Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Deepening
- Children's Services
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full Time: 12 monthsPart Time: 2 yearsFlexible - Via workbooks and workplace assessment
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. A tuition fee waiver applies for students eligible to enrol in a government subsidised training place. The Student Services and Amenities fee will apply. Other fees may also apply e.g. materials, excursions. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Full time; Part Time (Day); Flexible
- Starting Date
- February 2014
Children's Services Department
Phone: (03) 5127 0269
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
Course OverviewEnjoy being around children? Then this course will give you the ability to design and implement engaging programs for infants, pre-schoolers and school-age children.
Enhance your employment prospects in an Early Childhood Education Centre by enrolling in this course from GippsTAFE.
The course combines face-to-face practical classes with work placement to provide you with the complex skills and knowledge required to develop and evaluate care programs and learning opportunities for children.
Study Early Childhood Education and Care at GippsTAFE for free* in 2014
*Conditions: The Commonwealth Government will cover the costs of tuition fees for students enrolled at GippsTAFE, undertaking a training package qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care at the Diploma level. Other GippsTAFE fees (student amenities and student materials fees) and any associated costs (eg. Text books stationary etc.) will be charged to, or the responsibility of, the student.
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|Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)||Outside School Care
|Certificate III in Children's Services
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
- Centre Manager (Children's Services)
- Childcare Co-ordinator
- Child Development Worker
- Special Needs Inclusion Worker
- Early Childhood Educator
- Childcare Worker
- Family Day Care Worker
- Integration Aide
- Pre-school Assistant
Entry RequirementsApplicants must be at least 17 years of age or over as at the course commencement date with a general interest in the Children's services profession. Potential students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test and interview.
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
For full time students assessment is based on a combination of written reports, oral presentation, participation in class projects and work place assessment.
Assessment for flexible students is based on a combination learning via the workbooks, on the job assessment, Saturday workshops, Recognition of Prior learning.
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?Yes.
Packaging to gain a national qualification
- Pre-requisites 23
- Electives 5
Total number of units of competency 28
- elective units at this or higher levels
- compulsory units at higher levels
|CHCCS400C||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework|
|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|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|HLTHIR404D||Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|BSBLED401A||Develop teams and individuals|
|CHCORG428A||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCORG624E||Provide leadership in community services delivery|
|CHCORG627B||Provide mentoring support to colleagues|
|HLTHIR403C||Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers|