This qualification reﬂects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring curriculum in early childhood education and care services, with an emphasis on play-based learning.
You will learn to be a lead educator, who implements an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.
You must complete a minimum of 240 hours of practical placement in a regulated early learning centre as part of this course. This placement is arranged by South West TAFE for you.
Following the completion of this course, you can apply to complete a Bachelor of Education (Early Years) or Bachelor of Education (Primary) with Deakin University. You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and receive credits toward your degree.
The Certiﬁcate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) is a requirement for entry into this course. By completing the Certificate III first, you are able to complete the Diploma in fourteen months (instead of two years).
Entry requirements for this course include:
During this course, you will learn about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical needs and educational development of children. You will gain the skills and knowledge to support their rights, safety and wellbeing.
You will become qualified to supervise staff and volunteers. You will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and duty of care requirements.
In particular, you will gain hands-on skills and experience in:
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