CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Become an important part of children’s development and learning. With more and more child care centres opening up to meet the demands of working families, this shortage is likely to continue. This means that there are many employment opportunities for qualified Early Childhood Educators – so get qualified and kick start your career!

Depending on the setting, educators may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff in a range of child care facilities such as full day care centres, occasional care facilities, crèches and early learning centres as an Early Childhood Educator.

With this course you will learn how to establish a safe and healthy environment, design, implement, coordinate and evaluate a variety of programs and care routines for children, along with a number of other key skills and abilities that will be immediately applicable and relevant to senior roles in active and dynamic child care environments.

This qualification includes:

  • Providing care for babies and young children
  • Developing skills to support children’s play and learning
  • Ensuring the health and safety of children
  • Developing the knowledge to understand legislative requirements

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Room Leader
  • Director of an Early Childhood Education Centre

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised qualification – CHC50113The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Skills & knowledge required to manage an early childhood education centre
  • Skills to lead a team and develop work priorities.
  • The knowledge to abide by legislative requirements to provide positive and respectful relationships with children

What you need to know about this course:

  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 10-12 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • There are no training sessions during school holidays
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements

  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Attend work placement (arranged by SGSCC) and be workplace assessed (minimum 240 hours)
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences.

Units of Competency you will be studying:

  1. CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  2. CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  3. CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  4. CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  5. CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  6. HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting*
  7. CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  8. CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  9. CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  10. CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  11. CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  12. HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  13. CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  14. CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  15. CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  16. CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  17. CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  18. CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  19. CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  20. CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  21. CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
  22. CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  23. CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
  24. CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  25. CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  26. CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  27. BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
  28. CHCINM002 Meet community information needs

*Delivered and assessed by Royal Life Saving Society Australia (Provider No: 90666)

Do you need to complete any work-placement hours?

  • Yes, you need to complete 240 hours in an early childhood education centre that caters for children up to 6 years.
  • Before commencing your workplacement you will need a ‘Working with Children’ check and a current National Criminal Record history check. The college can help you apply for this.
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment.

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Competency based is: Tell us, show us, implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 28 units of learning

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Observations in the workplace
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required.

Your course fees & payment options:

  • $4,970 (maximum Smart & Skilled student fee)
  • $5,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart & Skilled)
  • Pay in full or by Interest-free monthly payment plan
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Time for you to enrol:

  • The Workskills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

<p><p>Become an important part of children’s development and learning. With more and more child care centres opening up to meet the demands of working families, this shortage is likely to continue.


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Jannali Campus
Classes start every month at the Jannali campus. Weekday classes available. You must be working in the industry and you must hold a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.