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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a highly sought after qualification within the Early Childhood industry.

Upon completion, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to become a lead educator in delivery of Early Childhood education programs for children in centre based and family day care. This qualification will also develop your ability to lead and mentor other staff in their early childhood education careers. The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care includes some management competencies designed to equip graduates with the knowledge to meet the daily challenges of working within the Early Childhood industry.

Whether you are considering studying the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at our campus in Melbourne, via distance learning or through a workplace traineeship, our experienced and supportive facilitators will be with you every step of the way delivering quality and relevant learning opportunities to our students.

Call us on 1800 47 88 39 to find out more about our Early Childhood training today!

Course Number
CHC50113

Delivery Mode
Campus, Workplace Traineeship, RPL and Distance

Course Duration
12 - 18 months

Qualification
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Nationally Recognised
Yes

Government Funding
Yes

Course units

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 well being 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 education and care setting

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals

CHCINF407D Meet information needs of the community

CHORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

Prerequisite

To complete Selmar’s Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care), your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills meet required standards for Diploma level study.

It is a requirement for anyone that is working or volunteering in the Early Learning industry to hold a current Working with Children Check.

The WWCC must be applied for immediately as it can take several months for your application to be processed.

Potential jobs

Potential Job Outcomes upon completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care:

  • Early Learning Coordinator
  • Early Learning Centre Manager
  • Early Learning Centre Director
  • Group/Team Coordinator/Leader
Delivery

Classroom based training

Our campus is based in St Kilda and possesses state of the art facilities to assist our facilitators to deliver quality Early Childhood Courses and relevant learning opportunities to our students.

  • Weekday and evening classes.
  • 240 hours of practical placement.
  • Early Childhood Simulation lab for practical learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows assessment of the student’s previously unrecognised skills and knowledge. 

Workplace Training

Workplace training is available to any student who holds a position within the Early Learning industry.

Selmar’s facilitators will attend the student’s workplace monthly to offer support and guidance.

  •  Early Childhood training comes to you!
  •  One on-one-training.
  •  Working hours can be incorporated as placement hours.

Distance Training

Distance training allows students the flexibility to study in their own time.

Facilitator contact is maintained via phone, email and placement visits.

  • On-going support and guidance.
  • Early Learning facilitator visits while you are on placement.
  • Study at your pace over 18 months.

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