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Double Certificate III/Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121 / CHC50121Double Certificate III/Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121 / CHC50121 Double Certificate III/Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareCourse 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 CHC50113 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.

  • Studying Online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Funding Available
  • Learning Method

    Online
  • Duration

    20 Months
  • RTO's

    This course is delivered by one of the following Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisation; Maxis Solutions Pty Ltd, RTO ID 91428.

Course Requirements

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

Qualification Pathway

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)

Entry Requirements

There are no specific pre-requisites for entry into the course.

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.

Core Units

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
CHCECE056Work effectively in children's care and education
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012Provide first aid in an education and care setting
CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE037Support children to connect with their natural environment
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE045Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE050Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE048Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit Description
HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
BSBPEF502Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBHRM413Support the learning and development of teams and individuals

Work Placement

A total of 440 hours to be completed across both qualifications, with placement to commence in the second half of your program of study.

 

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