CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC50113 State ID: J594
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This childcare course is completed over 2 years commencing in Semester 1 each year. It is ideal for those persons with a passion for working with young children. There is a large emphasis on practical application of your skills. Work placements will be organised by the college in local early childhood enterprises. If you are already working in the industry, you may wish to enquire to study as a flexible student and complete assessments on work-based projects. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is also available for people with substantive, recent industry experience in a licensed Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

This qualification is for educators in early childhood education and care services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in accordance with approvals, quality rating systems and duty of care requirements.
 

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

Half-price

The following people will be entitled to a concession rate on the half price course fees under Lower fees, local skills.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

The training package does not specify any mandatory entry requirements into this course. However prospective students should note that a mandatory part of the course requires you to participate and complete a supervised work placement, in a suitable environment that provides the services in your selected area of
study. Before you commence work placement, you may be required to obtain a police clearance (approximately $72). Please check when you enquire as to whether a police clearance is required for your work placement.

It is strongly recommended you also consult with your doctor about having a flu vaccination.

Further information on work placement requirements can be obtained from the CHC Training Package Implementation Guide

Upon completion of the Diploma, you will become qualified to supervise other staff and volunteers. You will be equipped with the necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services (0-12 years) in accordance with licensing, quality assurance and duty of care requirements.

  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • Advanced Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set
  • University pathways that lead to a teaching qualfication

Study options and next steps

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Semester 1

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Duration 2 Semesters
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Where Manjimup
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Duration 3 Semesters
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Where Busselton
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Duration 24 Months
When Semester 1
Where Albany
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Duration 24 Months
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Where Margaret River
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Duration 2 Semesters
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Where Katanning
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Duration 3 Semesters
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Where Bunbury
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Available Semester 1 & Semester 2

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Duration 4 Semesters
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Where Esperance
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Duration 24 Months
When Available Semester 1 & Semester 2
Where Narrogin
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Semester 2

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Where Manjimup
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Duration 3 Semesters
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Where Busselton
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Duration 3 Semesters
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Where Bunbury
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Duration 24 Months
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Where Margaret River
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