CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care via our RTO partners.

Qualification Overview

Qualification Name:

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Qualification Code and Units of Competency:

Duration:

Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency. 

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care covers the competencies of early childhood educators who design and implement approved learning frameworks in early childhood care and education services. Curricula have to meet the requirements of the National Quality Standard and Education and Care Services National Regulations. The individual may be responsible for staff and volunteers.

To qualify for this certificate, you must provide evidence demonstrating that your skills and knowledge align with the courser’s learning outcomes. This evidence can take various forms. Demonstrating your current proficiency at a comparable level can be done through a CV (your student support representative can assist with this), an employment letter, or an employment contract.

Additionally, documents from prior work or educational experiences, such as references from licensed tradespeople you’ve collaborated with, apprenticeship records, academic transcripts, or assessments from relevant past qualifications, all contribute to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. You can also submit proof of overseas qualifications or visual evidence of your work, especially for practical roles.

Required documents
ID
Resume
Payslips/work contract/ABN if self-employed
Photos/videos (for practical roles)
Risk Assessment and Management Documents
Incident Report Forms
Plans and Specifications
Job Cards
Quotes/Invoices

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Portfolio of Experience

Your dedicated consultant will guide you through the process of putting together a portfolio of evidence. This can contain overseas qualifications, transcripts, certificates, photos and videos, samples or work examples, letters of reference, your current resume, etc.

Evidence Review

Once one of our partner registered training organisations (RTOs) has assessed your portfolio, the assessor assigned to your case may be in touch if any additional evidence is required. If you have any weak areas, the RTO may assign a trainer to upskill you at no cost to you.

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ITEC Australia is partnered with Registered Training Organisations whose qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia, and are the same as the qualification you would receive from full time study. Qualifications can also be useful for licensing or immigration purposes.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

 

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

 

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

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

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units, consisting of:
  • 2 units from the electives listed below
  • up to 1 unit from the list below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 

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 responsibility in service operations

CHCECE050

Work in partnership with children’s families

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

 

Elective Units 

BSBHRM413

Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

BSBOPS502

Manage business operational plans

BSBPEF502

Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBSTR501

Establish innovative work environments

CHCDIV003

Manage and promote diversity

CHCECE051

Promote equity in access to the service

CHCECE052

Plan service and supports for children and families

CHCECE053

Respond to grievances and complaints about the service

CHCECE057

Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles

CHCINM002

Meet community information needs

CHCMGT003

Lead the work team

CHCPOL002

Develop and implement policy

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCSAC010

Foster holistic learning, development and wellbeing for school age children

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