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Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

CHC50113

  • Help future-proof your early childhood career with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
  • 50% of centre-based educators must have, or be actively working towards, at least a diploma qualification
  • Study online & complete your course while you're working

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites for this course.

Location

Online

Work placement

240 hours in total

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 32 hrs a week = finish in 1 year, 16 hrs a week = finish in 2 years). Complete within 2 years.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
By online tests, assignments & work placement
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Child development and care
  • Play and creative experience
  • Professional skill development
  • Health and safety
  • Family and culture

Work placement

This course includes a total of 240 hours of professional work placement in a Centre Based Care setting.

You will do 2 placements of 120 hours through the course. You will need to arrange your own work placement.

Course structure

28 units

Nurture

  1. CHCECE003 - Provide care for children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children's physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.

  2. CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies & toddlers


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children?s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained.

  3. CHCECE007 - Develop positive & respectful relationships with children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.

  4. CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education & care for children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child. This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Wellbeing

  1. CHCECE002 - Ensure the health & safety of children


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required for a worker to ensure the health and safety of children.

  2. CHCECE004 - Promote & provide healthy food & drink


    This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to ensure babies, children and young people are provided nutritionally balanced, safe and hygienically prepared food.

  3. CHCECE016 - Establish & maintain a safe & healthy environment for children


    The unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  4. HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health & safety


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team. This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Work environment

  1. CHCPRT001 - Identify & respond to children & young people at risk


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility. This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  2. CHCLEG001 - Work within a legal and ethical framework


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

  3. BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence.

Diversity

  1. CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


    The unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety issues in the workplace, model cultural safety in own work practice, and develop strategies to enhance cultural safety. This unit applies to people working in a broad range of roles including those involved in direct client service, program planning, development and evaluation contexts.

  2. CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children's services. This support includes contributing to children's understanding and acceptance of all cultures. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Observation

  1. CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  2. CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age.

  3. CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program-planning cycles and to share with children and their families.

Holistic child

  1. CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development & wellbeing of the child in early childhood


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age. The unit applies to educators working in a range early education and care service settings. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  2. CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to nurture creativity in children. The unit applies to educators who work with children in a variety of education and care services. No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  3. CHCECE022 - Promote children's agency


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote and encourage children?s agency. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  4. CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and encourage children's connection with their environment. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Planning

  1. CHCECE020 - Establish & implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support both individual and group plans for developing cooperative behaviour. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  2. CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the inclusion of all children and to work with relevant others to plan and implement support strategies where required. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  3. CHCECE024 - Design & implement the curriculum to foster children's learning & development


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators to design, implement and evaluate the curriculum to foster children's learning and development. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Leadership

  1. CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children to connect with and contribute to their world and embed sustainable practice into service operations. This unit applies to work across a range of education and care service services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  2. CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake supervisory and coordinating activities in work groups in health and community service organisations. Workers at this level are team leaders or managers responsible for coordinating and monitoring the activities and performance of work teams and other service providers.

  3. CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education & care service


    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance within an education and care service. This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  4. CHCPRP003 - Reflect on & improve own professional practice


    The skills described in this unit may be applied across a range of community services workplace contexts.

First aid requirement:
This course requires you to complete a first aid course. You will need to organise to complete this training through an RTO such as St Johns Ambulance or Australian Red Cross. OTEN can also deliver this course to local students for an additional commercial fee. 

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

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