DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
HIGHER LEVER SKILLS FUNDING
WHAT IS THE HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS FUNDING PROGRAM?
The Higher Level Skills program provides a government subsidy to support eligible individuals to access subsidised training in selected certificate IV or above qualifications, and priority skill sets.
The aim is to assist individuals to gain the higher level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in priority industries or to transition to university to continue their studies. Employers may also be able to access training to address workforce development needs.
WHAT COURSE DOES BUILDING FUTURES OFFER UNDER THE HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS FUNDING?
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care program is delivered part-time over a period of 1 – 2 years. Some additional out of hour sessions may be required depending on course requirements throughout the year. There is a cooling off period of 21 days for this course.
The majority of components for this course are delivered during the course on site however learners are the required to continue their study off site to ensure they gain a comprehensive understanding of the content. There shall be two hours of contact hours per month with the Trainer.
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.
The cohort of learners are currently working in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care, with the majority of learners engaging in a Traineeship or Apprenticeship. Those who are not working in the industry will be required to complete hours within a registered service, as per training package assessment conditions.
To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills funding the student must be:
- Aged 15 years or older
- No longer at school
- Not hold or be undertaking a Certificate level III or higher qualification
- Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen permanently residing in Queensland
Please note that a student is no longer be eligible for subsidised training under the Higher Level Skills funding once they have completed a Diploma.
STUDENT CONTRIBUTION FEES
|Qualification Name||Number of Units||Student Contribution Fee||Student Concession fee|
|CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care|
*HLTAID004: Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting unit is NOT delivered by Building Futures Education; students 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 student funding.
The Student Contribution fees include:
– all materials used during the course
– assessment tools
– access to textbooks
– support throughout your course
AM I ELIGLBLE FOR CONCESSION?
Students who meet any of the following requirements below at the time of their enrolment may be classed as a concessional student:
- The student holds a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card issued under the Commonwealth law, or is a dependant of a person who holds a Health Care or Concession Card and is named on the card.
- The student is an Aboriginal or Torres Start Islander
- The student has a disability
- The student is an adult prisoner.
Note: Proof of eligibility for concession must be provided prior to the commencement of training.
There are no entry requirements to gain entry into Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113). Some units within this course may be delivered in a lower level qualification (Certificate III in Early Education and Care CHC30113).
DURATION AND SCHEDULING
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.
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
HOW TO APPLY
If you would like to enrol the first step is complete an Enrolment Enquiry Form on our website. Once you have completed this form our enrolments office will be in touch to organise a time to meet for a face to face induction.