Early Childhood Education and Care - Draft 2 Validation

CHC50119 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Draft 2

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Qualification description & entry requirements

QUALIFICATION CODE

CHC50119

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 according to the requirements of the National Quality Framework. 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 CHC30119 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or an equivalent qualification

 

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  • have at least one year of full time employment experience as an early childhood educator where they have applied the skills and knowledge covered in the above (or equivalent) qualification.

18 Comments

entry requirment

"It can’t be assumed that having worked in a service for 12 months means that the person would have the required underpinning knowledge gained from a Cert 3 qual. The entry Evntry requirement also means that overseas students can’t enroll in a Diploma - is this intentional? Or has this not even been considered? "

Karen Kearns 23.01.2019 05.51PM

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equivalence

"states in pre requisites- the current cert 3 or an equivalent qualification - you have made thee not equivalent is it basically saying any cert 3 that is already held they wont be able to roll into diploma???? "

Jessica Gwynne 16.01.2019 12.32PM

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Clarity on Entry Requirement

"I would like to more clarity on the Entry Requirement for CHC50119. The 2 points given does not give Training Providers a clear picture of what is acceptable and what is not. Is there an equivalent qualification to the CHC30119 qualification? And if 1 year of experience, students are currently holding superseded qualifications eg CHC30708 and CHC30712; how are we going to map their skills and knowledge to reflect CHC30119 qualification or its equivalence; where there is none. This will create a lot of misinformation and ambiguity in the Training Sector. The changes to the ECEC Training Package are complete change to new a Training Package, Unit Code and Titles and Unit Elements and Performance Criteria. Training Sectors are going to have huge challenge in trying to provide evidence of identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications. Training Institute will definitely need more clarity on this Requirement if the Package is to be endorsed. "

Maryann James 28.12.2018 04.25PM

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Entry Requirements

"Has there been consideration regarding the impact of making the Cert III a prerequisite for the Diploma on Vet Student Loans? The prerequisite would mean those looking to study the diploma need to find a way to either self-fund or fit into the state funding category. Would it not make more sense to put the Cert III units of competency as core units in the Dip and put prerequisites on specific units in the Diploma that would have those in the Cert III completed first? You could add a prerequisite on the Dip specific units to require 120 hours placement in a regulated environment first. There was over 1000 VSL diploma's in 2017; the new requirements would mean only those who have obtained a Cert III can obtain VSL funding. This will greatly hinder the growth of higher level quals in the sector."

Curtis William 20.12.2018 04.13PM

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"I agree Curtis, although I am concerned about state funding through DET."

Debbie Conway 20.12.2018 05.03PM

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CHC50119

"I feel the Cert III is better completed prior to and separate from the Diploma but have a couple of concerns. - the one year full time statement, I have a range of issues with, as already described in the feedback so far. In addition, wouldn't that person be an RPL candidate? - the practicality of the Cert III being separate to the Diploma is great, however, enrolment/employment of new educators into the industry may be hampered due to many having completed a certificate III prior and not being eligible for funding (within Victoria - not sure about other states). This could be a real issue for employers and the industry as a whole. Do we need the entry requirements to provide an option that allows learners to enter and complete Diploma with embedding of Cert III units? Ie: Entry is open to individuals who: Hold a CHC30119 or include completion of the CHC30119 units into the qualification. - must it say 'CHC30119 or equivalent' when there isn't an equivalent? "

Debbie Conway 19.12.2018 11.34AM

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Entry Requirements (hours?)

"Great to see the Cert III or work experience as a prereq, but I agree that this needs to be more specific. Many workers in early childhood are technically "permanent part-time" but work 37.5 hours a week and wouldn't be eligible under this requirement. Perhaps a minimum number of hours working in children's services? 500+?"

Charlotte Ryland 17.12.2018 05.16PM

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280 hours of work in a children's service.

"Do the hours of workplace assessment or 12 months service in a regulated ECEC ( entry requirements) prior to enrolling in the Diploma contribute to or can be evidence of the 280 hours of work in children's service? If so, and these are already mandatory entry requirements, the statement seems redundant."

tony woolrich 17.12.2018 12.05PM

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Entry requirements

"Further information needs to be added around the 'working for one year' requirements which would then gain direct entry in to the Diploma. An Educator working for 1 year does not necessarily have all of the knowledge and skills that are developed through the Certificate III. This area needs closer review and guidelines! Great to see the Cert 3 as an entry requirement- this is going to make a positive impact! "

Ashleigh Smith 14.12.2018 12.36PM

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Entry Requirements

"It is not clear in regards to the individual having to work a year. What does this mean? Does it mean that the individual can immediately enter the Diploma? Applied knowledge does not clearly stipulate that the individual has demonstrated these skills. This needs to be much tighter and clearer. Could be open to misinterpretation!"

Christianne McGibbon 13.12.2018 10.57AM

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Entry Requirements

"I notice that the entry requirements for the new Diploma CHC50119 is the new Certificate III. Is the old Certificate III likely to be accepted as well or do students need to fulfill GAP Assessments to map over to the new Cert III first?"

Kerrie O'Neill 09.12.2018 03.51PM

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Out of School Hours Care

"Shouldn't the qualification description include Out of School Hours care as this is an accepted qualification in Victoria?"

Kerrie O'Neill 09.12.2018 03.48PM

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Entry requirements

"This is essential to have Certificate 3 first - the previous option didn't give learners sufficient experience in my experience."

Lynda Campbell 05.12.2018 07.36PM

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CHC50119

"Given the CHC30113 is not equivalent qualification to CHC30119 nor is there an equivalent qualification...I am confused by the entry requirements … Currently, an Educator cannot be employed in a centre for longer than 3 months without enrolling into either a certificate or Diploma "

Dianne Payne 05.12.2018 09.19AM

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"Great to see the Cert. III as a pre-requisite to the Diploma again!"

christine tulleau 04.12.2018 04.32PM

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"Totally agree Christine"

Dianne Payne 05.12.2018 09.20AM

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""Students who have recently completed their Diploma in ECEC -CHC50113 and Cert III in ECEC (CHC30113) - Do you think their qualifications will be recognised by the Regulator Authority. If so for how many years? I really appreciate that Cert III as a pre-requisite to the Diploma."

ANURADHA BADRI 05.12.2018 02.27PM

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"Glad to hear that the Cert III is a pre-req for the diploma. They should never have been combined qualifications."

Christianne McGibbon 13.12.2018 11.20AM

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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 children’s service, of which 240 hours must be in a regulated 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 across all the units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

 

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

5 Comments

hours

"Need description or proforma written around where the additional 40 hours can be performed to ensure it is line of the units and the qualification otherwise there is no point to it "

Jessica Gwynne 16.01.2019 12.38PM

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280 hours

"Given the Cert III is an entry requirement, consider the statement to include "above and beyond" hours completed as part of entry requirements. i.e post enrolment sufficiency and authenticity evidence."

tony woolrich 17.12.2018 12.09PM

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list of core units

"There needs to be a clear and overt focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders children, families and communities, CHCECE054 is in Certificate 3 why is it not obvious in the Diploma?"

Sara Griffiths 14.12.2018 01.15PM

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Hours Requirements

"More information needs to be given about the 40 hours that can be completed outside of a registered ECEC service. The skills and knowledge required for being employed and working as an Educator are best practiced and developed in the ECEC environment! "

Ashleigh Smith 14.12.2018 12.40PM

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CHC50119

"What constitutes a children's service; outside of a regulated education and care service ? To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a children’s service, of which 240 hours must be in a regulated education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. "

Dianne Payne 05.12.2018 09.29AM

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Core units

CORE UNITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Units

BSBLDR502

Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

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 sustainable practices in service operations

CHCECE050

Work in partnership with children’s families

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

 

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CHCPRP003 as Core unit

"Glad to see the unit CHCPRP003 is now chosen to be a Core unit instead of an Elective. As educators are constantly required to improve on their practices and as per the VEYLDF Framework on ‘Partnership with Professionals” is only possible if students are given an opportunity to learn and understand that self-reflection on their practices, knowledge and skills are pivotal to their role as educators for high quality practices and care rendered to children and families. "

Maryann James 28.12.2018 03.44PM

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CHCECE043

"Still not sure why creativity needs a separate unit? Creativity is part of Cognitive development, which should be in CHCECE042 as this units covers (or should cover) all domains of development. "

christine tulleau 05.12.2018 12.54PM

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"That unit is already so huge we do not need more here and by having its own unit we can focus on extending staff and thereby children's experiences."

Janis Green 12.12.2018 12.10PM

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"I agree. The subject is important enough that it needs its own unit so students can deep dive. "

Charlotte Ryland 17.12.2018 05.20PM

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"I agree Christine creativity idoes not need to be a separate unit - rather it should be embedded in play, learning & development."

Karen Kearns 23.01.2019 05.46PM

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"I agree with you Karen and think it should be embedded in play, learning and development."

Debbie Conway 24.01.2019 08.06AM

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Core units

"I am so pleased that you have made reflect and improve upon own professional practice a core unit as it lies at the heart of continuous improvement in our industry."

sharon clinch 05.12.2018 09.50AM

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ELECTIVE UNITS

Elective Units

BSBINN502

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

BSBLDR501

Develop and use emotional intelligence

BSBMGT517

Manage operational plan

BSBSUS501

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CHCDIV003

Manage and promote diversity

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

No equivalent qualification.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide:

7 Comments

Emotional Intelligence

"BSBLDR501 has been superseded by BSBLDR511 - Develop and use emotional intelligence. As the Diploma will be a new qualification, I suggest ensuring all electives that are listed are all current. "

Nicole Kilner 22.01.2019 08.14AM

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Direct observation

"In many of the units, the assessment conditions refer to Direct Observation needing to occurr for certain tasks to be assessed. This is quite a difference from the first draft where other forms of evidence could be used. There was support for these other forms of evidence (except where it was asked for videos to be taken of children's toileting and nappy changing occasions which is not appropriate). Why was this changed? It is not always possible to observe every student visually to do these tasks in a workplace by an assessor due to various reasons- therefore there needs to be alternate methods allowable. Direct Observation need to be replaced with Direct Evidence. "Direct evidence is evidence that can be observed or witnessed by the assessor. This could include observation in the workplace, oral questioning, demonstration, challenge test." This quote is from ASQA's Fact Sheet - Using other parties to collect assessment evidence, dated 12 May 2016."

Nicola Johnston 17.01.2019 10.25AM

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BSBLDR501

"As much of the ECEC profession in Australia still struggles with children's behaviour & how to change/promote it - this unit could prove useful for all educators. Preparing children for the future rather than the past :)"

christine tulleau 14.12.2018 01.03PM

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Unit CHCECE053

"Why isn't this on the list of suggested electives?"

Lynda Campbell 05.12.2018 07.45PM

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Elective BSBLDR501

"This unit has been superseded and replaced with BSBLDR511. Which version should be used?"

Jenni Welch 04.12.2018 08.41AM

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"Good pick up one would assume it should be replaced with the current unit"

Michael Stanley 04.12.2018 12.20PM

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"Hi Jenni, This will be updated and the most current unit will be used when the qualification is submitted. SkillsIQ"

Melinda Brown 05.12.2018 11.53AM

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