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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC50113 | State ID: J594

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care covers educators in children's services (early childhood) who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level educators have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre based care and education.

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to lead a team in an Education and Care Service, provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings. You will learn about ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry. You'll also gain advanced skills in care routines, working with families, observing and recording children's behaviour, working with culturally diverse clients and managing safety in the workplace. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

As part of this qualification you will undertake ongoing work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check before attending work placement.

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Entrance Requirements

Course requirements

Work placement

Job opportunities

Study pathway

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
Course requirements

Work placement is a requirement for this course

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace

[Other instructions will follow for work placement such as gaining a working with children check etc]

Work placement

Work placement is a requirement for this course

This course has a mandatory work placement component that all students must complete. South Metropolitan TAFE will assist students in finding a suitable work placement by working with our industry partners. Please be aware that industries and employers have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which has meant that some work placements have been cancelled, put on hold or student places significantly reduced. While every effort is being made to work with our industry partners to secure work placements during this unprecedented time, there may be delays in students being placed. As a result of these delays some students may take longer than the expected time to complete their course. Lecturing staff will keep all students up to date, and will inform students if this may affect them and cause a delay in finishing their course.

Job opportunities

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. In addition, this course involves work placement, giving you further opportunity to develop relationships with potential employers. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that employment is not guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

Study pathway

Become a specialist in your field with university study

This course has a university study pathway as at 10 October.

Curtin University– Bachelor of Education Secondary – Up to 100 Credits

ECU– Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)– Up to 30 Credits

ECU– Bachelor of Education Primary– Up to 45 Credits

ECU– Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) Up to 75 Credits

ECU– Bachelor of Education Social Science Up to 45 Credits

The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. To check the current credit arrangements and to find more information about how credits work at the listed university of your choice, visit TAFE International WA’s University Pathway Finder.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Armadale - Workplace-Traineeship

Overview

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Duration 18 months
When All year round
Where Armadale
How Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
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Rockingham - Part Time-Self Paced

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Duration 3 semesters
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Self Paced
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Rockingham - Workplace-Traineeship

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 18 months
When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
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Thornlie - Part Time-Self Paced

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Overview
Duration 3 semesters
When All year round
Where Thornlie
How Part Time
Self Paced
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Semester 1

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 3 semesters
When Semester 1
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places after 29 June. 
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 3 semesters
When Semester 1
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places after 29 June. 
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 3 semesters
When Semester 1
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
This competitive course uses TAFE Admissions. Applications received after 15 June will be considered as expressions of interest for remaining places after 29 June. 

Semester 2

Armadale - Full Time-Classroom

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Overview
Duration 3 semesters
When Semester 2
Where Armadale
How Full Time
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Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Rockingham - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 3 semesters
When Semester 2
Where Rockingham
How Full Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.
Thornlie - Full Time-Classroom

Overview

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 3 semesters
When Semester 2
Where Thornlie
How Full Time
Apply now
Ready to apply for this course? Check out the apply and enrol page for more information.

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