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Early Childhood Education and Care - Diploma (CHC50113-01V04)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Study area: Other Education 
National code: CHC50113  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Online  Online  18 Months 17-Jul-2017  Mon, Thu 
Features: Traineeships, VET student loans 
Description: This qualification 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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here:

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency. 
Other requirements: WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Learning pathways: Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Online
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Online Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 
Offering code: 17IOL-103 
Attendance mode: Online 
Study mode: Course-Online Corr 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Monday to Thursday Time: Between 7:00pm and 10.00pm Room: Facilitated Online webinar sessions 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 17 July 2017 
Times: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
About: Students attend two sessions per week. Specific days and times will be given to students at the Getting Started Workshop.

Two textbooks (approximate cost $85 & $95) will need to be purchased.
A First Aid Text book will also be required (Approx $20).
You are required to obtain a Working with Children Check for Students.
You will be required to purchase a polo shirt and broad brimmed hat. These will be used on work placement. Travel to work placement will be at your own expense.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 1405 hours. This includes approximately 324 of face to face training via webinar. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Required student skills:
This is a Diploma level course. Skills required include essay writing and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills and manage time effectively

This program offers facilitated online study from any location. This course is not self-paced. Learners will follow a set study program, involving twice weekly webinars. This course is designed for learners wishing to study flexibly and is best suited to those already working in the early childhood industry. The course is delivered online and it is expected that learners will have basic computer skills, access to a reliable internet connection and suitable computer equipment. This course requires 240 hours of practical work to be undertaken. We will assist learners to find suitable regulated child care environments for the purpose of on the job skill development and assessment in their local area wherever possible.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at:

Application next steps: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,970
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition

CHC50113-01V04, 17WLG-103 17IOL-008 $829
Start: Monday, 17 July 2017 Census Date: Monday, 4 September 2017

CHC50113-01V04, 17WLG-103 17IOL-009 $829
Start: Monday, 9 October 2017 Census Date: Monday, 6 November 2017

CHC50113-01V04, 17WLG-103 18IOL-003 $829
Start: Monday, 2 January 2018 Census Date: Monday, 5 February 2018

CHC50113-01V04, 17WLG-103 18IOL-004 $829
Start: Monday, 26 March 2018 Census Date: Monday,7 May 2018

CHC50113-01V04, 17WLG-103 18IOL-005 $829
Start: Monday, 25 June 2018 Census Date: Monday, 6 August 2018

CHC50113-01V04, 17WLG-103 18IOL-007 $825
Start: Monday, 17 September 2018 Census Date: Monday, 5 November 2018
Other information: Students will need to have access to the following for this course:
Reliable computer, with word processing function Broadband internet connection 
Comments: A compulsory ”Getting Started Workshop” will be held on Saturday 22 July at TAFE NSW Shellharbour, 10:00am to 3:30pm and on Saturday 29 July at TAFE NSW Moruya, 10:00am to 3:30pm for ALL new students. Please attend at one location.
Online webinar sessions commence on Monday 31 July 2017.
Online webinar sessions operate between 7:00pm and 10:00pm Monday to Thursday. Students will attend two (2) online sessions per week; days/times to be confirmed at Getting Started Workshop.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: or for more information visit or email 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123