Qualification details

CHC50908 - Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care) (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 07/May/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced25/Mar/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and CareThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. Removal of entry requirements. Significant changes to core units in line with new regulatory environment. 30/Jun/2013
Supersedes CHC50302 - Diploma of Children's Services 24/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBLED401A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individuals N/A
BSBMGT401A - Show leadership in the workplaceShow leadership in the workplace N/A
BSBMGT608C - Manage innovation and continuous improvementManage innovation and continuous improvement N/A
BSBRSK501A - Manage riskManage risk N/A
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business financesManage small business finances N/A
BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability N/A
CHCADMIN508B - Manage limited budgets and financial accountabilitiesManage limited budgets and financial accountabilities N/A
CHCAL523D - Manage home based care administration requirementsManage home based care administration requirements N/A
CHCCD420B - Work to empower Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander communitiesWork to empower Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander communities N/A
CHCCN511B - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for childrenEstablish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 134111 Child Care Centre Manager 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1295-11 Child Care Co-Ordinator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Children's Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Child Care Worker,Program Leader (Children's Services),Supervisor (Children's Services),Children's Adviser 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 134111 Child Care Centre Manager 02/Feb/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1295-11 Child Care Co-Ordinator 02/Feb/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0905 Human Welfare Studies And Services 02/Feb/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 02/Feb/2009 
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Modification History

CHC08 Version 3

CHC08 Version 4

Comments

CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early childhood education and care)

CHC50908 Diploma of Children’s Services (Early childhood education and care)

Updated in V4

ISC upgrades of unit codes

Updated entry requirements

Updated occupational titles

Description

This qualification covers workers in children's services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements. At this level:

  • Workers have responsibility for supervision of other staff and volunteers
  • In most states it is the highest qualification required at director or service manager level for children's service centre-based care.

It is noted that whilst this qualification equips workers to work with children from 0-5 years of age, some workplaces and jurisdictions require workers to have skills and knowledge to work with children in both early and middle childhood (i.e. aged 0-12 years).

Where workers are required to work across the span of development from 0-12 years, candidates should receive training and/or assessment across this broader span of development and in addition to the qualification, be awarded a Statement of Attainment for achievement of the Middle childhood development skill set .

Occupational titles  may include:

  • Authorised supervisor (children’s services)
  • Children’s services coordinator
  • Centre manager (children’s services)
  • Director (children’s services)
  • Childhood educator
  • Group/team coordinator/leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s adviser
  • Program leader (children’s services)
  • Children’s service director / manager
  • Child development worker
  • Early childhood educator

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Description

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

To gain entry into CHC50908 Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care) candidates must demonstrate competence through a recognised training program or recognition process, in the following units of competency:

CHCCHILD401B Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCCN301C Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCCN302A Provide care for children

CHCCN303A Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner

CHCCN305B Provide care for babies

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

CHCFC301A Support the development of children

CHCIC301E Interact effectively with children

CHCPR301C Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCPR303D Develop understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes

Employability Skills Summary

Refer to the Topic: Introduction to the Employability Skills Qualification Summaries

Packaging Rules

PACKAGING RULES 

18 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 13 core units
  • 5 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Group A electives which are recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice
  • Group B elective which is compulsory in some jurisdictions
  • Group C electives which are recommended for centre-based care
  • Other relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages

Core units 

CHCCN511B Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

CHCFC502A Foster physical development in early childhood

CHCFC503A Foster social development in early childhood

CHCFC504A Support emotional and psychological development in early childhood

CHCFC505A Foster cognitive development in early childhood

CHCFC506A Foster children's language and communication development

CHCIC501B Manage children's services workplace practice to address regulations and quality assurance

CHCIC510A Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

CHCIC512A Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs

CHCPR502E Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children's development

CHCPR509A Gather, interpret and use information about children

CHCPR510B Design, implement and evaluate programs and care routines for children

CHCRF511A Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care for children

The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking children's services work need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.

