Course Description

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) includes all the components of the Cert III but also affords opportunities to take on leadership roles such as a team room leader, coordinator, assistant director or director. A Diploma qualified person can be responsible for ensuring an early learning program is implemented properly and documented.

 

Ultimately, having a Diploma gives you the opportunity to take on more responsibilities.

 

AITT subscribes to the National Quality Framework, Education and Care Services National Regulations and Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010. All information can be found and sourced from ACECQA (Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority) www.acecqa.gov.au

 

You should consider undertaking this qualification if:

  • You are a senior employee at a child care centre
  • You enjoy working with children
  • You own or run a day child centre
  • You would like to upskill and progress in your career in Child Care
  • You already hold the Cert III and are ready to take the next step

Find out if a career in Early Childhood Education is right for you!

 

You may be eligible for WorkReady funding if you live in South Australia. Entry is subject to availability and eligibility criteria. For more information, see: www.skills.sa.gov.au

 

To see our currently available courses, please check here: https://aitt.com.au/2019-workready-funded-courses-available/

 

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Acceptance Requirements

You may be required to sit a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to acceptance for enrolment. You may also be required to sit for an interview.

 

 

Practical Work Experience Component

You will need to complete a minimum of 240 hours of workplace-based experience / work to attain your qualification. AITT can assist you with finding workplace-based experience.

 

 

Skills Learned

The skills listed below are just a sample of those you will attain on top of the Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care. For an extensive list of all topics covered in the Cert III ECEC, please see the ECEC pillar page.

  • Design and implement curriculums in consultation with others
  • Monitor children’s learning and development
  • Use evidence to inform practice
  • Create an inclusive environment and respect diversity
  • Identify children with barriers to learning
  • Develop a plan for support and inclusion
  • Foster creativity through the environment and learning
  • Implement strategies to meet children’s additional needs
  • Design learning experiences to foster children’s learning and development
  • Assess and evaluate planned and unplanned teaching and learning
  • Implement sustainability practices in the child care environment
  • Support children to develop an understanding and respect for the natural environment
  • Learn to communicate with families, community services and more
  • Provide opportunities that stimulate learning and development
  • Design, implement and evaluate learning experiences for children
  • Identify and review behaviour as required
  • Develop plans to manage children’s behaviour
  • Be fluent in the National Quality Framework and compliance requirements

Units

Core Units

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety

AITT-Selected Elective Units

5 Units
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

The following units are from the Cert III ECEC and can be credit transferred towards your Diploma.

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

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