1 year 6 months
This course may be fee free, or available at a reduced cost.
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.
Knowledge tasks: online quizzes, short answer questions, case studies, written tasks and research projects, matching and true or false activities
Practical tasks before starting work placement: interviews, role-plays, creative projects, presentations and practical demonstrations
Workplace assessment tasks: written tasks, reflective journals, verbal or written questioning, planning and implementing activities, practical demonstrations
Submission of a training logbook
Work placement provides you with opportunities to respond to situations and circumstances that cannot be replicated in a learning or simulated environment. Work placement strengthens your training and supports continued learning and assessment in the workplace.
To be enrolled in this course offering, you need to be able to meet the following work placement requirements:
Work placement is a compulsory part of this course. You will need to complete 160 hours of work placement and will need to find a suitable Early Childhood service yourself.
Students should be available throughout the course to do 2 separate work placements, 8 hours per day with a variety of shifts, including an opening and closing shift in a suitable Early Childhood service.
1st work placement – 80 hours with 0-23 month old children
2nd work placement – 80 hours with 2-5 year old children
To complete this course, the following materials are required:
To make sure this delivery option is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 Units of competency, including 15 core and 2 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
Choose when and where you study. Set your own pace, with all your study materials online, allowing you to manage your own workload. Access your learning management system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a highly collaborative space that involves more than simply reading and consuming.
You will interact creatively with content, teachers and your peers, improving your overall engagement with the course. Teaching staff are available to provide you with support, enabling you meet your course outcomes.
You may need to attend a vocational placement, on campus assessment and/or a teacher might need to observe and assess you in a real or simulated environment. Online courses require access to a computer with an internet connection.
TAFE NSW campuses work closely with the community and industry to ensure you have access to the industry standard technologies, equipment and facilities.
As an enrolled student with TAFE Digital you can access a range of support services to help you make the most out of your time as a student.
The careers counsellors at TAFE Digital can help you, whether you're currently enrolled or planning on enrolling in a course with your career direction, educational and vocational pathways or if you are experiencing difficulties that may affect your studies.
TAFE Digital offers great support to:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
students with a permanent or temporary disability
people studying with TAFE Digital who are from multicultural backgrounds
students who are experiencing difficulties with learning and Study Skills.
We also provide information to students regarding their rights and responsibilities and educational options for students living overseas.
There is also our Technical Help page to assist you with some common student technical issues.
You'll find it easy to access extra online resources, once enrolled through the Online Learning Support (OLS) website and e-Resources.
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