Learn childcare skills in the classroom & practical daycare placements. This course covers the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children.
Students are required to complete mandatory Professional Experience Placement total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s
education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency, as a part of this qualification.
The ability to obtain a Working with Children Check - Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement.
As such there are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre-Training Review. This will determine a candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.
Students who undertake classroom-based or blended training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!
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This course has 17 units of competency:
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective|
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care||Core|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children’s education and care||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Core|
|CHCECE031||Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers||Core|
|HLTAID012||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting||Core|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||Core|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity||Core|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures||Core|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||Core|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||Core|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children||Core|
|CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning||Core|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment||Core|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice||Core|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety||Elective|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Elective|