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CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

IntakeCampusAttendanceDurationApprenticeshipTraineeship
2019 OngoingWorkplaceWorkplaceFull-time: 2 - 4 yrs
2020 FebruaryGeelong City CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 2 yrs
2020 FebruaryWerribee Princes CampusClassroom DayFull-time: 2 yrs
2020 FebruaryWerribee Princes CampusClassroom Night Part-time: 3-4 yrs
2020 OngoingWorkplaceWorkplaceFull-time: 2 - 4 yrs

Intakes

Geelong City Campus: February & July

Course Duration

2 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.

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

Work placement/industry experience

When you study on-campus you will complete two industry placements through our established network of providers. You will be required to obtain a current and approved Working with Children Check and Police check at your own expense to meet workplace regulatory requirements.

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

How often do I attend?

Geelong City Campus: FT - 5 days per week | Monday - Friday (may vary) |  9:00am - 4:00pm 
Traineeship - negotiated with employer
Werribee Campus: FT - 2 days per week | Tuesday and Thursday | 9:00am - 4.30pm | plus 1 Saturday per month 
PT/Flexi - 2 days per week | Tuesday and Thursday | 5:00pm - 9.30pm | plus some Saturdays (Werribee only)
Upgrading your existing qualification: 1 evening per week and the occasional Saturday 

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.

This is a FREE TAFE COURSE. 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 270 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

When you study on-campus you will complete two industry placements through our established network of providers. You will be required to obtain a current and approved Working with Children Check and Police check at your own expense to meet workplace regulatory requirements.

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

How often do I attend?

Full time - 3 to 4 days a week

How often do I attend?

Geelong City Campus: FT - 5 days per week | Monday - Friday (may vary) |  9:00am - 4:00pm 
Traineeship - negotiated with employer
Werribee Campus: FT - 2 days per week | Tuesday and Thursday | 9:00am - 4.30pm | plus 1 Saturday per month 
PT/Flexi - 2 days per week | Tuesday and Thursday | 5:00pm - 9.30pm | plus some Saturdays (Werribee only)
Upgrading your existing qualification: 1 evening per week and the occasional Saturday 

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Qualified childcare worker - room leader
  • Qualified out of school hours coordinator
  • Kindergarten assistant/3yo group teacher
  • Nanny
  • Family day carer 
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
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Date published: 13/09/2019 12:00:18 PM

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