Who is this course for?
The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a qualification designed for a career in early childhood education and care and 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 the supervision of volunteers or other educators.
To achieve this qualification, learners must complete at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia, as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. It is also a requirement for learners to have completed the CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
There is a combination of written assessment items, practical hours, on-the-job activities, and attendance to face to face and virtual sessions. The expected course completion is 18 months. Enrolment should not exceed a 24-month period.
What is required in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
This Diploma qualification includes 15 units of competency that are required to obtain the qualification. Learning and assessment reflect real-life educator roles and links with the sector requirements and the National Quality Framework (NQF).’
Practical experience is a critical part of skill development and is mandated within this qualification. Every module you complete within this qualification contains an assessment that must be conducted within a regulated early learning service for demonstrating the skills and knowledge required to obtain the qualification. This qualification cannot be completed without it.
Throughout enrolment, you are required to complete a minimum of 280 hours of mandatory work placement/employment in a licensed and registered education and care service.
Students will be observed and assessed on-the-job while completing mandatory work placement hours. Support will be provided during workshops, workplace visits, and study sessions as well as via phone and email.
Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) if they meet the eligibility requirements.
Completion of a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (LLN) is a mandatory, initial skills assessment that you are required to complete in line with the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF), during the pre-enrolment process.
Pre-Requisite Qualification Requirements
Due to training package requirements, learners must hold credentials in a successfully completed CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to gain enrolment into this qualification. Due to the nature of assessment requirements, It is preferred for candidates to be working either part-time or full time within an early education and care setting.
In the event, you have not completed a CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification, or are not currently employed in an early childhood service, please speak with CPLE regarding your options for enrolment.
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How to apply to study for this course?
You can apply for this course by filling in the enquiry form here. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 02 6293 6220.
This qualification reflects the CHC – Community Services training package requirements (release 5.0-6.1) and is an approved early childhood education and care qualification by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011).
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