Become a fully qualified early childhood educator and develop skills in providing activities and care to children. You’ll learn to facilitate learning and play in order to enable children to achieve developmental outcomes. This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations.
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Students are also required to undertake a Pre-Training Review and a Language Literacy Numeracy and Digital Literacy Assessment.
These will assist with determining suitability and relevance into course entry and identification of any support needs.
The ability to obtain a Working with Children Check - Working with Children Check & Police Check required for industry work placement.
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 15 units of competency:
|Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
|Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
|Nurture creativity in children
|Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service
|Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
|Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
|Analyse information to inform children’s learning
|Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
|Embed environmental responsibility in service operations
|Work in partnership with children’s families
|Reflect on and improve own professional practice
|Manage team effectiveness
|Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
|Plan service and supports for children and families
|Respond to grievances and complaints about the service