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CHC50121 – Diploma of
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CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Introduction

The CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification is suited to the role of childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. You will be required to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.

This course teaches you the skills and knowledge to provide appropriate education and care to children. You may choose to work under direct supervision or autonomously and may also be required to supervise others. Students who have successfully completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will receive advance standing for this course.

Course Start Dates

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Course Details

CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Duration  : 52 weeks
Amount of Training :  1250 Hours
AQF Level :5
CRICOS Code :108093D
Course Delivery : On campus and Blended
Campuses : Melbourne, Sydney, Perth
Organisation delivering the program :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification :Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • 52 Weeks full time
  • Amount of Training is 1250 Hours
  • On campus and Blended
  • Available to domestic and international students

15 units of competency are required for this qualification.

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early Childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with Children’s families
CHCECE048 Plan and implement Children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in Children
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operation
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
BSBTWK502 Manage Team effectiveness

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCECE057 Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles
CHCMGT003 Lead the teamwork
BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

Occupational titles may include:

  • Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • Children’s Services Assistant Manager
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Preschool Educator
  • Educational Leader
  • Outside School Hours Care Co-ordinator/ supervisor

Total tuition cost for CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course is AUD $8,000 for international students.

For international students: secondary course fee is $5,990

(secondary course: It is possible to study two separate courses at the same time, which is known as concurrent candidature. A student may enrol as a Secondary candidate while they pursue a higher qualification, without obstructing the requirements for the primary course.)

*Speak to our team to know about current scholarships.

To know more about the IHNA Fees & Charges, click here.

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MODE OF DELIVERY

FACE TO FACE DELIVERY:

Students are required to attend 20 contact hours per week physically at the campus and professional experience placements.

BLENDED DELIVERY:

20 contact hours per week will be delivered through synchronised Online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.

Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The blended delivery mode is only available to domestic students on selected campuses and subject to eligibility.

Students must meet additional requirements for Professional Experience Placements as required such as a clear police check,working with children check & immunisations.

*Please call your respective campus location for more details.

Entry to this course is open to individuals who:

  • Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • Successful completion of the Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • 18 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course
  • Successful completion of the language, literary and numeracy (LLN) test and demonstration of competence level as exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
  • IELTS Test Score of 5.5 overall (General or Academic)
      or
    • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 46
    • or
    • PTE Academic Test Score of 42
    • or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162
    • or
    • OET Pass Grade C
    • or
    • IELTS test score of 5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOS
    • or
    • IELTS test score of 4.5 or equivalent with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
    • or
    • Successful completion of a General English course with an Upper Intermediate outcome
  • You may be exempted to provide evidence of English Language competence if:
    you have studied for 5 years in an English-speaking country.
      or
    • you have completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV OR higher-level course in an Australian Education Provider under a student visa
    • or
    • You have successfully completed a foundation course in Australia.
    • or
    • You have successfully completed your high School or higher tertiary qualification in English Language
  • Mature age students (22+) will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course requirements

*Students are required to meet the Department of Home Affairs English language requirements for student visa applications, which may differ from the above course entry requirements

  • It is also essential for students to possess basic computer skills

Additional requirement for professional experience placement (PEP):

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance/Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)
  • Working with children check (WWCC)
  • Applicable immunisation certification such as COVID-19 Certificate

The course is assessed using the following 3 methods.

  • Questions
  • Projects
  • Simulations

The questions or knowledge-based assessments are made up of a series of relevant short to medium length questions and multiple-choice options for learners to respond.

The projects assessments require learners to respond to relevant scenarios, case studies and tasks. These can include, writing short or medium length reports or proposals. Analysing data and preparing reports. Templates are provided to assist learners to write policies and produces. Composing appropriate business style emails, preparing notes for meetings, presentations and reflecting on the learning.

The simulation assessments are supervised, in-class or online (real time) simulated activities consisting of various methods. They may include the following: Group and individual projects, role plays, individual and group activities including presentations.

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees. Check your eligibility with us.

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking “Enrol Now” on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you’ve met IHNA’s eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you’re successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.

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Acknowledgement

HCI acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.