Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $8400

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Average Course Duration: 20 Months

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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.

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 units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Education field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Education field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

Salary

The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Education field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

Jobs

Graduates of the Education field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

Community and Personal Service Workers

61.4%

Community and Personal Service Workers
Professionals

27.6%

Professionals
Managers

5.0%

Managers

Industries

Graduates of the Education field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

Health Care and Social Assistance

70.9%

Health Care and Social Assistance
Education and Training

21.3%

Education and Training
Retail Trade

1.8%

Retail Trade

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

 

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JobTrainer

If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

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Subsidised Training

The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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VET Student Loans

This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $16,077.

The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


Australian Apprenticeships


Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.


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