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Early Childhood Education and Care - Diploma (CHC50113-01V04)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Study area: Other Education 
National code: CHC50113  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Shellharbour  Full Time  18 Months 3-Feb-2020  Mon, Fri 
Wollongong  Full Time  18 Months 3-Feb-2020  Mon, Fri 
Wollongong  Flexible  18 Months 17-Feb-2020  Mon, Tue 
Features: Traineeships, VET student loans 
Description: Gain the skills to operate as an educational leader, supervisor, or manager in childcare with the nationally accredited Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Learn to lead the practical application of the National Quality Framework and mentor and support other educators.

**LEARN NEW SKILLS**

Through on the job experience and theoretical course work, you will:

- Practice operational leadership skills
- Build caring and supportive relationships with people accessing services
- Engage in interventions
- Identify and prioritise the goals of your clients
- Work within community and strategic frameworks

**DEVELOP YOUR TALENT**

Develop the personal qualities to get ahead in this field:

- Professionalism
- Leadership skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills

**ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS**

Completing this course will provide you with:

- A national qualification as an industry recognised early childhood leader
- Confidence and ability to progress your career to the next level

Our graduates go on to roles such as:

- Early childhood educator
- Lead educator
- Early childhood supervisor
- Early childhood manager

**GROW YOUR CAREER**

Take your career to the next level with a university degree:

- Bachelor of Education Early Childhood - with TAFE NSW

Broaden your skills to expand your opportunities:

- Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
- Certificate III and IV in Education Support

**INDUSTRY DEMAND**

While the number of children in long day care is growing along with the Government’s commitment to invest more than $40b into childcare support to 2021, the demand for Diploma level childcare workers is moderate. However, university qualified workers are experiencing high demand that continues to rise. This course provides a direct pathway into the bachelor degree. 
Other requirements: **Video recording**

If you are in a remote location you may need to provide video evidence for assessments in the workplace. When you apply, and it is identified you are in a rural location, an email questionnaire will be sent to you outlining more detail on work placement and video requirements.

All video requirements must include parental permissions and release forms where relevant, and should be completed on the equipment at your work placement to help maintain client confidentiality.

**LICENSING REQUIREMENTS**

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011), the [Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)](https://www.acecqa.gov.au/) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements.

**Work Health and Safety units**
Work health and safety units are contextualised to the WorkCover NSW legislation.

**First Aid**
The Safe Work Australia National WHS Model Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace

[Safe Work](https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/first-aid) references the nationally endorsed first aid units of competency from the HLT Training Package. It also sets the requirements for refresher courses for first aid and CPR. In addition, training providers must ensure they implement their training programs in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines for education and training (Guideline 10). These guidelines are available online at the [Australian Resuscitation Council website](http://www.resus.org.au/).

**BE PREPARED**

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

- Learning, reading, writing, literacy and numeracy competencies to level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

TAFE NSW Skills Teams will conduct an assessment prior to screen your ability to meet this level. Where necessary, support with these skills can be provided. 
Entry requirements: **TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS**

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

**TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS**

To be eligible for this course, you must:

- Complete a Working with Children Check
- Be physically fit to undertake tasks related to the work including:
- Manual lifting
- First aid responses including CPR while kneeling on the floor
- Provide evidence of vaccinations where required

Most students who enrol in this course are over 18 years of age. However, if you are under 18 years old you will need a signed consent from your parents or guardians for certain written agreements in the course.

**WORK PLACEMENT**

This courses has a mandatory 240 hours of work placement to help you apply your learning in a practical environment. You may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following work placement criteria.

Work placements generally only begin after you have had a reasonable amount of contact with your teacher and they are satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties.

**Specific requirements for TAFE Digital students**

This course is offered online however, you still need to undertake the mandatory hours of work placement plus eight hours of mandatory face-to-face training for First Aid.

When you apply for the course, TAFE NSW will get in touch to check your suitability and access to a suitable workplace for assessment.

