About the course

About the course

If you'd like to become a qualified early childhood educator, our early childhood education and care course will allow you to develop the skills and knowledge to successfully work in a range of early childhood settings.

In our early childhood education and care course you’ll study:

  • the principles and practices of early childhood pedagogy
  • child development
  • health and wellbeing
  • working in partnerships with families
  • legal and regulatory compliance
  • managing teams and care environments

You'll learn how to design and implement educational programs that support developmental outcomes for children from birth to twelve years of age. Enhance your skills and confidence in classes with experienced and supportive trainers, in practical children’s services simulation rooms and during extensive industry work placement. 

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Intake Dates & Course Length


January and July

Full time: 18 months delivered across three semesters.

Semester One: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Semester Two: Wednesday to Friday 9am to 4pm
Semester Three: Wednesday to Friday 9am to 4pm

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion of our early childhood education and care course you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a qualified Diploma Early childhood Educator in organsations that offer:

  • long day care
  • occasional care
  • family day care
  • preschool education
  • early intervention
  • out-of-hours school care
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Entry and Academic Requirements


International students must have completed Australian Year 12, or international equivalent with a pass. Relevant senior employment experience in industry will be considered.

A current Working with Children and Police Checks are required prior to commencement of work placement.

Complete questionnaire, vaccination/ immunisation record* - will be given to you on enrolment day to be signed by your GP .

*Students who accept an offer of a place must provide evidence of having commenced an immunisation course against Hepatitis B and must be fully immunised against Rubella and Tetanus. An immunisation against Hepatitis A is also advisable.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from International students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements


A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

Applying


International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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Pathways & Accreditation


Successful completion can provide a pathway to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education or the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care at Deakin University

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

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Fees


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee$14,770.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$7.00
Retain Course Items***$140.00
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


You will complete 28 units 

To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake between 240-590 hours of supervised work placement in a registered education and care service, for example, long day care service, preschool, kindergarten or an out-of-hours school care program.

Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.

  • HCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
    55.0 hours

  • LTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

    This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.

  • HCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
    120.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate legislative, regulatory and National Quality Framework compliance within an education and care service.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
    240.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to foster and enhance the holistic development and wellbeing of children from birth to 6 years of age.

    The unit applies to educators working in a range early education and care service settings.

  • HCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support both individual and group plans for developing cooperative behaviour.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
    50.0 hours

    The unit describes the skills and knowledge to establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the inclusion of all children and to work with relevant others to plan and implement support strategies where required.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE022 Promote children's agency
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote and encourage children’s agency.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather and analyse information about children’s learning, in order to inform practice.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children to connect with and contribute to their world and embed sustainable practice into service operations.

    This unit applies to work across a range of education and care service services.

  • HCECE018 Nurture creativity in children
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to nurture creativity in children.

    The unit applies to educators who work with children in a variety of education and care service.

  • HCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
    170.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators to design, implement and evaluate the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • CHCDIV002 Promote aboriginal and::Or torres strait islander cultural safety
    25.0 hours

  • LTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    20.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

    The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

    This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

    Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

  • HCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
    63.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to ensure the health and safety of children.

    This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.

  • HCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    35.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained.

    This unit applies to work with babies and toddlers from birth to 24 months in a range of early education and care contexts.

  • HCECE001 Develop cultural competence
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work towards cultural competency and to support participation of all children and families in children’s services. This support includes contributing to children’s understanding and acceptance of all cultures.

  • HCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by educators working with children to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.

    This unit applies to educators who work with children in a range of education and care service settings.

  • HCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.

    This unit applies to workers in a range of job roles providing services to children and young people including in community services and health contexts.

  • HCECE003 Provide care for children
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure children’s physical and emotional wellbeing is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.

    This unit applies to people who work with children in a range of early education and care services.

  • HCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to enable educators to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for the child.

    This unit applies to educators working in a variety of education and care services.

  • HCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support children’s play and learning.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • HCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of early childhood education and care services.

  • HCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program-planning cycles and to share with children and their families.

    This unit applies to educators working in a range of education and care services.

  • BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals
    40.0 hours

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
    120.0 hours


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