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Working Towards Diploma

Post by BinnyJay » Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:30 pm


I am currently studying Bachelor Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and have completed 7 units. I completed a Certificate 3 Early Childhood Education and Care in April 2018 and work in NSW. I am wondering at what stage can i be counted as working towards diploma and what is the process I need to go through to be recognised as this if my centre agrees to class me as a Diploma what pay rate should I be on.


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Re: Working Towards Diploma

Post by Lorina » Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:57 pm


You need to meet the following requirements:

Diploma level

You can be counted towards meeting the diploma level qualification requirements if you can satisfy all of the above and one of the following:

hold an approved certificate III level qualification OR
have completed the approved certificate III units* OR
have completed 30% of the units in an approved ECT qualification.
‘Actively working towards’ provisions may not apply where a state or territory specific regulation is in place, including for services educating and caring for school age children. If you have any questions about this, contact your regulatory authority.

Please note that all family day care coordinators in Australia are required to hold an approved diploma level education and care qualification and cannot be ‘actively working towards’ this qualification.

* approved certificate III units include the following 11 units of competency (or equivalent superseded units) from the Certificate III in early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113):

A person is actively working towards an approved diploma level qualification if they hold the following 11 units of competency (or equivalent superseded units) from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

What position are you currently working at your centre?


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