CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

 RPL & Skills Recognition

Overview

Our exciting RPL program allows you to turn your years of on the job experience into a nationally recognised qualification. If your experience stacks up, you will find yourself eligible for a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. With this qualification you can work in all areas of children’s services including pre-schools, occasional day care centres and family day care centres.
So if you’ve managed or supervised staff who look after children, worked on creating a safe working environment, and coordinated the workplace then you’re on track. You can attain your certificate without having to go study at TAFE or college or anywhere. In fact, there’s no classes to attend at all. Our partner Registered Training Organisation will look at your evidence, assess you and bring you up to speed, and in no time issuing you with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

What's involved?

1. Free Skills Assessment

Our exciting RPL program allows you to turn your years of on the job experience into a nationally recognised qualification. If your experience stacks up, you will find yourself eligible for a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. With this qualification you can work in all areas of children’s services including pre-schools, occasional day care centres and family day care centres.

So if you’ve managed or supervised staff who look after children, worked on creating a safe working environment, and coordinated the workplace then you’re on track.

You can attain your certificate without having to go study at TAFE or college or anywhere. In fact, there’s no classes to attend at all. Our partner Registered Training Organisation will look at your evidence, assess you and bring you up to speed, and in no time issuing you with the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

2. Evidence Portfolio
  • Valid Identification
  • Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (rosters, timetables, order forms/documents, strategies, and risk control documents)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately four (4) years experience (in total)
  • photos: The more photos you have the more skills you can show. Please ensure you attain consent from any photographed parties – and beware of guidelines regarding photographing children.
  • videos: This is a great way to show off your skills, no more than 5 videos are required; each video no longer than 6 minutes each. Please ensure you attain consent from any photographed parties – and beware of guidelines regarding filming children.
  • overseas qualifications
  •  short courses, accreditations and other courses you may have completed at your childcare or workplace
  • certificates or transcripts: a certified copy of your past qualification or transcript that you may have studied in the past. This includes any short courses such as first aid courses.
  • Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence
3. Skills Check
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. Qualified!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised.

Careers

Kindergarten Assistant

For new diploma graduates, working as a Kindergarten Assistant is a great start to your new career. You can obtain further experience working in the early childhood education sector in a structured environment and under the guidance of a room leader or qualified teacher.

Early Childhood Educator

An Early Childhood Educator can work in a variety of early childhood education and care services such as long day care, occasional care or pre-school. Early Childhood Educators are responsible for designing and implementing the educational program and looking after the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in their care..

Family Day Care (FDC) Educator

FDC Educators provide care and education to children within the comfort of their own homes. FDC professionals are responsible for developing and implementing the educational program for a small group of children in their care. This option can also provide flexible working hours tailored to your needs and the needs of the client families.

Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) Educator / Assistant

OSHC programs enable flexible working hours delivering a care and education program to school age children before and after school hours. You will be involved in planning and implementing fun and innovative activities for the children in the program, under the guidance of an OSHC Co-ordinator or Manager.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this RPL Program you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification in:

Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

Study Pathways

You may be granted credit points/exemptions towards a bachelor degree such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching, Birth to five years, Birth twelve years)
  • Bachelor of Education (Birth to five years)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

 Ready to start?

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RPL & Skills Recognition
Location: Australia Wide

Candidates often commence courses and modules with existing knowledge, skills, and experience that are relevant to their field of study. These attributes may have been gained in educational or practical settings (paid or voluntary) both in Australia or overseas. Recognising a candidates’ prior learning involves giving them credit towards a vocational qualification for the formal and informal learning experiences they have previously completed. For example, if you have previously worked in an office, you may have gained some skills that can be used as credit toward a business administration qualification. Likewise, if you have spent time helping out at a tuition centre for underpriviledged children, you may have some experience that is relevance to a teaching certification.

Essentially, RPL may mean that you do not have to complete all the modules, maybe none of them, in a given course of study to attain the full qualification.

Who Can Apply for the RPL Process?

Anyone who has previous knowledge, experience, or skills that are relevant to the course of study that they want to complete can apply for RPL, regardless of whether your training or experience was in Australia or abroad. To be successful, you need to be able to provide evidence of the skills and knowledge you have gained.

Process

1. FREE SKILLS ASSESSMENT

You need to have valid industry experience in order to qualify for this RPL program. When you first touch base, we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether this qualification is right for you. As a rule of thumb if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

2. EVIDENCE PORTFOLIO
  • Valid Identification
  • Resume: We need your resume showing details of your work history, job description including your duties and places you worked in.
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters: get a reference letter from your current & past employers detailing your job title, your duties, how long you worked there and any special skills you have. Reference letters should show approximately four (4) years experience (in total).
  • Certificates/ transcripts from formal training
  • Work samples/change plans
  • Supervisor’s reports
  • Customer/client feedback
  • Position description
  • Response to questions/interview
  • Other evidence: it’s a good idea to include any other documents as evidence.
3. SKILLS CHECK
  1. You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our qualified assessor
  2. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation.
  3. Where gap training is required, you will need to complete theory or practical assessments as required. Theory components can be completed from home and practical components can be completed at your work site.
4. QUALIFIED!

All certificates are Nationally Recognised.