This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
One Hundred (100) weeks including Twenty Eight (28) weeks holidays
Pathways from the qualification
Students can further their studies in a range of other higher education courses, such as:
- Bachelor of Early Childhood
- Master of Teaching (Birth to 12 years old)
- Direct entry into 2nd year of Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 years) at the Charles Sturt University.*
* Completion of this course does not guarantee applicants a place in CSU.
Job roles and titles may vary across early childhood settings. Upon successful completion of CHC50113 a person could seek employment opportunities in roles such as;
• Early Childhood Educator
• Family day care educator
• Preschool assistant
• Nanny or in home care educator
• Room leaders
• Nominated or authorised supervisor for a centre under 29 children
• be 18 years or older; and
• have completed Year 12 or its equivalent with suitable English language skills.
International Students are also required to have an English ability at the IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.
• A working with children check is required for work placement and for gaining employment
Working with Children Check
Due to the mandatory work placement requirement, students wish to study CHC50113 will be required to undergo and satisfy Working with Children Checks. This should be done during orientation so that approval is provided prior to the first industry placement
The program uses a variety of methods to provide a rich and engaging learning experience for learners. Students attend classes for 15 hours per week and undertake a total of 380 hours of work placement and 20 hours of online study.
Playgroup planning and supervising – For 2 hours per week, children from 0-5 years old come to Times Academy for a playgroup registered with Play Groups NSW. It is a time to have practical hands-on teaching and care experiences for our trainees under supervision. This engages students in practical learning and assessment in a controlled environment.
This qualification is made up of 28 stand alone units of competency (23 core and 5 elective units); however, they have been sequenced and structured into 13 clusters to train and assess units of competency together that have common skills and knowledge or because they share a common work function and based on industry consultation. The course is structured to provide a logical, eficient learning sequence.
Cluster & Units
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in education and care services
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE024 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice