• Traineeship
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Course Overview

Code:
CHC50121
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
Traineeship
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Intakes

Course Duration:
2 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 Workplace
07/10/2024 Workplace

About this course

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in early childhood education, then look no further.
Designed for those already employed for a minimum of 15 hours week in an early childhood education setting, this workplace-based course will prepare you for higher-level roles in the sector where you supervise other staff and volunteers and give you the skills to support the wellbeing, learning and development of children younger than five.
Course content is delivered online using Moodle and you’ll be supported by TAFE Gippsland teachers via email and on-site visits. As part of this course, you’ll be required to attend regular online workshops throughout each term and to complete at least 280 hours of work in a regulated early childhood service.

Our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in children's education and care services, including long day centres, family day care, pre-schools and kindergartens.
You’ll learn how to plan and implement educational programs in accordance with current legislation and requirements while watching children blossom into socially intelligent beings. What could be better?

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2024. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Educator in a long day care service
Nanny
Family Day Care provider
Early Childhood Director

Opportunities for Further Study

You will gain 120 credit points in the TU5 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Federation University)

Skills or Knowledge gained

While completing this course, you will develop the skills to work closely with other educators, providing a welcoming environment for families and developing professional and respectful relationships. You will learn how to document children’s learning and develop a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for young children, demonstrating an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Framework and child development. During this course, you will be provided with opportunities to prepare a variety of learning experiences and resources and learn how to identify and plan for children with additional needs.
Theory components that you will cover will include:
-Legislation, work health and safety, mandatory reporting, policy and procedure
-How to provide children with a safe and healthy environment
-How to respond to grievances
-Holistic development in early childhood
-Providing for children's individual care needs
-Developing relationships with children through positive interactions
-learning about child development and the theories which underpin the importance of play and creative
experiences
-Maintaining health and safety in a service
-Developing emotional intelligence
-Documenting observations and creating age-appropriate programs for children
-Providing engaging learning environments
-Environmental responsibility
-Reflective practice and leadership skills
-How to manage teams.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Students must have completed either the CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care to be eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Eary Childhood Education and Care.
Students must obtain a Police Check and Working with Children's Check to be eligible to complete the required placement hours in an Early Childhood Service.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Early Childhood Services will not hire anyone under the age of 18. This information is relayed to prospective students during the enrolment process. The recommendation is that students should be a minimum of 17 years of age to undertake the course.
Students must have a laptop and access to the internet to complete the additional independent online studies.
It is recommended that students have good digital literacy skills and be confident using the Microsoft Office suite.

Limitations to course Entry:

Inherent requirements for working in the Early Childhood Education sector
Physical activities: The work requires a certain amount of physical activity, such as:
Standing - often for long periods of time
Sitting - down at a child's level, on the floor and in small seats/stools
Bending - lifting and setting up play areas, changing nappies, making cots
Walking - supervising children in both the indoor and outdoor environments
Heavy lifting (>15kg) - sometimes lifting children or moving furniture
• Providing a child safe environment, (being able to move quickly if a child is in danger)
• Providing basic physical and emotional care for students (assisting with toileting and nappy changes/managing behaviour
• Supervision of indoor and outdoor environment
• Lifting of children, nappy changes etc.
• Set up and put away materials both indoor and outdoor where required
• Standing for long periods of time, being able to get down to a child’s level and engage in activities which may be at a table or floor level

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

Workplace hours are completed on the job.

Placement to be arranged by: Student

Course Overview

Code:
CHC50121
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
Workplace
Enquiry Apply

Apply Online

Provide your details below and we'll get your application started.

Enquire Online

Provide your details below and we'll be in contact soon!

