CHC50121

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC only)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (VIC only)
If you're looking to commence a rewarding career in early childhood education, or are already working in the industry and looking to progress your career, then this CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Melbourne College of Further education (MCFE) could be an ideal option for you.

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of early childhood education, and covers a range of essential topics including child development, health and safety, communication and collaboration with families, planning and implementing educational programs, and legal and ethical considerations in the field of early childhood education.

The course also features 280 hours of practical work placement in an approved early childhood education centre, where students will have opportunities to gain practical experience and confidence through tackling real-world tasks.

Upon completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to work as early childhood educators in a range of settings, including preschools, kindergartens, and childcare centres.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

CHC50121 Melbourne College of Further Education Career FAQs

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  • Qualification:
    Diploma
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
    Blended
    Workplace
    Classroom
  • Payment options:
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
    VIC Skills First Funding
  • Duration:
    12 months on average
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Melbourne College of Further Education (RTO: 21340)
  • Location:
    VIC
  • Career Outcomes:
    Early Childhood Teacher | Education Officer | Family Day Care Educator | Early Learning Coordinator | Education Manager | View All

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Course Rundown

If you’re looking to commence a rewarding career in early childhood education, or are already working in the industry and looking to progress your career, then this CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from Melbourne College of Further education (MCFE) could be an ideal option for you.

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices of early childhood education, and covers a range of essential topics including child development, health and safety, communication and collaboration with families, planning and implementing educational programs, and legal and ethical considerations in the field of early childhood education.

The course also features 280 hours of practical work placement in an approved early childhood education centre, where students will have opportunities to gain practical experience and confidence through tackling real-world tasks.

Upon completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to work as early childhood educators in a range of settings, including preschools, kindergartens, and childcare centres.

This course is covered by the Victorian Government’s Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

Eligibility

To qualify for this course, students must hold either a CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.

Additional requirements:

  • Language literacy and numeracy: AQF Level 4 minimum;
  • Digital literacy: access to a computer or smart device and the internet to complete your studies;
  • Availability: one day a week for 5 hours, ability to undertake 280 hours placement at a regulated children's service.

While completing the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from MCFE, you may study the following subjects:

Core subjects:

  • CHCECE044 - Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE041 - Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE049 - Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve professional practice
  • BSBTWK502 - Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCECE042 - Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE050 - Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCECE045 - Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE048 - Plan and implement children’s education and care program
  • CHCECE047 - Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE043 - Nurture creativity in children

Electives:

  • BSBPEF502 - Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCDIV003 - Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCINM002 - Meet community information needs

Established over 20 years ago, Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) is a highly regarded and well-respected government-registered training organisation (RTO). Headquartered in Melbourne, with a range of training sites throughout the city and suburbs, MCFE prides itself on their history of successfully providing quality education and training for thousands of past students.

Whether you’re studying in classroom or online, MCFE offers top-of-the-line facilities, inspiring trainers with plenty of industry experience and excellent student support that will ensure a great experience and optimum chance of success for all students in all their courses.

Established over 20 years ago, Melbourne College of Further Education (MCFE) is a highly regarded and well-respected government-registered training organisation (RTO). Headquartered in Melbourne, with a range of training sites throughout the city and suburbs, MCFE prides itself on their history of successfully providing quality education and training for thousands of past students.

Whether you’re studying in classroom or online, MCFE offers top-of-the-line facilities, inspiring trainers with plenty of industry experience and excellent student support that will ensure a great experience and optimum chance of success for all students in all their courses.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification from MCFE.

You will have all the knowledge and confidence, as well as being fully qualified, to take on senior early childhood education and care roles in a variety of early childhood education services such as kindergartens and preschools.

Curious about where a career in early childhood education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

This course is covered by the Victorian Government's Skills First Funding Program and eligible students will be able to study this course with low fees. Please enquire to see if you qualify for government funding.

For students not eligible for government funding, full course fees will apply.

Payment Plans and Discounts

For fee-paying students, MCFE offers an easy payment plan that allows you to pay your fee in weekly instalments over the duration of the course. If you pay a portion up front, you will receive a discount up to 30%.

 

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