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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113
Average Price: $13712
Average Duration: 18 Months

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.

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.

These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

87.6%

Satisfied with the training
88.4%

Received job-related
benefits from training
Child Care Worker (ANZSCO code 421111)
Expected job openings
Expected job openings are: high Low Below average Average Above average High
High
130,200 persons were employed as Child Carers in 2014. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Average weekly full time earnings
Average weekly full time earnings are: low Low Below average Average Above average High
Low
Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Child Carers are: $740. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,152
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Child Carers visit Job Outlook
This course is eligible for VET FEE-HELP if you are studying with an approved VET FEE-HELP provider. VET FEE-HELP is a loan from the Australian Government that helps pay your course fees. VET FEE-HELP loans have to be paid back once you begin earning over a certain amount. Even though you may not have to pay anything upfront, you should take into consideration your full VET FEE-HELP loan amount.

 

The calculator below helps you to understand what your debt will be when you start your course, and how it may increase if you do not earn enough to begin paying back the loan.

 

For further information on VET FEE-HELP, including a list of providers approved to offer the loans, please visit the Study Assist website.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS
  7. VIC
For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories


For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

Total number of units = 28

  • 23 core units
  • 5 elective units, of which:
  • at least 2 must be selected from the elective units listed below
  • up to 3 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses relevant to the work outcome
  • All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

    Core units

    CHCDIV002

    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

    CHCECE001

    Develop cultural competence

    CHCECE002

    Ensure the health and safety of children

    CHCECE003

    Provide care for children

    CHCECE004

    Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

    CHCECE005

    Provide care for babies and toddlers

    CHCECE007

    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

    CHCECE009

    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

    CHCECE016

    Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

    CHCECE017

    Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

    CHCECE018

    Nurture creativity in children

    CHCECE019

    Facilitate compliance in an education and care services

    CHCECE020

    Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

    CHCECE021

    Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

    CHCECE022

    Promote children’s agency

    CHCECE023

    Analyse information to inform learning

    CHCECE024

    Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development

    CHCECE025

    Embed sustainable practices in service operations

    CHCECE026

    Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

    CHCLEG001

    Work legally and ethically

    CHCPRT001

    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

    HLTAID004

    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

    HLTWHS003

    Maintain work health and safety

    Elective units

    CHCDIV001

    Work with diverse people

    CHCINM002

    Meet community information needs

    CHCMGT003

    Lead the work team

    CHCPOL002

    Develop and implement policy

    CHCPOL003

    Research and apply evidence to practice

    CHCPRP003

    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

    CHCSAC005

    Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care

    BSBINN502

    Build and sustain an innovative work environment

    BSBLED401

    Develop teams and individuals

    BSBMGT605

    Provide leadership across the organisation

    BSBSUS501

    Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

    PSPMNGT605B

    Manage diversity

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Child Care Worker
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

    Community Services
    Health and Community Services



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    2. NSW
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    3. NT
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    4. QLD
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    5. SA
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    6. TAS
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    This RTO is eligible to offer VET FEE-HELP loans. VET FEE-HELP is a loan from the Australian Government that helps pay your course fees. VET FEE-HELP loans have to be paid back once you begin earning over a certain amount. Even though you may not have to pay anything upfront, you should take into consideration your full VET FEE-HELP loan amount.

     

    The calculator below helps you to understand what your debt will be when you start your course, and how it may increase if you do not earn enough to begin paying back the loan.

     

    For further information on VET FEE-HELP, please visit the Study Assist website.

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    Student outcomes for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    74.6%

    Of people who were not employed before starting their course were employed after completing it.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    65.7 %

    Carers and Aides

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    69.1%
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Professionals
    15.8%
    Professionals
    Managers
    6.7*%
    Managers
    Average salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $47,000

    $43,700

    $49,300


    Destination
    after training
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Employed or in further study after training (%) 90.0 94.7 90.7
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    87.6
    41.3
    44.8
     
    94
    56.5
    36.2
     
    81.6
    46.8
    33.9
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    10.9
    7.4
    5.0*
     
    12.2
    11.5
    7.4
     
    16.5
    10
    8.2
    Satisfied with the training (%) 87.6 83.1 85.7
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 88.4 79.3 73.4
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 97.0 94.2 97.1
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 90.8 90.5 81.7
    Recommend the training to other (%) 92.9 89.6 90.1

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Average salary (Full-time) ($) 47,000 43 700 49 300
    Top Occupations (%):
    Community and Personal Service Workers
    Professionals
    Managers
     
    69.1
    15.8
    6.7*
     
    52.2
    30.5
    9.3
     
    31.1
    19.7
    14.4
    Top Industries (%):
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Education and Training
    Retail Trade
     
    75.8
    13.9
    3.6*
     
    53.1
    33.6
    2.3*
     
    33.2
    10
    9

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Employed after training (%) - 96.7 92.3
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 42 800 50 400
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 32.4 31.9
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 83 85.6
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 92.8 84.3

    Employment
    status
    This
    course
    Similar
    courses
    All Diploma courses
    Employed after training (%) 74.6 75.6 41.8
    Average salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 44 700 46 300
    Enrolled in further study ($) 23.3 24.4* 45.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 83.1 86.2
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 77 72.6

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
    For more information, please refer to the Statistics Explained page.

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    Health Care and Social Assistance
    75.8
    Health Care and Social Assistance
    Education and Training
    13.9
    Education and Training
    Retail Trade
    3.6*
    Retail Trade
    Community Services
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Children’s Services - Early Childhood & School Age Education and Care          
    Stream Certificate II Certificate III Certificate IV Diploma Advanced Diploma
    Youth Work          
    Youth Justice          
    Education Support          
    Child, Youth & Family Intervention          
    Community Services Work - General          
    Pastoral Care          
    Social Housing          
    Community Development          
    Aged Care and Home and Community Care          
    Disability Work          
    Alcohol & Other Drugs          
    Mental Health          
    Celebrancy          
    Counselling          
    Case Management          
    Employment Services          
    Career Development          
    Coordination and Management          
    Relationship Education          

    Note: Information provided as a guide only.  Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aatinfo.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".