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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC50113

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

The Education and Care Services National Regulations states that:
• Centre-based services - The qualification requirements for educators at centre-based services for children preschool age or under are - at least 50 per cent of the educators who are required to meet the relevant educator to child ratios for the service must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved diploma level education and care qualification (Section 126). 
• Family Day Care Co-ordinator qualifications requirement: A family day care co-ordinator must have an approved diploma level education and care qualification (Section 128).

This is a Nationally Recognised course within the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework).

Students need to demonstrate an interest in and suitability for work in the children’s services field with the ability to be responsible for the care of children. Applicants must also possess the study skills to complete the formal study program, the physical, mental and emotional health to interact positively with children and parents. Minimum age entry for students is 18 years and above.
The entry requirement for this course is the completion of year 10 or its equivalent
Basic entry level computer skills (ability to word process, write and read emails and internet)
English Proficiency Level requirement – English level of IELTS level 6.0 or Australian Qualification.
Students with no evidence of work experience in the industry are required to complete vocational placement of 200 hours as part of the training for this qualification

28 units are required for award of this qualification including: • 23 core units and • 5 elective units.
The total nominal hours for this qualification are approximately 2138 hours. The following list of units of competency have been selected as being an appropriate combination that can provide valid, reliable, fair and flexible assessment and is deemed suitable for industry required outcomes:

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
VP200 Vocational Placement
CHCINF407D Meet information needs of the community
CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment
CHCPOL504B Develop and Implement Policy
BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals.

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