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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121

Overview

This course 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 CHC50121

Course No:

DP-HS43

Campus:

CIT Tuggeranong  CIT Bruce 

Duration:

4 semesters full-time (approx. 20 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 Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$2,664
Apprentice/Trainee $430

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:

Standard
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Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course code, course name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

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 course has a mandatory industry placement of 280 hours 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).

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

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.

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

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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 15 subjects

Core: Complete all 12

  • BSBTWK502   Manage team effectiveness
    • CIT Code: BUSN561
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $45.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.The unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who lead and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement. It will also involve using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE041   Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    • CIT Code: CHIL329
      Cost: Standard $90.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: The unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to monitor and maintain health and safety in the areas of individual health, hygiene, infectious disease, supervision, risk management, incident and emergency management. It includes the ability to contribute to the ongoing improvement of workplace health and safety policies and procedures.This unit applies to educators who implement and monitor practices according to established service policies and procedures in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. They may also provide guidance to other workers.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE042   Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
    • CIT Code: CHIL330
      Cost: Standard $450.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic learning, development and wellbeing of children from birth to six years of age. It includes the ability to use detailed knowledge of different developmental domains and developmental theory and how these domains link to support holistic development.This unit applies to educators who develop and implement curriculum in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, according to the philosophy of the service.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE043   Nurture creativity in children
    • CIT Code: CHIL331
      Cost: Standard $250.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate experiences that nurture creativity in children through construction, digital technologies, dramatic play, imaginative play, movement, music and visual art.This unit applies to educators who develop and implement learning experiences in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, but according to the philosophy of the service.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE044   Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service
    • CIT Code: CHIL332
      Cost: Standard $300.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance in an education and care service.This unit applies to educators working in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. They provide guidance to others and have responsibilities in relation to continuous improvement of services provided. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE045   Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
    • CIT Code: CHIL333
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop guidelines that foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour, and to monitor and support children's learning, development and wellbeing in this area.This unit applies to educators working at a leadership level in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE046   Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    • CIT Code: CHIL334
      Cost: Standard $130.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote inclusion and diversity and to plan, implement and monitor individual support strategies.This unit applies to educators working at a leadership level in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE047   Analyse information to inform children's learning
    • CIT Code: CHIL335
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Apprentice $25.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather and analyse information about children's learning to inform practice.This unit applies to educators who develop and implement curriculum in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, but according to the philosophy of the service.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE048   Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
    • CIT Code: CHIL336
      Cost: Standard $350.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate curriculum over a period of time to foster children's learning and development.This unit applies to educators who develop and implement curriculum in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, but according to the philosophy of the service.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE049   Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
    • CIT Code: CHIL337
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate a sustainability management plan and support children's environmental responsibility. This unit applies to educators who develop and implement practices according to established organisational policies in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE050   Work in partnership with children's families
    • CIT Code: CHIL338
      Cost: Standard $80.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish relationships with families, connect with the local and broader community and promote opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information with families to support effective education and care for children. This unit applies to educators working at a senior operational or leadership level in regulated children's education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others.The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCPRP003   Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CIT Code: WELF469
      Cost: Standard $168.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete 3

  • CHCDIV001   Work with diverse people
    • CIT Code: CLTS145
      Cost: Standard $56.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. This unit applies to all workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSTR501   Establish innovative work environments
    • CIT Code: BUSN528
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create an environment that enables and supports practice which focuses on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice.The unit applies to individuals working in leadership or management roles in any industry or community context. The individual could be employed by the organisation, but may also be an external contractor, the leader of a cross organisation team or of a self-formed team of individuals. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CHCECE051   Promote equity in access to the service
    • CIT Code: CHIL339
      Cost: Standard $70.00
      Apprentice $30.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to actively promote a service and engage and enhance participation of underrepresented or equity groups.This unit applies to educators working at a leadership level in children's education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Education Support CHC40213
Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

More Information

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