Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

Course summary

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

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 year (3 Sessions) full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

083462E

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic 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 min 6.0 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent.

Credit Transfer

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.

Fees

2017 Information
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,247
Full Course Fee: $18,495

2018 Information
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $9,710
Full Course Fee: $19,420

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 equivalent

Mature Age

Same as school leaver.

Credit Transfer

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

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $5,845
Full Course Fee: $11,690

Payment Options



*VET Student Loans is avaliable to domestic students only. Eligibility criteria apply; VET Student Loans will only be approved for students who do meet eligibility requirements. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that contunies to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $5,845
Full Course Fee: $11,690

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


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 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2017 UOW College VET Summer EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences

2 October

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 2 October - 26 January

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.

2018 UOW College VET Autumn EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
5 February 2018

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 5 February - 11 May 2018

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.

2018 UOW College VET Spring EC

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
28 May 2018

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 28 May - 24 August

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.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

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.

UOW College is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs, library and support services.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.

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