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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113

Overview

This program provides you with the opportunity to lead teams, manage programs and design and implement curriculum for children in Early Childhood Education and Care services.

Qualification: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113
Program No: DP-HC56
Campus: CIT Tuggeranong  CIT Bruce 
Duration: Four semesters full-time (approx. 25 hours per week) includes work-based delivery OR part-time equivalent

You will also need to complete approx. 8 hours per week of independent and self-directed learning to practise and develop your skills
Cost:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Likely Job Outcome: Children's Service Director/Manager, Authorised Supervisor (Children’s Services), Early Childhood Educator, Children's Advisor, Team Leader (Children's Services).
Application Type: Public; Australian Apprentice-Trainee
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Additional Information

You will be required to have a 'Working with Vulnerable People Check' before undertaking any professional placement with children. Information will be provided on enrolment.

This program has a mandatory industry placement (approx. 480 hours in total OR 240 hours if you have completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113).

You must purchase a CIT shirt ($22) and in addition, you are required to wear a hat whilst on placement ($11 or wear your own).

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

On entry, you will need to demonstrate appropriate reading, writing and oral communication skills by undertaking a literacy assessment (ASCF level 3). You may be required to undertake additional Foundation Skills subjects to support your learning and success in this program.

A skills recognition process may apply if you already have a relevant lower level qualification.

If you are entering the program as a Trainee, you must be employed in the industry and be registered with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Further Study

Charles Sturt University
Successful graduates will be granted credit of 128 points out of the 256 points required to complete the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years).

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 28 subjects (23 Core and 5 Electives)

  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
    • CIT Code: CHIL254
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CIT Code: CHIL255
      Cost: $130.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children.
      This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
    • CIT Code: CHIL256
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional well-being is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.
      This unit applies to people who work with children in a range of early education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    • CIT Code: CHIL257
      Cost: $85.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
    • CIT Code: CHIL258
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      This unit applies to work with babies and toddlers from birth to 24 months in a range of early education and care contexts.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • CIT Code: CHIL260
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      This unit applies to educators who work with children in a range of education and care service settings.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CIT Code: CHIL261
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    • CIT Code: CHIL268
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    • CIT Code: CHIL269
      Cost: $480.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
    • CIT Code: CHIL270
      Cost: $185.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
    • CIT Code: CHIL271
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
    • CIT Code: CHIL272
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    • CIT Code: CHIL273
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
    • CIT Code: CHIL274
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
    • CIT Code: CHIL275
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather and analyse information about children’s learning, in order to inform practice.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
    • CIT Code: CHIL276
      Cost: $340.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
    • CIT Code: CHIL277
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    • CIT Code: CHIL278
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    • CIT Code: LEGL219
      Cost: $110.00
      Description:

      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.
      This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    • CIT Code: HESC496
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
      The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
    • CIT Code: WPHS102
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
    • CIT Code: MGNT785
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      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.
      This unit applies to a range of leadership roles in health and community services workplaces.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
    • CIT Code: MGNT308
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine individual and team development needs and to facilitate the development of the workgroup.
      It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of learning and development who apply their skills in addressing development needs to meet team objectives. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
    • CIT Code: CHIL265
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    • CIT Code: CHIL262
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of early childhood education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    • CIT Code: CHIL263
      Cost: $105.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children’s play and learning.
      This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CIT Code: CHIL300
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CIT Code: YURA101
      Cost: $50.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Education Support CHC40213
Certificate III Education Support CHC30213
Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au