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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Demand for childcare professionals is set to continue to rise. In 2014, the number of babies born in Australia increased for the first time in five years. It’s also been predicted that Australia’s birth rate is set to rise by 6.4% over the next five years. As a result, childcare services are set to see revenues increase by almost 35%!

This increase has helped fuel the growth of this in-demand industry, and as more families rely on dual incomes, childcare is a highly sought-after service.

With a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you’ll be entering a rewarding sector that provides education and care to children during their most influential years. With a strong emphasis on practical learning and work placements, you will learn the skills to be able to excel within this dynamic industry.

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Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care Sydney

CHC50113 Sydney Course Features

  • 240 hours’ work experience
  • 12 months for completion
  • Work placement requires Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • 15 core units
  • 3 electives
This qualification is made up of 23 core units and 5 electives. Competency in all units and electives must be achieved in order to successfully complete and achieve the Diploma. Once you complete your Diploma, your quality childcare skills and knowledge will be recognised anywhere in Australia.

The course is completed though on-the-job, observed training, as well as one-to-one and classroom settings that provide immediate feedback and build connections between students and instructors.

If you are eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, you will pay the following course fee:

  • $4,380 if this is your first qualification
  • $4,930 if this is your second qualification

The remainder of the fees are subsidised by the NSW Government. Click here to find out if you are eligible for funding.

If you are not eligible for the Smart and Skilled funding, the fee is $11,590.

Southern Solutions delivers the course through one-to-one training in one of our well-equipped Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane locations.
The delivery method is dependant on your individual needs and preferences.

Throughout the course, students will be assessed using at least two forms of the following assessment types:

  • Observation
  • Written Assessment
  • Questioning
  • Demonstration
  • Workplace Documents
  • RPL/RCC
  • Detailed and Verifiable Resume
  • Third Party Consultation

Southern Solutions supports all kinds of students, including those from diverse background and those with disabilities. We tailor our training to support you in the most optimal way and can also help you prepare to enter the workforce once your education is complete and your qualifications are achieved. We encourage everyone to enrol in our courses!

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The Diploma is carried out over a 12-month period.

Work placement

You will be required to participate in a work placement as part of the full qualification.

This work placement is designed to ensure you have developed both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience essential for this Diploma. To successfully complete this component, you will require hands-on experience with children aged 0-5 years.

A minimum of 240 hours practical experience is required for successful completion of this qualification.

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

If you’re planning to undertake a work placement, you will be required to complete the new Working with Children Check (WWCC) prior to starting.

This is each individual student’s responsibility and can be organised through the Office of the Children’s Guardian and the responsibility of the individual worksite to verify this check online. They are also expected to arrange for any work experience required if they are not currently working in the industry.

What if I’m not happy with something about my trainer, assessment outcome, or training organisation?

We hope that you will find our courses educational, fulfilling, and enriching, but if you are unhappy with any aspect, we encourage you to read more about our complaints and appeals process.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

No. Student workbooks and assessments will be provided to you.

Are there support services available?

Southern Solutions has a student support officer who’s available to answer any questions or support you during your training. If you would like to get in touch, please email us.

Have another question? Check out our FAQ or contact us today.

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Why choose Southern Solutions to get your career in childcare started?

  • 30 years’ industry experience
  • We support you all the way
  • High completion rate
  • High quality courses
  • Great opportunities