In this short course, you’ll gain the tools and knowledge to support and empower children with special needs. If you’re passionate about teaching and want to work with children with disability, who are gifted, or who face additional challenges, this is a highly regarded qualification that can support your professional goals. If you’ve studied the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, you’ll be adding to your skillset with this Undergraduate Certificate.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Understand the complexities and needs of diverse community groups
Establish family and community partnerships, networks and professional relationships to support the development of a learning community
Observe, evaluate and reflect on your own pedagogical decision-making processes, think critically and respond to feedback to inform future work
Understand the particular requirements of children with additional needs and diagnosed disabilities
Create individual education programs and reports (IEP)
Collaborate with external professionals to provide individualised programs and support to children and families
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
An Undergraduate Certificate in Early Childhood Inclusive Practices
Confidence to apply inclusive teaching and strategies for children with diverse needs
The ability to further your education and get recognition of prior learning (RPL) when enrolling in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Completion of a diploma or higher qualification in early childhood education and care
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Good digital literacy and access to a computer and the internet
An interest in working with children and families with diverse backgrounds, abilities and needs
A current First Aid Certificate including CPR, anaphylaxis and asthma awareness training to meet WorkCover requirements
Completed the Child Protection Awareness Training (induction) Unit of Competence CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm
Decision making skills and the ability to respond and act quickly
The ability to improve quality educational outcomes for children and provide support for families
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Child Care Workers provide care and supervision for children in programs, such as long day care and occasional care, in childcare centres, hospitals and educational centres.
Other jobs include: child care worker, early childhood educator, educational leader , early childhood director, nominated supervisor and education support teacher aide.
You will need to have a current Working With Children Check clearance, National Police Check and all necessary vaccinations that your workplace may require to work in the early childhood education sector. Childcare licensing requirements vary from state to state. See the Education and Care Services National Regulations for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 4 subjects.
Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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