In a nutshell
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50121) course offered online through Open Colleges is the ideal course for those who wish to work with children in daycare or preschool, who wish to upgrade their existing qualifications, or who wish to pursue a leadership role in a daycare centre.
This online diploma course will provide you with the skills and training to be able to plan and implement programs in early childhood services. You will develop the capabilities required to cope with the complex daily challenges involved in the management of childcare facilities. In most states, this qualification is the highest required to work at a director or service manager level.
Open Colleges students receive complimentary 12-month student membership to Early Childhood Australia (ECA) after successful completion of the first module, providing a range of benefits.
Gain practical skills
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) includes a work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundation. The requirements of this course include 240 hours of structured workplace learning registered childcare facility.
You will also need to complete a First Aid Certificate to demonstrate competency for Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (HLTAID004) at your own cost prior to undertaking your work placement. Additionally, you will need to be able to meet the physical requirements of workplace performance such as manual handling and lifting.
There are no deadlines and no classrooms – you study at your own pace, in your own time.
PLEASE NOTE – Open Colleges is a privately-run RTO, not government-run like a TAFE, so they cannot offer government funding. Please check eligibility requirements before beginning an enrolment with Open Colleges.
What you’ll need
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Have completed Year 10; AND
- Have vocational training and/or work experience in a relevant role; AND
- Be aged atleast 18 years or over
Applicants may also be required to provide a Criminal Record Check, or other statutory checks required by the individual workplace.
In this early childhood education course, the essential areas you may cover include:
- Develop and implement workplace policies and procedures for sustainability
- Undertake a structured process to reflect on and improve your professional practice
- Manage the effectiveness of your work team
- Contribute to, facilitate, and monitor learning and development for teams and individuals
- Use strategies to foster and promote diversity in your work practice
- Design, implement, and evaluate plans to enhance environmental responsibility
- Facilitate self-assessment and develop quality improvement plans
- Examine policies and procedures and document how risks are assessed
Why Open Colleges?
Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and they're now one of Australia's leaders in online education. In the last decade alone, they've helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.
The common misconception is that studying online means that you’re studying alone, but at Open Colleges, they take great pride in the superior support provided to their students. They make it easy for you to get support when you need it with their student support team available Monday to Friday via email, phone and Live Chat and on the weekends, via Live Chat (when available). They’re here, in tandem with trainers and assessors, to make sure you’re supported the whole way through your course, from the time you enrol right through to your graduation.