This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement and meet the requirements of an approved learning framework, the Early Childhood Education and Care Services National Law and National Regulations, and the National Quality Standard. Diploma qualified educators are also responsible for supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development through documenting relevant information for children’s individual profiles to plan activities, provide care to children, facilitating their play and leisure and enabling them to achieve their developmental and learning outcomes. They will learn how to use and implement organisational policies and procedures. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of at least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.
The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
- Hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
- CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
|Manage team effectiveness
|Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
|Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
|Nurture creativity in children
|Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
|Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
|Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
|Analyse information to inform children’s learning
|Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
|Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
|Work in partnership with children’s families
|Reflect on and improve own professional practice
|Lead the work team
|Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
|Establish innovative work environments