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 September

  Workplace

  Workplace

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18BAT-113

Bathurst

VET Student Loans

  Starts in September

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18BAT-091

Dubbo

VET Student Loans

  Starts in October

  Evening

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18DUB-048

Bathurst

How will I study?

The learner will need a clear volunteer National Working with Children Check at no cost to engage in work placement requirements. This Working with Child Check must be sighted before learners are able to participate in an early childhood service.

240 hours work place experience must be completed in a registered early childhood facility including hours with under two year olds and hours with two to five years to successfully complete the course. Your work placement will be organised by TAFE.

The Australian Government has introduced a range of reforms to improve outcomes for students by improving the quality of vocational education and training. One of these reforms is the establishment of pre-enrolment assessment process. This includes the development of minimum pre-requisite and prior education qualifications, including demonstrated literacy and numeracy requirements. These assessments allow us to ensure that you hold the pre-requisite academic skills necessary to complete the qualification that you are enrolling into. This assessment will assist us to ensure you are provided with the most appropriate training plan and support to undertake your qualification and the career opportunities it provides. Once you have made application for enrolment into your qualification you will be provided with access to an online assessment tool.

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

When will I study?

Class attendance is Workplace

Course length: 4 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 10 September 2018
End Date: 23 August 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 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 West Region Hotline on 131601.

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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Bathurst

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. Tutorial support will also be available on a weekly basis to support your learning via phone, email or face to face.

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.

Course length: 4 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 15 September 2018
End Date: 5 June 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 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

  • Books: $135.00
  • Materials: $220.00
  • Licences: $31.00

Total additional costs are $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 West Region Hotline on 131601.

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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Dubbo

How will I study?

Class attendance is compulsory. Classes are held on Thursday evenings each week during terms. Learning is conducted through a variety of modes including classroom based workshops and/or video conferencing from your own personal mobile device at home or work, Moodle online learning and self-directed study. Assistance and detailed instructions will be provided to set up your personal device at the time of orientation.

Classes will include assessment support from 5pm to 6pm, unit overviews from 6pm to 7pm and tutorial support from 7pm to 8pm each week. Tutorial support and assessment support will be structure around the unit overview sessions, allowing for the flexibility of individual students. Your course manager will be available to assist you at designated times throughout the week. These times and additional course information will be provided at Orientation. A compulsory 240 hours of work placement in a Registered Early Childhood Education and Care setting is a requirement for this course.

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

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Online, Web conferencing and Workshops

Class attendance is Evening

Students will attend classes or video conferences on Thursday evening from 5pm to 8pm delivered from the Student Hub located at our Myall Street Campus Dubbo. Students are required to undertake self-directed learning as part of this course.

Course length: 2 Years every Thursday

Classes start at 5:00 PM and end at 8:00 PM
Start Date: 25 October 2018
End Date: 26 October 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 available closer to your enrolment.

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

  • Books: $135.00
  • Materials: $220.00
  • Licences: $31.00

Total additional costs are $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 West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course, students will need to complete 240hrs of work placemen, be required to complete a Working with Children Check if over the age of 18. This 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.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE


Orange

VET Student Loans

  Starts in July

  Workplace

  Workplace

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18ORA-039

Orange

VET Student Loans

  Starts in September

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18ORA-037

Orange

VET Student Loans

  Starts in September

  Evening

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: CHC50113-01V04-18ORA-045

Orange

How will I study?

Self directed study both in the workplace and in your own time will be required. More information will be provided on orientation. Learner resources will be provided to you. If you are in a 3-5 setting, additional workplace hours in 0-3 will be required to complete the qualification.

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?

Class attendance is Workplace

Students can attend Classes, workshops and study sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5-8 pm at Orange TAFE College, independent study time is required.

Course length: 3 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 2 July 2018
End Date: 29 October 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 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 West Region Hotline on 131601.

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.

ENQUIRE

Orange

How will I study?

For this blended delivery course you may 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 Part time

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

Course length: 4 hours per week for 2 Years

Classes start at 5:00 AM and end at 8:00 PM
Start Date: 11 September 2018
End Date: 10 September 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.

Additional Costs

  • Books: $135.00
  • Materials: $220.00
  • Licences: $31.00

Total additional costs are $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 West Region Hotline on 131601.

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

Orange

How will I study?

Self-directed study both in the workplace and in your own time will be required. More information will be provided on orientation. Learner resources will be provided to you. If you are in a 3-5 setting, additional workplace hours in 0-3 will be required to complete the qualification.

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

When will I study?

Class attendance is Evening

Students can attend Classes, workshops and study sessions on Tuesday evenings from 5-8 pm at Orange TAFE College, independent study time is required

Course length: 3 hours per week for 2 Years

Start Date: 17 September 2018
End Date: 5 March 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 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 West Region Hotline on 131601.

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