Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

dip children services early childhood education care
Course Code
CHC50113
Course Type
Accredited Course
Course Level
Skills Deepening
Department
Children's Services
Course Location
Yallourn; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Full Time: 1-2 years
Flexible - Via workbooks and workplace assessment
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. A tuition fee waiver applies for students eligible to enrol in a government subsidised training place. The Student Services and Amenities fee will apply. Other fees may also apply e.g. materials, excursions. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
Full time; Traineeship
Starting Date
Full Time:
  • February 2014
Enquiries

Children's Services Department
Phone: (03) 5127 0269
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: childrens@gippstafe.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This course is essential for anyone wanting to further their management career in early childhood care and education. You will learn to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services.

With this qualification you will be ready to continue your rewarding career in the early childhood care and education profession.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Children's Services Coordinator
  • Centre Manager 
  • Child Development Worker

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age or over as at the course commencement date with a general interest in the Children's services profession. Potential students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test and interview.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute

Assessment

For full time students assessment is based on a combination of written reports, oral presentation, participation in class projects and work place assessment.

Assessment for flexible students is based on a combination learning via the workbooks, on the job assessment, Saturday workshops, Recognition of Prior learning.

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?

Yes.

Course Structure

Packaging to gain a national qualification

  • Pre-requisites 23
  • Electives 5

Total number of units of competency 28

Optional competencies

  • elective units at this or higher levels
  • compulsory units at higher levels


                                                                                     
Core units
CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
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
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective units
BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCORG624E Provide leadership in community services delivery
CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues
HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers