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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration Up to 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCHC50113
TAFE SA CodeTP00614
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileChild Care WorkerChild Care Worker
FacultiesCommunity Services
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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. CSPA score

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Gilles Plains840319Apply Now On & Off CampusFT & PTDay Only
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Selection criteria is only used when there are more applicants for the course than places available. Applicants will be ranked in the following order:

  1. CSPA score

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wx TAFE SA can recognise the skills (RPL) you already have. If you are working in the industry and have skills that can be recognised, TAFE SA will provide any additional training needed to gain a qualification.
Cx All Workplace Training applicants for Regional SA will be managed and processed through Mount Barker Campus. Your study program will occur with experienced and professional lecturers at a location near you.
bx Students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Fee Help will be required to undertake a reading, writing and numeracy assessment before enrolling.
Mx All Workplace Training applicants for Metropolitan SA will be managed and processed through Regency Campus. Your study program will occur with experienced and professional lecturers at a location near you.
The duration of a workplace course is determined by the study plan.
Read more about training in the workplace for existing workers.

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when you enrol.

How to Apply

Award Courses

Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

Employment Outcomes

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

Qualifications & Skills Covered

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
This course provides the skills needed by educators in a range of early childhood education and care settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. 23 core units plus 5 electives.

Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

Credit Transfer

Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
Flinders UniversityBachelor of Education (Primary R to 7) and Bachelor of Arts14413.5Details
Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary Schooling) and Bachelor of Arts1449Details
University of South AustraliaBachelor of Education (Early Childhood)14436Details
Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)10818Details

Fees

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.