CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course CRICOS Code: 0102066

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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.auThe latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link:

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30113

International Institute of Education welcomes all international students who meet our entry requirements. Typically, you are an international student who is:

  • Seeking to pursue or further a career in early childhood education and care
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector

Seeking a pathway to higher education qualifications.

International Institute of Education has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English speaking country; or
  • Completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course in an Australian RTO; or
  • Successful completion of an English Placement Test.

Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  You are required to provide your results so that we can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 60 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks, 240 hours of work placement (to be completed during the holiday breaks) and 12 weeks of holidays. Holidays are 3 weeks per term. Holidays are 3 weeks per term with 42 hours of each term break (except for the last term break where the amount is 40) required for the work placement component.

Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles.  Additionally, workplace practices and environments are simulated and used to conduct skills based assessments in accordance with unit requirements.

The timing for this course will be advised in the Letter of Offer.

This course will be delivered face-to-face in a classroom-based, as well through workplace based training.

The course is delivered at Suite 201, 16-18 Wentworth Street, Parramatta, NSW 2761as well as work placement locations in a variety of locations.

Students who complete this course may wish to further their study into higher education qualifications

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care requires the successful completion of twenty-three (23) core units and five (5) elective units. Electives for this qualification have been chosen by International Institute of Education to ensure that students achieve a broad range of skills and knowledge in early childhood education and care.

Units included in this qualification are:

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005  Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care children Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedure for sustainability Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective

Note that for international students, satisfactory course progress and attendance is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook that also includes information on the specific support that is available to international students.  Students who are identified as being at risk of not meeting course progress and attendance requirements will be provided with additional support as recorded in an intervention strategy. The student handbook can be found online at www.iie.edu.au

Upon acceptance of a student’s application for enrolment, an Offer Letter and Student Agreement will be sent to you. You should carefully review the document as it will provide all necessary information about the course of study, as well as terms and conditions.  Once we receive your signed Offer Letter and Student Agreement we will issue an invoice with your first instalment showing and once this has been paid, a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter will be issued to you.

The first day of each course will include orientation and induction. Orientation will include information about the campus, living in Australia, accessing our support services and methods for achieving success throughout the course, including course progress and attendance requirements.

This course brochure should be read in conjunction with International Institute of Education International Student Handbook. This can be found online at www.iie.edu.au

All students will be provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency.  This includes:

  • Academic and personal support.

Referral to external support services.

Students are required to attend classes for 20 hours a week and complete approximately 5 hours of homework per week. Homework will include reading and general research for assessments. Timetable information will be provided in the student’s Letter of Offer and Written Agreement. Students may commence this course at the start of any term.

Students are also required to complete a work placement of 240 hours. The work placement will be completed in an approved early education and care provider and is to be completed during term breaks (42 hours per term break, except in the last term which is 40 hours) at times to suit the provider and student. International Institute of Education will assist students to find a work placement. However, students may also organise their own work placements.

Your work placement will be discussed in detail with you once you start your course.

Assessment methods used for this qualification will provide a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Observations
  • Portfolios
  • Supervisor reports
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Questioning (oral or written)

At the beginning of each unit, trainers will outline the assessment tasks that must be completed.

The costs for this course are as follows:

Enrolment fee: $250 (non-refundable)

Material Fee: $500

Course fees: Total cost is AUD $15750

Non-Tuition fees: May apply and can be found in the International Student Handbook.

A detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the Letter of offer and Written Agreement. Non-payment of course fees may result in cancellation of enrolment. Course fees do not include laptops, computer software or textbooks, which are to be purchased at the student’s own cost and approximate costs for these are listed below.

Name of Publication Publisher’s Cost Weblink for Publisher
Birth to Big School 5th Edition, Karen Kearns Ebook: $54.95

Print: $89.95

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
The Big Picture 5th Edition, Karen Kearns Ebook: $54.95

Print: $89.95

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
Frameworks for Learning and Development 4th Edition, Karen Kearns Ebook: $54.95

Print: $97.95

Cengage Learning www.cengage.com.au
Name of software
Office 365 $129 annually https://products.office.com/en-au/buy/office
Laptop costs
Any laptop that meets the specifications below. $450 (approximate only) Various

These textbooks, laptops and software may be purchased by students through the suppliers as listed above or any other suppliers that offer the resources noting that costs may vary at the time of purchase. Regarding the textbooks, students may choose to purchase either the ebook/digital edition or print version to suit their needs.

Laptop specifications

Students should also note the following minimum specifications for a laptop which students must bring to each class.

Windows:

  Minimum requirements
Processor Intel® or AMD processor with 64-bit support*; 2 GHz or faster processor

Microsoft Windows 7 with Service pack 1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later)

Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 with Service pack 1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (Version 1709 or later)
RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 3.1 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additional free space required during installation.
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended.
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

MacOS:

  Minimum requirements
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
Operating system MacOS version 10.12 (Sierra), macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra), or macOS version 10.14 (Mojave).
RAM 2 GB or more of RAM (8 GB recommended)
Hard disk space 4 GB or more of available hard-disk space for 64-bit installation; additiinal free space required during installation.
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 display (1280×800 recommended) with 16-bit color and 512 MB or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended
Graphics processor acceleration requirements OpenGL 2.0-capable system
Internet Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. International Institute of Education provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

You will also be required to undergo a working with children’s check at your own expense. You will be provided with further information on this once you start your course.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at www.iie.edu.au

For international students, the granting of course credit may affect course fees as well as the duration of the course.

The result of an application for credit and any changes to fees or course duration will be advised to students in writing.

If course credit is granted following issuance of the Confirmation of Enrolment, students will receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment showing a reduced duration.

For any questions about course credit, contact us at the details shown below.

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment as an educator in a range of early childhood education and care settings.

To enroll for this course an enrolment form must be completed. which can be emailed or posted to students or downloaded from our website. The enrolment form should be completed and then sent to us along with all of the required documentation.

For more information about our selection and enrolment processes, contact us at the details shown below.

Call our office on 0450 609 186 or email us at info@iie.edu.au