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Couse Fees

$20,550

Course Duration / Location

78 Weeks (60 weeks study and 18 weeks holiday) Sydney Campus

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CRICOS Course Code: 112989G

Course 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.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 1)

The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC50121

As per the Training Package, entry to this qualification is open ONLY to those individuals who:

  • Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Canberra College of Management and Technology (hereafter CCMT) has its own following entry requirements for Diploma:

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Have completed Australian Year-12 or equivalent school studies.
  • Have an IELTS score of 5.5 in overall grade or equivalent in other English tests* (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • Participate in a course entry interview to demonstrate their suitability for the course.
  • Participate in LLN Test conducted by CCMT.
  • Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

International Students may not be required to provide evidence of English Language competence where documented evidence can be provided to demonstrate any of the following:

  • students who have completed at least five years’ study in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • citizens and passport holders of one of the following English‑speaking countries: UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • students who have successfully completed in Australia in the English language either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or 50% of the units at a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification, in the two years before applying for the student visa.

 *Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted.  Students are required to provide their results so that Canberra College of Management and Technology can confirm they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5 in overall grade.

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks in total. Of these, 30 weeks will be spent for training & assessment, 10 weeks for Work Placement and 12 weeks for term breaks. These 40 weeks of training, assessment and work placement will be spread over 5 terms. There will be 3 weeks of holidays after the end of each term (except term 5). There will be no term break after the last term..

Twelve (12) core units and Three (3) elective units totaling Fifteen (15) units are required to pass for the award of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Units have been selected in accordance with the packaging rules and are relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and qualification level.

The costs for this course are as follows:

Application Processing Fee $250 (non-refundable to be paid on application)
Tuition fees: AUD $20,000
Materials Fees: AUD $300
Total Course Fee: AUD $20,550

The study materials are provided to students by CCMT and are included in total course fees.

This qualification will be delivered 14 hours face to face per week in the campus and 6 hours online per week. To achieve this qualification from Canberra College of Management and Technology (hereafter CCMT), the students must have completed at least 280 hours of work placement in a compliant childcare center. The training package stipulates that the individual student must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care center. So, CCMT has allocated total 10 weeks for work placement, which amounts to 280 hours (25-30 hours/week). CCMT believes these hours of work placement will help students excel in their skills and knowledge. All students have to obtain Working With Children Check certificate and First Aid unit before work placement. groups for the CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health are international students who are:
• Seeking to pursue or further a career in care sector.
• Seeking to enter a new industry sector.
• Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.
CCMT expects that a student will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts in English within a variety of contexts. S/he will be able to use and respond to spoken language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts and will be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbolism of formal mathematics.

  • Target groups for the CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are international students who hold CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care) and are:

    • Seeking to further pursue the career in Early Childhood Education and Care sector
    • Seeking to enter in management role of childcare centers.
    • Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

    CCMT expects that a student will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of texts in English within a variety of contexts. S/he will be able to use and respond to spoken language including some unfamiliar material within a variety of contexts and will be able to recognise and use a variety of conventions and symbolism of formal mathematics

Students may approach to higher studies in the similar filed after completion of this Diploma. Potential employment options are as a Childcare Room leader, Center Manager, and relevant designations Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of higher education qualifications at bachelor’s level.

Core units:

BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children’s learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children’s families
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective units

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service

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