Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

Enrolment and accreditation of qualification awarded by:

Australia Education & Career College - RTO Code: 52865

Unique College of Technology - RTO Code: 91358

Block Learning Pty Ltd - RTO Code: 41181

Modification History

Release 1. CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care supersedes and is not equivalent to CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 

BSBTWK502

Manage team effectiveness

CHCECE041

Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE042

Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing

CHCECE043

Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE044

Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service

CHCECE045

Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

CHCECE046

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE047

Analyse information to inform children’s learning

CHCECE048

Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

CHCECE049

Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

CHCECE050

Work in partnership with children’s families

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units 

BSBHRM413

Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

BSBOPS502

Manage business operational plans

BSBPEF502

Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBSTR501

Establish innovative work environments

CHCDIV003

Manage and promote diversity

CHCECE051

Promote equity in access to the service

CHCECE052

Plan service and supports for children and families

CHCECE053

Respond to grievances and complaints about the service

CHCECE057

Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles

CHCINM002

Meet community information needs

CHCMGT003

Lead the work team

CHCPOL002

Develop and implement policy

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCSAC010

Foster holistic learning, development and wellbeing for school age children

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care supersedes and is not equivalent to CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53