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CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. Eductors at this level are responsible for designing and implementing a curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of the service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations.  They may have responsibility for the supervision of volunteers or other educators. To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.


Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification requires students to have successfully completed and hold a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.

CQUniversity requirement: completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment before enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.

The requirement to complete vocational placement component for the duration of the qualification of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

The requirement to successfully obtain a Working With Children Check relevant to your state in Australia.

Access to a computer, Internet and intermediate computer skills. 24 hour CQUniversity computer labs are available on selected campuses, refer to the CQUniversity website.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.


Vocational Placement and Work Integrated Learning

Students must complete a Vocational Placement and/or Work Integrated Learning as part of this qualification.

Additional information

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a regulated education and care service, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours.

Within this time allocation, students can demonstrate the required vocational placement tasks and skills for other units as required for the qualification.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete additional hours of Vocational Placement, to what is listed on the training package, to achieve this qualification, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

A total number of 280 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.


VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.

For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us .


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $7,950.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,755.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $420.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $530.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $117.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $28.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $22.00 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • Child Care
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

On completion of CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, occupations include working as an Educator in long daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Students can also further their study opportunities with credits towards other qualifications on the CQUniversity scope of registration.

Delivery Agreement

Third-Party agreement with The MaraWay.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 12 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
ONLINE

This course is delivered over a 48 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete 336 hours of Vocational Placement within this course, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

  • Online
CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY

In this Cluster you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify health and safety policies and procedures of the service
  • monitor and implement health and safety policies and procedures
  • monitor risk
  • contribute to health and safety policies and procedures
  • manage risk for excursions
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 COMMUNICATION AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • establish and maintain relationships with families
  • collaborate with families to share information about the child
  • support children's connection with the community
  • provide information about government and community services and resources
  • reflect on own practice
  • enhance own practice
  • facilitate ongoing professional development
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 INCLUSIVE PRACTICES

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • develop guidelines that support positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • observe and monitor interactions and behaviour in children
  • identify challenging behaviours
  • plan support for children
  • implement and evaluate support plan
  • promote inclusion and inclusive practices
  • identify barriers affecting children's participation
  • develop an individual plan for support and inclusion
  • implement a plan to meet the child's needs
  • monitor and evaluate strategies
  • gather information about children
  • interpret information on children's development and learning
  • use information to inform practice

CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4 PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • extend knowledge of early childhood learning and development
  • support children's sense of belonging
  • plan and provide opportunities for children's learning and development
  • foster holistic and collaborative practice
  • evaluate work practice
  • understand the role of the arts in development and learning
  • create experiences that nurture creativity
  • nurture creativity through teaching and learning
  • nurture creativity through engagement with children
  • evaluate experiences
  • seek information to inform curriculum
  • design and implement the curriculum
  • evaluate teaching and learning


CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 5 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify, address and evaluate information requirements of the community and specific groups
  • enhance children's environmental responsibility
  • promote environmental responsibility in the service
  • implement and evaluate environmental responsibility plan
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations More Information Training.gov Details
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 6 LEADERSHIP

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • establish team performance plan
  • develop and facilitate team cohesion
  • facilitate teamwork
  • liaise with stakeholders
  • contribute to and promote effective work practices
  • develop and implement staffing processes
  • maintain a professional approach to leading work team
  • promote effective e workplace relations
  • evaluate plans and review individual performance
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team More Information Training.gov Details
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 7 COMPLIANCE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • interpret the National Quality Framework
  • interpret the National Quality Standards
  • facilitate service self-assessment
  • facilitate the development of a Quality Improvement Plan
  • coordinate the service for a rating and assessment visit
  • respond to family member's concerns
  • acknowledge and address grievances and complaints
  • resolve complaints and review outcomes


CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE041 - Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
2 CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
2 CHCECE050 - Work in partnership with children’s families
3 CHCECE045 - Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
3 CHCECE046 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
3 CHCECE047 - Analyse information to inform children’s learning
4 CHCECE043 - Nurture creativity in children
4 CHCECE042 - Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
4 CHCECE048 - Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
5 CHCECE049 - Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
5 CHCINM002 - Meet community information needs
6 CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
6 BSBTWK502 - Manage team effectiveness
7 CHCECE044 - Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
7 CHCECE053 - Respond to grievances and complaints about the service


TRAINEES ONLINE (USER CHOICE)

This course is delivered over a 48 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete 336 hours of Vocational Placement within this course, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

  • Online
CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY

In this Cluster you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify health and safety policies and procedures of the service
  • monitor and implement health and safety policies and procedures
  • monitor risk
  • contribute to health and safety policies and procedures
  • manage risk for excursions
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 COMMUNICATION AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • establish and maintain relationships with families
  • collaborate with families to share information about the child
  • support children's connection with the community
  • provide information about government and community services and resources
  • reflect on own practice
  • enhance own practice
  • facilitate ongoing professional development
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 INCLUSIVE PRACTICES

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • develop guidelines that support positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • observe and monitor interactions and behaviour in children
  • identify challenging behaviours
  • plan support for children
  • implement and evaluate support plan
  • promote inclusion and inclusive practices
  • identify barriers affecting children's participation
  • develop an individual plan for support and inclusion
  • implement a plan to meet the child's needs
  • monitor and evaluate strategies
  • gather information about children
  • interpret information on children's development and learning
  • use information to inform practice

CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4 PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • extend knowledge of early childhood learning and development
  • support children's sense of belonging
  • plan and provide opportunities for children's learning and development
  • foster holistic and collaborative practice
  • evaluate work practice
  • understand the role of the arts in development and learning
  • create experiences that nurture creativity
  • nurture creativity through teaching and learning
  • nurture creativity through engagement with children
  • evaluate experiences
  • seek information to inform curriculum
  • design and implement the curriculum
  • evaluate teaching and learning


CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 5 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify, address and evaluate information requirements of the community and specific groups
  • enhance children's environmental responsibility
  • promote environmental responsibility in the service
  • implement and evaluate environmental responsibility plan
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 6 LEADERSHIP

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • establish team performance plan
  • develop and facilitate team cohesion
  • facilitate teamwork
  • liaise with stakeholders
  • contribute to and promote effective work practices
  • develop and implement staffing processes
  • maintain a professional approach to leading work team
  • promote effective e workplace relations
  • evaluate plans and review individual performance
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team More Information Training.gov Details
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 7 COMPLIANCE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • interpret the National Quality Framework
  • interpret the National Quality Standards
  • facilitate service self-assessment
  • facilitate the development of a Quality Improvement Plan
  • coordinate the service for a rating and assessment visit
  • respond to family member's concerns
  • acknowledge and address grievances and complaints
  • resolve complaints and review outcomes


CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE041 - Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
2 CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
2 CHCECE050 - Work in partnership with children’s families
3 CHCECE047 - Analyse information to inform children’s learning
3 CHCECE046 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
3 CHCECE045 - Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
4 CHCECE042 - Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
4 CHCECE048 - Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
4 CHCECE043 - Nurture creativity in children
5 CHCINM002 - Meet community information needs
5 CHCECE049 - Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
6 CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
6 BSBTWK502 - Manage team effectiveness
7 CHCECE053 - Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
7 CHCECE044 - Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service


THE MARAWAY QLD

This course is delivered over a 48 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 280 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.

From consultation with the industry, students are recommended to complete 336 hours of Vocational Placement within this course, which is inclusive of the 280 hours required for unit CHCECE048.

  • On-campus
CLUSTER 1 HEALTH AND SAFETY

In this Cluster you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify health and safety policies and procedures of the service
  • monitor and implement health and safety policies and procedures
  • monitor risk
  • contribute to health and safety policies and procedures
  • manage risk for excursions
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 2 COMMUNICATION AND REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • establish and maintain relationships with families
  • collaborate with families to share information about the child
  • support children's connection with the community
  • provide information about government and community services and resources
  • reflect on own practice
  • enhance own practice
  • facilitate ongoing professional development
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 3 INCLUSIVE PRACTICES

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • develop guidelines that support positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • observe and monitor interactions and behaviour in children
  • identify challenging behaviours
  • plan support for children
  • implement and evaluate support plan
  • promote inclusion and inclusive practices
  • identify barriers affecting children's participation
  • develop an individual plan for support and inclusion
  • implement a plan to meet the child's needs
  • monitor and evaluate strategies
  • gather information about children
  • interpret information on children's development and learning
  • use information to inform practice

CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 4 PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • extend knowledge of early childhood learning and development
  • support children's sense of belonging
  • plan and provide opportunities for children's learning and development
  • foster holistic and collaborative practice
  • evaluate work practice
  • understand the role of the arts in development and learning
  • create experiences that nurture creativity
  • nurture creativity through teaching and learning
  • nurture creativity through engagement with children
  • evaluate experiences
  • seek information to inform curriculum
  • design and implement the curriculum
  • evaluate teaching and learning


CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 5 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • identify, address and evaluate information requirements of the community and specific groups
  • enhance children's environmental responsibility
  • promote environmental responsibility in the service
  • implement and evaluate environmental responsibility plan
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 6 LEADERSHIP

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • establish team performance plan
  • develop and facilitate team cohesion
  • facilitate teamwork
  • liaise with stakeholders
  • contribute to and promote effective work practices
  • develop and implement staffing processes
  • maintain a professional approach to leading work team
  • promote effective e workplace relations
  • evaluate plans and review individual performance
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness More Information Training.gov Details
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team More Information Training.gov Details
CLUSTER 7 COMPLIANCE

In this Cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • interpret the National Quality Framework
  • interpret the National Quality Standards
  • facilitate service self-assessment
  • facilitate the development of a Quality Improvement Plan
  • coordinate the service for a rating and assessment visit
  • respond to family member's concerns
  • acknowledge and address grievances and complaints
  • resolve complaints and review outcomes


CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE041 - Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
2 CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
2 CHCECE050 - Work in partnership with children’s families
3 CHCECE047 - Analyse information to inform children’s learning
3 CHCECE046 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
3 CHCECE045 - Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
4 CHCECE048 - Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
4 CHCECE042 - Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
4 CHCECE043 - Nurture creativity in children
5 CHCINM002 - Meet community information needs
5 CHCECE049 - Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
6 BSBTWK502 - Manage team effectiveness
6 CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
7 CHCECE053 - Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
7 CHCECE044 - Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service


RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

The duration of approximately 3 months for a full assessment to occur by a CQUniversity trainer and assessor, from receipt of all documentation and evidence against the units selected for recognition prior learning by the applicant. The full RPL process is available at www.cqu.edu.au

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
CORE UNITS

Recognition Prior Learning only

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

Recognition Prior Learning only

CHCMGT003 Lead the work team More Information Training.gov Details
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service More Information Training.gov Details
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Project
Practical Task
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification
RPL
Other
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Domestic 2022 Availabilities

ONLINE

Online
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time

TRAINEES ONLINE (USER CHOICE)

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

THE MARAWAY QLD

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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