CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (formerly Diploma of Children’s Services) is highly regarded for early childhood professionals or for those non-professionals that are looking for a rewarding career enhancing a young child’s early years. The qualification is a nationally recognised qualification, so you can use it anywhere in Australia.

You will learn skills such as how to manage staff who are responsible for children, how to create a safe working environment and how to promote inclusive policies and coordinate the workplace.

Upon completion, the qualification will allow you to work in a range of areas and can be used to apply for admission and credit to further your studies at the University of Wollongong.

Students will be required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of face-to-face study per week.
Units of Study

The UOW College Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care consists of 28 units of competency including 240 hours worth of work placement.

Code Subject Name
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care services
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
Electives*
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Course information

Study area

Early Childhood Education, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1974

Duration

3 sessions over 1 year

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083462E

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are a range of entry requirements to ensure you are suitable for the course. These include:

  • Completed HSC (or equivalent Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) or international equivalent, OR
  • A Certificate IV or international equivalent (deemed as equivalent to completion of Year 12), OR
  • A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or international equivalen

If any of the above requirements are not met, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis taking into account the applicant's work and life experience.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can apply for entry to the UOW Bachelor of Education – The Early Years through the Universities Admissions Centre (see How to Apply for further information) and receive 48 credit points of credit transfer towards this degree. A completed Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can also be used to apply for a number of other Bachelor degrees where eligible.
See Progressing to UOW for more information or visit the UOW Course Finder for information on eligible Bachelor programs.

WORKLOAD

Students are required to attend classes at the University of Wollongong, Main Campus three days per week. The course is delivered full-time for 12 months (3 sessions) and incorporates a variety of delivery methods:



  • Face-to-face lectures and workshops

  • Practical skills development in the UOW Early Start Discovery Space

  • Hands on experience during work placement.

UOW College Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care students will have unique access to the UOW Early Start Discovery Space where they will engage with children and their carers in a range of play based experiences to embed the theoretical learning component of their course.  

Students are also required to complete 240 hours of mandatory work placement as part of this course. UOW College will arrange student work placements at various early childhood services, such as the Big Fat Smile Group, within the Illawarra and Southern Sydney regions. Work placement will provide students with practical, real-life training to enable seamless entry into professional employment.

Students will be required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of face-to-face study per week.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$5,845 (2018)

$11,690 (2018)

Payment options:



Schedule of fees 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are a range of entry requirements to ensure you are suitable for the course. These include:

  • Completed Australian HSC (or equivalent Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) or international equivalent, OR
  • A Certificate IV or international equivalent (deemed as equivalent to completion of Year 12), OR
  • A Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or international equivalent


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

IELTS 6.5 Academic (minimum 7.0 in Listening and Speaking and minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent completed in the last two years; or
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirement if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

  • the language of instruction was English; and
  • the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement.

The following citizenships may be considered for an English language waiver under the above guideline: Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can apply for entry to the UOW Bachelor of Education – The Early Years through the Universities Admissions Centre (see How to Apply for further information) and receive 48 credit points of credit transfer towards this degree. A completed Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can also be used to apply for a number of other Bachelor degrees where eligible.
See Progressing to UOW for more information or visit the UOW Course Finder for information on eligible Bachelor programs.

WORKLOAD

Students are required to attend classes at the University of Wollongong, Main Campus three days per week. The course is delivered full-time for 12 months (3 sessions) and incorporates a variety of delivery methods:



  • Face-to-face lectures and workshops

  • Practical skills development in the UOW Early Start Discovery Space

  • Hands on experience during work placement.

UOW College Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care students will have unique access to the UOW Early Start Discovery Space where they will engage with children and their carers in a range of play based experiences to embed the theoretical learning component of their course.  

Students are also required to complete 240 hours of mandatory work placement as part of this course. UOW College will arrange student work placements at various early childhood services, such as the Big Fat Smile Group, within the Illawarra and Southern Sydney regions. Work placement will provide students with practical, real-life training to enable seamless entry into professional employment.

Students will be required to attend a minimum of 20 hours of face-to-face study per week.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$9,710 (2018)

$19,420 (2018)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 UOW College VET Autumn EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 5 February - 11 May 2018

Census Date: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Census Date: 18 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Summer EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 10 September - 14 December

Census Date: 1 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can apply for entry to the UOW Bachelor of Education – The Early Years through the Universities Admissions Centre (see How to Apply for further information) and receive 48 credit points of credit transfer towards this degree. A completed Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care can also be used to apply for a number of other Bachelor degrees where eligible.

See Progressing to UOW for more information or visit the UOW Course Finder for information on eligible Bachelor programs. UOW College Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care students will have unique access to the UOW Early Start Discovery Space where they will engage with children and their carers in a range of play based experiences to embed the theoretical learning component of their course.

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