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CHC50121 – Diploma of
Early Childhood Education and Care

  • I am a Domestic Student

    IHNA considers you as a ‘domestic’ student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen, or a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

  • I am an International Student

    IHNA considers you an ‘International’ student if you are not a citizen or a permanent resident of Australia; not a citizen of New Zealand; or not a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

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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

Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Mar 6, 2023
Jul 3, 2023

Melbourne CBD

Face to Face

Oct 3, 2022
Mar 6, 2023
Jul 3, 2023
Sep 4, 2023
Nov 6, 2023

Perth (SGT)

Face to Face

Nov 7, 2022
Jul 3, 2023
Sep 4, 2023
Nov 6, 2023

Course Details

CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

You could be eligible for
RPL or CT RPL : Recognition of Prior Learning
CT : Credit Transfer

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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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  • 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 $16,000 for international students.

For international students: secondary course fee is $10,000

(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.

Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5 & 6, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, VIC – 3081, Australia
Perth Campus
Level 2, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street, Parramatta, NSW – 2150, Australia

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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry.

IHNA Admission requirements
  • 18 years of age and above at the time of commencement of the course
  • Satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification
  • Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent.Candidates from countries with student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 who do not need an IELTS score can take the LLN indicator test. Please visit the Department of Home Affairs website for more information on student visa assessment levels and evidence of English requirement https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/web-evidentiary-tool.

Apart from the above entry requirements, students are expected to have a numeracy score of Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) at level 3. (Language, literacy, and numeracy (LLN) test will be conducted during orientation)

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 “Apply 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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