Intakes

Course Duration:
2 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
15/07/2024 Workplace
07/10/2024 Workplace

About this course

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in early childhood education, then look no further.
Designed for those already employed for a minimum of 15 hours week in an early childhood education setting, this workplace-based course will prepare you for higher-level roles in the sector where you supervise other staff and volunteers and give you the skills to support the wellbeing, learning and development of children younger than five.
Course content is delivered online using Moodle and you’ll be supported by TAFE Gippsland teachers via email and on-site visits. As part of this course, you’ll be required to attend regular online workshops throughout each term and to complete at least 280 hours of work in a regulated early childhood service.

Our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in children's education and care services, including long day centres, family day care, pre-schools and kindergartens.
You’ll learn how to plan and implement educational programs in accordance with current legislation and requirements while watching children blossom into socially intelligent beings. What could be better?

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2024. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Early Childhood Educator in a long day care service
Nanny
Family Day Care provider
Early Childhood Director

Opportunities for Further Study

You will gain 120 credit points in the TU5 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Federation University)

Skills or Knowledge gained

While completing this course, you will develop the skills to work closely with other educators, providing a welcoming environment for families and developing professional and respectful relationships. You will learn how to document children’s learning and develop a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for young children, demonstrating an understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework, National Quality Framework and child development. During this course, you will be provided with opportunities to prepare a variety of learning experiences and resources and learn how to identify and plan for children with additional needs.
Theory components that you will cover will include:
-Legislation, work health and safety, mandatory reporting, policy and procedure
-How to provide children with a safe and healthy environment
-How to respond to grievances
-Holistic development in early childhood
-Providing for children's individual care needs
-Developing relationships with children through positive interactions
-learning about child development and the theories which underpin the importance of play and creative
experiences
-Maintaining health and safety in a service
-Developing emotional intelligence
-Documenting observations and creating age-appropriate programs for children
-Providing engaging learning environments
-Environmental responsibility
-Reflective practice and leadership skills
-How to manage teams.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Students must have completed either the CHC30113 or CHC30121 Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care to be eligible to enrol in the Diploma of Eary Childhood Education and Care.
Students must obtain a Police Check and Working with Children's Check to be eligible to complete the required placement hours in an Early Childhood Service.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Early Childhood Services will not hire anyone under the age of 18. This information is relayed to prospective students during the enrolment process. The recommendation is that students should be a minimum of 17 years of age to undertake the course.
Students must have a laptop and access to the internet to complete the additional independent online studies.
It is recommended that students have good digital literacy skills and be confident using the Microsoft Office suite.

Limitations to course Entry:

Inherent requirements for working in the Early Childhood Education sector
Physical activities: The work requires a certain amount of physical activity, such as:
Standing - often for long periods of time
Sitting - down at a child's level, on the floor and in small seats/stools
Bending - lifting and setting up play areas, changing nappies, making cots
Walking - supervising children in both the indoor and outdoor environments
Heavy lifting (>15kg) - sometimes lifting children or moving furniture
• Providing a child safe environment, (being able to move quickly if a child is in danger)
• Providing basic physical and emotional care for students (assisting with toileting and nappy changes/managing behaviour
• Supervision of indoor and outdoor environment
• Lifting of children, nappy changes etc.
• Set up and put away materials both indoor and outdoor where required
• Standing for long periods of time, being able to get down to a child’s level and engage in activities which may be at a table or floor level

Minimum Industry Requirement

  • Working with children check
  • Police check

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: Yes

Workplace hours are completed on the job.

Placement to be arranged by: Student

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $8,550.00 $17,442.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,550.00 $17,442.00
VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $18,097.00 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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Sample course units

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children's learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children's families
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $8,550.00 $17,442.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,550.00 $17,442.00
VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $18,097.00 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

Help with fees

Sample course units

BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBTWK502 Manage team effectiveness
CHCECE041 Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE042 Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
CHCECE043 Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE044 Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service
CHCECE045 Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
CHCECE046 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE047 Analyse information to inform children's learning
CHCECE048 Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum
CHCECE049 Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
CHCECE050 Work in partnership with children's families
CHCECE053 Respond to grievances and complaints about the service
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.