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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care


Become a Childcare Worker in Australia

For those who love to work with children, this qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work in the childcare industry in Australia. This sector is one of the fastest growing in the country and there are plenty of opportunities available for qualified workers, with over 50,000 jobs expected to open up in the next five years.

  • Course Code: CHC50113
  • Course Name: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Course Delivery : Classroom and Blended modes of delivery
  • AQF Level : Level 5 - Diploma
  • Provided By :
    Institute of Health and Nursing Australia
  • Accreditations/
    Funding :
    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course IHNA Future Skills WA

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is nationally accredited and is suited to early childhood educators who wish to work with very young children.

The total tuition cost for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is AUD $10,500 for domestic students.

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students.
Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

The total planned duration of the course is 104 Weeks including Practical Experience Placement. Completion times can vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

28 units are required for award of this qualification including:

•  23 core units
•  5 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE022Promote children's agency
CHCECE023Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE025Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world

Delivery is through the Classroom/on-Campus and Blended Modes. There is also a practical placement component.

After the successful completion of the program the candidates may gain employment in the Early Childhood Education Industry in such settings as Child Care Centres, Kindergartens, Pre-school programs, After School programs, Family Day Care Centres, Outside School Hours Care Assistant, Play Groups and other community settings and clients' homes.

VET Students Loan

From January 1st 2017, the VET FEE-HELP scheme of the Australian Government has been replaced by VET Student Loans. To minimise disruption to existing students, a phased approach is being taken to transition from VET FEE-HELP to the new VET Student Loans program, whereby students wishing to continue their studies under the existing VET FEE-HELP arrangements will need to opt-in. To know more, please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/node/43471 .

The VET Student Loans is a loan program that helps eligible students enrolled in higher level vocational education and training courses at approved course providers pay their tuition fees. Access to a VET Student Loan is approved by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

Eligibility

To get a VET Student Loan, you must be an eligible student who is studying an approved course with an approved course provider. You must apply to the government using the approved form, and must confirm your engagement and progression to continue to access the loan throughout your course.

Further details of eligibility are given below:

• You are an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder who meets the long-term residency requirements, or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
• You have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.
• You are enrolled with an approved course provider in an approved course and have enrolled in accordance with the application requirements.
• You are studying the approved course primarily at a campus in Australia.
• Your course meets the course requirements, if it:

• is specified on the VET Student Loans (courses and loan caps) determination (the courses and loan caps determination); and
• delivered by an approved course provider; and
• is a qualification of diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

• You have been assessed by your approved course provider as academically suited to undertake the approved course by either:

• providing your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
• by providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English); OR
• displaying competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test.
• In addition, your approved provider must reasonably believe you show competence in completing the course.

• You meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements.
• You have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or are otherwise exempt.
• You have read the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet
• You have given the required documents to your approved course provider and submitted the loan application form by the first census day no less than two business days after enrolling.

FEE-HELP LIMIT

You can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay your tuition fees. For 2017, the FEE-HELP limit is $100,879 for most students. There is no interest charged on HELP debts.
For some students, a 20 per cent loan fee applies to VET Student Loans for full fee paying / fee for service students.

REPAYMENT

You must start repaying your HELP debt through the tax system once your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold, even if you are still studying. The threshold is adjusted each year and for the 2016-17 income year it is $54,869 or above.

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Please check updated information given in the 2017 VET Student Loans information booklet , at this link:
https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_information_booklet_2017_0.pdf

Statement of VET Tuition Assurance

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 pass),
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has a qualification at Certificate III level or higher or has 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 4 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:
Current satisfactory National police clearance / AFP/ NCC and WWCC

IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization requirements before the professional experience placement start date

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply


Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:
Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

To apply for this course, just scroll down and submit an enquiry. Our representative will get back to you and provide guidance.

Face to face Delivery

Perth

Mar 05, 2018

Online (Blended) Delivery

Perth

Jul 02, 2018

Sydney(Parramatta)

Jul 09, 2018
 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

 

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