Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

In order to complete this qualification, students must complete 240 hours of unpaid work (vocational placement) as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

Students must also attend face to face classes, up to four days per week. Placement will be provided, however students will be required to complete placement during breaks and outside of their face to face classes.

23 core units 5 electives units

Core Subjects

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

Elective Subjects

Electives selection is a customised and fully tailored process, it will be dependent on each applicant’s background, experience and previous studies and/or training.

Child Care Worker

Career Summary
  • Identity document
  • Most updated form of resume
  • Cover letter outlining career summary
  • Recommendation letters from employers
  • Employment contract
  • Job description
  • Reference letters
Previous Academic attainments (if applicable)
  • Certified copies of certificate(s) (in English)
  • Certified copies of transcript(s) (in English)
  • Previous statement of attainment(s) (in English)
  • Course outlines for units attained
  • Past assessment(s)
Work Experience
  • Previous work memos
  • Write up on key projects undertaken previously and your involvement
  • Photographs or Videos of any projects or accomplishment
  • On the job training which you have undertaken or have trained (procedural/company policies) (if applicable)
  • Any initiatives or strategies which you have personally implemented (if applicable)
  • Logbooks (if applicable)
  • Invoices/quotations (if applicable)
  • Receive Nationally recognised and accredited qualification certification
  • Get qualified within 30 working days of evidence being received
  • Enhance your career opportunities
  • Opportunities to make get more income with new revenue streams

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