  • Course Outcomes

    On successful completion of the course, students will receive Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification. Graduates from this course will be able to perform the duties of Early Childhood Educator.

    Employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification in:

    • Early childhood educator
    • Nominated supervisor
    • Service Director/Centre Director

  • Course Content

    Students are required to complete all of the following units:

    Unit CodeUnit TitleCore/Elective
    CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of childrenC
    CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinksC
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethicallyC
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at riskC
    CHCECE001Develop cultural competenceC
    CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyC
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse peopleE
    CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practiceE
    CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceC
    CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learningE
    CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenC
    CHCECE003Provide care for childrenC
    CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlersC
    CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhoodE
    HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingC
    CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenC
    CHCMGT003Lead the work teamE
    CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operationsC
    HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safetyC
    CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenC
    CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learningC
    CHCECE018Nurture creativity in childrenC
    CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourC
    CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenC
    CHCECE022Promote children’s agencyC
    CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care servicesC
    CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodC
    CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and developmentC

  • Training Arrangements

    • Face to Face classes will be conducted at Level 1, 301 George Street, Sydney
    • Learning Resources are available on Learning Management System (Moodle)
    • Students will be given access to Moodle

  • Classes/Workplace Visits/Online Components

    • Class room delivery
    • Online via Learning Management System (MOODLE) Industry work placement

  • Additional Support

    The following learning support will be available to learners:

    • Access to well qualified and experienced trainers from multicultural backgrounds.
    • Additional support for students with language barriers from the ELICOS arm of SSBT. The following processes will be applied for students considered to be ”at risk”:

    Please refer to the ‘Course Progress Policy’ located on SSBT website by following the link given below –

    http://www.ssbt.nsw.edu.au

  • Assessment Arrangements

    Evidence gathering technique used for this course:

    • Direct observation, role-plays written/verbal questioning, interviews and self- evaluations, case studies, projects, assignments are used to assess required knowledge and skills
    • Structured Activities (Simulation exercises/role-plays, Projects, Presentations, Activity sheets)
    • Third Party Feedback (Reports from employers/supervisors, Evidence of training, Authenticated prior achievements, Interviews with employers, supervisors or peers)

    For detailed information regarding the assessment of each unit of competency, including timing and resources can be found in the assessment planners for each unit which are saved on the network in the following location:http://online.ssbt.nsw.edu.au/

  • Placement Requirements

    All students enrolled in this course must undertake 560 hours of work placement at an accredited early childhood education and care service. Work placement must be completed successfully in order to gain this qualification.

    All students must satisfy the Working with Children Check (WWCC) requirements prior to starting their work placement.

  • Education Pathways

    The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

    • Learning pathway to Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care which would support career progression

    Note: SSBT does not offer the qualifications listed above in possible study pathways.

  • Costs

    • Tuition: $ 19,000.00
    • Material Fee: $500.00 (includes text books, arts and crafts, T-shirt and materials)
    • Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $200.00

  • Entry Requirements and Selection Process

    • All students entering this course must have completed Year 10 or equivalent qualification.
    • Overseas students must demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
    • Students with no formal qualifications are required to successfully complete the LLN test and meet with the Training Manager to be admitted.
    • Student must possess & bring their own laptop/notebook to class fully charged. Overseas students can only enroll face to face 20 hours per week.

    Note: this information should be provided to a person seeking to enrol in a course, in conjunction with the information in the Student Handbook provided on this website.

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