Course Start Date
27 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
- VET Student Loans Available
Gain the skills to operate as an educational leader, supervisor, or manager in childcare with the nationally accredited Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Learn to lead the practical application of the National Quality Framework and mentor and support other educators.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through on the job experience and theoretical course work, you will:
- Develop your educational leadership skills
- Enable your team to provide outstanding care and education of children
- Design programs that nurture creativity in children
- Work collaboratively with families and communities
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities to get ahead in this field:
- Leadership skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A national qualification as an industry recognised early childhood leader
- Confidence and ability to progress your leadership career
Our graduates go on to roles such as:
- Early childhood educator
- Lead educator
- Early childhood supervisor
- Early childhood manager
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career to the next level with a university degree:
- Bachelor of Education Early Childhood with TAFE NSW
Broaden your skills and opportunities with a study pathway:
- Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
- Certificate III and IV in Education Support
The number of children in long day care is growing along with the Governments commitment to invest more than $40 billion into childcare support to 2021. As such, university qualified workers are experiencing high demand that continues to rise. This course provides a direct pathway into the bachelor degree.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Wednesday 20 January 2021 | 10.00am | An online Information Session will be conducted via a Microsoft Teams link: https://tinyurl.com/y32zal6c
This is a part-time evening connected course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 54 weeks via connected classroom. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 23 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, study and readings to reinforce training.
This course is offered by Connected Classroom (also known as Virtual Classroom). This is just like a regular classroom experience, but we use technology to bring everyone together through a group video call. You will be able to see and talk to your teacher and other students. Your teacher can be in one TAFE location and you can join the class from another TAFE location using video conferencing equipment, or on a mobile device or computer from your home or work. Teachers and students can present course materials, engage and interact with one another, and work in small groups together, all as though they were in the room with you. Sessions are hosted via Microsoft Teams.
Virtual study is time efficient, keeps you in touch with others of similar interests, allows you to participate from any location, and when needed allows the session to be recorded for later review.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is designed for new entrants with no formal qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care or students working in the industry who already have a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care . This course is tailored to meet the needs of domestic students who typically have little to no previous experience in early childhood. Students may have experience working with children, for example through babysitting, however this experience may not be in the context of an Australian regulated education and care service. Students who enrol in the connected delivery CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are usually seeking employment in Childrens Services or using the qualification as a pathway to further study. You can also apply for this course if you have your Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and you will receive recognition for units completed and this may reduce your course time to 12 months.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday and Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm via connected learning (MS Teams) This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.
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.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or Incidentals to support your learning. The following Incidentals can be sourced yourself:
- Textbook - The Early Childhood Educator for Certificate III - $103.00 approx.
- First Aid textbook 8th Edition - $18.50.
- Workplace clothing ie Broad brimmed hat, polo shirt and enclosed shoes - approx $60.00.
- Textbook The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma, Walker and Miller - $85.00 approx.
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
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
|CHCECE023-UNGRADED||Analyse information to inform learning|
|CHCECE024-UNGRADED||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care service|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|CHCECE017-UNGRADED||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood|
|CHCECE018-UNGRADED||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE021-UNGRADED||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE022-UNGRADED||Promote children's agency|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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