CHC50113

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Program code CHC50113
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 1.5 years
Campus Moorabbin; Waverley; City - St Kilda Rd
Study mode Full time
International program Yes
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  • Program Overview

    This course is designed for educators who are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood education and care programs. As a graduate, you will have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, and this may also lead to employment as a children's services director or coordinator.

    This courses is offered as a full time on campus program, and as a traineeship or flexible delivery. The traineeship option is available if you are currently working 15 or more hours a week in a children's service.

    If you have already completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be able to complete this diploma in 1 year instead of 1.5 years. 

    After successfully completing this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore a career in a wide range of children's services.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification, you must complete 23 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Full time program

    If you are completing the full time course, a substantial component of practicum assessment is included, and during these times you will be required to attend a 5-day week.

    Traineeship/industry program

    If you are averaging 15 hours per week in paid employment in a children's service area, you are eligible to undertake the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in as part of the traineeship or industry program.

    If you are completing the traineeship/industry program, the study mode consists of classes that are held at the Waverley and Moorabbin campus as intensives every 4 weeks. 

    Placements may be undertaken in your workplace, provided the age groups of children are relevant.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
    CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
    CHCECE003Provide care for children
    CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
    CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
    CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
    CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    CHCECE022Promote children’s agency
    CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
    CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
    HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
    CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
    CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
    CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
    CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
    CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen qualification by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    On campus delivery

    • Minimum of 17 years of age
    • Working with Children Check
    Flexible delivery or traineeship

    • Minimum of 17 years of age
    • Working with Children Check
    • Employed for an average of 15 hours per week paid employment in a children's service
    • Employer permission for Holmesglen teachers to visit the workplace

    Selection Process

    • Language literacy and numeracy test
    • Interview
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

    Pathways

    Graduates of this course may apply for entry into Holmesglen's Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with up to one year advanced standing. You will still need to attend an interview and meet the literacy and numeracy requirements.

    Career Opportunities

    • Early childhood educator
    • Team, group or program leader
    • Children's services manager
    • Children's services director/coordinator
    • Additional needs inclusion support facilitator
  • Dates

    Program Commencement

    On campus: February and July.

    Traineeship: Ongoing enrolments throughout the year.

    Attendance

    • Full time: between 4 and 5 days per week. You will undertake three 20-day blocks of practicum placement and final placement  includes a preferential component in a service type of your choice.
    • Traineeship/flexible industry course: Intensive workshops every 4 weeks with work-based support visits. You will able to undertake your practicum placement at your current place of work.

  • How to Apply

    Direct

    Apply directly to Holmesglen if you are a:

    • Part time student
    • Full time student commencing studies outside of the February intake
    • Non year 12 applicants and only applying to Holmesglen
    Direct applicants must also complete an application form and forward it to the Early Childhood Education Department.

    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    VTAC

    Apply through VTAC for the program's February intake (full time study).The VTAC codes for this program are:

    • 6100210084 (City St Kilda Rd)
    • 6100310084 (Moorabbin)
    • 6100410084 (Waverley)

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Early Childhood Education Department
    03 9564 6267
    earlychildhood@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    $5000; 2500 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE CHC50113

    Program Fees

    TypeCost
    Gov. Subsidised$5000; 2500
    Full Fee$10000

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

  • Program Overview

    This course is designed for educators who are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood education and care programs. As a graduate, you will have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, and this may also lead to employment as a children's services director or coordinator.

    This courses is offered as a full time on campus program, and as a traineeship or flexible delivery. The traineeship option is available if you are currently working 15 or more hours a week in a children's service.

    If you have already completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be able to complete this diploma in 1 year instead of 1.5 years. 

    After successfully completing this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore a career in a wide range of children's services.

  • Program Structure

    To receive this qualification, you must complete 23 core units and 5 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.

    Full time program

    If you are completing the full time course, a substantial component of practicum assessment is included, and during these times you will be required to attend a 5-day week.

    Traineeship/industry program

    If you are averaging 15 hours per week in paid employment in a children's service area, you are eligible to undertake the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care in as part of the traineeship or industry program.

    If you are completing the traineeship/industry program, the study mode consists of classes that are held at the Waverley and Moorabbin campus as intensives every 4 weeks. 

    Placements may be undertaken in your workplace, provided the age groups of children are relevant.

    Assessment

    Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests and practical application projects.

    Subjects

    CodeName
    CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
    CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
    CHCECE003Provide care for children
    CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCECE016Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    CHCECE017Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
    CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
    CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
    CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    CHCECE022Promote children’s agency
    CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
    CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
    HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    HLTWHS003Maintain work health and safety
    CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
    CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
    CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
    CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
    CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen qualification by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.

    Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

    Prerequisites

    • Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent;
    • English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (with no individual bandscore less than 5.5), ISLPR 2+, TOEFL 197 (CB) or 46 (iBT), PTE Academic 42, Cambridge English: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) of 47 or equivalent
    • Working with Children Check

    Selection Process

    • Language literacy and numeracy test
    • Interview
  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

    Pathways

    Graduates of this course may apply for entry into Holmesglen's Bachelor of Early Childhood Education with up to one year advanced standing. You will still need to attend an interview and meet the literacy and numeracy requirements.

    Career Opportunities

    • Early childhood educator
    • Team, group or program leader
    • Children's services manager
    • Children's services director/coordinator
    • Additional needs inclusion support facilitator
  • How to Apply

    Holmesglen strongly recommends that International students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.border.gov.au/

    To locate an accredited agent within your country please refer to our agent listing at: https://www.holmesglen.edu.au/students/international/agent_list

    If you would like to apply directly, please download an application form and forward it to international.admissions@holmesglen.edu.au together with certified copies of your academic transcripts and the A$500 Application Fee. Please note that applying through an accredited agent of Holmesglen will waive this Application Fee.

    Note: Where necessary, Holmesglen reserves the right to refer students applying directly to an in-country accredited agent, to assist in adhering to the Australian Government's GTE assessment processes.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    +61 3 9564 1703

    intl@holmesglen.edu.au

  • Fees

    Fees for 2017: $13,000 per year

Early Childhood Open Days

  • 11May
    Early Childhood Education - Waverley
    Waverley
    OD2762

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and pathway study options. This presentation will be followed by a tour of the facilities and course specific group discussions. All students wishing to apply for one of our courses are required to also attend an interview, which you can book and undertake at the end of the evening! Plus, any students wishing to just apply on the night will be directed to a staffed application room to step you through this.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia

  • 11May
    Early Childhood Education - Moorabbin
    Moorabbin
    OD2764

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, gives you an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and lists study pathway options. This will be followed by a personalised session to discuss your specific requirements, followed by a tour of the facilities.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Moorabbin Campus, 488 South Road, Moorabbin, Vic Australia

  • 11May
    Early Childhood Education - City
    City
    OD2763

    Visit us on Open Day for a formal presentation at 5pm that discusses the early childhood sector, gives you an overview of our early childhood certificate, diploma and degree programs (including the Certificate IV in Education Support) and lists study pathway options. This will be followed by a personalised session to discuss your specific requirements, followed by a tour of the facilities.

    - , Thu 11 May - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen City Campus, 332 St Kilda Road, Southbank, Vic Australia