Nationally Recognised
Training
Course Duration
52 Weeks
Study Mode
Classroom
Intake
Monthly
Course Overview

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Under the National Quality Framework, 50% of educators required to meet the relevant ratios in a centre based service working with children preschool age and under, must have or be actively working towards an approved Diploma level education and care qualification.

All other educators required to meet the relevant ratios at the service must have or be actively working towards an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification.

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.au .

The course will cover subjects in:

  • Providing care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Health and safety in the workplace and of children
  • First Aid
  • Designing and implementing the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations

After successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Entry Requirements

Australian Permanent Residents

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of Year 12, (High School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent), or a Certificate IV in Business or equivalent or be a mature age (20 years of age and above)
  • Students need to demonstrate that they have a proficiency in English and a basic understanding of Maths. For students who cannot supply documented proof on their academic and English language proficiency, they will required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test prior to a place being offered in the course.

International Students

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • It is essential that international students must exhibit a strong command of the English language.
  • Undertaken one of the following English Language Tests and met the minimum score.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.5 in the Academic section and no band less than 5.0 for the other sections.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test must have scored 46 or higher
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) must have scored 42 or higher.
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) ESOL test must have score 162 or higher.
    • Evidence that English is the medium of instruction at the student’s school and has been for the last two (2) years. The student has a satisfactory grade in the language.
    • If the student does not have current proof of one the above listed English Language Tests, they will be required to take an English Placement Test administered by Skills Australia Institute (SAI). The student’s Education Agent can manage the English Proficiency Exam on behalf of SAI.

Additional Requirements for all Students

  • Students must undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing their work placement.
  • From the 1st July 2019, a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) will replace the current system where people can have either national police check assessment done by an employer or a DHS screening.
  • For students who have e a current, valid DCSI/DHS screening clearance for child-related employment, it will be recognised under the new laws until it expires. You do not need to do anything until it is time to renew your current check.
  • Please note: Mature students, who do not meet the admission requirements listed above, may be allowed entrance on the basis of their work experience.
Course Modules/units

To successfully complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students must complete the following 28 units comprising of 23 core units and five (5) elective units.

Core Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people*
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
Intake Dates
  • 2019: 25 Feb, 15 Apr, 27 May, 26 Aug, 14 Oct, 04 Nov
  • 2020: 27 Jan, 16 Mar, 27 Apr, 3 Aug, 21 Sep, 26 Oct
Course Duration

52 Weeks Two (2) Semesters = 26 weeks each Consisting of:

  • Four (4) Terms of Study = 10 weeks each, plus
  • A three (3) week break at the end of each Term = 12 weeks.
Course Cost
Course Location
Perth Campus
10 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA – 6000
Adelaide Campus
Level 1, East 50 Grenfell Street, Zurich House, Adelaide SA – 5000
Career Opportunities

After successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care students will be able to work in the following job roles:

  • Outside School Hours Coordinator
  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Centre Manager (Children’s Services)
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
Work Base Training

This course includes 240 hours of work-based training which will be completed over a period of 10 weeks. During work-based training, students will be able to practice their skills and knowledge in workplace setting. This will assist students to be job-ready after successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessment

The Assessment Process is based on the principles of competency based training. The performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.

Assessment for each unit of competency will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessments include but are not limited to:

  • Classroom Exercises
  • Assignments
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Group Activities
  • Projects
  • Verbal and/or Written Questions

Students are advised well in advance of the assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration, any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all units and workbooks. Dates of the assessments are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessments and examinations. Continuous assessments may be based on competencies and marks or a combination of both.

Payment Option

Payment Options

If you wish to accept the offer, you need to sign the Acceptance of Offer form together with the minimum payment of fees. You can use the following payment methods:

  • Cash or EFTPOS in person at SAI’s Perth campus
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) via PayPal on the student invoice

We accept credit card payments (Visa or MasterCard only) and a 1% surcharge will be added to the total amount. You can download our Credit Card Authorisation form HERE

Bank draft or money order payable to “Skills Australia Institute” and send to SAI’s Perth campus (all bank drafts must be in $AUD Australian dollars to an Australian bank)

Electronic Bank transfer (Telegraphic Transfer) from an overseas bank account

Bank Account Details:

Name of Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Branch Address: 413 Albany Highway
Victoria Park WA 6100
Australia
Account Name: Excellent Accounts Pty Ltd ( Skills Australia Institute )
BSB: 066128
Account Number: 10626125
SWIFT Code for International Transfer: CTBAAU2S (For International Transfer Only)

Note:

All fees must be paid in Australian dollars. Please put your full name or invoice number as reference. An official receipt will be sent to you once your payment is verified. To confirm your payment, please email a copy of the bank transfer receipt to info@skillsaustralia.edu.au

Further Studies

Successful completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will lay a foundation for successful students to progress into:

  • BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science (children and family studies)

Note: Study pathways may include qualifications or courses that may not be offered at Skills Australia Institute.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services.

They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Under the National Quality Framework, 50% of educators required to meet the relevant ratios in a centre based service working with children preschool age and under, must have or be actively working towards an approved Diploma level education and care qualification.

