This qualification covers workers in 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 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.
VET-FEE-HELP is available for this course.*Conditions apply, please click here to find more information.
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered with Victoria and Common Wealth Government, funding for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
For more information, please click here to download a copy of the student handbook in pdf format.
Also read the student code of conduct, rights and responsibilities here
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care course takes approximately 12 months which includes class time plus 240 hours of placement. JTI offers flexible training which suits individuals and industry requirements. The flexible nature of our delivery of this course [online, blended, face-to-face] caters to students in need of flexible study/work hours, working parents, students studying other courses, those juggling between employment and studies and all who are time constrained and wish to either further their education or change career paths.
Government Funding Eligibility Criteria
To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to a Job Training Institute staff member or use the government funding button below.
For Victoria and South Australia students click the button below to check your eligibility.
For South Australian students, please call our Adelaide office at 08 8231 8312 to check for new funding eligibility.
Students with disabilities are also encouraged to access funded training places.
For further information / funding in other state, please contact our friendly staff.
Phone: (03) 9212 3535 | 9802 9697 | 0434378860
|NAME OF COURSE & CODE||Self Funded||Government Funded (Victoria)|
|Tuition Fee||Total||Without Concession||With Concession#|
|CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care||$9,786.90
|$9,786.90||$96.90 per calendar year ($0.05 per scheduled hours)||$19.38 per calendar year ($0.02 per scheduled hours)|
|RPL and Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Rate||Please click here for detailed information||$9,786.90||$96.90 per calendar year ($0.05 per scheduled hours)||$19.38 per calendar year ($0.02 per scheduled hours)|
|22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace||Current certificate is required for Work Placement||$60|
|22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis||Current certificate is required for Work Placement||$60|
|22282VIC + 22300VIC together||Current certificate is required for Work Placement||$100 ($20 Discount)|
|JTI Work Placement T-Shirt||Required for Work Placement||$25 each (GST inclusive)|
|Police Check||Required for Work Placement||$50 (GST inclusive)/Employment check $32(Volunteer GST Inclusive) (through fit2work with JTI)|
|Recommended Books||Business of Childcare (Karen Kearns) & Frameworks for Learning (Karen Kearns)
Copies of this textbook are available at JTI Library for borrowing.
|This can be purchased from vendors directly around $89 (price is subject to change by vendors)|
|Re-issue certificate(including Academic Transcript)||Optional||$50|
|Re-issue Academic Transcript||Optional||$25|
Minimum tuition fees for Indigenous students
Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, all enrolments undertaken by Indigenous students will be charged at the concession rate. This includes Diploma programs.
NOTE: Victorian Training Guarantee(VTG) is a subsidised training scheme through the Victorian Government. It is available to eligible residents in Victoria.
If you are eligible for VTG funding and if you complete the course(CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care), government contribution will be approximately $9,690.00
**If you are eligible for VET-FEE HELP, Census Date and Tuition Fee for each study period information, please click here.
Fees are subject to change
JTI advises that accessing Victorian Training Guarantee entitlement may impact your ability to access to further government subsidised training.
JTI is compliant with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, and Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access government funded training.
Also students from Aboriginal & Torres Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The student tuition fees are indicative only and subject to change dependent on individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees such as student services and amenity fees may apply.
Concessions on tuition fees for government subsidised training places in all course categories are available to people in the following groups:
Your completion of this course with our institute may affect your future funding eligibility. So be sure this is the course you are interested in, which will enable you get a job and lead to your future career pathway.
Students in Victoria who qualify for government funding are only allowed to undertake 2 courses at the same level in their lifetime with the exclusion of:
Method of Payment
At Job Training Institute we accept a wide range of payment methods:
This course is current as per training.gov.au
Successful completion of this course requires the fulfilment of 28 units of study: 23 compulsory and 5 elective units
The requirements for this course are:
It would be preferred if you are under 25 that you have completed year 10. And if you are over 25, you should have relevant work/life experience.
Language, Literacy and numeracy Assessment:
Prior to enrolment in a course, students, will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment which will be completed upon application. This assessment is used to determine the student’s level of language, literacy and numeracy required to complete the course or whether the student requires additional support. The outcome of the LLN test will determine whether the student is suitable for enrolment. Students who are assessed as not having the required level of language, literacy and numeracy skills will be referred to external support networks to work with them on skill development in the required area/s. Students can apply for enrolment again once they have developed skills in that area.
Example of assessments you will need to do in order to be competent are:
Assessments can be submitted via face to face classes or the online learning environment.Face to face students submit their assessments to their trainer in class while Online students submit their work online. Online students can submit assignments from the comfort of their home and receive assistance from qualified trainers, assessors and IT staff. Support is provided online through email, chat lines, live classes and via the telephone.
Short Courses that may be useful for you:
Work Placement Program
Work placement is not optional; this course include a compulsory number of hours of practical placement.
We understand the industry and can assist you in finding Work Placement. JTI Work placement Coordinator, JTI Trainers and the student will work collaboratively in securing a work placement.
The process is as follows:
Requirements for Work Placement
Note: If you have a previous conviction noted on you police check or working with the children check, talk to our staff before enrolling in the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL)
Recognition of Prior Learning is the process that recognises a student’s current skills and experience, regardless of where and when the learning occurred. Students may have existing knowledge and skills and these could be formally recognised and credited towards a qualification from JTI. For further information on RPL, please click here.
Available Job Opportunities
This qualification has pathways into further study in:
Blended Face to Face and Online Learning
Delivery will mainly be:
Our face-to-face Early Childhood Education and Care course is delivered at several sites which are located in Melbourne (Dandenong, and Sunshine) and Adelaide (CBD). Classes are held at a variety of times and locations to be convenient and flexible for today’s busy schedules. Online support classes are held regularly and all students are welcome to access them.
Most Children Services students at JTI use the blended mode of study. They may come to class one or two days a week or attend online classes once a week and then spend the rest of their recommended learning time online watching recorded classes, going through power points, reading resources and communicating with their trainer online. This option enables students who want to complete their course quicker to do so and at the same time offering support to all students.
Live online support classes
We have online live classes on a regular basis. In these classes students are able to interact with a trainer and one another by asking questions and sharing experiences. We have revolutionised the process of learning by availing Children’s Services resources 24/7, everywhere, anywhere, all the time. Even if you are interstate or overseas, you can continue to study and submit your assignments. Additionally, we support Child care learning through several mediums, including email, chat lines, live classes, telephone or one on one appointment with your trainer.
This course will be delivered at one of our campuses or a hired venue. Some students may take the option of attending weekly online classes. Work placement is undertaken at various industry facilities that are not related to Job Training Institute, hence, we are unable to guarantee work placement at a specific facility. Students will be advised of the venue of their work placement that they must attend as their course progresses.
Third Party Arrangements
Job Training Institute does not deliver this course through third party arrangements. We use brokers or agents for recruitment of students, but not for training.
Support Services Available
JTI is committed to ensuring that all students receive adequate learning support to ensure their full potential is reached, therefore, JTI ensures that:
Support services available to all JTI students include:
For more information on support services look at JTI student support policy located on our website www.jti.edu.au
What distinguishes Children Services Training from others:
Job Training Institute is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with VET standards, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation.
JTI does not guarantee the following: