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CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC)

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IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Qualification Code : CHC50113 Qualification Name : CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Duration : 104 Weeks Volume of Learning : 2 years                       Amount of Training : 2043 hours
AQF Level : 5 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Perth
CRICOS Code : 093191G Fees : Click here for more details
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Do you love to work with children, and are you planning to become an early childhood educator? Do explore our CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care that offers you the option to work in the childcare education industry, in settings such as early learning centres, family day care centres and so on.

The CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is designed to educate students to competently handle roles within an early childcare education setting. You will be responsible for educating and nurturing the creativity in children, taking care of babies and toddlers, developing their social and cultural competencies, and helping them to become confident, socially capable children.

The course will be delivered in both classroom and blended learning modes which include a combination of theory, simulation based training and assessment in a simulated children services lab environment. There will be 240 hours of Professional Experience at placement venues (PEP) that is mandatory.

On successful completion of this course, students can gain employment in the Early Childhood Education Industry in multiple settings that include Child Care Centres, After School programs, Pre-school programs, Family Day Care Centres, and Play Groups among other community settings.


Course learning outcomes:

Having completed the course, students will be able to:

• Gain knowledge and understanding of the Diploma of ECEC, and apply that knowledge in the early education sector.
• Demonstrate the ability to manage children, educate them, and contribute to their development and learning process.
• Understand the legal and ethical side of working in an early childhood education centre.
• Understand and ensure the health and safety of the children in the centre.
• Respond to emergency first aid situations at an education and care setting.
• Gain the ability to nurture, develop, and educate the children's ability to deal with the outside world and to become confident and socially capable.
• Gain the ability to deal with families and to provide them with appropriate counselling about their children.
• Manage and operate the early learning centre, and manage the team of educators.
• Plan programs that are in sync with the national quality framework.

Course Overview

Face-to-face mode:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery, simulated training and practical placement of at least 120 hours with a variety of assessments. This course will be delivered over 2043 hours, including theory (20 hours per week at an IHNA campus), simulation training and at least 240 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

The simulation work shop is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication and management skills and undertaking other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

The completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students

Professional Experience Placements (PEP)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

The CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has a total of 28 units;
•   23 core units
•   5 elective units

Core Units

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE021

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

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

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

Elective Units

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children's play and learning

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCECE012

Support children to connect with their world

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'International Students Admission Policy and Procedure' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 6.5 and minimum score of 6.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP)
• A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required.
• IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

The total tuition cost for the CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is AUD $24,000 for international students.

For more information please Click here or contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call 1800 22 52 83

Face to face Delivery

Perth

Feb 05, 2018
Mar 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
Feb 04, 2019
Apr 08, 2019
Jul 08, 2019
Oct 07, 2019
Feb 03, 2020
Apr 06, 2020
Jul 06, 2020
Oct 05, 2020

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Perth Campus

Our campus in Perth City is in the heart of the business district. Transportation and services are available just minutes away from our campus.

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Pathways and Careers

This course leads to the following study pathways, among others:

•  Advanced Diploma of ECEC
•  Bachelor Degree of Education (Early childhood)
•  Graduate Diploma of Education
•  Master of Education

Students who have successfully completed this course can work as a Childhood Education Manager or an Outside School Hours Coordinator within an early childhood sector.

Some other potential jobs the graduates can obtain employment in are:

•  Early childhood educator.
•  Family day care educator
•  Before and after school hours' care coordinator
•  Service director/ program manager/ educational leader

Job prospects in this sector are very promising. 149,600 people in Australia were employed as Child Carers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Child Carers visit Job Outlook

Employment Level and Growth

•  In the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Child Carers is expected to be greater than 50,000.
•  Employment prospects for this occupation have risen very strongly in the past five years. Looking forward to November 2020, employment for Child Carers is expected to grow very rapidly.
•  This is a very large occupation (149,600 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
•  It has been found that the most common level of educational attainment for Child Carers is Certificate III/IV (33.6 per cent).
•  At present, Child Carers are mainly employed in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Other Services.

Information for this occupation (presented as charts and tables), includes employment level and growth.

Pathways and Careers

These data show past and projected (to 2020) employment levels (thousands). Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.


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