Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration Up to 24 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCHC50113
TAFE SA CodeTP00614
Example Career ProfileChild Care EducatorChild Care Educator
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Description

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. This involves learning how to support the implementation of an approved learning framework, children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

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ElizabethOn & Off CampusApply Now
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Mount BarkerOn & Off CampusApply Now
Mount GambierOn & Off CampusApply Now
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Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

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Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by CSPA score
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Important Information

  • This course has a blended learning approach, incorporating online learning, weekly contact sessions (on campus/SKYPE) and some on campus workshops. Attendance at all of these components is essential to enable successful completion of the qualification. This course mode requires you to have access to a computer connected to the internet.
  • Prior to commencing your vocational placement you are required to have a Child-related Employment Screening clearance letter from the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion; a Child Safe Environment certificate for Children's Services; Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RAN-EC) certificate for Department for Education school or service or a private school or service in South Australia.
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Employment Outcomes

Team leader, assistant director, director, educational leader.

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)
Skills covered include cultural competence, health and safety, food and drink, respectful relationships, learning frameworks, holistic development, compliance, nurturing creativity, curriculum and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 23 core units and 5 elective units.

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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

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Fees

The TAFE SA qualification 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.