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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 | CRICOS: 082222G

Progress your career in childcare with Diploma of Early Childhood Education at Queensland Academy of Technology.

A Diploma further enables you to implement, and manage education and care programs, and supervise staff and volunteers. You'll also gain entry level management knowledge and skills that let you oversee the early childhood education and care service.

Course Description

Through your study time here at Queensland Academy of Technology, you will engage with our professional teachers, and learn about the development of the whole child. The holistic development covers intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children under six years old. This qualification will empower you with the knowledge and practical experience required to work with children, to support their learning, development, wellbeing, rights and safety. This course will build on your skills in curriculum planning care routines and understanding children’s cognitive development. As an educator you will be qualified to supervise staff and students and volunteers, implement programs for the children in an early years setting.

As an educator you will be qualified to supervise staff and students and volunteers, implement programs for the children in an early years setting.

Course Duration and Study Options

  • 92 Weeks (2 days per week)
  • 240 hours industry placement

Entry Requirements

  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent* (No band below 5.0)
  • Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent in the student’s home country)*
  • Students who have not completed high school must have relevant work experience or a qualification that indicate a likely success of course completion.

*Alternatively, students are required to take a pre-test before enrolment.

Tuition Fees

From $13,000**

**Check Fees and Funding or contact QAT for latest promotion.

Assessments

Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Queensland Academy of Technology, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback.

Credit transfer is available for students who have successfully completed units of competency through a nationally recognised provided. Evidence of transcript will be requested prior to commencing the course.

Payment Options

We have many payment options available depending on each individual student. Please Contact QAT to know what payment option suits you.

Why Study ECEC with QAT?

At QAT our aim is to assist you in reaching the required competence and confidence to succeed within the Early Childhood Services industry.

Join QAT industry award winning trainers who will provide you with the individual training support to successfully achieve your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to reach career goals and gain employment in the Early Childhood Service industry.

  • Highly informative orientation and induction
  • This qualification is designed for students who wish to advance their skills and knowledge in the early childhood education and care sector.
  • This qualification is nationally recognised.
  • Students will further develop their knowledge in supporting young children’s development in various aspects.
  • Students will gain leadership and management skills in the children service setting.
  • All of our students gain real world experience by visiting and working in local childcare centres.
  • QAT helps arrange work based training for our students.

Qualification Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 28 units of competency. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.

**Prior to work placement you are required to apply for a blue card (working with children check).

CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001
Develop cultural competence C
CHCECE002
Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003
Provide care for children
CHCECE004
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005
Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
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 service
CHCECE020
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
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
HLTWHS003
Maintain work health and safety
BSBMGT605
Provide leadership across the organization
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCMGT003
Lead the work team
CHCPOL002
Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAID004
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Employment Opportunities

Job prospects upon successful completion of this course include:

  • Before and After School Care Coordinator
  • Lead Educator
  • Long Day Care Service Centre Manager
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Centre Administrator

Further Study

Students can pursue further studies from our wide range of university pathways. Pathways include a Bachelor degree in:

  • Education (Early Childhood)
  • Human Service and Social Science. Students can have up to 8 units credit (1 year) transferred.

For more information on our university pathways, please see Pathways Programs.

Students may also choose to immediately commence their careers as an educator in an early childhood environment.

Any Questions?

For assistance, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
Contact us now and we'll get you started.

Course Overview

  • Duration

    92 weeks

  • Delivery Mode

    Campus, Distance

  • Units

    28

  • Work Placement:

    240 hours

  • Intake Dates

    Every 2 weeks*

  • Cost

    $13,000**

  • Nationally Recognised

    This is a Nationally Recognised Qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework

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