Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - CHC50113

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This qualification is part of the Community Services Training Package. It reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,475

Structure:

28 units: 23 core; 5 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Undertake research activities; Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; Identify and respond to children and young people at risk; Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care; Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework; Develop teams and individuals; Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development; Develop and implement policy; Promote and provide healthy food and drinks; Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children; Provide care for babies and toddlers; Provide mentoring support to colleagues; Manage diversity; Reflect on and improve own professional practice; Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children; Facilitate compliance in an education and care service; Ensure the health and safety of children; Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers; Nurture creativity in children; Provide leadership in community services delivery; Develop cultural competence; Build and sustain an innovative work environment; Maintain work health and safety; Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood; Meet information needs of the community; Promote children's agency; Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour; Use an approved learning framework to guide practice; Analyse information to inform learning; Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children; Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting; Provide care for children; Embed sustainable practices in service operations; Develop positive and respectful relationships with children; Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability; Manage a community sector organisation; Coordinate the work environment

Further information:

Students who cannot read and write documents to the level needed will be enrolled in additional subjects to build the skills required. Applicants are given preference who: Have a T-Major in English in Year 12 or equivalent; can provide verified evidence of work experience in the children's services/community services area; or can provide evidence of previous study within the children's services sector.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Early Childhood Educator, Nanny,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info
Adelaide (St Francis) No info
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info
Canberra (Signadou) No info
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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