Qualifications

CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code CHC50121

Course Overview

 

 

 

 

 

If you are passionate about the development of young children and providing quality education and care, look no further, the Diploma in Early Childhood and Care can provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need with a range of learning options to suit your needs. Gain comprehensive knowledge in fostering a holistic approach to children’s development whilst building collaborative partnerships with families and the wider community.

If you wish to expand your existing skills and lead your team competently, enrol today.

Duration   1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Fees   Starting from $1,750*
Study Options   Online | Traineeship | Face-to-Face
Commencing   Monthly intakes

Career opporunities

The CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with skills and knowledge required to effectively lead your team and become a fully qualified Early childhood educator.

Being fully qualified with the Diploma may support a move to:

  • Room Leader
  • Kindergarten Assistant.
  • Management Position.
  • Area Managers.
  • Operations Managers.
  • Educational Leader.
  • OH&S Officer / Compliance Officer.

Who is this for?

Anyone who currently possesses the:

  • CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the
  • CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

and comes equipped with a passion for Early Childhood Education and Care who wants to upskill or who is currently looking for leadership opportunities. This qualification is for you.
In a lot of circumstances, there are increased earning potential for those who have upskilled into the Diploma, so invest in yourself today and undertake the CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Study Options

Making Education offers a variety of learning options including:

  • Face to Face Classroom based Learning
  • Online Flexi-Study Learning
  • Traineeship (where students can work and learn simultaneously).

 

Please read the structure of these options below select the one that best suits your needs. For any further information, please contact the team.

Apply for this course

NameLocationCourse Start Date
[2024] - Traineeship for CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareMay 15, 2024

To apply, simply click the ‘Enrol Now’ button, and fill in the fields required. A member of our support team will reach out to you to provide you with more information.

Please note, completion of the initial enrolment into one of our Qualification’s is not a guaranteed acceptance into the course. As there are entry requirements and other factors required to ensure students will have every chance of being successful during their study, this enrolment is an initial application which our enrolment officers will then take to the next stage.

If you are wanting to apply to our qualifications but there are no current open classes, or the study option you want is not there, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Alternatively, you can get in contact with our team by phone or email:

email – Learn@makingeducation.com.au
phone – (03) 9125 1790

Students will have to undergo a minimum of 280 hours of practical placement as well as having to complete the following units:

CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCECE050 – Work in partnership with children’s families

BSBTWK502 – Manage team effectiveness

CHCECE042 – Foster holistic early childhood learning, development, and wellbeing

CHCECE043 – Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE047 – Analyse information to inform children’s learning

CHCECE048 – Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

CHCECE041 – Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE044 – Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service

CHCECE049 – Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

CHCECE053 – Respond to grievances and complaints about the service

CHCECE045 – Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

CHCECE046 – Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE051 – Promote equity in access to the service

CHCECE052 – Plan service and supports for children and families

Based off industry recommendation, our two elective units have been selected for all delivery and study options.

The three electives are as follows:

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.

At Making Education, we use a specialised ‘Cluster’ module learning method, whereby we merge a selection of units into a single Clustered Unit.

This has been developed to optimise the delivery and overall educational experience for our students.

An outline can be found below on how certain units have been clustered together:

Planning and Curriculum

CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning.

CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum.

CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children

Compliance in Early Childhood

CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service.

CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations.

CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service.

Behaviour and Inclusion

CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children.

CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

Applicants must meet the following selection criteria in order to undergo their qualification

  • Willingness to complete a Working with Children’s Check
  • Must be over the age of 18 years.
  • Students will be required to provide their own laptop and have access to reliable internet.
  • Students must be physically capable of lifting, carrying, and moving children and equipment as required.
  • As this course requires placement hours to be completed, student must have the ability to travel to the placement service and engage in at least 280 hours of placement.
  • Learners must be willing to complete a pre-enrolment survey and LLN test if necessary to assess suitability into this qualification and your desired form of learning.
  • Learners must live or be willing to attend placement at a service within 50km of Mulgrave, VIC 3170. Otherwise, additional charges may apply for trainers to travel. For support, please contact us.
  • 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

For any queries, please contact hello@makingeducation.com.au for more information or fill out an enquire now form.

