CHC50908 Diploma of Childrens Services
Qualification Content and Overview
Following on from the Certificate III in Children’s Services, the Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) is the next step in professional development for students seeking a fulfilling career in the childcare industry.
The Diploma of Children’s Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) provides students with an in-depth understanding of children and how to engage with them in a group care environment. At the Diploma level the course focus shifts to learning about daily, weekly and long term programming.
The Diploma of Children’s Services is a 12 month course full-time, and comprises of both in-class learning and practical experience. Essential knowledge will be assessed through written work and essential skills will be assessed through the industry placement. As a part of the course students will learn how to plan experiences for children of differing ages and abilities and how to include children with additional needs.
Available for this course.
Full Time: 12 month course
Start dates coming soon.
- Completion of Certificate III in Children’s services or equivalent
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Ability to read, write and communicate in English
This qualification is designed for those who wish to develop their skills and knowledge as leaders in children’s services. This course of study is therefore focused on developing professional responsibility and the ability to contribute in an innovative manner to the development of effective management strategies and approaches to learning and in a team environment.
- Group Leader
- Program coordinator
- Assistant Director
- Family Day Coordinator/Carer
- Out of School Hours Care Coordinator/Team leader
- Special needs inclusion worker
- Project or Program Administrator
- Human Welfare Studies and Services
- Child Care Services
- Child Care Centre Manager
- Authorised supervisor (Children’s Services)
- Children’s Services Coordinator
- Centre Manager
- Director or Group Leader in a Childcare Centre
- Child Development Worker
- Children’s Service Director/Manager
There are 20 units of competency that need to be completed to gain this qualification. Of these units 13 are core units and 7 of them are electives. These units of competency have been organised into clusters that focus on developing essential knowledge and skills relevant to working in a position of leadership in a Children’s Services environment.
These clusters focus on the following topics:
- Managing organisational risks and requirements
- Program Design
- Planning to promote children’s development
- Fostering children’s development
- Professional leadership and practice
- Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
- Foster physical development in early childhood
- Foster social development in early childhood
- Support emotional and psychological development in early childhood
- Foster cognitive development in early childhood
- Foster children’s language and communication development
- Manage children’s services workplace practice to address regulations and quality assurance
- Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
- Plan and implement the inclusion of children with additional needs
- Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children’s development
- Gather, interpret and use information about children
- Design, implement and evaluate programs and care routines for children
- Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care for children
- Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children’s services
- Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
- Coordinate the work environment
- Use music to enhance children’s experience and development
- Foster children’s aesthetic and creative development
Benefits of Training
- Nationally recognised training program
- Standardised skills base across the organisation
- Increased staff retention and contentment
- Access to State and Federal Funding may apply