All other educators required to meet the relevant ratios at the service must have or be actively working towards an approved Certificate III level education and care qualification.

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.au .

The course will cover subjects in:

  • Providing care for babies, toddlers and children
  • Health and safety in the workplace and of children
  • First Aid
  • Designing and implementing the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations

After successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Australian Permanent Residents

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Successful completion of Year 12, (High School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent), or a Certificate IV in Business or equivalent or be a mature age (20 years of age and above)
  • Students need to demonstrate that they have a proficiency in English and a basic understanding of Maths. For students who cannot supply documented proof on their academic and English language proficiency, they will required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Test prior to a place being offered in the course.

International Students

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • It is essential that international students must exhibit a strong command of the English language.
  • Undertaken one of the following English Language Tests and met the minimum score.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.5 in the Academic section and no band less than 5.0 for the other sections.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-Based Test must have scored 46 or higher
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) must have scored 42 or higher.
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) ESOL test must have score 162 or higher.
    • Evidence that English is the medium of instruction at the student’s school and has been for the last two (2) years. The student has a satisfactory grade in the language.
    • If the student does not have current proof of one the above listed English Language Tests, they will be required to take an English Placement Test administered by Skills Australia Institute (SAI). The student’s Education Agent can manage the English Proficiency Exam on behalf of SAI.

Additional Requirements for all Students

  • Students must undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check prior to commencing their work placement.
  • From the 1st July 2019, a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) will replace the current system where people can have either national police check assessment done by an employer or a DHS screening.
  • For students who have e a current, valid DCSI/DHS screening clearance for child-related employment, it will be recognised under the new laws until it expires. You do not need to do anything until it is time to renew your current check.
  • Please note: Mature students, who do not meet the admission requirements listed above, may be allowed entrance on the basis of their work experience.

To successfully complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, students must complete the following 28 units comprising of 23 core units and five (5) elective units.

Core Units
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
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
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Elective Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people*
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  • 2019: 25 Feb, 15 Apr, 27 May, 26 Aug, 14 Oct, 04 Nov
  • 2020: 27 Jan, 16 Mar, 27 Apr, 3 Aug, 21 Sep, 26 Oct

52 Weeks Two (2) Semesters = 26 weeks each Consisting of:

  • Four (4) Terms of Study = 10 weeks each, plus
  • A three (3) week break at the end of each Term = 12 weeks.
Perth Campus
10 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA – 6000
Adelaide Campus
Level 1, East 50 Grenfell Street, Zurich House, Adelaide SA – 5000

After successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care students will be able to work in the following job roles:

  • Outside School Hours Coordinator
  • Childhood Education Manager
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Children’s Services Coordinator
  • Centre Manager (Children’s Services)
  • Family Day Care Coordinator

This course includes 240 hours of work-based training which will be completed over a period of 10 weeks. During work-based training, students will be able to practice their skills and knowledge in workplace setting. This will assist students to be job-ready after successfully completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Assessment Process is based on the principles of competency based training. The performance of learners is assessed on their ability to perform the task(s) to industry standards. In order to ensure the principles of validity are upheld variety of learning styles and a range of assessment strategies are used.

Assessment for each unit of competency will be through a combination of classroom based and work placement tasks. Classroom based assessments include but are not limited to:

  • Classroom Exercises
  • Assignments
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Group Activities
  • Projects
  • Verbal and/or Written Questions

Students are advised well in advance of the assessment activities and a student may put forward for consideration, any special needs they may have. The assessment criterion is documented in all units and workbooks. Dates of the assessments are provided on the first day of class along with a timetable. Students may be assessed by a combination of continuous assessments and examinations. Continuous assessments may be based on competencies and marks or a combination of both.

Payment Options

If you wish to accept the offer, you need to sign the Acceptance of Offer form together with the minimum payment of fees. You can use the following payment methods:

  • Cash or EFTPOS in person at SAI’s Perth campus
  • Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard) via PayPal on the student invoice

We accept credit card payments (Visa or MasterCard only) and a 1% surcharge will be added to the total amount. You can download our Credit Card Authorisation form HERE

Bank draft or money order payable to “Skills Australia Institute” and send to SAI’s Perth campus (all bank drafts must be in $AUD Australian dollars to an Australian bank)

Electronic Bank transfer (Telegraphic Transfer) from an overseas bank account

Bank Account Details:

Name of Bank: Commonwealth Bank
Branch Address: 413 Albany Highway
Victoria Park WA 6100
Australia
Account Name: Excellent Accounts Pty Ltd ( Skills Australia Institute )
BSB: 066128
Account Number: 10626125
SWIFT Code for International Transfer: CTBAAU2S (For International Transfer Only)

Note:

All fees must be paid in Australian dollars. Please put your full name or invoice number as reference. An official receipt will be sent to you once your payment is verified. To confirm your payment, please email a copy of the bank transfer receipt to info@skillsaustralia.edu.au

Successful completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will lay a foundation for successful students to progress into:

  • BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Bachelor in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science (children and family studies)

Note: Study pathways may include qualifications or courses that may not be offered at Skills Australia Institute.

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