About this course

Entry Requirements

    • USI (Unique Student Identifier) Number
    • Mature age entry (18+)
    • Initial skills assessment
    • Valid and current email address
    • National Police Check (Fee applies)**
    ** For Traineeship / Apprenticeship programs, employer(s) are responsible for all relevant police checks.

Course

Overview: This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the current regulated industry standards. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
  • This qualification can also be done as a traineeship.
Learning Outcomes
  • Entry level understanding of children’s development
  • Entry level understanding of the health and safety of supervising children
  • Entry level understanding of providing holistic learning development experiences
  • Ability to provide emergency first aid response to children
  • Ability to identify and respond to behavioural issues
  • For a detailed outline on the learning outcomes of this qualification, please visit www.training.gov.au
Learner Commitment: In order to undertake this qualification, the learner commitment is expected to be at a minimum of 35-45 hours a week. This includes:
  • Face to Face Classroom
  • Homework and Self-study
  • Work Placement hours
  • Assignment activities
  • Assessment time
*The above mentioned hours may vary based on the learner’s recognition of prior learning and competencies

Possible Job Outcomes: Learners who have successfully completed the course are expected to find employment in the following positions:
  • Nanny
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Early Child Care Worker
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Out Of School Hours Care Assistant

Work Placement: 120 hours’ minimum work placement within a Regulated Early Childhood and Education and Care facility is compulsory for this qualification. Work Experience Insurance will be provided by REACH for Training

*Please Note: The elective units selected are relevant to local industry requirements, the work outcome and the qualification level. The electives listed below are REACH for Training preferred electives

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Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE013

Use information about children to inform practice

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name

CHCECE025

Embed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

Career Pathway