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Early Childhood Education and Care - Diploma (CHC50113-01V04)
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Study area: Other Education 
National code: CHC50113  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
E-Learning  Online  18 Months 13-Aug-2018  Mon, Tue 
Wollongong  Full Time  18 Months 24-Jul-2018  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 
Features: Traineeships, VET student loans 
Description: This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency. 
Other requirements: WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.

1. NSW HEALTH

Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/careers/student_clearance/pages/default.aspx

2. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:
http://www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx

3. COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES

Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:
http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/Working-with-children/working-with-children-check

4. STUDENT READINESS FOR WORK PLACEMENT

Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Learning pathways: Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/recognition-of-prior-learning

This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/study-options/tafe-to-university 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: E-Learning
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Offering name: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care - Flexible Delivery (online) 
Offering code: 18IOL-214 
Attendance mode: Online 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Monday and Tuesday Time: 7:30pm Block: Online Floor: Online Room: Adobe Connect 
Hours per week: 12 
Starting from: 13 August 2018 
Times: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
About: This program offers facilitated online study from any location in the Illawarra, South Coast and Riverina. This course is not self-paced. Learners will follow a set study program, involving twice weekly webinars. This course is designed for learners wishing to study off-campus and is best suited to those already working in the early childhood industry. The course is delivered online and it is expected that learners will have basic computer skills, access to a reliable internet connection and suitable computer equipment. This course requires 240 hours of practical work to be undertaken. We will assist learners to find suitable regulated child care environments for the purpose of on the job skill development and assessment in their local area wherever possible.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 1405 hours. This includes approximately 648 of face to face training via webinar. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
- Independent study
- Work placement or simulated workplace activities
- Research and projects
- Preparation of assessment tasks
- Field/industry visits
- Tutorials
- Learning support
Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE Illawarra support-for-learners website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.
Required student skills:
This is a Diploma level course. Skills required include essay writing and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills. This course will only run if we reach minimum numbers.

A compulsory ”Getting Started Workshop” is held at Shellharbour and Moruya to commence the course (attend only one). Two textbooks (approximate cost $85 and $95) will need to be purchased. A First Aid Text book will also be required (Approx $20) if you have not already completed HLTAID004. You are required to obtain a Working with Children Check for Students. You will be required to purchase a polo shirt and broad brimmed hat. These will be used on work placement. Travel to work placement will be at your own expense. The timetable that appears here is indicative only and is subject to change. For learners who are not working in the early childhood industry, you will be required to volunteer one day per week in a regulated child care service to build your practical skills over the duration of the program.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility and to explain how to proceed.

If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,970
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition.

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

UOS 1/6 CHC50113 18IOL-214 18IOL-014 $829
Start: Monday, 13 August 2018 Census Date: Monday, 3 September 2018

UOS 2/6 CHC50113 18IOL-214 18IOL-015 $829
Start: Monday, 5 November 2018 Census Date: Monday, 3 December 2018

UOS 3/6 CHC50113 18IOL-214 19IOL-003 $829
Start: Monday, 21 January 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 March 2019

UOS 4/6 CHC50113 18IOL-214 19IOL-004 $829
Start: Monday, 15 April 2019 Census Date: Monday, 6 May 2018

UOS 5/6 CHC50113 18IOL-214 19IOL-005 $829
Start: Monday, 1 July 2019 Census Date: Monday, 5 August 2019

UOS 6/6 CHC50113 18IOL-214 19IOL-006 $825
Start: Monday, 23 September 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 November 2019
Other information: The course is delivered online and it is expected that learners will have basic computer skills, access to a reliable internet connection and suitable computer equipment. This course requires 240 hours of practical work to be undertaken. We will assist learners to find suitable regulated child care environments for the purpose of on the job skill development and assessment in their local area wherever possible. 
Comments: Classes commence with a Compulsory Getting Started Workshop. Please attend on either Saturday 4 August 2018 at Shellharbour TAFE Campus 10:00am - 3:30pm or Saturday 11 August 2018 at Moruya TAFE Campus 10:00am - 3:30pm.
Weekly attendance will be via onine webinars up to 2 evenings per week, usually between 7:00pm and 9:00pm (this is subject to change).The day of the week for the getting started webinars will be provided at the Getting Started workshop- at present they are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evenings (subject to finalisation). This course requires 240 hours of work placement and this will be arranged for you. Please bring a notebook and pen to the Getting Started workshop along with your TAFE username and password.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 
Offering code: 18WLG-203 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Day/s: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Time: 9:00am, 12:30pm (Mondays) 8:45am (Tuesdays) Block: G Floor: Ground Room: 33. 
Hours per week: 18 
Starting from: 24 July 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
About: An Information Sesssion will be held on Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 10.00am and 6.00pm at TAFE NSW Wollongong in GG19.

The timetable that appears here is indicative only and is subject to change.
Two textbooks (approximate cost $85 & $95) will need to be purchased. A First Aid Text book will also be required (Approx $20).
You are required to obtain a Working with Children Check for Students.
You will be required to purchase a polo shirt and broad brimmed hat. These will be used on work placement. Travel to work placement will be at your own expense. Work lacement will be arranged for you.
Class attendance may be reduced in Semesters 2 and 3

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 1405 hours. This includes approximately 970 of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
- Independent study
- Work placement or simulated workplace activities
- Research and projects
- Preparation of assessment tasks
- Field/industry visits
- Tutorials
- Learning support

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE Illawarra support-for-learners website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Required student skills:
This is a Diploma level course. Skills required include essay writing and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills. This course will only run if we reach minimum numbers.

Wednesdays in your first semester are used for ongoing work placement. Times to attend may be negotiated with the child care service you are placed with. Please note, some child care services operate between 6:30am and 6:30pm and you may be asked to work a full shift (8 hours) between these times.
Students will need to have access to the following for this course:
Reliable computer, with word processing function Broadband internet connection
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility and to explain how to proceed.

If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,970
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition.

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided when you enrol.

UOS 1/6 CHC50113 18WLG-203 18WLG-207 $829
Start: Monday, 30 July 2018 Census Date: Monday, 3 September 2018

UOS 2/6 CHC50113 18WLG-203 18WLG-208 $829
Start: Monday, 15 October 2018 Census Date: Monday, 5 November 2018

UOS 3/6 CHC50113 18WLG-203 19WLG-070 $829
Start: Monday, 4 February 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 March 2019

UOS 4/6 CHC50113 18WLG-203 19WLG-071 $829
Start: Monday, 29 April 2019 Census Date: Monday, 3 June 2019

UOS 5/6 CHC50113 18WLG-203 19WLG-072 $829
Start: Monday, 22 July 2019 Census Date: Monday, 5 August 2019

UOS 6/6 CHC50113 18WLG-203 19WLG-073 $825
Start: Monday, 14 October 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 November 2019
Comments: An Information Sesssion will be held on Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 10.00am and 6.00pm at TAFE NSW Wollongong in GG19.

First day of attendance is Monday 23 July 2018 at 10:00am. Building G, Ground floor, Room G. G. 33 Attendance will be across 5 days per week, normally between 9:00am and 4:00pm (this is subject to change). This course requires 240 hours of work placement and this will be arranged for you. Please bring a notebook and pen to class on 23 July 2018. Orientation activities will be conducted on the first day (Monday). Your first class will commence on Tuesday. A finalised timetable will be given to you at Orientation.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123