CHC50121

CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (International)

Overview

CRICOS Code: 108666E

 

General: This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.

 

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

 

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment Growth: Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to grow by 301,000 (or 15.8%) over the five years to November 2026.

Entry requirements:

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:

  • hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Prospective students are required to complete the Pre-Training Interview form, to the satisfaction of ITHEA. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards. You will also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency. The table below shows the English language test providers and the minimum overall band scores you must achieve to meet the Student visa English language requirement.


English language test providers Minimum score Minimum score and at least 10 weeks English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 5.5 5.0
TOEFL internet based test 64 46 35
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 169 162 154
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 50 42 36
Occupational English Test B for each test component B for each test component
B for each test component

You must have completed the English language test within either:

  • the 2 years before the date your visa application is lodged
  • the 2 years before a decision is made on your visa application if you did not provide evidence of the English language test at the time your application was lodged.

English language evidence exemptions

You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  • you are a citizen and hold a passport from UK*, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland
  • you are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • you are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  • you have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • in the 2 years before applying for the student visa, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a student visa.
*Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Other Entry Requirements

Note: For Early Childhood Education streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation.
For Aged Care streams: A National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.

For Disability and Community Services streams: A current Working With Children Check is required by all students. Application for this will be completed at the ITHEA Orientation. In addition, a National Police check will be completed prior to attending practical placement.

Vocational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include, Childhood Education Manager, Outside School Hours Coordinator.

Assessment: All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufficient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, and case study.

 

Practical placement: To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid Working With Children Check prior to attending placement.

 

Core Unit

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness60
CHCECE041Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children55
CHCECE042Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing200
CHCECE043Nurture creativity in children80
CHCECE044Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service110
CHCECE045
Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children60
CHCECE046Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children65
CHCECE047Analyse information to inform children’s learning75
CHCECE048Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum180
CHCECE049Embed environmental responsibility in service operations73
CHCECE050Work in partnership with children’s families70
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice120

 

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit DescriptorNominal Hrs
BSBTWK503Manage meetings30
CHCECE053Respond to grievances and complaints about the service40
CHCINM002Meet community information needs70

How to Apply

Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.

Steps

1. Complete the International Student Application Form.

2. Provide answers to Part A of the Student Application Form, in detail, and on separate paper.

3. Provide a copy of your English Language proficiency.

4. Provide a copy of your Passport.

5. Provide copies of any Academic Transcripts.

6. Provide a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV).

7. Provide a copy of your Financial Statement showing that you have sufficient funds to cover your travel costs and 12 months of living and tuition fees.

8. Send your International Student Application Form with all supporting documents by email (apply@ithea.edu.au) or through an authorised education agent. ITHEA administration team will process applications quickly. Applicants will then receive notification informing them of the result of their application.

Receiving a Letter of Offer and Enrolment Acceptance Agreement

Upon receipt of your completed application form and required relevant documents, ITHEA will ensure that all necessary entry requirements are met before issuing a Letter of Offer and an Enrolment Acceptance Agreement outlining the nominated course(s), duration of course(s), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), deposit required and instalment plan.

Please read and understand the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement before returning the complete signed document to ITHEA. We will also require your initial payment as indicated on the Enrolment Acceptance Agreement. Please ensure all payments are in Australian Dollars. When you have completed these steps, ITHEA will then send you a copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s)

Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE)

Take the copy of the Confirmation of Enrolment(s) – eCoE(s) to the Australian Consulate, Embassy, High Commission in your home country and apply for a student visa. If you are applying for your student visa directly, you can obtain information from the Department of Home Affairs www.homeaffairs.gov.au or your local Australian Diplomatic Mission. The Department will then commence procedures for the issue of your visa. As this can take some time, it is important that your application is submitted well before your course start date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.

DURATION

90 weeks full time (including holidays and orientation)

CLASSES

Melbourne CBD 3000 – Thu Fri

STUDY MODE

In class

PRACTICAL PLACEMENT

280 hrs

KEY START DATES 2024

Term 1 – 22 Jan
Term 2 – 15 Apr
Term 3 – 8 Jul
Term 4 – 30 Sep

FEES

Enrolment Fee: $250
Materials Fee: $400
Course Tuition Fee: $14,550

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.