Children's Education and Care - Draft 3 Validation

CHC50120 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 3.2

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Qualification description & entry requirements

QUALIFICATION CODE

CHC50120

QUALIFICATION TITLE

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTION

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

 

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

 

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

 

  • hold a CHC30120 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

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Packaging rules

PACKAGING RULES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total number of units = 15

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units, consisting of:
    • 2 units from the list below
    • 1 unit may be selected from the list below, elsewhere in the CHC Training Package, or any other current Training Packages or accredited course.

 

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

 

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

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Core units

CORE UNITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Units

BSBWOR502

Lead and manage team effectiveness

CHCECE041

Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCECE042

Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing

CHCECE043

Nurture creativity in children

CHCECE044

Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

CHCECE045

Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children

CHCECE046

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

CHCECE047

Analyse information to inform learning

CHCECE048

Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum

CHCECE049

Embed environmental responsibility in service operations

CHCECE050

Work in partnership with children’s families

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

 

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ELECTIVE UNITS

Elective Units

BSBINN502

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

BSBLDR511

Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBMGT517

Manage operational plan

BSBSUS501

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CHCDIV003

Manage and promote diversity

CHCECE051

Promote equity in access to the service

CHCECE052

Plan service and supports for children and families

CHCECE053

Respond to problems and complaints about the service

CHCECE057

Use collaborative practices to uphold child protection principles

CHCEDS056

Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder

CHCINM002

Meet community information needs

CHCMGT003

Lead the work team

CHCPOL002

Develop and implement policy

CHCPOL003

Research and apply evidence to practice

CHCSAC010

Foster holistic middle childhood learning, development and wellbeing

 

QUALIFICATION MAPPING INFORMATION

Pending

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

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