CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121.
  • Reflect on and improve own professional practice (CHCPRP003)
  • Lead the work team (CHCMGT003)
  • Nurture creativity in children (CHCECE043)
  • Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children (CHCECE045)
  • Work in partnership with children's families (CHCECE050)
  • Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service (CHCECE044)
  • Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles (CHCECE057)
  • Embed environmental responsibility in service operations (CHCECE049)
  • Analyse information to inform children's learning (CHCECE047)
  • Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum (CHCECE048)
  • Support the learning and development of teams and individuals (BSBHRM413)
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children (CHCECE046)
  • Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing (CHCECE042)
  • Manage team effectiveness (BSBTWK502)
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children (CHCECE041)
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups. 

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result course fees are determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. These 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.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Subsidised Price range: Fee-Free – $4970

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: Non- applicable
No prior qualification: $4420
Prior qualification: $4970

Not Eligible for Subsidised Training: $11690

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

  • Please note: Classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform. You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

<h3 id="header-chc50121-diploma-of-early-childhood-education-and-care---sydney">CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - Sydney</h3>

<p>The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood

...

ENROLLING NOW!! CALL 1300 845 888

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result course fees are determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. These 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.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Subsidised Price range: Fee-Free – $4970

Exempt: Fee-Free
Concession: Non- applicable
No prior qualification: $4420
Prior qualification: $4970

Not Eligible for Subsidised Training: $11690

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

  • Please note: Classes will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform. You will need to sign up for a Zoom account prior to your first class. A link to join the class via Zoom will be sent 24-48 hours before the first class and will include a link to a Zoom “How To” document.

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

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - Sydney

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course 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 first aid, health and safety, 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.

Career opportunities include being a Room Leader in a child care centre, Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Educator, In Home Care Educator and Nanny.

Students enrolling in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care must have successfully completed a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course, you will learn:

  • Health and safety
  • Legal and ethical frameworks
  • Child protection
  • Child development
  • First aid
  • How to document children’s learning
  • Healthy food and drink for children
  • How to support children’s learning and play
  • How to build relationships with children and families
  • Inclusive practices
  • Sustainability in early childhood
  • How to assist 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 interact with educators, families and children and to provide support for children and their families as needed.

On successful completion of the course you will be issued with a certificate for CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

  • All course material will be provided and is included in course fees
  • You will need a pen and paper for taking notes

Prerequisite: Essential

  • Entry to this qualification is open to students who hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

  • Obtain a National Criminal History Check (Police check)

  • Obtain a Working With Children Check (WWCC) i

  • Provide a NSW Vaccination record

Prerequisite: Desirable

Experience in in working in a regulated children's education and care service will be valuable in providing the context for learning in the course. This also allows students the opportunity to implement the skills they gain during the 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://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/smart-and-skilled-subsidised-training where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.

JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery fully subsidised courses now available, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/skilling-for-recovery

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. 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 OR $40 (whichever is greater) 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 CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and Care may vary according to the educational background and any relevant experience of the student.

The student will be expected to complete approximately 30 hours of study per week (full time or the equivalent part time) comprised of livestream video classes online or face-to-face classes and at home study.

Students are required to complete 280 hours of work placement in a regulated children's education and care facility in Australia.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

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 CT information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be able to undertake roles such as:

  • Child care centre - Room Leader
  • Early childhood Educator
  • Family day care Educator
  • In home care Educator
  • Nanny

Core Unit Components (12)

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

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50121

Elective Unit Components (3)

  • BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
  • CHCECE057 Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50121](https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50121)

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:

  • Written assessment and/or verbal assessments;
  • Practical simulation and group role play;
  • Independent and/or group research and class presentation;
  • Work placements practical skills and observation by the assessor.

Work Placement

Students are required to complete 280 hours of work placement in a regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility where you will work as a volunteer student during work-placement.

Please note: The practical workplace component is scheduled at various stages through the course. Please be aware that this schedule may need to change should Government COVID-19 restrictions be in place when the work placement is scheduled.

Before commencing work placement, you will be required to obtain one or all of the following which will be confirmed during the enrolment process and at your course induction. If required Macquarie Community College will assist you with this application process.

  1. A current Working with Children’s check (free of charge for volunteers)
  2. A current National Criminal History check (between $50-$60)
  3. An up to date vaccination record (any GP or vaccination costs)
  • 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.

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 in accordance with the training package.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is available in the following modes:

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.

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Classroom learning for this course may include:

  • text book references
  • white board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • class discussions and group tasks
  • case studies and scenarios
  • practical simulation and group role play

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online with practical sessions held on campus every 4-6 weeks.

Remote learning for this course may include:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions
  • Mixed mode learning - using course books, online resources and practical sessions
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace

Other areas of delivery assessed on request

Important Information

Please note: For remote learning, you will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College can assist with seeking work placement on your behalf and, where possible, in an early childhood and education care service facility of your choice.

Please be aware that the scheduled work placement and first aid practical components of our community service courses may be impacted by any COVID-19 related Government, aged care/disability facilities and child care centre restrictions. Your trainer will keep you advised throughout your course.

Logistical Information

Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing, and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!