Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET).
Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) course offered online through Open Colleges is the ideal course for those who wish to work with children in daycare or preschool, who wish to upgrade their existing qualifications, or who wish to pursue a leadership role in a daycare centre.
This online diploma course will provide you with the skills and training to be able to plan and implement programs in early childhood services. You will develop the capabilities required to cope with the complex daily challenges involved in the management of childcare facilities. In most states, this qualification is the highest required to work at a director or service manager level.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) includes a work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation. The requirements of this course include 240 hours of structured workplace learning registered childcare facility.
You will also need to complete a First Aid Certificate to demonstrate competency for Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004) at your own cost prior to undertaking your work placement.Additionally, you will need to be able to meet the physical requirements of workplace performance such as manual handling and lifting.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
Have completed Year 10; AND
Have vocational training and/or work experience in a relevant role
Applicants may also be required to provide a Criminal Record Check, or other statutory checks required by the individual workplace.
Areas of study
In this childcare program, the subjects you may study include:
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE022 - Promote children's agency
HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
CHCECE014 - Comply with family day care administration requirements
CHCECE015 - Attend to daily functions in home-based child care
RTO 90796 Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.