**First Aid**

Before enrolling, you need to agree to one of the following options:

- Attend Strathfield campus for the arranged First Aid training and assessment sessions
- Attend another TAFE NSW campus for a First Aid training and assessment session - you must arrange this with your teacher
- If you are unable to attend a TAFE NSW campus, obtain your First Aid certificate with another provider. Your course fee will be adjusted on enrolment when you submit your certificate 
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: Shellharbour
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Shellharbour 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: 20SHB-080 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Stage 1 (first 6 months): Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.30pm, Stages 2 and 3 (next 12 months) 3 days per week 9.00am to 3.30pm. 
Hours per week: 31 
Starting from: 3-Feb-2020 
About: ’**INFORMATION SESSIONS**

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019 Time: 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Shellharbour, Building F, Level G, Room 1.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

Monday to Tuesday will be face to face classes. Wednesday will be Guided Workplacement Environment. Thursday will be work placement - one day a week for 10 weeks followed by a 1 week work placement at the end of Semester. 5 days per week for stage 1 (first 6 months) and then 3 days per week for stages 2 and 3 (next 12 months).

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, study and readings to reinforce training

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course offering is designed for people who have a desire to work with young children and the ability to comprehend documents related to the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry. There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. You will however, need access to a computer/the internet and have the ability to travel to early childhood services to attend compulsory work placements. Note: if enrolment numbers are low, this course will be delivered as a connected learning class. This involves a virtual classroom where you will be connected to a teacher and your fellow peers utilising a digital platform, such as Skype for business (or a similar digital leaning platform). You will receive support in developing your skills in using this learning platform. Your teachers will attend a campus to run face to face workshops during the course duration.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supoorted and successful learning environment for all students:

- Aboriginal and /or Toress Strait Islander Student Support and Services,
- Accessibility and Disability Services,
- Personal Counselling,
- Learning Support,
- Internaional Student Support,
- Multicultural Support.
Target group: Pre Employment (Full Time) 
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

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 131 601 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: **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or Incidentals to support your learning. The following Incidentals can be sourced yourself:
- First Aid textbook 8th Edition - $18.50
- Workplace clothing ie Broad brimmed hat, polo shirt and enclosed shoes - approximately $60.00

The following resources can be sourced directly by the student online through online book retailers:
- Textbook “The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma”, Walker and Miller - $85.00 approximately
Other information: To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

- If you are under 17 years of age you must have evidence of a Record of Successful Achievement (ROSA) through your school or NESA.
- Completed Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

- First Aid- You must be able to kneel on the floor for a minimum of three minutes to complete CPR and be physically fit to undertake tasks associated with the work placement(such as manual lifting).
- Complete a Working with Children Check”. Anyone engaging in child-related work(including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check(students and volunteers free) Visit: https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

Students need to complete 120 hours of work placement. Learners are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of work palcement in a regulated early childood setting. Work placement arrangements with the learner, school, employee and the teacher may take the form as a block work placement or via single days and a block. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend your first day of class on Monday 3 February 2020 from 9.30am to 3.30pm at TAFE NSW Shellharbour, Building F, Level G, Room 2. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601
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: 20WLG-017 
Attendance mode: Full Time 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. 
Hours per week: 30 
Starting from: 3-Feb-2020 
About: ’**INFORMATION SESSIONS**

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: 9 Decemebr 2019 Time: 3.00pm to 4.00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building G, Level G, Room 19 Or Date: 22 January 2020 Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building G, Level G, Room 19

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is a full time face-to-face course. You will need to attend class for 6 hours over 5 days a week, for 6 months. NOTE: 5 days per week for stage 1 (First 6 months) and then 3 days per week for stages 2 and 3 (next 12 months).

You may also be required to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including independent study, work placement or simulated workplace activities, research projects and preparation of assessments and tasks.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

Do you have a desire to work with young children and the ability to comprehend documents related to the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry? There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. You will however, need access to a computer/the internet and have the ability to travel to Early Childhood services to attend compulsory work placements. Note: if enrolment numbers are low, this course will be delivered as a connected learning class. This involves a virtual classroom where you will be connected to a teacher and your fellow peers utilising a digital platform such as Skype for Business (or a similar digital learning platform). You will receive support in developing your skills in using this learning platform. Your teachers will attend a campus to run face to face workshops during the course duration.

