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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.

For online study, this is not a fully online course as students are required to do a work placement at a regulated education and care service in SMTAFE’s vicinity so the lecturer can visit.

This Qualification is also available as a Traineeship. To study as a Trainee, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation. Please see the Apprenticeships/Traineeships section for more information.

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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
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Job opportunities

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:

  • University
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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.

HowFlexible
Full Time (On Campus)
Online
Part Time
Traineeship
WhenAvailable Semester 2, 2018
Fees and charges

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

View our 2018 Indicative Fees list.

These fees are indicative 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.

Other charges may apply.

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 

Units

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

Elective Units
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Develop teams and individualsBSBLED401AD0797
Reflect on and improve own professional practiceCHCPRP003AVB48
Support behaviour of children and young peopleCHCECE006WG750
Support the holistic development of children in early childhoodCHCECE010WG753
Use information about children to inform practiceCHCECE013WG756
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Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Analyse information to inform learningCHCECE023WG766
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and developmentCHCECE024WG767
Develop cultural competenceCHCECE001WG745
Develop positive and respectful relationships with childrenCHCECE007WG751
Embed sustainable practices in service operationsCHCECE025WG768
Ensure the health and safety of childrenCHCECE002WG746
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviourCHCECE020WG763
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenCHCECE016WG759
Facilitate compliance in an education and care serviceCHCECE019WG762
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhoodCHCECE017WG760
Identify and respond to children and young people at riskCHCPRT001WG802
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all childrenCHCECE021WG764
Maintain work health and safetyHLTWHS003WG740
Nurture creativity in childrenCHCECE018WG761
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safetyCHCDIV002AVC08
Promote and provide healthy food and drinksCHCECE004WG748
Promote children's agencyCHCECE022WG765
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care settingHLTAID004WG733
Provide care for babies and toddlersCHCECE005WG749
Provide care for childrenCHCECE003WG747
Use an approved learning framework to guide practiceCHCECE009WG752
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for childrenCHCECE026WG769
Work legally and ethicallyCHCLEG001AVB82
How to apply

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester Two 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after April 30th, 2018 and before June 11th, 2018.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please contact us via one of the methods below.

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

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

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

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Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester Two 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after April 30th, 2018 and before June 11th, 2018.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please contact us via one of the methods below.

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

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

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

This course uses TAFE Admissions. To study full-time in Semester Two 2018, apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au/ on or after April 30th, 2018 and before June 11th, 2018.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please contact us via one of the methods below.

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

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable), please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible.

For more information, contact us:
webform:  (below) 
phone:  1800 001 001 
email:   info@smtafe.wa.edu.au

Entrance Requirements

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

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