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Education & Childcare

Diploma of Early
Childhood Education and Care

INTAKES

Monthly

NUMBER OF UNITS

25

DURATION

52 weeks

STUDY MODE

On-Campus & Online

INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

240 hours

ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Available

DOMESTIC FEES

$5,000

COURSE / CRICOS CODES

CHC50113 | 096247E

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Yes

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will provide you with an in-depth understanding of children and how to engage with them in a group care environment.

About this Course:

Care for children, and help them learn about our world with a Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care. This course teaches students to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

This course is ideal if you want to become early childhood educators responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in Early Childhood Education and Care services. You will learn how to plan learning using appropriate frameworks, support child development, understand legislation and maintain a safe environment for children, families, and staff.

This course has a practical component that requires 240 hours to be completed in a registered and licensed children’s service over the period of the qualification. Placement must occur for the full duration of the study period.

What You’ll Learn:

  • provide care for babies, toddlers, and children
  • promote children’s agency
  • promote positive social behaviours
  • plan learning using appropriate frameworks
  • support child development
  • understand legislation
  • maintain a safe environment for children, families, and staff

Career Outcomes

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CORE UNIT

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

ELECTIVE UNIT

Course Code
Course Name
CHCECE013
Use information about children to inform practice
CHCMGT003
Lead the work team
CHCECE010
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE006
Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people

UNIVERSITY PATHWAYS

Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary)
8
Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood)
4
Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary)
1
Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Social Science
8
Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Social Welfare
5
Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Arts
8
Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Psychological Science
8
Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross University
Bachelor of Art and Design
4
Official Non-Packaged
Griffith University
Bachelor of Child and Family Studies
60cp
Official Packaged

TUITION FEES

Course NameCourse
Duration
Domestic
Base Rate
Campus
Availability
Intakes
Diploma of Early
Childhood Education and Care
52 weeks$5,000BNE HBTMonthly

Additional Fees:

Enrolment Fee: $200

Disclaimer:

NIET’s tuition fees vary based on a combination of residential status and location at the time of applying. The following fees for this course are indicative and intended only as a guide. Specific tuition fees, terms and conditions will be provided via a formal Letter Of Offer issued to successful applicants. Should you wish to discuss tuition fees, please Contact Us or alternatively, you may Apply Now and our Admissions Team will respond with a formal Letter of Offer should your application be successful.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

Education

  • 16 years old or above
    Completion of Year 12 / High School overseas or Australian
    Year 11 or equivalent

English

  • IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent
    Pass NIET LLN test

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