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supoorted and successful learning environment for all students:
- Aboriginal and /or Toress Strait Islander Student Support and Services,
- Accessibility and Disability Services,
- Personal Counselling, Learning Support,
- Internaional Student Support,
- Multicultural Support.
Target group: Pre Employment (Full Time) 
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

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 131 601 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: **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or Incidentals to support your learning. The following Incidentals can be sourced yourself:
- Textbook “The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma”, Walker and Miller - $85.00 approximately
- First Aid textbook 8th Edition - $18.50
- Workplace clothing ie Broad brimmed hat, polo shirt and enclosed shoes - approximately $60.00
Other information: If you are under 17 years of age you must have evidence of a Record of Successful Achievement (ROSA) through your school or NESA.

- First Aid - You must be able to kneel on the floor for a minimum of three minutes to complete CPR and be physically fit to undertake tasks associated with the work placement (such as Manual lifting).
- Complete a ”Working with Children Check”. Anyone engaging in child-related work(including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students and volunteers free). Visit: https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

Learners will be required to complete 240 hours of work placement in a regulated early childood setting. Work placement arrangements with the learner, school, employee and the teacher may take the form as a block work placement or via single days and a block. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend your first day of class on Monday 3 February 2020, from 9.30am at TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building G, Level G, Room 19. Please bring this receipt to your first class.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601
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: 20WLG-080 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm-9.30pm. Days may change depending on whether you have a Cert III in Early Childhood Education & Care. Other times will be available to connect with teachers & these will be negotiated at the getting started workshop 
Hours per week: 25 
Starting from: 17-Feb-2020 
About: ’**INFORMATION SESSIONS**

’To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Monday 9 December 2020 Time: 3.00pm to 4.00pm Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building G, Level G, Room 19

Or

Date: Thursday 23 January 2021 Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building G, Level G, Room 19.

**STUDY COMMITMENT**

This is a part-time evening blended course. You will need to attend approximately 4 hours of class, over 2 evenings a week, for 54 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 21 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, study and readings to reinforce training.

**IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?**

This course offering is designed for people who have a desire to work with young children and the ability to comprehend documents related to the Early Childhood Education and Care Industry. There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. You will however, need access to a computer/ the internet and have the ability to travel to Early Childhood services to attend compulsory work placements. Note: if enrolment numbers are low, this course will be delivered as a connected learning class. This involves a virtual classroom where you will be connected to a teacher and your fellow peers utilising a digital platform such as Skype for Business(or a similar digital learning platform). You will receive support in developing your skills in using this learning platform. Your teachers will attend a campus to run face to face workshops during the course duration

**SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT**

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supoorted and successful learning environment for all students:
- Aboriginal and / or Toress Strait Islander Student Support and Services,
- Accessibility and Disability Services,
- Personal Counselling,
- Learning Support,
- Internaional Student Support, and
- Multicultural Support.
Target group: Pre Employment 
Applying and enrolling: Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

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 131 601 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: **ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

Further costs in addition to your student fees may be applicable for this qualification. These costs are to provide you with additional resources and/or Incidentals to support your learning. The following Incidentals can be sourced yourself:
- First Aid textbook 8th Edition - $18.50
- Workplace clothing ie Broad brimmed hat, polo shirt and enclosed shoes - approximately $60.00

The following resources can be sourced directly by the student online through online book retailers:
- Textbook “The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma”, Walker and Miller - $85.00 approximately
Other information: If you are under 17 years of age you must have evidence of a Record of Successful Achievement (ROSA) through your school or NESA.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

- First Aid - You must be able to kneel on the floor for a minimum of three minutes to complete CPR and be physically fit to undertake tasks associated with the work placement (such as Manual lifting).

- Complete a ”Working with Children Check”. Anyone engaging in child-related work(including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students and volunteers free). Visit: https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

Learners will be required to complete 240 hours of work placement in a regulated early childood setting. Work placement arrangements with the learner, school, employee and the teacher may take the form as a block work placement or via single days and a block. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend the getting started workshop on Saturday 15 February 2020 from 10.00am to 1.00pm at TAFE NSW Wollongong, Foleys Lane North. You will be contacted by a staff member with workshop details. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601