18 months full time / available part time
This Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 is superseded by Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121.
The new diploma requires you to hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 or a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121.
Enrol in and complete your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 and be ready to start your Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 in 2023.
Full time Group: This course has a 240-hour workplace requirement. Students are required to have seven hours per day of direct contact with children during this placement.
Industry Group: You will be able to complete your placement hours in your own workplace across a range of age groups.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms.
Part time: Industry Group:
Assessment for each competency will be through a combination of on-the-job (practicum) and off-the-job tasks. Off-the-job assessment is a combination of class exercises, assignments and practical demonstrations.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CHCDIV001||WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE||Elective||40|
|CHCDIV002||PROMOTE ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CULTURAL SAFETY||Core||25|
|CHCECE001||DEVELOP CULTURAL COMPETENCE||Core||70|
|CHCECE002||ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CHILDREN||Core||63|
|CHCECE003||PROVIDE CARE FOR CHILDREN||Core||70|
|CHCECE004||PROMOTE AND PROVIDE HEALTHY FOOD AND DRINKS||Core||35|
|CHCECE005||PROVIDE CARE FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS||Core||60|
|CHCECE007||DEVELOP POSITIVE AND RESPECTFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHILDREN||Core||70|
|CHCECE009||USE AN APPROVED LEARNING FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE PRACTICE||Core||70|
|CHCECE011||PROVIDE EXPERIENCES TO SUPPORT CHILDREN'S PLAY AND LEARNING||Elective||40|
|CHCECE016||ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN||Core||50|
|CHCECE017||FOSTER THE HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING OF THE CHILD IN EARLY CHILDHOOD||Core||240|
|CHCECE018||NURTURE CREATIVITY IN CHILDREN||Core||80|
|CHCECE019||FACILITATE COMPLIANCE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SERVICE||Core||120|
|CHCECE020||ESTABLISH AND IMPLEMENT PLANS FOR DEVELOPING CO-OPERATIVE BEHAVIOUR||Core||50|
|CHCECE021||IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE INCLUSION OF ALL CHILDREN||Core||50|
|CHCECE022||PROMOTE CHILDREN'S AGENCY||Core||80|
|CHCECE023||ANALAYSE INFORMATION TO INFORM LEARNING||Core||70|
|CHCECE024||DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT THE CURRICULUM TO FOSTER CHILDREN'S LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT||Core||170|
|CHCECE025||EMBED SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES IN SERVICE OPERATIONS||Core||60|
|CHCECE026||WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION AND CARE FOR CHILDREN||Core||70|
|CHCLEG001||WORK LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY||Core||55|
|CHCMGT003||LEAD THE WORK TEAM||Elective||100|
|CHCPRP003||REFLECT ON AND IMPROVE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE||Elective||120|
|CHCPRT001||IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK||Core||40|
|HLTAID004||PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY FIRST AID RESPONSE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SETTING||Core||20|
|HLTFSE001||FOLLOW BASIC FOOD SAFETY PRACTICES||Elective||30|
|HLTWHS003||MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY||Core||40|
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|Free TAFE||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2021. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call 1300 635 276
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
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