Course Start Date
01 Jan 2020
15 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childcare support worker with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive education and care for children in a fun and playful setting.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:
- Care for babies and children and ensure their health and safety
- Promote good nutrition and positive meal experiences
- Use an approved learning framework
- Support holistic development through play and learning
- Identify and respond to children at risk
- Perform emergency first aid
- Promote cultural competence
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Through this course you will build on your:
- Outstanding professionalism
- Passion for early education
- Communication and interpersonal skills
Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childc ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing the Certificate II in Early Childhood Education and Care will equip you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification that meets the legal requirement to work as an Early Childhood Educator
- A First Aid certificate
- A study pathway to advance your career
GROW YOUR CAREER
Deepen your skills and knowledge to expand your career options with a:
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
- Certificate III or IV in Education Support
Complete the Diploma to move directly into university to become an early childhood teacher:
- Bachelor of Education Early Childhood - at TAFE NSW
The number of children using long day care has increased by 18% since 2012, and this trend will continue to 2021.
As consumer demand grows, so does the demand for teachers qualified at degree level. This Certificate III qualification is a great first step toward a long and rewarding career in the industry.
Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW. The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 12 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 2 years. You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
You can also expect to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, participation in webinars and forums, practise of skills, work experience and research.
For the First Aid Unit HLTAID004 Students will attend a 1 day practical session at 51 Wentworth Rd. Strathfield NSW from 8.30am ? 5pm. The session will involve:
- theory revision
- demonstration and assessment of practical skills:
- operation of a defibrillator
- asthma puffers
- response to emergency scenarios including bandaging
- written test
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- want to start a career as a trainee in an Early Childhood Service working with children 0 ? 6 years
- are employed as a trainee with an Early Childhood Education and Care service either fulltime or part-time
- are seeking a career change or to return to work. A traineeship is also suited to new entrants to the Early Childhood profession.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- documents and videos provided on the OLS for unit completion.
- ISee sessions include hygiene for hand washing, bottle prep nappy changing, practising setting up cots, are assessed prior to Work placement through knowledge assessment and students use the early part of their Work placement to observe these tasks in action in a service.
- each unit (and cluster of units) have access to regular monthly webinars (live online classrooms) for teacher and peer support
- recorded sessions for all units are provided on the corresponding ?forum? pages on the OLS
- learning from qualified Early Childhood Teachers with current skills, knowledge and links to industry.
- all trainees are closely monitored and supported by the Trainee Teacher. Individual teachers are assigned to trainees to offer face to face visits and assessor visit support.
- regular contact is scheduled with all Trainee employers/Workplace supervisors to ensure best learning outcomes for trainees. Inactive trainees (and their employers) are formally informed of their need to be actively engaged in the course.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
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. One day practical session is held at Strathfield for First Aid unit.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.
You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees and applying for a deferral to your studies.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Before you can start a traineeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you're interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.
Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html
For further information or assistance, call 131 601.
Find out more about Applying and Enrolling
|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|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
Early childhood educator
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