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.


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


Core Units

Unit code
(Core - all units required)

Competency Name


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Develop cultural competence


Ensure the health and safety of children


Provide care for children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning


Use information about children to inform practice


Work legally and ethically


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


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


Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

Elective Units
(Elective - optional units)

Competency Name


Embed sustainable practices in service operations


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Organise personal work priorities and development

Career Pathway