What is Diploma of School Age Education and Care?
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification based on competency standards from the Community Services Training Package. The competency standards have been developed under the National Training Framework and form the basis of the qualification.
CHC50213 The Diploma of School Age Education and Care.
The Diploma is made up of 25 Units:
- Support Children to participate in school age care CHCSAC001
- Develop cultural competence CHCECE001
- Develop and implement play and leisure experiences in school age care CHCSAC002
- Work collaboratively and respectfully with children in school age care CHCSAC003
- Promote and provide healthy food and drinks CHCECE004
- Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning CHCECE011
- Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in school age care CHCSAC005
- Use an approved learning framework to guide practice CHCECE009
- Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children CHCECE016
- Nurture creativity in children CHCECE018
- Facilitate compliance in an education and care services CHCECE019
- Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour CHCECE020
- Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children CHCECE021
- Promote children’s agency CHCECE022
- Analyse information to inform learning CHCECE023
- Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development CHCECE024
- Embed sustainable practices in service operations CHCECE025
- Work in partnerships with families to provide appropriate education and care for children CHCECE026
- Identify and respond to children and young people at risk CHCPRT001
- Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004
- Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander cultural safety CHCDIV002
- Maintain work health and safety HLTWHS003
- Develop teams and individuals BSBLED401
- Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability BSBUS501
- Build and Sustain an Innovative Work Environment BSBINN502
The competencies will be assessed both off and on the job, and the training modules are relevant to what is reflected in today's workforce. All units of competency have a theory based component, which students will work through. This will be combined with "on the job" practical component.
Whilst Child Care Services Training qualifications are open access, to ensure the success of an individual, CCCT's facilitators recommend that students have completed a minimum of year 10 and that their literacy and numeracy skills be at basic adult learning level.
Child Care Services Training uses a Language Literacy and Numeracy Tool, designed to identify individual students support requirements.
If a student does not meet the minimum requirements, our facilitators will recommend an introductory pre-vocational course to assist with literacy and numeracy skills.
For placement within services, students will need to provide evidence of a clear Police Check displaying their legal capacity to work with children.
Student Course Fees / Incidental costs
The cost of the course will be $4,500.00. ($180.00 per unit)
Child Care Services Training does not offer any fee concessions or fee exemptions.
Materials Fee (This includes text books and other related materials) $200.00
Departments of Communities and Social Inclusion Clearance to work with children
Learning Pathways and Delivery Methods
CCST offers various methods of delivery for your convenience:
- Externally via a self-paced mode: this delivery is completed via a resource package that includes support materials, text books and assessment resources. For learners who are currently working in an early childhood context, you will be able to complete the on the job competencies in your workplace. CCST will contact learners fortnightly to see how they are going and offer on-going support and motivation. This will be via: email, phone and face to visits. Resources will be accessed by our online Moodle portal.
- We offer a Classroom based (face to face training) option for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. We deliver Certificate III over an 25 week period and this course requires a commitment of four days per week.
- Work placement will be organised by the facilitators in consultation with the learner. As a guide, a learner studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will need to undertake a work placement. This is a requirement of 120 hours.
- For Diploma students, we have a facilitated training day scheduled for 1 day per month at our training rooms – we unpack 1 unit of competency per month. Study sessions and workshops may also be available to learners for additional support. Learners will have access to a facilitator to provide support as they work through their units of competency.
- Learners with previous study in the Children’s Services Training Package will be able to apply for National Recognition.
- Recognition of Prior Learning will also be discussed with all learners (if relevant) to appropriately recognise any previous learning. We have an RPL Information kit if you would like more information regarding this; please call Lisa Tregenza or Melanie Cardillo to discuss the best option for you.