Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Box Hill Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 081446K

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

If you would like to become a qualified early childhood educator, then our early childhood education and care course is for you. In this course you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to successfully work in this role in a range of early childhood settings.

In our early childhood education and care course you’ll study:

  • the principles and practices of early childhood pedagogy
  • child development
  • health and wellbeing
  • working in partnerships with families
  • legal and regulatory compliance
  • managing teams and care environments

You will learn how to design and implement educational programs that support developmental outcomes for children from birth to twelve years. Enhance your skills and confidence in classes with experienced and supportive trainers, in practical children’s services simulation rooms and during extensive industry work placement.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion can provide a pathway to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Box Hill Institute, Deakin) or the Bachelor of Primary Education (Deakin University)

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Career Outcomes

After successful completion of our early childhood education and care course you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a qualified early childhood educator in organisations that offer:

  • long day care
  • occasional care
  • family day care
  • preschools and kindergartens
  • early intervention
  • out of school hour’s care services

Course Structure

Completion of 28 units (23 core and 5 elective).

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake between 240 – 590 hours of supervised work placement in a registered education and care service , for example, long day care service, preschool, kindergarten and out of hours school care program.

Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is currently in a teach out phase and has been superseded by CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care The pre-requisite to this Diploma is the Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113 or CHC30121), so any students wanting to enrol into CHC50121 Diploma Early Childhood Education and Care in July 2022 must have evidence of completion of CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care for course entry

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,514 Per Year
Read moreAnnual Material Fee: 84; Annual Service Fee: 166
Expected Jul 2023 18 months
Full time
Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
Australia

Entry criteria

International students must have completed Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass. Relevant senior employment experience in industry will be considered.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for internet based, or approved equivalent.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accepts enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

Address

Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
Australia
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