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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Length||12 months or as outlined by training contract|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||On-the-job training, online learning and a minimum of five workplace visits from the trainer|
Want a rewarding career working with children and prefer to learn on-the-job?
This traineeship will provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain entry-level employment in the early childhood education and care sector.
You will gain practical on-the-job knowledge and skills you need to support the implementation of a learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. This course equips you to work across a range of age groups by providing care for babies, toddlers and children.
You must be employed as a trainee for a minimum of 13 hours a week in a regulated early learning centre to complete this course.
This course also provides a pathway and meets the entry requirements to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
During this traineeship, you will learn through a combination of on-the-job training, workplace assessments and online study.
You will learn how to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.
You will develop practical skills and knowledge in:
Following the completion of this course, you may choose to continue study in the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care meets the entry requirements and provides credits for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at South West TAFE. The Diploma can be studied on-campus or as a traineeship.
Entry Requirements for this course include:
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 17 units: 15 core and 2 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk||40||$0.00|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in Workplace Health and Safety||20||$0.00|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity||63||$0.00|
|CHCECE031||Support childrens health, safety and wellbeing||160||$0.00|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers||108||$0.00|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||100||$0.00|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||80||$0.00|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children||100||$0.00|
|CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support childrens play and learning||75||$0.00|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment||50||$0.00|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice||40||$0.00|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples cultures||55||$0.00|
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in childrens education and care||60||$0.00|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in childrens education and care||65||$0.00|
|HLTAID012||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting||22||$50.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||40||$0.00|
|BSBXTW301||Work in a team||40||$0.00|
|CHCECE039||Comply with family day care administration requirements||30||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$4,085.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$13,585.00|
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact our Customer Service team.
A Free TAFE Pathways Program is a group of courses that complement each other to help you continue to train for the career and industry you may wish to work in. For eligible students, these courses are tuition fee free. Depending on the course, you may still be required to pay material fees. The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$70.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory. You can purchase these items from Campion Education, second-hand or via another supplier. Click here to find out more.
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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