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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

A Brief Description

CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

Qualification Overview

Horizon2 is a specialist training provider with a training team of experienced community service professionals. Through this team of industry professionals you have the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification — CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Successful candidates will need to complete 15 units of competency comprising 12 mandatory core and 3 elective units. Elective units have been chosen to meet industry requirements.

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Core Units

BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness 
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children 
CHCECE042 – Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing 
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children 
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service 
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children 
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning 
 
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum 

CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations 
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families 
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice 

Elective Units

BSBSTR501 Establish innovative work environments
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity 
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You will be asked to complete 15 subjects via online learning. You may also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning if you believe you already have the knowledge and skills relevant to a particular unit or units. An RPL application must be submitted at the time of enrolment and the onus is on the student to provide sufficient, current, valid and authentic evidence against each of the units. Where there are gaps in your evidence, a professional conversation with your assessor may provide additional evidence. Your assessor may also ask you to provide further evidence to substantiate your claim of competency in a particular unit/s.

Where gaps in evidence remain – that is that you cannot be considered competent on the evidence provided, gap training will be made available to you. For gap training, you will be provided with workbooks and given assessments to complete. It is possible that gap training might include practical assessments.

HOW LONG WILL THE COURSE TAKE?

This is a self-paced program so the time to complete depends on the rate of submission. It is anticipated the process will take up to 2 years and is mostly dependent on you completing the assessment so that your assessor can review it. We will move at your pace and support you to set achievable goals

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES

EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES CAN INCLUDE:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Early childhood service supervisor

Note: Some roles may require a Minimum Qualification level. Candidates will receive support from an allocated trainer throughout their training. Candidates will be provided with direct contact details for their trainer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
VOCATIONAL PLACEMENT

The qualification involves a mandatory 280 hour Vocational Placement. Horizon2 may be able to assist you to identify and negotiate an appropriate placement. If you are not currently employed or volunteering in industry, during your course you will be required to complete vocational placement so you can start practicing your skills in the workplace. You’ll be required to work shifts determined by your placement provider, and these can include early mornings or late nights, any day of the week, including public holidays.

Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 280 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification

SECURITY CHECKS

As you will be working with client groups who are vulnerable and at risk, you will almost certainly require police checks and working with children checks/disability checks. 

A National Police Check certificate will list any court outcomes that can be disclosed, along with pending charges. This includes any interstate matters. The certificate won’t include any restricted court outcomes, such as certain juvenile convictions. 

If you have a previous conviction, please discuss this with your course consultant to determine if it will impact your ability to secure volunteer work in the community services industry.  

PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS

We understand that times can be tough, so we offer payment plans that can be negotiated with you via Pay Advantage or you can use HUMM EZIPAY. Applicants of a Pay Advantage payment plan will only receive certification when program payment is made in full. 

You can talk to a member of the enrolments team about your particular circumstances at any time. Just call 1300 889 564 or send us an enquiry. We are here to help and can devise an alternative payment plan for you, if required. We will not ask you to pay any more than $1500 in advance of any service provided.

FUNDING

Queensland (QLD) Funding:
Eligible applicants may apply to study this qualification under Queensland Skills Assure funding. To be eligible for the special pricing associated with this funding, students must meet the eligibility criteria.
You can read more about the funding we have available in QLD and courses that we are currently funded for on our QLD Funding page.

This qualification can be undertaken via a QLD User Choice traineeship. Trainees eligible under Queensland state funding requirements
will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour.

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