Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Hammond Institute
  • Awarded by

    Hammond Institute (RTO 90720)

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    16 months full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Family Day Care Coordinator | Early Learning Coordinator | Family Day Care Worker | Early Childhood Educator | View all

This course meets the 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.

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  • In a Nutshell

    You're a natural with kids and you love to watch them learn. Now, turn your passion into a rewarding new career in early childhood care with this Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) course from Hammond Institute.

    This practical, skills-focused course equips students with the foundation skills, knowledge and experience required to work successfully in the field of early childhood education and care. In just over one year of full-time study, you'll learn how to design and implement a tailored learning curriculum that supports children's development and adheres to industry regulations and guidance. You'll gain a sound understanding of of the contemporary ethical and compliance requirements of childcare work, and learn how to design programs that stimulate children's creativity and encourage them to thrive. 

    With a particular focus on workplace learning, this course includes 240 hours of hands-on work experience in a childcare or education facility. You'll complete this course with the experience and confidence required to dive immediately into work in this dynamic, growing industry. 

    If you enjoy working with people, like every day to be different and care about seeing kids thrive, a career in early childhood education is for you. It starts with this course. 

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, students must meet the following requirements:

    • Be aged over 18 years; AND
    • Have undertaken a pre-training review; AND
    • Have a moderate level of computer literacy and access to the internet are also required

    There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the diploma level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

    Students will need to undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test with scores of learning (ACSF level 4), reading (ACSF level 3), writing (ACSF level 3), oral communication (ACSF level 3) and numeracy (ACSF level 3) is desirable to participate in this course. 

  • Subject Breakdown

    In this early childhood education course, the subjects you may study include:

    Core subjects:

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

    Elective subjects:

    • CHCPRP003 – Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    • CHCLEG003 – Manage legal and ethical compliance
    • CHCPOL002 – Develop and implement policy
    • CHCMGT003 – Lead the work team
    • CHCECE029 – Respond to problems and complaints about the service

    Please note: HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting unit may be completed at an additional cost through an external provider if the student is unable to attend an ACCCO training location.  

  • Why Hammond Institute?

    If you want to arm yourself with a qualification that can make a real difference in your community and is widely recognised, then look no further than Hammond Institute. They’re all about equipping you with the right skills, knowledge and confidence to be workplace ready, with custom-designed courses in community services, childhood education and care, and more.

    Be led by trainers who are at the top of their game, and are genuinely interested in your success. Having delivered a quality training experience since 2001, you can trust Hammond Institute to help you achieve your educational goals!

    Hammond Institute prides themselves on offering their students a supportive and positive study experience. To abide by their motto of “Where the student comes first”, Hammond has put in place a team of trainers and assessors to assist with questions, concerns and offer study tips, available to students 24/7.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) from Hammond Institute.

    This industry-focused course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in the diverse and growing early childhood education and care sector. Upon successful completion of this course, you may choose to seek work as an early childcare centre coordinator, a playgroup leader, or as a team leader in a children's education facility. 

    This course also acts as a pathway to further study and qualification. After completing this diploma course you may choose to enhance your career opportunities with an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management course or a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

    Regardless of the employment path you choose, this course will equip you with the insights, abilities, experience and confidence required to work to see children learn, develop and thrive.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in teaching could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Tutor, Education Administrator, Policy Developer, Vocational Education Teacher, University Lecturer.

  • Let's talk price

    The full fee for this course is $10,000.

    Hammond Institute offers affordable payment options to help you start your studies sooner.

    Government-subsidised training may be available to eligible students -enquire now for more information. 

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