This Diploma has been designed to develop the range of skills for an Educator to competently take on a higher level of leadership and responsibilities in the Early Childhood industry.
Duration and Scheduling
Learning will be conducted in the training centre for 3 hours of face to face training. These sessions are held on Thursday nights from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. We have a campus on the Northside and Southside of Brisbane.
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There are 2 options for delivery of this qualification.
- Workplace delivery
- Blended flexible options including RPL where appropriate and by application.
Both modes of learning are structured over 1 – 2 year period, as per Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators.
In the case where the learner enters the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care without a Certificate III in Early Education and Care CHC30113, the hours may increase to align with meeting the requirements of all 27 units. The maximum duration, according to the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning, shall be 2400 hours.
The learner must complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care within an early childhood education and care setting and the learner will be either an employee or volunteer. It is the responsibility of the learner to source work placement. The training package specifies 240 hours within an early childhood education and care setting.
Methods of Study
Competency based assessment is used during all assessment activities. Competency is proved by demonstration of written knowledge and practical skills. Timelines are taken into consideration for practical skills and learners must meet the criteria as deemed industry competent by the assessor.
Formative evidence will be assessed in the form of an Assessment Task Portfolio. The Assessment Task Portfolio uses several assessment tools to accommodate the learner’s individual needs. The assessment types include:
- Written Questioning
- Practical Observation
- Research Case
- Studies Portfolio
- Reflective Journal
- Third Party reports
- Recognition of Prior Learning
There are no academic pre-requisites. However, we require students to take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test at time of enrolment.
Some units within this course may be delivered in a lower level qualification (Certificate III in Early Education and Care CHC30113).
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure 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 service
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
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
* HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
NOT delivered by Building Futures Education; learners must organise and complete this unit via an external provider. A certified copy of the statement of attainment must be provided to Building Futures Education. This may incur additional costs depending on learner funding.
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve professional practice
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals