CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (traineeship)
Design and implement curricula within early childhood education and care services. This includes providing care for the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of children aged from infants to 6 years.
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. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
Possible Job Titles May Include:
Note: Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, the possible job titles above have been included as a guide only.
This course is a traineeship. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.
Learners will be required to complete 240 hours of practical placement. The students are provided with an industry learning environment and will have assessments linking to multiple units of competency that they will need to be completed during placement.
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Diversitat organises and administers work placements to students during course services where required. The opportunity of work placement provides:
- The student with the opportunity to gain real world experience in their chosen industry;
- The student to gain initial access to a potential future employer; and
- The host employer to support and ‘test’ a student as a potential employee.
Workplace learning programs are to achieve curriculum outcomes and enhance the vocational, educational and social development of students.
Diversitat ensures that students with special needs are provided with opportunities on the same basis as other students. This includes identifying and liaising with the workplace around adjustments and accommodations that students with disabilities may require.
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Units of Study
- CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
- CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
- CHCECE003Provide care for children
- CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drink
- CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
- CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
- CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
- CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
- CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and well being of the child in early childhood
- CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
- CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an educational and care services
- CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
- CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
- CHCECE022Promote Children's agency
- CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
- CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster chldren's learning and development
- CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
- CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
- CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
- CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
- HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
- CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
- CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
- CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
- CHCMGT003Lead the work team
- BSBWOR202Organise and complete daily work activities
FeesVIEW COURSE FEES
This training is delivered by Diversitat Training TOID: 5819.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Diversitat Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.
PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.
Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).
Am I eligible for a funded place?
You may be eligible for funding support from the State or Commonwealth Government under a range of training support and incentive programs.
The Victorian Government Skills First funding is making vocational education and training more accessible to students who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.
The Skills First funding is an entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised training that can be accessed at any time and it will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.
However, please note, undertaking this course may affect your eligibility for funded training with the Victorian Government in the future, as:
- You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses in a year.
- You can’t do more than 2 subsidised courses at the same time.
- You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your life.
Diversitat Training will check your eligibility before offering you a funded place. Information on how to prepare for your eligibility assessment is here: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Understand/Pages/eligibilityassessment.aspx
If you are eligible for funding, the Victorian Government Skills First can contribute to the cost of your training.
For more information on Skills First Funding, visit;
The CHC National Training Package indicates that there are no qualification or other entry requirements for this qualification.
Diversitat recommended entry requirements:
- To be able to pass a Working With Children Check and National Police Check
- 18 years of age
- Certain level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement
Diversitat Training qualifications require students to have an intermediate understanding of the use of computers and the internet. If they do not have skills at the required level they will be provided with additional support such as one on one training, mentoring and peer support. Students are recommended to have access to a computer and a broadband internet connection at home.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements
All students are assessed prior to enrolment to ensure they achieve competence at the required ACSF level utilising Diversitat’s Qualification Suitability Assessment tool (LLN Robot) and during the pre-training review interview.
The tool assesses Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication and Learning skills; as well as the applicant’s suitability for the specific qualification applied for.
A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted prior to enrolment to determine the ACSF levels of the student. The assessment tools used are accompanied by a marking guide. This marking guide ensures consistency between assessors. All staff undertaking assessment of the completed ACSF pre training assessment tools have received training in this task.
RPL and Credit Transfer
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge you have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences.
To obtain Recognition of Prior Learning you must satisfy the requirements for the entire unit, not just some parts of it.
If you believe you qualify, we will formally assess your existing skills and knowledge and determine if they can count towards your qualification and shorten the period of training. This will take into account;
- work-related training courses
- on-the-job skills and work experience
- volunteer and community work
- a combination of all of the above
There is Fees for RPL are determined based on units and nominal hours.
Obligation to recognise qualifications and statement of attainments (Credit Transfer)
It is our obligation to recognise qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs which align to your proposed course of study. This is known as Credit Transfer (CT).
You may be eligible for credit transfer of units if you have studied before. This means you will not need to repeat a unit if you can provide certified evidence of successfully completing a unit that is equivalent to a unit currently included in a course or traineeship.
To apply for a Credit Transfer you will need to present the original certified copy of Qualification or Statement of Attainment and a transcript clearly indicating the course and units undertaken and results obtained. This should take place prior to the commencement of the course.
If you are a full fee paying student, You will need to provide the evidence within 2 weeks of your enrolment application or you will be charged tuition for those units.
There is no fee for Credit Transfer.
Induction before you start the course
You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.
There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.
Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.
Mandatory Placement hours: 240
This course requires work placement. We have a network of community agencies who will provide work placement for our students. If you wish to complete your placement at an alternative provider please discuss this with your trainer.
On successful completion, participants will be awarded CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.
Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.
Access & Equity / Reasonable Adjustment
Modification or adjustments may be made to the learning materials and methods suitable to the student.
At times students may require adjustment to assessment (for example students with a physical disability). By applying reasonable adjustment, aiming to respect the student’s learning needs, whilst delivering quality training, and promote access and equity consistently to all students ensures a fair and reasonable assessment and work judged on merit, demonstrating no victimisation nor discrimination.
For more information about reasonable adjustment please visit the Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.
Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, any possible job titles above have been included as a guide only. Completing a qualification does not guarantee a license by an industry regulator within the course jurisdiction. There are no guaranteed employment or qualification outcomes in the VET sector.