CHC50113Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

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  • Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Max 24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Early Childhood Teacher | Community Worker | Family Day Care Educator | Mobile Service Educator | View all

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 01 Feb 2018

In a Nutshell

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) course offered online through Open Colleges is the ideal course for those who wish to work with children in daycare or preschool, who wish to upgrade their existing qualifications, or who wish to pursue a leadership role in a daycare centre.

This online diploma course will provide you with the skills and training to be able to plan and implement programs in early childhood services. You will develop the capabilities required to cope with the complex daily challenges involved in the management of childcare facilities. In most states, this qualification is the highest required to work at a director or service manager level. 

Open Colleges students receive complimentary 12-month student membership to Early Childhood Australia (ECA) after successful completion of the first module, providing a range of benefits.

Gain practical skills

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) includes a work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation. The requirements of this course include 240 hours of structured workplace learning registered childcare facility.

You will also need to complete a First Aid Certificate to demonstrate competency for Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004) at your own cost prior to undertaking your work placement. Additionally, you will need to be able to meet the physical requirements of workplace performance such as manual handling and lifting.

There are no deadlines and no classrooms - you study at your own pace, in your own time.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Have completed Year 10; AND
    • Have vocational training and/or work experience in a relevant role

    Applicants may also be required to provide a Criminal Record Check, or other statutory checks required by the individual workplace.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this childcare program, the subjects you may study include:

    • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
    • CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    • CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
    • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    • CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
    • CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
    • CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
    • CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    • CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    • CHCECE023 – Analyse information to inform learning
    • CHCECE017 – Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    • CHCECE018 – Nurture creativity in children
    • CHCECE020 – Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
    • CHCECE021 – Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    • CHCECE024 – Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
    • CHCECE026 – Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    • CHCECE022 – Promote children's agency
    • HLTWHS003 – Maintain work health and safety
    • CHCECE025 – Embed sustainable practices in service operations
    • CHCECE016 – Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    • CHCECE019 – Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
    • CHCMGT003 – Lead the work team
    • CHCPOL002 – Develop and implement policy
    • HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    • BSBSUS501 – Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • CHCECE014 – Comply with family day care administration requirements
    • CHCECE015 – Attend to daily functions in home-based child care
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) from Open Colleges.

Wondering where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $78.75 per week (64 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save up to 20% on your course fees

  • $4,112 upfront payment
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