Group A electives  - recommended for culturally aware and respectful practice 

The children's services workplace is regarded as having particular potential for engendering stronger and more respectful relationships between non-Aboriginal Australians and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians and across the diverse groups in the community.

It is therefore highly recommended that this qualification includes one of the following units to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for:

  • Staff to support and promote respect for and awareness of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities where there are no Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children attending or residing in the local area
  • Staff who work specifically with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families

CHCIC302A Support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families to participate in children's services

HLTHIR404D Work effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

As cultural diversity is a feature of our community, one of the following electives is recommended for inclusion:

CHCIC511A Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children's services

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

PSPMNGT605B Manage diversity

Group B elective  - compulsory in some jurisdictions 

The following unit may be compulsory in some jurisdictions:

CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment

Group C electives  - recommended for centre-based care 

The following units of competency are recommended for work in centre-based care at Diploma level. Employers may specify electives required for their workplace if appropriate.

CHCCN520C Advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people

CHCFC507A Use music to enhance children's experience and development

CHCFC508A Foster children's aesthetic and creative development

CHCIC511A Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children's services

CHCINF407D Meet information needs of the community

CHCPR614D Observe children and interpret observations (Note pre-requisite: CHCPR509A)

HLTHIR403C Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Other relevant electives 

Electives are to be selected in line with specified Packaging Rules.

The following list of relevant electives is intended to facilitate selection. Employers may specify certain electives as required to address specific workplace needs.

Children's services electives 

CHCFAM503B Work with a child focused approach

CHCFC507A Use music to enhance children's experience and development

CHCFC508A Foster children's aesthetic and creative development

CHCFC520C Promote ethical understanding of children

CHCPR515A Develop and implement a program to support sustainable practice

CHCPR614C Observe children and interpret observations (Note pre-requisite: CHCPR509A)

Client support and professional practice electives 

CHCICS406B Support client self management

CHCLD415A Confirm client developmental status

CHCLD515A Analyse client information for service planning and delivery (Note pre-requisite CHCLD415A)

CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Children's contact services electives 

CHCCONS401C Facilitate changeover

CHCCONS402C Facilitate and monitor contact

CHCCONS403C Support families to develop relationships

Advocacy and diversity electives 

CHCCD420B Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities

CHCCN520C Advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people

CHCCS421B Undertake community sector work within own community

Business administration electives 

BSBMGT608C Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBRSK501A Manage risk

BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CHCADMIN508B Manage limited budgets and financial accountabilities

CHCAL523D Manage home based care administration requirements

CHCINF302D Maintain the organisation’s information systems

CHCINF407D Meet information needs of the community

CHCNET402B Establish and maintain effective networks

CHCORG423C Maintain quality service delivery

CHCORG614C Manage a community sector organisation

CHCPOL402C Contribute to policy development

Leadership and supervision electives 

BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals

BSBMGT401A Show leadership in the workplace

CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices

CHCCS513C Maintain an effective community sector work environment

CHCORG406C Supervise work

CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation

CHCORG610B Manage change in a community sector organisation

CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace

CHCORG620D Promote and represent the service

CHCORG624E Provide leadership in community services delivery

CHCORG627B Provide mentoring support to colleagues

HLTWHS401A Maintain workplace WHS processes

HLTWHS501A Manage workplace WHS processes

Food safety electives 

HLTFS309C Oversee the day -to -day implementation of food safety in the workplace 

HLTFS310C Apply and monitor food safety requirements 

First aid electives  (Note, one or both first aid units may be required by some jurisdictions)

HLTFA302C Provide first aid in remote situation (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (Note pre-requisite: HLTFA311A)

Oral health 

CHCOHC401A Inform and encourage clients and groups to understand and achieve good oral health

CHCOHC402A Support clients and groups to learn practical aspects of oral health care

CHCOHC404A Recognise and respond to signs and symptoms that may indicate oral health issues

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