Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC50113

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Diploma of childrens services

Qualification Description
This Qualification 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 have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest Qualification required at Director or service manager level for Children’s services centre-based care.

Career Opportunities
Employment may be sought in the following areas:

  • Authorized supervisor (children’s services)
  • Centre Manager (children’s services)
  • Children’s advisor
  • Children’s service Director/Manager
  • Children’s service coordinator
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Child Care worker Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Child development worker

Modes of Delivery

  • Self-paced external study packages
  • Apprenticeships
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Online study packages and distance Education
  • Saturday workshops
  • Night Classes

Duration

Self paced means you can fit study in with your lifestyle. There are no due dates on assessment and no exams, although each unit has an expiry of three months. The average time it takes to complete this program is four years part-time or two years full time. The more time you allocate to study the quicker you can achieve your qualification. Our highly qualified Trainer Assessors can provide you with a training plan to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals.

A practical component is also required for the course, a minimum of 240 work placement hours and students are also required to complete additional workplace tasks for all units.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of a online student orientation test and completion of a student evaluation on language, literacy and numeracy

Vocational Placement

Completion of on-the-job tasks in a Children’s Services setting is a compulsory requirement of this Qualification. This means that students must have access to a licensed regulated Child Care Service on a regular basis. The on-the-job experience gives students the practical and hands on skills required to achieve competency.

A minimum of 240 hours of workplace experience is required for the whole of the CHC50113, however students will more than likely complete more than 240 hours in total.  Please note that certain units require that a task should be demonstrated a number of times and over a period of time.  The aim of workplace experience also assists students to develop foundation skills such as communication, interpreting, following instructions, problem solving and working in a team.

HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

We conduct regular First Aid Classes at our College.  Please note that these classes are delivered by B.L.S. First Aid Training, RTO: 3399.  B.L.S First Aid Training deliver and assess this unit and issue the Qualification.  http://www.blsfirstaid.com.au

 

 CHC50113 Units of competency

Compulsory

HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

This textbook contains all the learning materials for Group One, Group Two and Group Three of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the knowledge and skills required to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to address duty of care requirements as well as work within an ethical framework, and apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures in responding to children and young people.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to ensure the health and safety of children.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to ensure children?s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the knowledge and skills required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills of Educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children?s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to address duty of care requirements as well as work within an ethical framework, and apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures in responding to children and young people.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the knowledge and skills required to enable you to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities.

Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Elective

BSBINN502 – Build and sustain an innovative work environment. This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to apply a leadership role determined and supported by the community.