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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Length||22 months or as outlined in the training contract|
|Commencement||Start any time|
During this traineeship, you will build on and further develop your skills and knowledge as an early childhood educator to become responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring the curriculum in early childhood education and care services.
Through on-the-job training, you will learn about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical needs and educational development of children and how to support that.
You will learn to be a lead educator, who implements an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.
To complete this traineeship, you must be employed as a trainee for a minimum of 13 hours a week in a regulated early learning centre.
To be eligible to apply for this qualification, you must have completed the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
As a trainee, you will develop hands-on skills and knowledge through on-the-job training and guidance from our trainers.
You will learn about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical needs and educational development of children. You will gain the skills and knowledge to support their rights, safety and wellbeing.
You will become qualified to supervise staff and volunteers. You will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and duty of care requirements.
Following the completion of this course, you may choose to continue to study in the education sector at Bachelor level in either Early Years or Primary Education. You may be able to apply for credit for prior learning with your chosen university or TAFE.
If you'd prefer to continue further study locally, you can apply for a course with Deakin University to complete a:
You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning and receive credits toward your degree.
Entry requirements for this traineeship 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 15 units: 12 core and 3 elective units.
You are also required to be working as a trainee in a regulated early childhood education and care setting for a minimum of 13 hours per week.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||120||$0.00|
|BSBTWK502||Manage team effectiveness||60||$0.00|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||55||$0.00|
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing||200||$0.00|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children||80||$0.00|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in a children's education and care service||110||$0.00|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children||60||$0.00|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children||65||$0.00|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform children's learning||75||$0.00|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children's education and care curriculum||180||$0.00|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations||73||$0.00|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with children's families||70||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCINM002||Meet community information needs||70||$0.00|
|BSBPEF502||Develop and use emotional intelligence||60||$0.00|
|BSBHRM413||Support the learning and development of teams and individuals||40||$0.00|
|CHCECE053||Respond to grievances and complaints about the service||40||$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)||$4,035.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$8,625.00|
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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