CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
The CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) is a qualification that covers workers in children’s services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.
CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) is delivered with Victoria and Common Wealth Government, funding for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
- Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers. In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children’s service centre-based care.
- It is noted that whilst this qualification equips workers to work with children from 0-5 years of age, some workplaces and jurisdictions require workers to have skills and knowledge to work with children in both early and middle childhood (i.e. aged 0-12 years).
- Where workers are required to work across the span of development from 0-12 years, candidates should receive training and/or assessment across this broader span of development and in addition to the qualification, be awarded a Statement of Attainment for achievement of the Middle childhood development skill set.
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Successful completion of this course requires competency in 18 units of study: 13 units are core and 5 units are electives
- CHCCN511A Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
- CHCFC502A Foster physical development in early childhood
- CHCFC503A Foster social development in early childhood
- CHCFC504A Support emotional and psychological development in early childhood
- CHCFC505A Foster cognitive development in early childhood
- CHCFC506A Foster children’s language and communication development
- CHCIC501B Manage children’s services workplace practice to address regulations and quality assurance
- CHCIC510A Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
- CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs
- CHCPR502E Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children’s development
- CHCPR509A Gather, interpret and use information about children
- CHCPR510B Design, implement and evaluate programs and care routines for children
- CHCRF511A Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care for children
- CHCFC507A Use music to enhance children’s experience and development
- CHCIC511A Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children’s services
- CHCFC508A Foster children’s aesthetic and creative development
- CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice
- BSBRSK501A Manage Risk
Short Courses that are useful for you when studying this course:
- 22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis
- 22024VIC Course in Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace
- HLTFA311A Apply First Aid
- HLTFS207C Food Safety Practices
- HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practices
- HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures
Work Placement Program
Work placement is not optional; this course include a compulsory number of hours of practical placement.
- Students will be required to complete 240 hours of practical placement in a child care center. This is an average of 37.5 hours per week over 6.5 weeks.
- Practical placement ensures that students develop the necessary skills needed in all aspects related to the job as the industry requires.
- We understand the industry and can assist you in finding Work Placement. The JTI Work placement Coordinator, JTI Trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement.
- Practical placement is arranged once a student has attended classes for six and half weeks. This is a requirement of JTI to ensure that the student has the required knowledge to practically participate as an active assistant in the industry.
- A supervisor from the Child Care Centre will mentor and support the student in the workplace to ensure the student is able to conduct the required tasks according to the requirements of the course.
- An Agreement for placement is signed between JTI, The participating Child care Centre and the student before Work placement starts. This agreement stipulates the responsibilities of each party during the placement period.
All students must have the following before proceeding for work placement:
- A current Police Check (Note, if your police check have a previous conviction, you need to discuss this with a JTI trainer/Work placement Coordinator before enrolling in this course)
- A current First Aid Certificate
- A current Working with Children’s Check
- Current Anaphylaxis training
- Current Asthma Management training
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL)
Job Training Institute gives students the recognition they deserve, for skills and knowledge that they already possess. This process is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and where recognition is granted, the student is given the same status as those who have completed the course by regular attendance and assessment. If a student believes that they are eligible for exemptions/transfers on the basis of previous qualifications, they are to make an appointment with a Trainer/assessor at JTI, they are to bring along all their evidence for review. For more information on RPL, please click here to find out more.
Available Job Opportunities
- Child care worker
- Outside school hours care worker
- Children’s adviser
- Children’s services manager/director
- Children’s services coordinator
- Child care centre manager/director
- Child development worker
This qualification have pathways into further study in:
- CHC60208 Advanced Diploma of Children’s Services
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
The children’s services course takes about 8-12 months and in a special circumstance a student can be given up to one year to finish. This time frame includes 18 to 28 weeks of class time and 6 weeks (240 hours) of supervised work placement in a child care centre.
On average a learner should allocate 25 hours/week of learning and assessments.
JTI offers flexible training which suits individuals and industry requirements. The flexible nature of our delivery of this course [online, blended, face-to-face] caters to students in need of flexible study/work hours, working parents, students studying other courses, those juggling between employment and studies and all who are time constrained and wish to either further their education or change career paths.
Blended Face to Face and Online Learning
Our face-to-face learning is delivered in several delivery sites which are located in Melbourne (Mount Waverley, Dandenong, Sunshine). Classes for child care course are held at a variety of times so as to be convenient and flexible for today’s busy schedules. All our students have both face-to-face and online learning available to them. Students submit assessments online, which is available 24/7 and thus minimising time lapse between submissions, marking and feedback. We encourage our child care course students to take full advantage of our e-learning environment for study and submission of assignments.
