CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


About the Course

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.


Purpose

This program provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individual and groups of children.


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification specified within the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package. Noting this, Australian Professional Training Academy requires persons who undertake this course to:

- Be aged 18 years or over.

- Hold a current NSW Working with Children check.

- Have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills


Duration

18 months part time


Assessments

The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, response to case studies and feedback from supervisors, written knowledge assessment, work diary.


Qualification Requirements

To be issued the qualification CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care a learner must be assessed as competent in 28 units of competency. These units of competency are comprised of 23 core units and 5 elective units.


Units of Competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals Elective
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation Elective
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective
CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice Elective
CHCPOL403C Undertake research activities Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCSAC005 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care Elective
PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity Elective

Notes

All persons working in an early childhood service in NSW must have a current Working with Children Check from the NSW Office of the Children's Guardian.


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