CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a qualification that covers workers in Children’s Services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.

At this level workers often have responsibility of other staff, students or volunteers and in some states may also be able to be employed as directors or service managers.

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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.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children and nurture creativity
  • Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
  • Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
  • Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
  • Embed sustainable practices in service operations
  • Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Certification

  • By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification.

Course Assessment

The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):

  • Online assessments
  • Observations
  • Written and verbal questions
  • Case studies
  • Practical work-based support and training
  • Practical work-based assessments

Careers

  • Authorised supervisor
  • Centre manager
  • Director
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader
  • Program leader
  • Child development worker
  • Early childhood educator

Delivery Methods

  • Workplace – training, assessment and mentoring will be conducted at the students’ workplace across QLD, NSW including Northern Rivers (Tweed to Byron), Coffs Harbour, Mudgee, Orange, Bathurst, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Central Coast, Sydney and Wollongong. In Victoria, we support training, assessment and mentoring in the Melbourne metropolitan region and Geelong. In Adelaide we support the metropolitan area and Port Augusta, Clare and Mount Barker. For those new to the sector, KKTC will set up the vocational placement shortly after enrolment at a childcare centre close to home in all of these regions.
  • The theory elements in the units are delivered through what we believe to be the best learning platform on the training market and students benefit from this system. All units have been written by KKTC and the learning experience is dynamic with video content, case studies and great resources (online videos and downloadable guides)
  • The platform is dynamic so the experience is as good as it gets – touch of a button, responsive, easy to navigate
  • As soon students submit an assessment, it is delivered electronically to our trainers for marking so the experience of progression with training is seamless (no waiting for assessments, mailing, scanning etc)
  • We focus heavily on the practical skills development in our relationship with our students so not only are the assessments designed to aid their theoretical knowledge but the practical skills development is of critical importance (as this is what our sector needs!)

Locations

  • KKTC is a nationally accredited RTO.
  • We offer centre based training in the following States at this point in time:
    • Queensland
    • NSW
    • South Australia
    • Victoria (Traineeships offered under 3rd Party Agreement with Wodonga Institute of TAFE. – RTO: 3097)

Duration

  • CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has an estimated duration of 1 to 2 years

Requirements

  • Successful applicants for this course will be required to obtain a Working with Children’s Check for both Victoria, SA and NSW or a Blue Card in QLD.
  • Successful applicants for this course will be required to provide evidence of immunisation records (for placement).
  • Once you submit an enrolment (application) for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral and Numeracy test online.
  • Your LLN Assessment will need to be completed in one sitting and shortly after you have received it for your enrolment application to be processed.
  • Note: Completion of and passing the LLN Robot Assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at KKTC.
  • Students are required to have a laptop or iPAD and an internet connection to access the theory units.

University Pathways

A KKTC diploma can qualify you for entry into a Griffith University or Southern Cross University Bachelor Degree.

Improve your entry score

If you hold a completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Advanced Diploma or Diploma you can use it to gain entry when applying for university study through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

If the assessment for your completed AQF Advanced Diploma or Diploma is competency-based, the ranks below will apply. You can improve your rank if you sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test.

KKTC QualificationUniversity degreeCreditOther Information
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care including CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS CODE
03515D

Griffith University

1095 Bachelor of Child and Family Studies
CRICOS Code: 069965K

Up to 70cp

Conditions: for students not required to complete the compulsory English language course, and 60 Co for students required to complete the English Language course

180cp / 2 year
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS CODE
03515D

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

CRICOS Code:
110055C

Credit granted: 8 units, of a total of 24 (33% of the course)
Subject to English language course proficiency requirements

CHC50121 Diploma of Early childhood Education and care

CRICOS CODE
03515D

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary)

CRICOS Code:
110583A

Credit granted: 3 units, of a total of 32 (9% of the course)
Subject to English language course proficiency requirements

CHC50121 Diploma of Early childhood Education and care

CRICOS CODE
03515D

Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
CRICOS Code:
110584M

Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary)
CRICOS Code:
110586J

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
CRICOS Code:
110585K

Credit granted: 1 unit, of a total of 32 (3% of the course)
Subject to English language course proficiency requirements

When You Can Enrol

  • We accept a rolling intake and will have you started very shortly.

