Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Course code: CHC50113

Key features of the course

  • Range of interesting topics includes:
    • Child development and learning
    • Planning educational programs to suit individual needs
    • Leading a team in an early childhood environment
  • Supportive and well qualified teachers with extensive experience in the early childhood field
  • Practical placement in an early childhood centre providing hands on experience working with children
  • Use of modern equipment and resources at ACU
  • Access to student activities in a University environment
  • Access to academic skills support and career advice

More information

Download the handbook (PDF, 1.1MB) Download the brochure (PDF, 462KB)

Duration:
18 months equivalent to full time

Study mode:
Combination of face to face classes with practical placements and online assessments

Locations:
Melbourne Campus (Fitzroy)
Ballarat Campus (Lake Wendouree)
Brisbane Campus (Banyo)

Intakes:
February each year

Book pre-training review

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    • Those who are passionate about working with children and are looking for career advancement in Early Childhood
    • Those who are looking for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education at ACU
    • Language, literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level to complete the course.
    • Current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

    Possible career paths include:

    • Crèche Childhood Worker
    • Early Childhood Educator
    • Early Childhood Education Team Leader
    • Family Day Care Worker
    • Care Co-ordinator
    • Supervisor of an occasional care facility
    • Director of Early Childhood centre

    We recognise your past studies and experiences. If you want to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) please refer to the student handbook and RPL/CT Policy on our website for further information.

    CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCECE001
    Develop cultural competence
    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
    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 services
    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
    CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    HLTAID004
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    HLTWHS003
    Maintain work health and safety

    CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    CHCECE011
    Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    CHCECE013
    Use information about children to inform practice
    CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
    CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    Tuition fees and funding

    In Victoria the training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for eligible candidates. Please refer to the Department of Education & Training website for funding eligibility in Victoria.

    VET Student Loans are available for eligible students. For eligibility criteria please refer to our fees page. VET Student Loan (VSL) gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

    In Brisbane the training is delivered fee for service. Please refer to our fees page for details.

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