This course is designed for educators who are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating early childhood education and care programs.
As a graduate, you will have responsibility for the supervision of other staff and volunteers, and this may also lead to employment as a children's services director or coordinator.
If you have already completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be able to complete this diploma in one year instead of 1.5 years.
After successfully completing this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to explore a career in a wide range of children's services.
To receive this qualification, you must complete 23 core units and five elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this course.
If you are completing the course as a full-time student, practical placement in a childcare facility as an integral part of the learning program.
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
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Develop cultural competence
Ensure the health and safety of children
Provide care for children
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Provide care for babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
Nurture creativity in children
Facilitate compliance in an educational and care services
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
Promote children's agency
Analyse information to inform learning
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
Work legally and ethically
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Maintain work health and safety
Support behaviour of children and young people
Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
Support children to connect with their world
Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Good passes at Year 11 level or the overseas equivalent.
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band score
less than 5.5.
Students must be 17 at the time of Diploma commencement.
Prior to the first scheduled practicum, students are required to provide a current Working With
Children Check (WWCC).
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of 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
After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Graduates of this course may apply for entry into Holmesglen's Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching with up to one year advanced standing.
Pre-requisites: graded diploma with a minimum distinction point average.
For non-graded diploma you will be required to complete the Special Tertiary Admissions Test(STAT). If you do not meet the Mathematics and English requirements you will also be required to complete the STAT.
Pathways for International students
On satisfactory completion of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you may be eligible to receive 1 year advanced standing towards the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching, subject to meeting the following requirements:
- Good passes at Year 12/Matriculation including Mathematics or the overseas equivalent.
- Providing evidence of English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.5 with no individual bandscore less than 6.5
- Successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) *
- early childhood educator
- team, group or program leader
- children’s services director or coordinator
- additional needs inclusion support facilitator
How to apply
APPLY VIA AGENT
Holmesglen recommends international students apply through one of our accredited student recruitment agents. This will assist you in the preparation of all application documents and ensure that you are well counselled on the Australian Government's Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirements for International students. Further information of the GTE requirements is available at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
To find out more, visit How to Apply for International Students.
If you have further questions about your application, please contact our International Centre:
T: 03 9564 1703
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.