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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC50113 | State ID: J594

A fulfilling career helping children grow and develop

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre where you would be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services (0-5 years), in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. You would also supervise staff and volunteers.

During this course you will learn to provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings.

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them.

You will gain skills in:

  • Ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry
  • Advanced skills in:
    • Care routines
    • Working with families
    • Observing and recording children's behaviour
    • Working with culturally diverse clients
    • Managing safety in the workplace.
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

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
Work placement

A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.

Important information

Additional Resources

Learners will be required to provide additional resources for this course, unless you are employed as an educator and can demonstrate required hours.

VET Student Loans

This qualification is eligible for the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. Eligible students can opt to defer the payment of all or part of their tuition fees by applying for a VET Student Loan. VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements. Approved loans become a personal debt with the Commonwealth (HELP debt) until it is repaid.

For more information on VET Student Loans at Central Regional TAFE click here.

For other VET Student Loan eligible courses please visit: www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans Opens in a new window

Early Childhood Education at 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 flexible study from our Northam Campus with our Pre Enrolment Information booklet.

Early Childhood Education at 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.

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.

Job opportunities

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 coordinator, educational leader, room leader, family support specialist or early childhood consultant.

Study pathway

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

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please visit 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.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Available all year round

Geraldton Campus - Self Paced External

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 24 months
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How External mode
Flexible
Online delivery
Register now
Ready to register and apply for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Geraldton Campus - Self Paced Onsite

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 24 months
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Register now
Ready to register and apply for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Kalgoorlie Campus - Self Paced Onsite

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 24 months
When Available all year round
Where Kalgoorlie Campus
How Blended flexible delivery (online component)
Register now
Ready to register and apply for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.
Northam Campus - Self Paced External

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 24 months
When Available all year round
Where Northam Campus
How External mode
Online delivery
Register now
Ready to register and apply for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, register now in our Application Portal or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Semester 2

Geraldton Campus - Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 1 year/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Geraldton Campus
How Face to face (class room)
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course?  Check out the apply and enrol page, apply now with TAFE Admissions or contact us on 1800 672 700.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 30, 2019