CHC50121 DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

FACULTY OF
CHILDREN'S SERVICES

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CHC50121

107590F

50 weeks

Authorised supervisor (children’s services); centre manager (children’s services); group/ team coordinator/ leader (children’s services); child care worker; child development worker; children’s services coordinator; children’s adviser

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Diploma of Leadership and Management

Brisbane Campus & Main Campus

  • Unique benefit of a quality on-site childcare centre for our Gold Coast students’ practical training
  • Close relationships with quality childcare centres for our Brisbane students’ practical training. These are carefully selected so our students gain experience with the best
  • Theory lessons taught in modern classrooms with the latest in interactive whiteboard technology

KEY BENEFITS

OVERVIEW

By choosing to continue your childcare studies with Imagine Education’s Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you pave your way to a higher level of responsibility in the field of childcare.

 

As part of your diploma you will complete up to 280 invaluable hours of practical training. Should you choose to study this qualification at our Gold Coast Campus, this will take place at either our unique on-site childcare centre, Imagine Childcare and Kindergarten, located right next to our Main Campus on the Gold Coast, or at a selected quality childcare centre.   Should you choose to study this qualification at our Brisbane Campus, you will also complete 280 hours of invaluable practical training. This will take place at a selected quality childcare centre. 

 

Once you graduate from this course, you may either choose to start your childcare career, or continue your studies with a university degree in Education or Community Services*.

*This Diploma is a pathway to a university degree, but does not guarantee you entry into university.

TIMETABLE - GOLD COAST

DISTANCE EDUCATION

5 hours 

per week

TUTORIAL DAY

Thursday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

PRACTICAL 

Day to be determined by your trainer

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

* Please note; Course timetables are subject to change

TIMETABLE - BRISBANE

DISTANCE EDUCATION

5 hours 

per week

TUTORIAL DAY

Thursday

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

PRACTICAL 

Day to be determined by your trainer

8:30am - 4:30pm

(Attendance is recorded)

* Please note; Course timetables are subject to change

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students need to be 15 years old and are required to have reading, writing and comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Overseas students English Proficiency Level will be tested prior to the commencement of Vocational Education and Training Courses. Imagine Education Australia requires an IELTS 5.5 with no band less than 5, or equivalent (as determined by Imagine Education Australia).

Should you feel you may not possess these literacy skills or have not completed a formal leaving certificate please contact us to discuss support arrangements.

Students studying this course are required to obtain a Blue Card for working with children.

COURSE UNITS

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CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

The unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to monitor and maintain health and safety in the areas of individual health, hygiene, infectious disease, supervision, risk management, incident and emergency management. It includes the ability to contribute to the ongoing improvement of workplace health and safety policies and procedures. This unit applies to educators who implement and monitor practices according to established service policies and procedures in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. They may also provide guidance to other workers. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate a sustainability management plan and support children’s environmental responsibility.This unit applies to educators who develop and implement practices according to established organisational policies in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and promote diversity in the workplace, and to contribute to the planning of diversity policies and procedures. This may apply to internal work practices or external service delivery. This unit applies to individuals working in any type of leadership role across all industry sectors. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote inclusion and diversity and to plan, implement and monitor individual support strategies. This unit applies to educators working at a leadership level in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE050 Work in partnership with Children's families

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish relationships with families, connect with the local and broader community and promote opportunities for collaboration and sharing of information with families to support effective education and care for children. This unit applies to educators working at a senior operational or leadership level in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the workplace.

The unit applies to individuals who are required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. These individuals may be responsible for leading a team or work area.

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BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation. The unit applies to individuals working at a managerial level who lead and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement. It will also involve using a range of problem solving and decision-making strategies.

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BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine individual and team development needs and to facilitate the development of the workgroup. The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of learning and development who apply their skills in addressing development needs to meet team objectives. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of tasks to others.

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CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development. This unit applies to workers in all industry sectors who take pro-active responsibility for their own professional development. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance in an education and care service. This unit applies to educators working in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They provide guidance to others and have responsibilities in relation to continuous improvement of services provided. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate experiences that nurture creativity in children through construction, digital technologies, dramatic play, imaginative play, movement, music and visual art. This unit applies to educators who develop and implement learning experiences in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, but according to the philosophy of the service. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop guidelines that foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour, and to monitor and support children’s learning, development and wellbeing in this area. This unit applies to educators working at a leadership level in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. Work is undertaken collaboratively according to the philosophy of the service and involves providing guidance to others. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children's learning

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather and analyse information about children’s learning to inform practice. This unit applies to educators who develop and implement curriculum in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, but according to the philosophy of the service. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic learning, development and wellbeing of children from birth to six years of age. It includes the ability to use detailed knowledge of different developmental domains and developmental theory and how these domains link to support holistic development. This unit applies to educators who develop and implement curriculum in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, according to the philosophy of the service. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.

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CHCECE048 Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, implement and evaluate curriculum over a period of time to foster children’s learning and development. This unit applies to educators who develop and implement curriculum in the context of an approved learning framework in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Work is undertaken independently, but according to the philosophy of the service. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.