Online support classes are held regularly and all students are welcome to attend.
Modes of delivery
JTI students use a blended mode of learning which includes
- Classroom Based (face to face)
- Online (online support classes )
Live online support classes
We have online live classes which you log in from your home to support your learning. In these classes students are able to interact with a trainer and one another by asking questions and sharing experiences.
What distinguishes us from other RTO:
- Flexibility – Job Training Institute offers learning flexibility to students through blended learning including face-to-face and online modes. All of our students have the choice of combining the two modes of learning.
- Work Placement – Job Training Institute facilitates work placement for its students and a work placement coordinator is available to assist students with any work placement issues and employment.
- Student Support – Our trainers are always available and willing to assist students with their studies and assignments via several methods ranging from chat, email, telephone calls, and walk-in appointments. Job Training Institute offers students weekly live online classes moderated by our skilled and seasoned trainers.
Completed Certificate III Children Services or its equivalent, which includes a minimum requirement of satisfactory completion of the 11 Core units and an elective unit CHCCN305B Provide care for babies.
Other requirements of this course
The requirements for this course are:
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- A written/online application form
- Successful completion of language, literacy and numeracy assessment
- Identification Documents
- A Photo ID
- A working with children check and a police check have to be obtained before work placement can be undertaken.
It would be preferred if you are under 25 that you have completed year 10. And if you are over 25, you should have relevant work/life experience.
Language, Literacy and numeracy Assessment:
Prior to enrolment in this course, students will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment which will be completed during the application process.
This assessment is used to determine the student’s level of language, literacy and numeracy required to complete the course or whether the student requires additional support.
The outcome of the LLN test will determine whether the student is suitable for enrolment. Students who are assessed as not having the required level of language, literacy and numeracy skills will be referred to external support networks to work with them on skill development in the required area/s. Students can apply for enrolment again once they have developed skills in that area.
Examples of assessments to be undertaken in this course include:
- Work Observation
- Personal Journal
- Short Questions
- Case Studies/Scenarios
- Research Activities
- Portfolio of Work
- Role Playing
- Practical Exercises
- Group Activities
- Formative Assessments
- Summative Assessment
- Assessment and Evidence gathering techniques
Assessments can be submitted during the face to face classes or through the online learning environment which we call “Moodle”. Through Moodle students can submit assignments from the comfort of their home and receive assistance from qualified trainers, assessors and IT staff. Support is provided online through email, chat line, live classes as well as on the telephone.
Government Funding Eligibility Criteria (Victoria)
- Australian Citizen/Permanent Resident/ New Zealand citizen
- Resides in Victoria
- Candidate aged 20 and above (as at 1st Jan of the current year) need to upskill
- Candidate under the age of 20 (as at 1st Jan of the current year) don’t need to upskill
Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places.
For further information, please contact our friendly staff.
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|NAME OF COURSE & CODE||Self Funded||Government Funded|
|Registration Fee||Tuition Fee||Total|
|CHC50908 Diploma of Children Services
Blended Online and Face to Face
|RPL and Indicative Tution Fee Hourly Rate||
Please click here for details
|HLTFA301C Apply First Aid||$120|
|22099VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis||$60|
|22024VIC Course in Emergency Management of Asthma in the Workplace||$60|
|HLTFS207C Food Safety Practices||$100|
|HLTHSE204D Follow Safe Manual Handling Practice||$150|
|HLTIN301C Comply with infection control policies and procedures||$100|
^This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding for students who meet the criteria. JTI advises that accessing Victorian Training Guarantee entitlement may impact your access to further government subsidised training.
^JTI is compliant with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government funded training
^The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.
Method of Payment:
At Job Training Institute we accept a wide range of payment methods:
- Cash, Cheque or money order
- EFTPOS ( whether over the phone or in person )
- Paypal, Online credit card and debit card payments (Fees and charges may apply)
- Direct deposits, direct debit arrangements.
* All payment is done in arrears, except the registration fee
How to Apply
(Visit any of our campuses [Mount Waverley, Dandenong and Sunshine], call or simply email us and one of our friendly staff will guide you through the course choices.
Government Funding Application
(Click on the government funding button below to see whether you are eligible for Government Funding.
Terms and Condition
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