Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC50113
Study Area:
Children’s Services


You can study the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) in one of two ways:

1. 100% online (excluding work placement)

2. Combination of remote and flexible delivery methods.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Bendigo City

Start date: Full-time class: week commencing 13 July 2020. Online option - Rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Full-time class: December 2021. Online option - Rolling enrolment.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) will provide students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement curriculum in early childhood education and care services, using an approved learning framework. 

This program is full time, classes are held 2 days per week and class times are from 9am – 4pm.

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.



Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
  • Echuca Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Blended - 18 - Month/s

Accreditation

This course contains nationally or state accredited units.

Possible careers
  • Family day care worker
  • Play centres worker
  • Preschool worker
  • Private homes worker
  • Special needs worker
  • Child care worker
  • Credits may apply in a range of university courses, including the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Prerequisites
  • Individual interview
  • Working with Children Check
  • Literacy and numeracy assessment

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. Workers in this field support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's well-being, learning and development.

This is a full time course delivered 2.5 days per week on campus over 18 months. However due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.

Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

Practical placement- students will complete 1 x 2 week block and 2 X 4 weeks blocks of placement where student is expected to complete 5 full days for each week, totalling approx. 380hrs, which will be planned by our placement coordinator. Some students may need to travel outside of their home suburb/town to complete placement, but we will make every attempt to keep as local as possible.

Bendigo TAFE will organise practical placement for each student in various organisation across the sector. Students cannot begin placement until they have completed appropriate paperwork which includes, NPC, WWCC and placement agreements. Bendigo TAFE's Placement Support Officer will assist students with their placement needs in approved host organisations.


How to apply
 
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Attend an individual interview Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment successfully

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Case Study
  • Role Play
  • Field Work
  • Assignment
  • RPL
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options
  • Online
  • Blended

Key study areas
 
Child development and behavioural studies, observational skills, children with additional needs, health, safety and accident prevention, first aid, communicating with children, communities, advocacy and families, professional and legislative studies, occupational health and safety, team workplay and leisure, program planning, on the job training.

Further study opportunities
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$7,792.00
Concession - average total course fee*$1,558.40
Full fee - average total course fee*$18,486.52
B.   Materials average fee**$389.80
C.   Consumables average fee**$133.80
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


This page was last updated on 28/04/2020 11:35 AM





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