CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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We work with over 20 early childhood services across the region for student placements and professional networks.

Our relationship with these early childhood services helps to us to provide training that is relevant and up-to-date, promotes best practice, and also creates employment opportunities for graduates

Diploma-qualified educators are required to take full responsibility for planning and implementing all organisational policies and procedures.

They are accountable for planning high quality, child-focused, holistic learning programs including all routine times, and for documenting children’s learning and engagement.

Please note: this course is not currently scheduled for the first half of 2022, so enrolment is not possible at this time. It is likely that courses will resume in the future - if you are interested in attending a future course, please let us know using the 'Enquire now' button below.

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Course description

Diploma-qualified educators are required to take full responsibility for planning and implementing all organisational policies and procedures.

They are accountable for planning high quality, child-focused, holistic learning programs including all routine times, and for documenting children’s learning and engagement.

Learning environments are planned, implemented and evaluated in line with the Early Childhood National Quality Standards and the Early Years Learning Frameworks, in collaboration with children and their families. 

Demand for people with this qualification is extremely high.

We work with over 20 early childhood services across the region for student placements and professional networks.

Our relationship with these early childhood services helps to us to provide training that is relevant and up-to-date, promotes best practice, and also creates employment opportunities for graduates

Possible career outcomes

  • Room leader/lead educator
  • Early childhood educator
  • Family day care educator
  • Kindergarten early childhood educator
  • Nanny/in home carer
  • Assistant director
  • Centre director

Course dates, hours and location

Self-paced mode with monthly workshops, and fortnightly study support sessions delivered by our experienced trainers and assessors. Students have access to a variety of resources and Learner Guides which are available via our online Learner Portal.

Days: Monthly workshops plus additional Study Support Sessions
Workshop times: 9.15am - 3.15pm
Location: blended delivery via online platform Microsoft Teams

Location

Blended Delivery via online platform Ms Teams.

Self-paced mode with monthly workshops, and fortnightly study support sessions delivered by our experienced trainers and assessors. Students have access to a variety of resources and Learner Guides which are available via our online Learner Portal.

Fees

See Statement of Fees(PDF, 227KB) for more information. 

Government-subsidised fee
If you are a Permanent Resident and/or Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school you are eligible for a government subsidised fee. 

Concession fee
This fee is available to:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran's Gold Card holders (but not their dependants).
  • Please note: if under 17 years of age and disengaged from school, participants will need to obtain an official Transition from School Form for us to sight.

If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".  You will also need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for a concession fee.  

For non-eligible individuals, the full fee will apply.

Withdrawals and refunds

Refer to our Fees, charges and refunds policy for information about withdrawals and refunds in our government-subsidised and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.  

Prerequisites

There is an interview process for this course, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about how the course is delivered and what you can expect from undertaking this qualification. 

How to enrol

Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

Enrol now

If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out or not yet open for enrolment. Please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page to find out about future courses.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.

Living & Learning Nillumbik acknowledges the support of Nillumbik Shire Council in providing these services. Tuition subsidies are provided through Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding under the Skills First program for eligible learners in Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications.

Living & Learning Nillumbik is committed to providing a positive, inclusive and supportive learning environment for everybody.  People will not be discriminated against on the basis of age, gender, location, culture or disability in access to our programs and services, and we encourage participation by individuals with a disability.