Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Course

This qualification reflects the role of 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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY
If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as a traineeship

This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.

Qualification Diploma
National Code CHC50113
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

Other Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm

Further Study

Credit for Prior Learning
If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University
Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Bathurst

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18BAT-010

Dubbo

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18DUB-020

Orange

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Evening

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18ORA-010

Bathurst

How will I study?

Students will be required to complete work in their own times as well as attending all timetabled classes and play sessions. More information will be provided on orientation.

For this Campus based course you will need compulsory 240 hours of work placement in a Registered Early Childhood Education and Care setting. Your learner resources will be given out in class.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

The start date for this course is 5th February 2018. Compulsory classes are held on Monday and Tuesday during term times commencing at 9:00am until 3pm with ½ hour lunch break at Bathurst Campus in block K.

Course length: 18 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 5 February 2018
End Date: 14 December 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The materials fee will be dependant on previous qualifications gained. The fee will include three or five text books. It also covers your first aid book and bandages required for this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,970.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $386.00.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need:
-Students who are required to complete a work placement in child-related work may be required to complete a Working With Children Check if over the age of 18. The check is free if you are a student or volunteer with unpaid work. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.kids.nsw.edu.au. Students on work placement will be required to comply with a TAFE Student Code of Conduct and demonstrate their work place readiness.

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

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Dubbo

How will I study?

A detailed timetable will be provided outlining the workshops and scheduling dates during your orientation session. Tutorial support will also be avaliable on a weekly basis to support your learning via phone, email or face to face.

For this mixed mode course you will undertake your learning and assessment via scheduled workshops at Dubbo Fitzroy St Campus, using the Moodle learning platform as well as completing independent studies and compulsory 240 hours of work placement in a Registered Early Childhood Education and Care setting. Your learner resources will be given out in class or emailed to you as required. A general information session on all our Early Childhood Education and Care Courses will be held on November 16 November 2017, at the Student Hub in Myall Street - 6pm to 8pm.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Class attendance is Part time

Students will attend a variety Face to Face workshops approximately once a month at Dubbo TAFE College, Fitzroy Street campus.

Course length: 6 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 5 February 2018
End Date: 7 February 2020

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The materials fee is for your three diploma text books text books plus your first aid book and bandages required for this course. You may also be required to purchase an additional two text books if you haven't completed a certificate III in Ealry Childhood Education and Care.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,970.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $349.00.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need:
-Students who are required to complete a work placement in child-related work may be required to complete a Working With Children Check if over the age of 18. The check is free if you are a student or volunteer with unpaid work. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.kids.nsw.edu.au. Students on work placement will be required to comply with a TAFE Student Code of Conduct and demonstrate their work place readiness.
-Students will need access to the internet in order to access the Moodle learning platform to assist with their studies.

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

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Orange

How will I study?

A timetable will be given detailing when the workshops are on during the orientation. Tutorial support will also be available on a weekly basis to support your learning via phone, email or face to face.

For this part time evening course you will undertake your learning and assessment via scheduled workshops at Orange Campus, using the Moodle learning platform as well as completing independent studies and compulsory 240 hours of work placement in a Registered Early Childhood Education and Care setting. Your learner resources will be given out in class or emailed to you as required.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

Class attendance is Evening

Students will attend Face to Face classes, workshops and study sessions on Tuesdays at ORANGE TAFE College from 5.00-8.00pm.

Course length: 3 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 6 February 2018
End Date: 10 December 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The materials fee will be dependant on previous qualifications gained. The fee will include three or five text books. It also covers your first aid book and bandages required for this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,970.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $386.00.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need:
-Students who are required to complete a work placement in child-related work may be required to complete a Working With Children Check if over the age of 18. The check is free if you are a student or volunteer with unpaid work. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.kids.nsw.edu.au. Students on work placement will be required to comply with a TAFE Student Code of Conduct and demonstrate their work place readiness.
-Students will need access to the internet in order to access the Moodle learning platform to assist with their studies.

