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Are you ready to make a difference to the lives of children and enter one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia? A Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care will prepare you to work in a range of early childhood settings, working with children 0 - 5 years and parents to support their well-being, learning and development. You will be qualified to supervise staff and volunteers and equipped with necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and duty of care requirements. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Caboolture, Loganlea, Redcliffe, South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 18 months / Blended up to 4 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $8,800
  • Subsidised $2,906
  • Concession $1,643

Student Loan Available

1300 712 007

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Louise Dodds

Real-life industry knowledge and experience

"I completed the Diploma of Children's Services to formalise my work experience with an industry-recognised qualification. The course was interesting and the teachers were willing to share their real-life industry knowledge and experiences".

Louise Dodds
Diploma of Children's Services

Get real-world experience at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Early Childhood Education and Care employees have the future in their hands! Educating and caring for young children during their formative years is a privilege and a great responsibility. There is clear evidence that the early years of a child's life are very important for their present and future health, development and well-being. TAFE Queensland Brisbane will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to provide high quality care and plan developmentally appropriate experiences that will maximise the chances of children reaching their full potential.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Alexandra Hills 29 Jan 2018 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
Bracken Ridge 29 Jan 2018 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
Caboolture 10 Jul 2017 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
Loganlea 10 Jul 2017 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
Redcliffe 29 Jan 2018 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
South Bank 10 Jul 2017 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / Blended up to 4 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry  requirements  however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification;

  • students will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and receive a positive notice and Blue Card

It is strongly recommended that applicants provide evidence of the following immunisations:

  • Pertussis (dTpa, provided dTpa has not been given previously), plus a booster if immunisation has not been received withiin the past 10 years.
  • MMR (if non-immune), and
  • Varicella (if seronegative)

In addition, it is recommended that all Early Childhood Educators have Hepatitis A & B Vaccination.

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Alexandra Hills
Windemere Road
Alexandra Hills QLD 4161

Bracken Ridge
157 Norris Road
Bracken Ridge QLD 4017

Caboolture
Tallon St
Caboolture QLD 4510

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

Redcliffe
64-68 Klinger Rd
Redcliffe QLD 4020

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Placement

Students participating in compulsory vocational placement will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and receive a positive notice and Blue Card.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below. Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Stage 1 - Legal Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
Stage 1 - Culture Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
Stage 1 - Health and Safety Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
Stage 1 - Care Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
Stage 1 - Vocational Placement
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Stage 2 - Development Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
Stage 2 - Inclusion Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
Stage 2 - Compliance Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
Stage 2 - Vocational Placement
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Stage 3 - Sustainability Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
Stage 3 - Programming Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
Stage 3 - Leadership Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service Elective
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service Elective
Stage 3 - First Aid
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
Stage 3 - Vocational Placement
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$8,800

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$2,906

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$1,643

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

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Additional costs

  • Apply for a Blue Card for placement
  • Students are required to purchase and wear the TAFE QLD Brisbane Polo shirt while on vocational placement.

Students can also access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint

Outcome

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Job prospects

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Care Centre Group Leader

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Louise Dodds

Real-life industry knowledge and experience

"I completed the Diploma of Children's Services to formalise my work experience with an industry-recognised qualification. The course was interesting and the teachers were willing to share their real-life industry knowledge and experiences".

Louise Dodds
Diploma of Children's Services

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Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 27 April 2017

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1300 712 007

Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available