The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is an 18 month course designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services in accordance with licensing and duty of care requirements. As a Diploma level educator this qualification enables you to have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers and to be a director or service manager within a range of Early Childhood settings.
23 core and 5 electives = 28 units
Practical Outcomes students who are not already employed in an early childhood education and care centre are required to undertake a minimum of 2 days placement per week for the duration of their course. Practical Outcomes will assist you in organising your practical placement.
Government Funding & Fees
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCPRP003 Reflect and improve on own professional practice
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in services operations
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for inclusion of all children
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The course is designed to replicate the work that you will be doing in your role as an educator in early childhood care. We use a variety of assessment methods, and our trainers will work with you to develop an individual training and assessment plan that suits your work and skills. Assessment includes; short answer questions, projects, workplace tasks and observations in the workplace. In order for us to assess your skills, you will be required to work with each age group.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course although it is expected students will have the appropriate literacy and numeracy skills and a genuine interest in working with school aged children.
Do we provide recognition for prior learning?
We have an extensive recognition process. You will be provided with the opportunity to apply for recognition against any or all of the units in this course. As you progress through each of the key areas of learning other opportunities to apply for recognition will occur.
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for courses with Practical Outcomes and we will provide you with relevant support and resources to meet your specific learning needs. Funding may also be available to support you. An extensive welfare program is available for all students which allows you to tap into support and resources necessary for learning and personal needs. If you feel like this could assist you then speak to your trainer and they will contact our welfare officer.
Who will be my trainer?
As you enrol, you will be provided with a qualified and skilled trainer that will support you through your entire course. The trainer will visit you in your workplace and provide you with individual training and assessment. Your trainer will also provide support to you via telephone and email. A workplace coach will also be allocated to you within the workplace. The workplace coach will mentor you through tasks and provide you with many opportunities to practice your skills.
Information regarding the cost for this course is included in the Student Pricing Schedule.
Issuing of qualifications
Students will be issued with a certificate on completion of all units of competency within a qualification. Statements of attainment will be issued for partial completion.