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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

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IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2020 OngoingWorkplaceWorkplaceFull-time: 2 - 4 yrs
2021 FebruaryWerribee Princes CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 FebruaryWerribee Princes CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 JulyWerribee Princes CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 JulyGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 18 months
2021 OngoingWorkplaceWorkplaceFull-time: 2 - 4 yrs

Intakes

Geelong City Campus: February and July

Course Duration

1.5 years
 

Cricos Code

085280F

Course Description

Do you love interacting with young children? Would you like to help shape their early development, education and care? This course will qualify you to design and develop programs for babies, toddlers and children in a variety of settings. You will learn how to create effective interaction and communication with families and communities, and how to include culture, disability and diversity into your planning. You will also learn about appropriate care for additional needs participants, nutrition, first aid, health and safety.

You will gain the skill and knowledge to move your career forward and take on senior roles, managing staff, and supervising volunteers.

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement is required in this course, with 360 hours of placement needed. You will complete three industry placements organised by The Gordon. A current police check and approved Working with Children Check is required. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

Geelong City Campus: 
FT - 3  days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45am - 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | 8.45am - 4.15pm

Werribee Campus:
FT - 3 days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45 am - 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | 8.45am - 4.15pm

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Qualified childcare worker - room leader
  • Qualified out of school hours coordinator
  • Kindergarten assistant/3yo group teacher
  • Nanny
  • Family day carer 

Course Description

Do you love interacting with young children? Would you like to be help shape their early development, education and care? This course will qualify you to develop, evaluate and implement programs for babies, infants, pre-school and school-age children in a variety of settings. You will learn about programming and planning, caring for and supervising children, interpreting observations, responding to illnesses, accidents and emergencies, frameworks, sustainability and compliance. 

Course Description

Do you love interacting with young children? Would you like to help shape their early development, education and care? This course will qualify you to design and develop programs for babies, toddlers and children in a variety of settings. You will learn how to create effective interaction and communication with families and communities, and how to include culture, disability and diversity into your planning. You will also learn about appropriate care for additional needs participants, nutrition, first aid, health and safety.

You will gain the skill and knowledge to move your career forward and take on senior roles, managing staff, and supervising volunteers.

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE in 2021. Click here for eligibility criteria.

Work placement/industry experience

When you study on-campus you will complete two industry placements adding up to a total of 375 hours through our established network of providers. You will be required to obtain a current and approved Working with Children Check to meet workplace regulatory requirements.

First placement: four days per week over four weeks.
Second placement: four days per week over five weeks.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement is required in this course, with 360 hours of placement needed. You will complete three industry placements organised by The Gordon. A current police check and approved Working with Children Check is required. *Please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 to 4 days a week

How often do I attend?

Geelong City Campus: 
FT - 3  days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45am - 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | 8.45am - 4.15pm

Werribee Campus:
FT - 3 days per week | Group 1 | Monday, Thursday and Friday | 8.45 am - 4.15pm
FT - 3 days per week | Group 2 | Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | 8.45am - 4.15pm

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Qualified childcare worker - room leader
  • Qualified out of school hours coordinator
  • Kindergarten assistant/3yo group teacher
  • Nanny
  • Family day carer 

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19

The Gordon is utilising Gordon Online, our digital learning management system to ensure students continue to learn and reach their study goals during isolation. Classes are being delivered live (in real-time) using audio-visual delivery methods. Where on-campus attendance is required to complete practical learning and assessments, student numbers are being managed to ensure social distancing can be observed. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Entrance Requirements
Important Dates
Units & Assessment
Further Study Options
Fees
How do I Apply

  1. Apply online
  2. Satisfy selection process (if applicable)
  3. Accept offer
  4. Enrol and pay
  5. Commence Study

Apply now

Need help?

  • Find out what documents you will need to complete your application here or watch the how to apply video.
  • Visit Customer Service or click here to request application support.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course. You will be advised of the next steps in the selection process as soon as possible.

Apprenticeship and Traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Find out what services The Gordon provides for our students see Student Services.

You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning credit! Find out more about RPL here.

Date published: 19/10/2020 12:00:55 PM

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