Online Flexi-Study:

Providing the highest level of flexibility and work / study / life balance, our Online Flexi-Study option might be for you. Learn from the comfort of wherever you are and complete your placement in milestone blocks as you progress through your study.

You will engage through our online learning portal where you will have access to our eLibrary, online eLearning modules, learning extension activities and more. When you feel you’re ready, you can complete your assessments and receive online feedback from our support team.

If there are no current open classes, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Traineeships:

Does learning while working sound like it would benefit you?

Our traineeship program might be the perfect solution. Complete a large component of your Certificate or Diploma while employed at an Early Learning Service. Work and placements for this study option will be sourced by our Making Education team at one of our partner services.

Receive fortnightly visits for up to 2.5 hours each visit to support your learning whilst at your workplace, and engage in our online learning materials in our student portal to complete the self-paced learning component of the program.

Alternatively, if you have a designated workplace within a 50Km radius of our campus in Mulgrave, then you can elect to conduct the traineeship there. For services outside of this radius, additional fees may apply due to distances travelled by our trainers.

If there are no current open classes, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Face to Face:

A more traditional study option where you can experience the student life, Making Education will be opening up the classroom doors. Learn and Study on campus with in person training by our experienced trainer team.

Our CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be running Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30am – 5:00pm during Victorian school terms, with Wednesdays being an optional open workshop study session.

Our CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be running Thursdays and Fridays 8:30am – 5:00pm during Victorian school terms, with Wednesdays being an optional open workshop study session.

Placements for this study option will be sourced by our Making Education team at one of our partner services.

If there are no current open classes, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Between February and November, our weekly 1-hour live support workshops will be running to provide you with the opportunity to connect with your peers, or ask questions of our highly experienced and qualified learning professionals. These online workshops follow our tri-week rotating schedule.

Week A – The Tuesday Learning Lunchbox (11:30am to 12:30pm)
Week B – The Thursday Evening Workshop (6:30pm to 7:30pm)
Week C – The Saturday Study Session (4:00pm to 5:00pm)

All students, regardless of delivery option chosen will have access to our live student support via phone between 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday, or alternatively via email at any time you need. A member of our eLearning support team will aim to be in contact with you within 48 hours.

Your enrolment into all of our study options will be subject to a duration of 12 months (One full time year), with the ability to extend this enrolment by up to six months at the discretion of the Making Education team if it is required. If you exhaust this timeframe, you may need to re-enrol at the expense of full tuition or pay for an extension on a unit-by-unit basis on a per unit fee.

The generally accepted length of a full time year, used for educational participation, is 1200 hours.

A typical Certificate III is 1200 hours – 1400 hours.
A typical Diploma is 1200 hours – 2400 hours.

These hours involve reading, engaging in workshops, engaging in work placement or workplace-based learning, conducting assessments, being observed and more. As such, each individual learner will have a different experience in hours and how quickly they finish.

To be successful, students should make the most of their placement hours, and meaningfully engage with the learning portal and coursework.

You should expect to be putting in at least 5 hours a week of study on top of completing your placements, learning materials and assessments.

For our Online Flexi-Study option, you will have your scheduled placement visits at the end of each Study – Block milestone. These visits of up to half a day are included in your course tuition. If further visits are needed due to not being able to demonstrate required competencies, additional fees may apply.

Delivery Options Tuition:

Online Flexi-Study: $1750

Traineeship: $1750

Face to Face: $4750

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): $75 per unit on application, with a quote generated depending of required workload charged at $100 per hour.

Additional Fees:

Materials Fee: $250

Working with Children’s Check: At your own expense.

Potential Charges:

Additional Half Day Assessor: $199

Single Unit Extension: $200

Full Enrolment Extension (6 months): $575

Outside 50Km Charge: Price by discussion.

In completing this course, you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Online Theory Quiz.
  • Role Play.
  • Observations of Practice.
  • Case Studies.
  • Reports.
  • Research tasks.
  • Third Party Reports.
  • Reflective Journals.
  • Portfolios.
  • Logbook of placement hours.
  • Verbal Questions.
  • Projects.
  • Workplace based tasks.

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