Introduction

Much of our behaviour and life as adults can be informed by our early childhood experiences. You can support and care for young children through their youth to achieve new skills and well-being.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a professional accreditation that focuses on the skills required to provide education and care for young children.

Our teaching will prepare you to confidently implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. Your learning will equip you to choose to work under direct supervision, autonomously, and even supervise others.

This course considers advance standing for: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Course Start Dates

Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Jul 5, 2021
Mar 7, 2022

Melbourne CBD

Face to Face

Jul 5, 2021

Perth (SGT)

Face to Face

Jul 5, 2021

Course Details

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

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Duration  : 92 weeks full time
AQF Level :5
Course Delivery : On campus and online
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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Funding

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

Articulation Pathway
  • 92 weeks full time
  • On campus (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth) and online
  • Available to domestic and international students

The CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has a total of 28 units;

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

With the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in hand, you’ll be able to work professionally as a:

  • Early Childhood Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Centre Manager
  • Early Childhood Centre Director
  • Team, Group or Program Leader

“This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding”

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $12,000 Government subsidised: $0

VET Student Loan is Available for Eligible Students. *
Western Australia AUD $12,000 Government subsidised: $2705.40 Concession: $801.60
(Contact us to check Funding Eligibility)
VET Student Loan is Available for Eligible Students. *
New South Wales AUD $12,000 No State Funding Available
VET Student Loan is Available for Eligible Students. *

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

To know more about the VET Student Loan, 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 ON-CAMPUS:

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

BLENDED

20 contact hours 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 delivery mode is subject to your eligibility to access state funding requirements and other conditions, please contact our admissions consultants to know more.

There are no pre-requisites or other training package entry requirements for this course.

You are, however, required to meet the admission criteria in order to meet industry requirements. This includes that you have:

  • 18 years of age and above
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation (this is required for the Professional Experience Placement)
  • Basic computer skills
  • Successfully complete an ACSF test and can work at Level 3 for all indicators (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission)

Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:

  • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
  • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
  • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
  • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you’re on any medication that’ll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.

Our approach is to collect evidence on whether the student can perform to the standards of the workplace. This is based on the relevant unit of competency, and you’ll find these tools being used:

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

You’re also required to have the below learning resource:

  • Big Picture
  • Birth to Big School
  • Frameworks for Learning and Development
  • The Business of Child

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.

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.