College of Business & Commerce

DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION (LEVEL 5)

This qualification is internationally accredited by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and nationally accredited on the Fiji Qualifications Framework (FQF) by the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC). It is also registered on the Pacific Register of Qualifications and Standards (PRQS).

DESCRIPTION

This qualification addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for children below eight years of age. It builds on professional practices of a child carer and educator through designing and implementing child-centred curriculum within the requirements of an approved framework or guideline in caring, learning, safety, health and child protection. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and management skills by supervising a team in a simulated environment or at a selected day care or learning centre.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Pre-school Teacher 
  • Child Welfare Officer 
  • Day Care Worker
  • Childcare Worker in Hotels and Resort
  • Professional Nanny 
LENGTH OF PROGRAMME
Full Time 2 years
Part Time 2 and half years
 ELIGIBILITY/ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to this programme, a person shall have:

  • A pass in Senate recognised Year 12 / Form 6 or equivalent with English; or
  • Complete Certificate III/IV in Early Childhood Education & Care from a recognized institution or
  • Met mature student admission criteria.
COURSE INFORMATION

This programme has a total of 12 courses.

Course Code Course Title Semester Delivery Mode Campus Fees (FJD)
CEE41 Child Development and Care for Special Needs 1 & 2 Blended All Campuses $455
CEE42 Children & Childhood 1 & 2 Blended All Campuses $455  
CEE43 Understanding and Supporting Young Children’s Behaviour 1 &2 Blended All Campuses $455
CEE44 Young Children’s Health and Wellbeing 1 & 2   Blended All Campuses $455
CEE45 Practices and Skills of a Child Care Professional 1 & 2   Blended All Campuses $455
CEE46 ECE & Care Workplace Attachment 1 & 2 Blended All Campuses $455
CEE51 Development & Care for Children’s Health, Wellbeing and Safety   1 & 2   Blended Laucala Lautoka Labasa   $550
  CEE52   Pacific Families and Communities   1 & 2   Blended Laucala Lautoka Labasa   $550  
  CEE53 Curriculum Studies in ECE & Care   1 & 2   Blended Laucala Lautoka Labasa   $550
  CEE54 Professional and Inclusive Practice in ECE & Care   1 & 2   Blended Laucala Lautoka Labasa $550
  CEE55 Leadership and Research in ECE & Care   1 & 2   Blended Laucala Lautoka Labasa $550
  CEE56 ECE & Care Workplace Attachment   1 & 2   Blended Laucala Lautoka Labasa $550

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