CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113.
  • Ensure the health and safety of children (CHCECE002)
  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour (CHCECE020)
  • Provide care for children (CHCECE003)
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development (CHCECE024)
  • Work legally and ethically (CHCLEG001)
  • Develop cultural competence (CHCECE001)
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (CHCECE009)
  • Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children (CHCECE016)
  • Promote and provide healthy food and drinks (CHCECE004)
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (CHCECE007)
  • Lead the work team (CHCMGT003)
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (CHCPRT001)
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood (CHCECE017)
  • Provide care for babies and toddlers (CHCECE005)
  • Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004)
  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children (CHCECE026)
  • Analyse information to inform learning (CHCECE023)
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations (CHCECE025)
  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service (CHCECE019)
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (CHCDIV002)
  • Promote children's agency (CHCECE022)
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Maintain work health and safety (HLTWHS003)
  • Develop and implement policy (CHCPOL002)
  • Nurture creativity in children (CHCECE018)
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children (CHCECE021)
  • Develop teams and individuals (BSBLED401)

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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – Sydney

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides you with the knowledge, skills and qualification to work with children in a variety of roles and settings such as preschools, long day care services, child care centres and family day care.

This course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how a child’s mind and body works and the developmental milestones a child typically reaches.

It also provides you with all the information you need to know to work in the early childhood industry in Australia, including Australian law, regulations and the peak government agencies you will work alongside of as a Diploma graduate. The Diploma course also provides you with the advanced skills to develop and maintain excellent partnerships with the families and children in your care.

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • health and safety
  • legal and ethical frameworks
  • child protection
  • child development
  • first aid
  • documenting children’s learning
  • healthy food and drink for children
  • support children’s learning and play
  • relationships with children and families
  • inclusion of all children
  • sustainability in early childhood
  • assisting children’s behaviour

Course Outcome

At the end of the course, you will be able to confidently care for children aged 0-6 years focusing on the child’s overall health, education and development. You will be able to provide support for children and their families as needed.

You will be issued a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • notepad
  • pen

Prerequisite: Essential

  • You will need to have language, literacy and numeracy skills that allow you to read and interpret information and prepare documents at an intermediate or advanced level. Applicants are advised that if you are not currently working in childcare or do not have previous childcare industry experience, we recommend our CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

Smart and Skilled provides eligible students with:

  • An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
  • Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.

If you’re a prospective student, please visit: https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/ about where you will find everything you need to know about Smart and Skilled before you enrol.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. This criteria will determine your exact fee. Students who meet additional specified criteria, may be eligible for a concession fee or a fee exemption. In claiming the concession or exemption students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

Students who are eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or credit transfer from previous study will have their fee adjusted to reflect this. The amended fee will be confirmed by Training Services NSW and will be reflected in the adjusted Student Fee Statement.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit is required upon enrolment followed by an interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Study Load

The completion time for the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and Care according to the educational background and any relevant experience of the student.

This course takes between 12 and 18 months to complete depending on student’s previous experience and qualifications. The student will be expected to complete approximately 30 hours of study in class and at home per week full time or the equivalent part time. Students are required to complete 240 hours of work placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an

individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or

qualifications.

  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.
If you would like to apply for RPL, please contact us for an RPL kit.

Core Unit Components (23)

  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children or young people at risk
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drink
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plant for developing cooperative behaviour
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
  • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
  • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50113

Elective Unit Components (5)

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50113

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 240 hours of work placement.

  • Completion of 240 hours in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility is required where you will work as a volunteer student during work-placement.
  • Before commencing work placement, you will be required to have a current National Criminal check to allow you to work in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility. Macquarie Community College will assist you with this application process.
  • Suitable work placement clothing is required. i.e., black pants, white polo shirt and leather (or leather like) fully enclosed shoes with non-slip soles.

Important Information

Macquarie Community College will seek work placement on your behalf and, where possible, an early childhood and education care service facility of your choice.

What Can I Study Next?

Diploma courses can be a pathway to University. Please check with your preferred university campus to confirm options for entry and advanced standing.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the training package.

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is available in the following mode:

  • Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face with an individual assessment for each unit of competency and a variety of delivery modes to ensure individual learning styles are catered for.

On-the-job based training can also be delivered in your workplace.

Career Pathways

Upon completion of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be able to undertake roles such as:

  • Room Leader in a Child Care Centre
  • Early childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In home care Educator
  • Nanny

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more.
Other areas of delivery assessed on request.
Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.