Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 082757J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification that ACECQA requires for those wanting to take on higher levels of responsibility and leadership in an early childhood service. You will learn what it means to provide a program for babies, toddlers and young children and work in a position of responsibility. It is the qualification for those wishing to lead an education and care program for children before they enter formal schooling.

There are 28 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating learning programs for children
  • Facilitating children’s holistic development and wellbeing
  • Managing and maintaining legal and ethical compliance
  • Leadership and basic management responsibilities

Other Requirements

Students must undergo a criminal history and working with children check prior to undertaking Vocational Placement in an early education service, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18). It is a requirement of the qualifications that students obtain a Blue Card upon commencement of study and hold a current Blue Card for the duration of enrolment in the qualification.

Employment Opportunities

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Lead Educator in long day care, child care centres, occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program, working with a teacher
  • Supervisor roles in ACECQA approved services.
  • Other education based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as tutor, education support staff or as teacher aides.

English College Pathways

ACCCO prides itself on maintaining solid quality relationships with reputable educational partners. Students who do not meet our English Language entry requirements may choose to study an English course at one of our English College Partners.

Pathways to Further Study

Some universities offer credit from the Diploma to enrol into Early Childhood Teaching qualifications. Alternatively, the CHC60215 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is a great qualification for those aspiring to secure a management position in early childhood services.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): Tuition Fee: 17,250 for the entire course; Material Fee: 550; Enrolment... Read moreTuition Fee: 17,250 for the entire course; Material Fee: 550; Enrolment Fee: 200
Start date: 24 August 2020
21 September 2020
Duration: 96 Weeks (4 study periods of 24 weeks, including 7 holiday weeks)
Study mode: Full time
Address

Australian Child Care Career Options

161 Brunswick Street
Brisbane Queensland 4006
Australia

Entry criteria

Australian Child Care Career Options uses a range of selection criteria in our selection of students for entry into courses, but in general the potential student must:

  • Have a strong commitment to studying in Australia.
  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent
  • Student Visa Holder (subclass 500)
  • Be able to meet the financial cost of the qualifications and living expenses

We accept the following English tests for standard entry into our qualifications;

  • IELTS: minimum score of 5.5, with no subscore less than 5.0 or
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 527 or
  • Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 46 (no sub-score less than 35) or
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 42 or
  • Cambridge English Advanced level: a minimum score of 162