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DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

National ID: CHC50113 | State ID: J594

 

Do you want a career supporting the future?

When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you'll be on your way to a team leader career as an early childhood educator, childhood education manager, or outside school hours coordinator.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to manage effectively in the education sector, designing and implementing programs to foster learning and development, nurturing creativity, inclusion strategies, working in partnership with families, managing challenging behaviours, understanding legal, policy and administrative requirements, first aid, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you'll be on your way to a team leader career as an early childhood educator, childhood education manager, or outside school hours coordinator.

Your qualification will give you the skills to work as an early childhood educator or team leader in:

  • Long Day Care
  • Occasional Care
  • Family Day Care
  • Playgroup
  • Crèche

With experience, you will be able to go on to undertake a number of leadership and management roles with an early childhood education and care service including Co-ordinator, Educational Leader and Pedagogical Leader.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

You will be able to use your Diploma as a pathway to further study.

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Armadale
Rockingham
Thornlie
Duration

Three semesters full-time, or
Two semesters full-time following Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

How Flexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Part Time
Traineeship
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

When you complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you'll be on your way to a team leader career as an early childhood educator, childhood education manager, or outside school hours coordinator.

Your qualification will give you the skills to work as an early childhood educator or team leader in:

  • Long Day Care
  • Occasional Care
  • Family Day Care
  • Playgroup
  • Crèche

With experience, you will be able to go on to undertake a number of leadership and management roles with an early childhood education and care service including Co-ordinator, Educational Leader and Pedagogical Leader.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

You will be able to use your Diploma as a pathway to further study.

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

These fees are estimates only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Nominal hours are not hours of training or instruction. They are used to determine course fees and subsidy levels to reflect the cost to deliver quality training.

Other charges may apply.

Indicative Tuition Fees in 2017

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

CORE

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks CHCECE004 WG748
Ensure the health and safety of children CHCECE002 WG746
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development CHCECE024 WG767
Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people HLTHIR404D D8283
Embed sustainable practices in service operations CHCECE025 WG768
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children CHCECE007 WG751
Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003 WG740
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood CHCECE017 WG760
Facilitate compliance in an education and care service CHCECE019 WG762
Nurture creativity in children CHCECE018 WG761
Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework CHCCS400C WC843
Provide care for children CHCECE003 WG747
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children CHCECE016 WG759
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice CHCECE009 WG752
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour CHCECE020 WG763
Provide care for babies and toddlers CHCECE005 WG749
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001 WG802
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children CHCECE026 WG769
Develop cultural competence CHCECE001 WG745
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children CHCECE021 WG764
Promote children's agency CHCECE022 WG765
Analyse information to inform learning CHCECE023 WG766
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 WG733

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Use information about children to inform practice CHCECE013 WG756
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood CHCECE010 WG753
Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers HLTHIR403C D8281
Provide experiences to support children's play and learning CHCECE011 WG754
Support behaviour of children and young people CHCECE006 WG750
  • For TAFE Admissions full-time courses, apply at tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ when applications are open. Semester One applications open in September of the prior year, Semester Two (mid-year) applications open in May.
  • Online courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information
    call: 1800 001 001 or email: info@smtafe.wa.edu.au
  • For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students, contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001 or email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

South Metropolitan TAFE maintains strong relationships with a number of universities. On completion of diploma and advanced diploma courses, students may be eligible for credit towards a South Metropolitan TAFE associate degree or higher education diploma, or a bachelor degree at one of our university partners. For details of our university pathway options, visit our Uni Pathways page.

Please note: Different university entrance arrangements may apply to international students. For further details please contact the individual Universities directly.

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • Southern Cross University

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Page last updated February 23, 2017