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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  Part Time Evening  18 Months Anytime   
Wollongong  Flexible  18 Weeks Anytime   
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: 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: 19SHB-999 
Attendance mode: Part Time Evening 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: 18 Months
Scheduled attendance: Attendance will be via online webinars up to 2 evenings per week, usually between 7:30pm and 9:30pm (this is subject to change) from TAFE NSW Wollongong. 
Hours per week: 20 
Starting from: Anytime 
About: Classes commence with a Compulsory Getting Started Workshop. Please attend on either Saturday 9th February 2018 at Shellharbour TAFE Campus 10:00am - 3:30pm or Saturday 16th February 2018 at Moruya TAFE Campus 10:00am - 3:30pm. Please bring a notebook and pen to the Getting Started workshop along with your TAFE NSW username and password.

Attendance will be via online webinars up to 2 evenings per week, usually between 7:30pm and 9:30pm (this is subject to change) from TAFE NSW Wollongong.

This course is based in the Illawarra and Riverina areas, work placement would need to be completed in either of those regions. Existing workers or learners with a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are encouraged to apply. New entrant learners are also encouraged to apply.

This course requires 240 hours of work placement and this will be arranged for you. You will be required to purchase a polo shirt, broad brimmed hat and closed-in shoes which will be used on work placement (approximately $60). Travel to work placement will be at your own expense.
Applying and enrolling: Thank you for your interest in this course. To request further information click on Enquire Now. You can also contact TAFE NSW on 131 601 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants.

 
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: 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: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. In claiming the concession or exemption, students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.

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 approx
- First Aid textbook 8th Edition - $18.50
- Workplace clothing ie Broad brimmed hat, polo shirt and enclosed shoes - approx $60.00

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.
Comments: Classes commence with a Compulsory Getting Started Workshop. Please attend on either Saturday 9th February 2019 at TAFE NSW Shellharbour 10:00am to 3:30pm or Saturday 16th February 2019 at TAFE NSW Moruya 10:00am to 3:30pm or alternatively Skype into this meeting. Please bring a notebook and pen to the Getting Started workshop along with your TAFE NSW username and password.

Attendance will be via online webinars up to 2 evenings per week, usually between 7:30pm and 9:30pm (this is subject to change) from TAFE NSW Wollongong. This course requires 240 hours of work placement and this will be arranged for you. 
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 code: 19WLG-999 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 18 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Students will be provided with a course schedule when details are confirmed. 
Hours per week: 20 
Starting from: Anytime 
About: It’s all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest, 24 - 28 June 2019

At InfoFest you can attend information sessions to hear from teachers about specific course content and delivery, and have all of your questions answered. You’ll also get the opportunity to tour the campus and view our state-of-the-art facilities, guided by friendly and informative staff, happy to assist you with course information, help with your enrolment, or provide you with great career advice.

Registration for information sessions and tours opens in May, so please check back for listed options at each location.

To request further information, click on Enquire Now and we will advise you when a new offering is available. Courses are run subject to minimum student enrolments.
Applying and enrolling: Thank you for your interest in this course. To request further information click on Enquire Now. You can also contact TAFE NSW on 131 601 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants.

 
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.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $4,420
Second qualification $4,970
Exemption $0
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Full Fee $12,860
Fee explanatory text: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria. In claiming the concession or exemption, students will be required to supply the required evidence to support the claim in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.
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 $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

To activate your eligibility you must pay the student fee component PRIOR to commencement of the learning activity.
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601