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.
Compulsory small group face to face training
(min 3 hours per month)
280 hours in an early childhood and care setting
Guided online learning and resources
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.
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.
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 280 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 Assessment
- Reflective Questions
- Workplace Tasks
- Third Party reports
- Observation Tools
- Recognition of Prior Learning
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
• hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
• CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
All students must demonstrate English and numeracy proficiency at enrolment by undertaking the Language, Literacy and Numeracy test supplied by BFE.
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCECE057 – Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles
BSBHRM413 – Support the learning and development of teams and individuals