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Become an early childhood educator

We will give you the skills and knowledge to provide care and plan engaging and educational activities to maximise the development of the children in your care. Learn how to create individual profiles and work with families to provide appropriate education. From family day care provider to preschool assistant, it's the perfect course to look after your future. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Workplace

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace: nominal duration 36 months

Course details

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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 DELIVERY
Workplace Any time Workplace

Entry requirements

Students must be employed as an apprentice and have a signed Registered Training Contract, stating TAFE Queensland Brisbane is the Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).

The Queensland Government's Apprenticeships Info website provides information about apprenticeships and traineeships (including school-based) in Queensland.

For further information about probationary periods for this trade qualification, visit Queensland Training Information Service.

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

Hours of study vary depending on your employment situation.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all units listed on your individual training plan.

Health & Safety
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
Care
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
Legal
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
Culture
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
Inclusion
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
Cpmpliance
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
Leadership
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service Elective
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service Elective
Development
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
Programming
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
Sustainability
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
First Aid
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training plan and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

Students are encouraged to view the TAFE Queensland's Student Fees policy prior to enrolment.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

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

Outcome

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Job prospects

  • Childhood Educator
  • Preschool Aide
  • Nanny
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Family Day Care Carer
  • Outside School Hours Care Worker

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

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Brisbane to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

Read the student rules and refund policy.

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

Orientation information will be supplied at induction

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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 3 November 2017

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