Study Childcare Diploma - Linx Institute

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood and Care

Childcare diploma course information

The early childhood education sector continues to grow both here in Australia and internationally. If you want to set yourself on a path towards a long and satisfying career as an educator this is the right course for you. You can work towards becoming a Centre Director, a leader or coordinator, a nanny or go on to study a bachelor degree. Your qualification can help you work as an educator all across Australia and even overseas.

Linx Institute’s diploma qualification is delivered by industry expert trainers who have worked across the breadth of the early childhood education and care industry. You will learn the ‘real world’ skills developed by your trainer from their own experience working with children.

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What will I learn in this course?

Study areas include:

  • Care and communicating
  • Support and inclusive practices
  • First aid
  • Management in early childhood

You will learn how to:

  • Ensure children’s health and safety
  • Foster and enhance children’s early years development
  • Design, implement, coordinate and evaluate experiences to help children develop
  • Include and involve children with extra and special needs
  • Work with families to care for children
  • Manage a childcare sector organisation

Learn more about career pathways available on completion of a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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Do you have previous experience in the childcare industry?

Linx Institute offers a range of options for students who have significant and verified experience in childcare, including formal study in Australia, formal study in another country, on the job training, unaccredited courses and workshops, experience in the industry, completing the skills on a voluntary capacity or life experience.

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All students studying with Linx Institute will be asked to attend a mandatory induction. It is important to complete this process in order to enjoy a smooth introduction into your studies. The induction will cover:

  • A little bit about Linx Institute and the benefits of studying with us
  • Canvas 101 (our on line learning platform)
  • Resources and learning materials
  • Access to your trainer
  • The level of support you can expect from your trainer and Linx Institute.

* Minimum age requirements may apply to employment roles in this industry.

Quick Course Information


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Course Code
CHC50113
Study Modes
  • Parramatta campus
  • Online
  • Blended
Payment Options
  • Fee for service
  • Interest free payment plan
  • State subsidised training
    (* eligibility requirements apply)
Entry Requirements
  • Minimum age of 16 years*
  • Completion of year 10**
  • Computer literacy
  • Literacy skills
Structure – Units

23 Core Units
5 Elective Units
Total number of units = 28

Course Duration

Domestic students – 12 months
International students – 24 months

Work Placement

240 hours

Career Pathways

Centre Director
Early Childhood Supervisor
Team Coordinator
Room Leader
Program Leader
University Study

Course content

Unit Title
National Code
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE007
Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE005
Provide care for children
CHCECE003

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Develop cultural competence
CHCECE001
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCDIV002
Work legally and ethically
CHCLEG001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm
CHCPRT001

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTAID004

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE002
Provide and promote healthy food and drink
CHCECE004

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood (Elective)
CHCECE010
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE009
Use information about children to inform practice (Elective)
CHCECE013
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (Elective)
CHCECE011
Work Placement 120Hrs

 

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Foster the holistic development and well being of the child in early childhood
CHCECE017
Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE018
Promote children’s agency
CHCECE022
Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE023
Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE024

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Facilitate compliance in education and care services
CHCECE019
Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE016
Maintain work health and safety
HLTWHS003
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE025

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE020
Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCECE026
Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE021

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.

Unit Title
National Code
Develop teams and individuals (Electives)
BSBLED401
Provide leadership across the organisation (Elective)
BSBMGT605
Work Placement 240Hrs

 

Please Note: This stage of the course is compulsory and is necessary to complete the course successfully.


Additional course information

Course Code
CHC50113

Payment Options
Flexible payment options
Installment plans available

Induction
Mandatory – On Campus or via Skype

Prerequisites
Minimum age requirement of 16 yrs*
Completion of yr 10**
Computer literacy
Literacy skills

Workload
Minimum of 10 hours per week
Not including work placement

Work Placement
240 hours of work placement

Resources Required
Internet Connection
Computer or tablet
Email Address

All online learning tools and materials are supplied by Linx Institute

Study Structure
Online theory, reading, resources
Online quizzes
Work placement
Practical assessment tasks

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