CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Program Code CHC50121
CRICOS Course Code 108471E
Status of Training Product Current
Duration 60 weeks (including term break) 
Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who hold:

  • a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Learners are also required to meet the following minimum requirements:

All learners with English as a second language (ESL) must demonstrate the English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or other English scores accepted by Department of Home Affairs (DHA) such as TOEFL ‘PBT’ 450, TOEFL ‘iBT’ 32; PTE Academic 30; Cambridge English Advance 36; OET ‘Pass’.

Alternatively, learners can request to sit for Qii/T’s Internal Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and achieve the following results. This also applies to all domestic students:

  • 4 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Learning
  • 3 in Numeracy.
*Any students who do not immediately meet the exact entry requirements by up to 1.0 of mark in any individual area of the test may be given additional exercises and LLN assessment material to build their skill knowledge to fill the entry requirements gap before commencing the course.
Intake Dates Regular intakes available 
Delivery Structure and Modes of Study Face to face | Full Time: 60 weeks

The full-time delivery involves 20 hours per week face to face classroom teaching, tutorial and/or assessment consultation, with full time students at AQF5 level being recommended to spend approximately 10 additional hours per week to complete the given assessment tasks.

To reach the 20 hour delivery requirement each Unit of Study will have two full days of teaching per week, timetabled 9:00am – 5:00pm with a one-hour break = 14hrs delivery and in addition to the 14hrs, each Unit of Study will have one day of tutorial and/or assessment consultation timetabled 9:00am – 4:00pm with a one-hour break = 6hrs. This will be reflected on the Study Schedules.

A part-time option is available for domestic students, however; International students on Australian student visa must enrol in full time studies.

In some cases, students may apply to complete up to one third of their course via distance learning. All distance learning, or ‘self-study’ Units, will be timetabled to be completed alongside another face-to-face Unit and will be supported by scheduled tutorials for additional assistance should it be required.

Course fees (AUD) Tuition fee: $12,650
Enrolment fee: $250
Material fees: $750
Vocational placement To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 240 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Placement may be commenced during the delivery of the course; however, practical assessment for each Unit requiring placement will be conducted once the learning has been completed and theory assessments are deemed Satisfactory.

If the student is not already working in a position relating to this area of study, Qii will be able to assist in finding the placement. The Institute will first try to place the student with one of the signed placement partners if a suitable position is available, or alternatively we can provide additional guides and information packs to assist the student in securing their own placement. A Trainer from the institute will visit and assess all potential placement hosts and conduct a quality assurance assessment and complete a facilities checklist before signing an agreement.

Assessment Methods
  • Demonstration/Presentation
  • Oral Presentations
  • Research Projects, including group projects
  • Written tests in both short and long answer format
  • Evidence portfolios
  • Scenarios and simulated activities
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Third party reports

Course Description

This program aims to prepare students to develop knowledge and skills to work within the early childhood education settings. It is expected they use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Units of Competency

CodeTitle
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing 
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service 
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children's learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum 
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsiblity in service operations 
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children's families 
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence 
BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships 
BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans 
   

Career Opportunities

Child Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-111), Family Day Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-112), Nanny (ANZSCO-421-113), Out of School Hours Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-114), Early Childhood Educators at Child Care Centres.

Pathway

Upon successful completion of this program, clients may wish to take a further qualification in early childhood education in tertiary education sector. Students may be eligible to gain direct entry to a number of undergraduate courses such as Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education).

How to apply for this course

International students can apply either directly to Queensland International Institute or via an education agent. If you have questions about your application, you can:

  • Speak to a Qii staff member; please phone +61 (7) 3194 6549 and follow the prompts.
  • Send an email to Qii at [email protected] 

 

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