CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Description:

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

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 Requirement:

Learners must show appropriate levels of LLN to be eligible to complete this course. Learners need a level of English language both written and verbal to accurately collect and report information. Learners will be guided to support LLN requirements / improvements by trainer(s). Learners complete a LLN screen during the Pre-Training Interview process.

Students needing Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support are identified on application through the Pre Training Interview process. In most cases, LLN support can be provided. Where only a low level of support is needed, the program manager may arrange for the student to receive extra-curricular assistance from the trainer or other qualified staff member. Where extensive support is needed, specialised LLN classes may be set up. Where an applicant’s LLN deficiency will clearly inhibit achievement of learning outcomes and the applicant refuses LLN support, enrolment may be declined.

We have a Student Support Officer on campus to assist students with any other problems, complaints or referral issues.

The RTO’s determined Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) entry levels for this course are:

Criteria

Entry Level

Learning

5

Reading

4

Writing

4

Oral Communication

4

• Learners need to be reasonably physically fit as the role involves providing direct personal care, lifting and other physically demanding activities.
• Working with children check
• Police record check

Learners need to meet the requirements of the Early Childhood Education and Care Service organisation in order to complete their practical work placement requirement. It is the responsibility of the Learner to check the requirements of the individual centre they will be undertaking practical work placement.
To achieve this Qualification, students are required to undertake work placement of 240 hours. Workplace documents are provided and students are advised to complete a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check on commencement of the course in preparation for work placement. Students who have these already can commence practical work placement immediately.
Assessor will visits work place to assess students on the practical workplace components of study. Work place Supervisors will also regularly sign off on workplace tasks.
Following units have requirements with respect to minimum number of work placement hours before being assessed as competent.

To achieve this Qualification, students are required to undertake work placement of 240 hours. Workplace documents are provided and students are advised to complete a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check on commencement of the course in preparation for work placement. Students who have these already can commence practical work placement immediately.

Assessor will visits work place to assess students on the practical workplace components of study. Work place Supervisors will also regularly sign off on workplace tasks.

Following units have requirements with respect to minimum number of work placement hours before being assessed as competent.

 

Unit Code

Unit Title

Work placement requirements

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

Student are required to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of these units during a period of at least 120 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE019

Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

CHCECE017

Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

Student are required to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of these units during a period of at least 240 hours of work in at least one regulated education and care service

CHCECE024

Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s

Career Outcomes

After successful completion of this qualification student may expect to have following job outcomes:

  • Authorised Supervisor
  • Child Care Manager
  • Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Children’s Advisor
  • Children’s Service Director / Manager
  • Children’s Service Coordinator
  • Program Leader
  • Child Development Educator

We do not guarantee the desired outcome after successful completion of this qualification. Students are advised to undertake analysis of the market before deciding to start the course

Further Studies

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood / Primary)
  • CHC60312 – Advance Diploma Community Sector

Course Structure

Completion of 28 units (including 23 core units and 5 elective units)
Unit code Unit title Core / Elective Nominal Hours
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core 20
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core 55
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core 40
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core 70
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core 70
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core 60
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core 70
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core 35
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core 63
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core 70
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core 25
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core 50
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core 40
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core 240
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core 80
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core 50
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core 50
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective 40
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core 80
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core 70
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core 170
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care Core 70
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development Elective 50
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services Core 120
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective 30
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective 120
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective 50
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core 60
1,948

Expected Duration

Students are required to undertake face to face, work placement and home study over the period of 93 weeks including 16 weeks break and 4 weeks extra time to complete the left over

written assessment and work placement part. Delivery will complete in Study load of students have been worked out as under:

Face to face in class (7 hours a day and one day a week for 72 weeks) (Note 6-week break is not taken into account)

504 Hours

Trainer / Assessor contact time with student individually over a period of 72 weeks

54 Hours

Work placement

240 Hours

Home Study, research, Assessments etc

1,150 Hours

Total

1,948 Hours

Home study, research and assessment timings may vary depending upon individual student LLN level.

Students are advised to undertake Work placement during the delivery and continue to complete the requirements of each unit. However, they have the options to undertake work placement after delivery. Students who prefer to undertake work placement at the end of the delivery may expect extra twelve week’s time to complete work placement component.

This course requires 93 weeks to complete. The maximum duration of this course is based on the total nominal hours of this course (1,948 hours) and a recommended overall average minimum number of hours devoted to study each week, which includes practical, self-study and assessments.

This meets the established volume of learning as indicated by AQF 2nd Edition January 2013 and Volume of Learning an Explanation May 2014.

Full time (Day)
Location(s)

This Qualification will be delivered at the following locations:

Victoria:

Unit 5 49-55 Riverside Ave, WERRIBEE VIC 3030 Plenty of parking available at site.
Other places may be made available depending upon the requirements / group of learners.

Work placement and Place for simulations may be different from the delivery location and students are expected to travel to other location(s) to complete these aspect of training and assessment.
Mode of Payment: - Both cash and card are accepted.
Initial Deposit: - A deposit of $150 is required to secure your vacancy unless paying in full
Details of fees: -

NOTE:
• the above fees include student amenities and services
• the above fees are GST Free
• The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change without prior notice

For fee terms and conditions, payment plans, and refunds, please refer student handbook or contact the office.

Fee protection

To ensure the protection of fees paid in advance, we will not accept payment of more than $1,200 from each individual student prior to the commencement of a course. Following course commencement, we require payment of additional fees in advance but ensure that at any given time, the total amount pre-paid for services does not exceed $1,500.

Payment plan

Student are required to pay fees as per following fee schedule:
Instalment No Timing of Payment Administration/ Material Fee Tuition Fee Total
Down Payment Before Commencement
1st Instalment After 3 months
2nd Instalment After 6 months
3rd Instalment After 9 months  
4th Instalment After 12 months  
5th Instalment After 15 months  
Final Instalment Upon Completion   –   –  
Total      
For information about the refund policy please refer to the student handbook or speak to one of our staff.
On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be issued to the student within 30 days of completion of the qualification.

Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully.
We use competency based assessment, our assessments include a range of different assessment types to determine competency as well as industry required practical placement.

The Trainers/assessor’s are given a marking guide and instructions that is used across the board to ensure quality and provide a benchmark for marking assessments. We use following methods of assessments:

We have implemented assessment instruments that uses range of assessment method to assess the learner’s performance.
The following methods of assessment may be employed in the course:

Method Code Method Code
Short answer questions/ written A Presentations E
Demonstrations/Observation/ Role play B Portfolio F
Written assessments/ report C Third party report G
Practical activity/ Projects D Journal activity/ log book H

It should be noted that a single assessment activity may employ more than one assessment methodology indicated in the above table.
RPL is offered in all programs.
You will need to indicate this on your enrolment form and fill out an RPL application form and read the RPL information sheet as to the process involved.
Students are given a check list of documentation to submit as evidence based on this submission the trainer will determine if the evidence is sufficient meeting all elements and essential criteria, knowledge and skills. If they are lacking in any area the trainer will then use competency based questioning, practical assessment and if necessary gap training.
Once competency has been established the qualification will be issued to the student.
Each participant enrolling in the course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certification or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statement of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.
Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed unit(s) at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer learners must complete the credit transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted. A Credit transfer will also result in reduction in duration of the course.
Detailed student information is available within our Student Handbook www.christacollege.edu.au This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and the right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.

Students Resources:
The students need to bring the following during their training and assessment:
a. Notebook/Note pad
b. Pen (either blue or black)
c. Lunch/Snacks
The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook
If student have any complaint against Christa College policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain complaint form from reception and launch their complaint formally.
For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.
For information about the refund policy please refer to the student handbook or speak to one of our staff.
On fulfilling the requirements, an AQF Qualification in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be issued to the student within 30 days of completion of the qualification.

Students completing units but not completing the qualification will be issued with Statement of Attainment detailing the units that have been completed successfully.
We use competency based assessment, our assessments include a range of different assessment types to determine competency as well as industry required practical placement.

The Trainers/assessor’s are given a marking guide and instructions that is used across the board to ensure quality and provide a benchmark for marking assessments. We use following methods of assessments:

We have implemented assessment instruments that uses range of assessment method to assess the learner’s performance.
The following methods of assessment may be employed in the course:

Method Code Method Code
Short answer questions/ written A Presentations E
Demonstrations/Observation/ Role play B Portfolio F
Written assessments/ report C Third party report G
Practical activity/ Projects D Journal activity/ log book H

It should be noted that a single assessment activity may employ more than one assessment methodology indicated in the above table.
RPL is offered in all programs.
You will need to indicate this on your enrolment form and fill out an RPL application form and read the RPL information sheet as to the process involved.
Students are given a check list of documentation to submit as evidence based on this submission the trainer will determine if the evidence is sufficient meeting all elements and essential criteria, knowledge and skills. If they are lacking in any area the trainer will then use competency based questioning, practical assessment and if necessary gap training.
Once competency has been established the qualification will be issued to the student.
Each participant enrolling in the course will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number to obtain their certification or qualification when studying nationally recognised training in Australia. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which will help keep all your training records together. Certificates and Statement of Attainment cannot be issued without this number.
Credit transfer applies to situations where learners have completed unit(s) at another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol. Credit will be granted in accordance with the Credit Transfer procedure. To apply for credit transfer learners must complete the credit transfer application form and attach copies of verified documents to support the application. A reduction in tuition fees will be applied if Credit Transfer is granted. A Credit transfer will also result in reduction in duration of the course.
Detailed student information is available within our Student Handbook www.christacollege.edu.au This Booklet contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to privacy, a safe training environment and the right to complaint or appeal an assessment decision. It is important that persons applying for enrolment must have had reviewed this information first.

Students Resources:
The students need to bring the following during their training and assessment:
a. Notebook/Note pad
b. Pen (either blue or black)
c. Lunch/Snacks
The standards for Registered Training Organisations require an RTO to inform the prospective students of their right to statutory cooling off period. A statutory cooling off period of 10 days is applicable under Consumer Law to withdraw from a consumer agreement, if the agreement has been through unsolicited marketing and sales tactics. However, it may be noted that we do not engage in any aggressive marketing tactics like door to door marketing, hence Statutory cooling off period will not as such be applicable to our students who have enrolled into a program. However, for refund options students may refer to our refund policy available in Student Handbook
If student have any complaint against Christa College policies, procedure, staff, fellow students, assessments, marking or learning resources, they can obtain complaint form from reception and launch their complaint formally.
For further information about the complaints and appeal process, please refer to student handbook or speak to one of our staff.

Financial Hardship

We may be able to assist you, if you are going through financial hardship, please contact us for further information.
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