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE


TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Online

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18WCN-150

TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Evening

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18WCN-152

TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18WCN-151

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

Delivery Location: TAFE Digital

To successfully complete this course, you must undertake a minimum of 240 hours work placement in an Australian regulated early childhood service with children aged 0 to 5 years.
You must also complete unit HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting outside this course. Check the TAFE NSW Online website https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-online/choose-a-course for course information.
There are recommended minimum technical requirements to undertake a fully online courses. Check these requirements on the TAFE NSW Online website at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-online/study-online
TAFE NSW Online courses are:
• easy to use
• designed to help you learn new skills
• structured around real, work-based practices to help you get work ready and get a better job

Online learning gives you the flexibility to study when and where you like. While you will not be going to a campus every day, you will be able to connect with your teacher and other students in a virtual classroom. TAFE NSW Online offers:
• highly experienced and industry connected teachers
• a range of student support services including
• learning support
• technical support
• personal support

Your TAFE facilitator will support you via email, phone and in the Online learning platform and you can find out more in the TAFE NSW Online brochure for this course at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/tafe-nsw-online/choose-a-course

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered Online

This course is offered fully online over 80 weeks. 240 hours work placement will also be required, in a registered Early Childhood Education and Care setting with children aged 0 to 5 years.

Course length: 18 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 5 February 2018
End Date: 4 February 2020

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The materials fee will be dependant on previous qualifications gained. The fee will include three or five text books. It also covers your first aid book and bandages required for this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,970.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are:
• the ability to work independently
• access to computer technology and reliable internet connection

Students who are required to complete a work placement in child-related work may be required to complete a Working with Children Check. The check is free if you are a student or volunteer with unpaid work. You can find out more by visiting: www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au.
Students on work placement will be required to comply with a TAFE Student Code of Conduct and demonstrate their work place readiness.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, please contact the teaching section.

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TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

Students will be required to complete work in their own times as well as attending the classes. More information will be provided on orientation

In this mixed mode course you will undertake your learning and assessment through a combination of class room based workshops via video conferencing and connected classrooms, Moodle online learning platform, self-directed study and work placement.

Your teacher will provide study support over the phone and via email. Your learner resources will be given out at the classes and will be available on the Moodle site. You will be required to complete compulsory 240 hours of work placement in a Registered Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Online and Connected classroom

Class attendance is Evening

Compulsory classes are held on Monday and Tuesday every week during term time for the year commencing at 5:30pm and finishing at 7:30pm via Video conferencing and connected classroom from their local college.

Course length: 4 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 7 February 2018
End Date: 7 December 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The materials fee will be dependant on previous qualifications gained. The fee will include three or five text books. It also covers your first aid book and bandages required for this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,970.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $386.00.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need:

-Students who are required to complete a work placement in child-related work may be required to complete a Working With Children Check if over the age of 18. The check is free if you are a student or volunteer with unpaid work. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.kids.nsw.edu.au. Students on work placement will be required to comply with a TAFE Student Code of Conduct and demonstrate their work place readiness.
-Students will need access to the internet in order to access the Moodle learning platform to assist with their studies.

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

A timetable will be given detailing when the workshops are on during the orientation. Tutorial support will also be available on a weekly basis to support your learning via phone, email or face to face. For this mixed mode course you will undertake your learning and assessment via scheduled workshops at Bathurst Campus, using the Moodle learning platform as well as completing independent studies and compulsory 240 hours of work placement in a Registered Early Childhood Education and Care setting. Your learner resources will be given out in class or emailed to you as required.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Online and Workshops

Class attendance is Part time

Students will attend Face to Face classes approximately once a month at Bathurst TAFE College from 9:00 to 3:30 pm with a 1/2 lunch break.

Start Date: 17 February 2018
End Date: 14 December 2019

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The materials fee of $386.00 will be dependant on previous qualifications gained. The fee will include three or five text books. It also covers your first aid book and bandages required for this course.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,970.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $386.00.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email courseinfo.western@tafensw.edu.au

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need:
Students who are required to complete a work placement in child-related work may be required to complete a Working With Children Check if over the age of 18. The check is free if you are a student or volunteer with unpaid work. You can find out more by visiting: http://www.kids.nsw.edu.au. Students on work placement will be required to comply with a TAFE Student Code of Conduct and demonstrate their work place readiness.
Students will need access to the internet in order to access the Moodle learning platform to assist with their studies.

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE