CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Study childcare and sing, dance, learn and create with children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will equip you with the skills and knowledge to be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services.

In most states it is the highest level for children’s services centre-based care, and you will graduate with the skills required to work as an Early Childhood Educator progressing to Room Supervisor and then Centre Manager.

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Duration

12 months full-time, blended study

Intake Dates

Contact the campus for further information

Traineeships

Face-to-face delivery

Location

Geelong Campus, 78 Yarra Street Geelong, VIC

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Course Overview

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will give you the skills and knowledge to be responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services. Plus, you’ll be able to provide care and meet the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in diverse settings.

You’ll learn about ethical work practices and legal requirements of the industry and gain advanced skills in care routines, working with families, observing and recording children’s behaviour, working with culturally and linguistically diverse children and managing safety in the workplace.

In most states, it is the highest level of industry attainment for children’s services centre-based care. You will graduate with the skills required to work as an Early Childhood Educator progressing to Room Supervisor and then Centre Manager.

Career Outcomes

Early Childhood Educator

Centre Manager

Authorised Supervisor

Supervisor Family

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Course Information

Key Study Areas

Workplace Management

Planning and Programming

Observation Skill Development

Work Placement

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Entry Requirements

VFA Learning assesses applicants to determine their suitability and ensure that this is the most appropriate training program to suit their existing knowledge, skills and experience – as well as their career goals and individual support needs.

Prospective students will need to successfully complete the VFA Learning Pre-Training Review and the approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test (LLN).

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who: hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

For further information, view our student entry procedure.

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Practical Placements

This course contains 13 weeks mandatory work placement split into 3 x 3-week blocks and 1 x 4-week block. VFA Learning will assist with organising practical placement where required and on-the-job training is supported by regular workplace visits by a qualified Early Childhood Assessor.

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Flexible Study

We understand that many of our students need to work while learning, so we have developed a blended option for this course. It includes online theory components and completion of all practical observations in a simulated work environment or placement as required by the qualification.

Our modified Flipped Learning approach encompasses the following:

  • Face-to-Face
  • Classroom-based with a large practical element
  • Workplace experience
  • Online (self-directed)

Potential students are encouraged to speak with one of our highly experienced Course Consultants to discuss options that suit your learning needs.

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Assessment Methods

  • Written Questions
  • Assignment
  • Project
  • Report
  • Reflective Journal
  • Role Plays
  • Placement Tasks
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Course Duration

The course is delivered over 12 months full-time following a weekly schedule of:

  • 2 days of classroom-based training and assessment
  • 1 day of online training and assessment

Students can also expect self-directed studies and practical practice on the remaining days of the week to reinforce skills.

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Course Costs

There are two options available to students, and the costs are:

Fee For Service – $15,000

Skills First Government Subsidised – $0

* Materials Fee – $180 Materials Fee are not covered under VET Student Loans)

For more information, refer to our guide on fee schedule for all approved courses and census dates.

This training will be delivered by Victorian Fitness Academy Pty Ltd TA VFA Learning RTO 22360. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Access to VET Student Loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements, and a VET Student Loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth. The maximum Tuition Fee for this course for Non Subsidised Students is $15,000. The maximum amount covered under this course’s VET Student Loans program is $16.788.

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Payment Options

Fee For Service: Deposit and Direct Debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success).

Where eligible: VIC government subsidy and VET Student loan.

Where eligible: VET Student Loan and direct debit payment of balance (paid through Debit Success).

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding

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Traineeships

To become a trainee, you can either be employed at a Childcare Provider or find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (ASSN) Provider can assist you and start your application and enrolment process.

The Australian Government contracts Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Providers to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for those seeking to hire Australian Apprentices or those wanting to take up an Australian Apprenticeship as a career path. Please call us on 5223 6800 to discuss.

The following are local ASSN providers:

Sarina Russo Apprenticeships

Corner of Gheringhap and McKillop Streets,

Geelong VIC 3220

P: 1300 178 776 W: sras.com.au/apprentices

 

MEGT

9 Clare Street,

Geelong, VIC, 3220

P: 13 6348 E: aasninfo@megt.com.au

 

Apprenticeship Support Australia

20 Little Malop Street,

Geelong, VIC, 3220.

P: 1300 363 831 E: info@apprenticeshipsupport.com.au

 

MAS National

2/ 171-181 Moorabool St. Geelong Vic, 3220

P: 1300 627 628

W: www.masexperience.com.au

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Pathway to Further Education

The CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a pathway to the tertiary education degree, the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education.

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