How to Enrol

  • Start by downloading a course guide.
  • From there you will be sent email instructions.
  • Alternatively, please feel free to contact our Student Services team on 1300 048 133 or email admin@kktc.com.au

Schedule of Units – CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

     Core Units

  • CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
  • CHCECE057 Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles
  • CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
  • CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
  • CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
  • CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
  • CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
  • CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
  • CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
  • CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
  • CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  • BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Been through other training facilities and Kool Kids is both the best and most helpful one I’ve experienced. Highly recommend them to all looking into further studies!

Great layout on website- clear precise with the addition of marking criteria underneath the question that helps with finding the right answer.

Lovely helpful trainers with no amount of questions or enquires too much to ask of them. Nothing short of amazing and I was lucky enough to have both Vanessa and Alison. Completed my certificate 3 and not much longer to go through before also ticking off my diploma.

Kool Kids for my choice over all!!

Coming from retail and hospitality background, I was nervous to start my Diploma of Early Childcare and Education, however, once I started the online course, I instantly relaxed and knew that I had made the right decision. I had heard good things about Kool Kids training college which is why I chose to study with them, and once I began, I found it had the easiest online platform to navigate, with each assessment having set question areas such as case studies, practical aspects, and reflection questions to ensure you are gaining full knowledge and understanding of each assessment task. The trainers and centres make life and studying smooth and uncomplicated even when working full time, as everyone is happy to help and lend an ear when you need. Overall, I have absolutely loved studying with Kool Kids training college and have been so lucky to have such a great trainer like Amy to guide me through the process!

After finishing my diploma I can now thank KKTC for providing the best style of training possible - with everything online now it made it easier for me to prioritise certain parts of my assessments due to the way it is all set out. I will definitely be recommending KKTC to anyone wanting to study early childhood.

I have really enjoyed completing my diploma with Kool kids. I have found that my course was enjoyable and I had the most support from Michelle and Rhiannon. When I needed help it was only a message away for help. Rhiannon was very patient and understanding when I found some questions challenging. I 100% recommend Kool kids online training to anyone and I highly recommend Rhiannon as she was very patient with each student.

How understanding and supporting both Michelle and Rhiannon were, how much this training helped me to become the educator I am today

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However from the moment I touched base I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids

Studying with KKTC is simple and trouble-free. The workload is set out in a way that is achievable without being overwhelming. The online platform used is easily accessible and straightforward, and I love having my trainer, Amy, making sure I understand everything I‘m learning about. She has been by my side since I started, and is super approachable and is always available to work with me.

As a mature age student taking on study with Kool Kids Training College for a new career path was very daunting but Alison and Bronwyn were amazing.  Their support, guidance, encouragement and friendship helped me to successfully complete my Diploma and achieve my goal of working with children.

Tara’s passion, flexibility and compassion, are some of the key factors that have made my Diploma studies so enjoyable and successful. I have received so much workplace support, even during the lockdown period, Tara supported me to achieve my goals. Kool Kids Training College is unlike anything else offered in Melbourne I highly recommend them, if you're looking for a trainer that genuinely cares about their students!

Our partnership with Kool Kids Training College enables our team members at Only About Children to gain the relevant knowledge and skills while obtaining their Early Childhood qualifications. The team of dedicated and skilled trainers are committed to supporting each individual throughout their learning journey, guiding them to successfully become qualified in Early Childhood Education and Care.

The Kool Kids online platform is user-friendly and enables us to keep up to date with each team member’s progress, whilst providing a clear overview of the course structure. Its functionality allows us to retrieve an individualised update on each team member within a few simple clicks, which is highly convenient.

We also appreciate the time and effort that Adam and Sam invest to keep us informed on updates and changes. They are constantly innovating in order to provide high quality and relevant services. Our experience working with Kool Kids has been a smooth and enjoyable one.

I recently completed my Diploma with Koolkids Training. After years of no study, I was hesitant and nervous to sign up. However, from the moment I touched base, I was so impressed with the level of support and encouragement from my Trainer Alison who was always only a call or message away day or night. I would highly recommend Koolkids Training.


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