Unleash your potential as an early childhood education leader with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship. This comprehensive course is designed to produce educators with the skills to develop, implement, and assess early childhood education and care programs with confidence and excellence.
Career opportunities, include:
- early childhood educator
- out of school hours educator or coordinator
- family day care operator
- team, group or program leader
- educational leader
- early childhood service director or coordinator
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
Studying the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Holmesglen
Maximize your skills in Early Childhood Education with our program. Learn to effectively communicate with children and families, stay compliant with legal and regulatory requirements, and lead teams in care environments.
As a graduate, you will be equipped to take on leadership roles in early childhood education, including supervising staff and volunteers, and potentially advancing to positions such as Early Childhood Service Director or Coordinator.
One 3 hourly online class per week
2 days per term face to face delivery on campus
1 onsite visit per term from one of our industry expert assessors
||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
||Nurture creativity in children
||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
||Reflect on and improve own professional practice
||Analyse information to inform children's learning
||Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
||Develop and use emotional intelligence
||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
||Work in partnership with children's families
||Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
||Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service
||Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
||Manage team effectiveness
| Code || Name |
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform children's learning|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children|
|BSBPEF502||Develop and use emotional intelligence|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with children's families|
|CHCECE053||Respond to grievances and complaints about the service|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service|
|BSBHRM413||Support the learning and development of teams and individuals|
|BSBTWK502||Manage team effectiveness|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
Applicant must hold a:
• CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
• CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Students must be employed in a Registered Education and Care Service for a minimum of 13 hours per week and a training contract must be completed by the employer and trainee before training can commence.
A current Working With Children’s Check card is required.
A training contract must be completed by the employer and trainee before training can commence.
Please Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au to assist in finding an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider who will assist with setting up the training contract.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will attain the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
How to apply
This program cannot be applied through VTAC as it is only for Traineeship students.
To register your interest in the traineeship or if you have further questions please contact the department:
Early Childhood Education and Care
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Gov. subsidised Traineeship||$8,630|
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
*Mandatory Materials and Activities fees are still payable by all students including students who may be eligible for Government subsidised/Concession fees or a Free TAFE course. Materials and Activities fees are not covered by VET Student Loans.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.
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