This qualification is relevant to educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. They work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
The qualification includes 28 units of competency and is delivered through classroom delivery. Class attendance is compulsory. Learning and assessment reflects requirements in real life educator roles.
This includes assessment of your practical skills with children. Students need to be engaged in work, either paid or unpaid, with children and are required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of work placement in a licensed and registered early childhood service. Of these, 120 hours must be completed with infants under 2 years of age. The remaining 120 hours must be completed with children up to 5 years of age.
Students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit transfer (CT) if they meet the eligibility requirements.
It is a requirement of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care that you hold English language and literacy skills to a determined level. This will be assessed using the CPLE Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment.
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