Course Code: CHC30121 / CHC50121Double Certificate III/Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
The double qualification is a unique qualification that includes CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, the minimum qualification required to gain employment in an education and care service and to become a qualified educator, as well as the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. The diploma-level education and care qualification is often required for positions such as room or team leaders in centre-based services, and is necessary to be appointed to educational leadership positions or to be appointed the nominated supervisor. Overall, these qualifications will teach you to plan, implement and manage programs in early childhood services.
The demand for skilled workers in Child Care is growing. There were 130,800 Child Care Workers in 2020. The number of workers:
- is expected to grow very strongly over the next five years
- is likely to reach 276,100 by 2025.
Requirements for the Double Early Childhood Education and Care Qualification
To achieve this qualification, the candidate must first complete CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as well as the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. The candidate must also complete at least 440 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.
Advance your career in Child Care with a Double Early Childhood Education and Care Qualification.
RTO'sThis course is delivered by one of the following Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisation; Maxis Solutions Pty Ltd, RTO ID 91428.
To attain the Double Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, 31 units must be successfully completed. Child Care Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Children/Vulnerable People Check
in the state or territory that you are planning to work in prior to work placement.
For information that relates to a specific state or territory please refer to this website: Pre-employment screening: Working With Children Checks and Police Checks
After achieving this qualification, you may choose to pursue one of the following Degrees:
- Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching, Birth – Five, Birth – 12 Years)
- Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Education (Birth – Five)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
- Bachelor of Human Services
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Teaching (Birth – Five)
There are no education entry requirements for this qualification. Student’s must be above the age of 16 to enrol. Students under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardians’ permission to enrol.
Student Selection Process
Kirana Colleges student selection process is designed to ensure that you are enrolled in the qualification that best meets your needs.
Kirana Colleges selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students will be offered places in the program including;
- The students’ needs and desired outcomes
- The ability and commitment of the students to complete the course;
- Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
- Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)
Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.
Successful completion of the dual qualification can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including (but not limited to):
- Early Childhood Educator
- Family Day Care Educator
- Outside School Hours Care Educator
- Group, team coordinator, leader (children’s services)
- Nominated Supervisor
- Childhood Education Manager
- Children’s service director, manager
- Director (children’s services)
A total of 31 units are required to complete this double qualification; 26 core and 5 elective units. Unit selection may vary depending on delivery method and location.
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children's care and education|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID012||Provide first aid in an education and care setting|
|CHCECE031||Support children's health, safety and wellbeing|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children|
|CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with their natural environment|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform learning|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in an education and care service|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations|
|BSBTWK502||Manage team effectiveness|
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCECE053||Respond to grievances and complaints about the service|
|BSBPEF502||Develop and use emotional intelligence|
|BSBHRM413||Support the learning and development of teams and individuals|
A total of 440 hours to be completed across both qualifications, with placement to commence in the second half of your program of study.