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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC50113 | State ID: J594

 

Course Details
Training Package Version: Release 4

Do you want a career supporting the future? When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you'll be on your way to a team leader career as an early childhood educator, childhood education manager, or outside school hours coordinator. You will gain the knowledge and skills to manage effectively in the education sector, designing and implementing programs to foster learning and development, nurturing creativity, inclusion strategies, working in partnership with families, managing challenging behaviours, understanding legal, policy and administrative requirements, first aid, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.
Additional Resources
Learners will be required to provide additional resources for this course.  Details are provided in the Pre-Enrolment Information.
Workplacement : A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course, unless you are employed as an educator and can demonstrate required hours.
VET Student Loans : This course IS ELIGIBLE for a VET Student Loan.  Central Regional TAFE  is an authorised Vocational Education and Training (VET) provider approved to offer VET Student Loans to eligible students. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme available to assist eligible students studying VET Diploma and Higher Education qualifications to pay all or part of their tuition fees.  Check out our website here for more details.

Early Childhood Education @Northam : Our Northam Campus offers a unique and flexible approach to the delivery of this course. Find out more about the structure and requirements for study with our Pre Enrolment Information booklet.

Early Childhood Education @Geraldton : Our Geraldton Campus offers this course with a focus on delivered tutorials and workshops.  Find out more about the structure and requirements for study with our Pre Enrolment Information booklet.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Graduates of this course may enter careers as:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care Director
  • Qualified educator in Long Day Care, Outside School Hours Care, Family Day Care and Mobile Services
  • Family Day Care Scheme Co-ordinator
  • Educational Leader
  • Room Leader
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Early Childhood Consultant

The Diploma may gain students entry into University and a possibility of credits towards the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood).  This is subject to the individual University's discretion.

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Childrens Services

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Northam
Duration

This requires 3 Semesters of full-time study to complete. 
Additionally, this course is offered flexibly and enrolment is open throughout the year.  The length of time to complete the course will depend on your chosen units and your study pace.

HowBlended Flexible Delivery (Online Component)
Face To Face (Class Room)
Flexible Delivery
Full-Time
Online Delivery
Part-Time
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenAvailable Semester 2, 2018
Available Semester 1, 2018
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

The fees identified above for this course are (predominantly) based on full-time face-to-face delivery (or Apprenticeship/Traineeship delivery) for this course. Fees may vary depending on your choice of units and some delivery modes. You can also find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

Units

23 Core Units and 5 Elective Units are required to attain this qualification.  See the Core and Elective Lists below.

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse information to inform learningCHCECE023WG766
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and developmentCHCECE024WG767
Develop cultural competenceCHCECE001WG745
Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCHCECE007WG751
Embed sustainable practices in service operationsCHCECE025WG768
Ensure the health and safety of childrenCHCECE002WG746
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourCHCECE020WG763
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCHCECE016WG759
Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceCHCECE019WG762
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodCHCECE017WG760
Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCHCPRT001WG802
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCHCECE021WG764
Maintain work health and safetyHLTWHS003WG740
Nurture creativity in childrenCHCECE018WG761
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Promote and provide healthy food and drinksCHCECE004WG748
Promote children's agencyCHCECE022WG765
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingHLTAID004WG733
Provide care for babies and toddlersCHCECE005WG749
Provide care for childrenCHCECE003WG747
Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCHCECE009WG752
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenCHCECE026WG769
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001AVB82
2 Elective Untis
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Build and sustain an innovative work environmentBSBINN502AUK09
Develop and implement policyCHCPOL002AVB51
Develop teams and individualsBSBLED401AUL82
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Imported Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Comply with family day care administration requirementsCHCECE014WG757
Organise personal work priorities and developmentBSBWOR301AUJ68
Support children to connect with their worldCHCECE012WG755
How to apply
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Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Kalgoorlie
Northam
Duration

This requires 3 Semesters of full-time study to complete. 
Additionally, this course is offered flexibly and enrolment is open throughout the year.  The length of time to complete the course will depend on your chosen units and your study pace.

HowBlended Flexible Delivery (Online Component)
Face To Face (Class Room)
Flexible Delivery
Full-Time
Online Delivery
Part-Time
Recognition Of Prior Learning
Traineeship
Workplace Assessment
WhenAvailable Semester 2, 2018
Available Semester 1, 2018
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Graduates of this course may enter careers as:

  • Early Childhood Education and Care Director
  • Qualified educator in Long Day Care, Outside School Hours Care, Family Day Care and Mobile Services
  • Family Day Care Scheme Co-ordinator
  • Educational Leader
  • Room Leader
  • Family Support Specialist
  • Early Childhood Consultant

The Diploma may gain students entry into University and a possibility of credits towards the Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood).  This is subject to the individual University's discretion.

Further study opportunities:

Advanced Diploma of Childrens Services

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Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

The fees identified above for this course are (predominantly) based on full-time face-to-face delivery (or Apprenticeship/Traineeship delivery) for this course. Fees may vary depending on your choice of units and some delivery modes. You can also find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

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23 Core Units and 5 Elective Units are required to attain this qualification.  See the Core and Elective Lists below.

1 Core Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse information to inform learningCHCECE023WG766
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and developmentCHCECE024WG767
Develop cultural competenceCHCECE001WG745
Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCHCECE007WG751
Embed sustainable practices in service operationsCHCECE025WG768
Ensure the health and safety of childrenCHCECE002WG746
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourCHCECE020WG763
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCHCECE016WG759
Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceCHCECE019WG762
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodCHCECE017WG760
Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCHCPRT001WG802
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCHCECE021WG764
Maintain work health and safetyHLTWHS003WG740
Nurture creativity in childrenCHCECE018WG761
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Promote and provide healthy food and drinksCHCECE004WG748
Promote children's agencyCHCECE022WG765
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingHLTAID004WG733
Provide care for babies and toddlersCHCECE005WG749
Provide care for childrenCHCECE003WG747
Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCHCECE009WG752
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenCHCECE026WG769
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001AVB82
2 Elective Untis
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Build and sustain an innovative work environmentBSBINN502AUK09
Develop and implement policyCHCPOL002AVB51
Develop teams and individualsBSBLED401AUL82
Participate in workplace health and safetyHLTWHS001WG738
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Imported Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Comply with family day care administration requirementsCHCECE014WG757
Organise personal work priorities and developmentBSBWOR301AUJ68
Support children to connect with their worldCHCECE012WG755
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Central Regional TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated Client Services staff who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus.

For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.eti@det.wa.edu.au
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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2018 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

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If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification with Central Regional TAFE, you may be able to obtain credits towards a degree at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland.

In addition to the arrangements in place with specific Universities, a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification from us will enable you to gain direct entry into related undergraduate degree courses in most Universities throughout Australia. You may also be eligible to gain credits with other Universities on a case-by-case basis.

 

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2018 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2018 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalentCompletion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)Certificate III

Qualification level

1
Available Semester 2, 2018
1
Available Semester 1, 2018
Fee Type Course Fee Resource Fee Total Fee
Apprentice/Trainee $12,853.80 $1,229.57 $14,083.37
Priority Skills $9,987.75 $934.61 $10,922.36

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