CHC50113 Diploma of
Early Childhood Education
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Working in early childhood and want to apply for a Centre Coordinator or Director role? The demand for qualified directors has increased in recent years, with some shortages. A mid-career centre director would expect around $31 an hour and of course, this is always in review.
This comprehensive diploma will qualify you to design and implement early childhood education and care programs.
Potential roles on completion include:
Early Childhood Educator, Nominated Supervisor, Service Director/Centre Director
- CRICOS Course Code:080765C
- Delivery Mode:- Face to Face (include 1/3 Online component)
- Combination of on the-job plus additional support via emails (traineeships only)
- Industry work placement
- Course Duration:92 Weeks
67 Weeks Tuition Delivery
540 Hours Work Placement
- Material Fee: $ 100.00/term
(includes text books, arts and crafts, T-shirt and materials)
- Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $ 250.00
- Tuition: $ 20,300.00
- Duration: 18 to 21 Months
- Delivery Mode: - Online via Learning Management System (MOODLE)
- Industry Workplacement
- Tuition Fee: $ 7,500.00 (Upfront) or $8,500.00 (Payment Plan)
- Material Fee: $ 500.00
(includes text books, arts and crafts, T-shirt and materials)
- Non-Refundable Enrolment Fee: $ 200
Students are required to complete all of the following 28 units:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Core/Elective|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children||C|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks||C|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||C|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||C|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence||C|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||C|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||E|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice||E|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||C|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support childrens play and learning||E|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||C|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children||C|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers||C|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood||E|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting||C|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||C|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team||E|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations||C|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||C|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children||C|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning||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 childrens agency||C|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care services||C|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood||C|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development||C|
Students wishing to apply for course credit must refer to Student Handbook
On successful completion of the course, students will receive Certificate III in 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
• Face to Face classes will be conducted at Level 4, 11-15 Deane Street, Burwood
• Learning Resources are available on Learning Management System (Moodle)
• Students will be given access to Moodle
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 and Attendance Monitoring Policy’
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:
All students enrolled in this course must undertake 180 hours work placement in 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.
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.
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.
Ms Kris Anne DIGNENENG
Why did you choose to be an educator?
I chose to be an educator because I am passionate about teaching and imparting knowledge in every way I can. As I am studying about the Early Years Learning Framework in Australia, it astounded me as to how much children can learn just through play. It challenges me to teach children in a more holistic approach where they are allowed to enjoy their childhood and play, but still be brilliant in different aspects of learning.
What is my favourite moment of the day as an educator and why?
I have a lot of favourite moments throughout the day, but if I am to pick my best two, it will be when we play outside and the children, with the help of their educators, get to resource their own learning by exploration of natural materials and through social interactions. It’s the children’s laughter and the positive energy you get from working with children that are so rewarding. The other one is when we are doing experiments and intentional teaching experiences where children often have various priceless reactions in their faces when they get excited to learn something new. It excites me too to be able to impart that new knowledge to them.
What is my favourite quote as an educator?
My favourite quote is by Dr Maria Montessori and it states:
“Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.”
How does SSBT help me in being competent in the workplace?
The balance in the training provided by SSBT allows me to learn theoretically in class and apply them to practical work placements. This format of training prepares me to anticipate different scenarios that happen in the actual workplace. The insights that I learn from my instructors Ms Khizra, Ms Claire, and Ms Patricia through their Early Childhood and Care background are very helpful for me and my fellow students to understand further the theories in a more practical approach that is useful in the workplace.