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International Course Info

Course code:

25272

Course fee:

A$8,150

Duration

0.5 Year

OVERVIEW

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Learn the skills to understand the needs of young children and support their development. The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive. If you're looking to work as a nanny or childcare assistant, this qualification is ideal.

You will learn how to use a national learning framework, regulations and quality standards to support the education and care of children from birth to school age. You will be able to facilitate play and ensure children's health and safety while supporting their learning and wellbeing.

Work Placement Hours:

Workplace learning ('on-the-job' training) of a 120 hours in total, is required for the achievement of competencies to receive the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. A teacher will secure a work placement for you and assist in the organisation of the workplace learning and associated workplace activities in line with TAFE NSW policy. All students will also be required to participate in 1 x 8 hour day for structured work placement orientation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Early childhood educator, family day care educator, nanny

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Certificate III Entry Requirement
  • Year 10 or equivalent
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program
  • If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least three years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least one year between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
  • OR Completion of two years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries abov
  • OR achievement of PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 42 and a minimum score of 42 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR achievement of a minimum pass at 'C' level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the Occupational English Test (OET)
  • OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English scale of 162
  • Complete a 'Working with Children Check'- Anyone engaging in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free). Visit: https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check.
  • Be physically fit to undertake tasks associated with the work placement (such as manual lifting)
  • Be physically fit to undertake first aid responses including performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while kneeling on the floor.
Package Entry Requirement
The entry requirement for a package with Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 25281 is:

  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 with no score lower than 5.5 in any band (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • If English is your primary language and you have attended and satisfactorily completed at least four years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries, including at least one year between years 7 and 12. (Recognised countries are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA)
  • OR Completion of three years of secondary, vocational or tertiary education taught and assessed in English in one of the recognised countries above
  • OR achievement of PTE Academic: minimum overall score of 50 and a minimum score of 50 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)
  • OR achievement of a minimum pass at 'B" level in each of the four components (reading, writing, listening and speaking) of the Occupational English Test (OET)
  • OR Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English scale of 169

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

2020

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Bankstown Feb , Jul A$8,150
Campbelltown Feb , Jul A$8,150
Glendale Feb A$8,150
Kingscliff Feb , Jul , Sep A$8,150
Meadowbank Feb A$8,150
Nirimba Feb , Jul A$8,150
Ourimbah Feb , Jul A$8,150
Petersham Feb A$8,150
Port Macquarie Feb , Jul A$8,150
Randwick Feb , Jul A$8,150
St Leonards Feb A$8,150
Sutherland/Loftus Feb , Jul A$8,150
Wollongbar Feb , Jul A$8,150
Wollongong Feb A$8,150

2021

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Bankstown Feb , Jul A$8,150
Campbelltown Feb , Jul A$8,150
Glendale Feb , Jul A$8,150
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$8,150
Nirimba Feb , Jul A$8,150
Ourimbah Feb , Jul A$8,150
Petersham Feb , Jul A$8,150
Port Macquarie Feb , Jul A$8,150
Randwick Feb , Jul A$8,150
St Leonards Feb , Jul A$8,150
Sutherland/Loftus Feb , Jul A$8,150
Wollongong Feb A$8,150

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

SCHOLARSHIPS

There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

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COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

  • Packaging Rules

    Total number of units = 18
  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units, of which: at least 1 must be selected from the electives listed, and up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.
  • Core Units:
  • CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE003 Provide care for children
  • CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children\'s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
  • CHCECE015 Attend to daily functions in home based child care
  • CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
  • CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
  • CHCSAC004 Support the holistic development of children in school age care
  • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
  • BSBSUS301 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
  • SRCCRO008B Interact positively with infants,toddlers and parents in a recreation environment

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

When you finish this course you may apply to study the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 25281

STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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