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Advance your early childhood knowledge and career

Gain skills to work as an early childhood educator in one of the fastest growing sectors in Australia. This qualification will prepare you to work in a range of early childhood education and care services, working with children to support their learning, development and wellbeing. You will be equipped with the necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in a variety of early childhood services in accordance with licensing, quality assurance and duty of care requirements.

The link below includes some useful information about early childhood and what is required to be an educator in the different sectors including kindergarten, family day care, outside school hours care, or long day care: http://deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/workforce/workforce-action-plan/inspire-the-future/index.html Course details

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LOCATION/S

Cairns, Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 18 months / 5 days per week

Course details

COST

  • International fee $19,972

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns Full time / 5 days per week Classroom
Townsville (Pimlico) Full time / 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

International Student specific entry requirements:
English: For students whose first language is not English, the required minimum English language levels is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with no individual score less than 5.0 or equivalent assessment.  More information on English entry requirements can be found on our website.

Academic: The minimum requirements can be one of the following:

  • Certificate II or III – 10 years of schooling (or equivalent)
  • Certificate IV or Diploma – 12 years of schooling (or equivalent)
  • Mature –aged entry with work experience in a related field

Please send certified and translated copies of your English results and academic certificates to the International Student Unit together with your completed and signed application form.

Age: The Education and Care Services National Regulations require family day care educators to be 18 years of age. Educators working in a centre-based service under 18 years must be supervised. Course applicants should be 17 years or older.

Working with Children check (Blue Card): Volunteers and trainee students who work with children and young people must hold a blue card as this work falls into the category of regulated employment. Blue cards for volunteers and trainee students are valid for three years and there is no application fee, unless the trainee student is a paid employee. A volunteer or trainee student must not commence regulated child-related work until they hold a valid blue card.  Blue Card applications must be made as soon as you confirm your enrolment.

Immunisation: Students should be aware that all children service educators may be exposed to diseases that are preventable by vaccination. To manage the risk to educators, children services may require the completion of a vaccination record or full immunisation.  Recommended vaccinations for non-immune staff who work with young children include:

  • hepatitis A
  • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) (persons born during or since 1966 who have only received one dose of the MMR vaccine should have a second dose)
  • chickenpox (if not previously infected)
  • pertussis (whooping cough - an adult booster dose)
  • influenza (annual vaccination)

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

Resources included in the tuition fees are student orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements and handouts. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE Queensland North. Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.

When you have enrolled, you will be granted access to our online Learning Management System. The learning environment has the assessment tasks and all the information for each unit of competency in the qualification. If you wish, you can purchase a suggested text book that provides information relevant to each of the competencies studied.

Delivery may include lectures, practical sessions, observations and vocational placement. You may be required to attend evening classes and/or weekend activities. You must abide by industry and/or TAFE Queensland North dress standards.

Assessment is competency based (practical) and continuous, and is considered an integral part of your learning and development. As appropriate, online quizes, assignments, projects, practical tests and student presentations are used. You must successfully complete all units to progress to the next course or obtain the qualification.

Timetable

Cairns and Townsville (Pimlico) campuses: Orientation week: 30 January - 2 February

Classes commence Monday with delivery on campus over 4 days with Vocational Placement on Fridays.

Placement

All students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement. TAFE will procure placements on behalf of students, but it is the student's responsibility to provide their own transport and accommodation if required. Students should expect to attend placement away from their home base. TAFE endeavours to give students as much notice as possible for  placement dates, although this is determined by industry. On occasion students may only receive two weeks notice.

Units

All 28 units need to be successfully completed to obtain the qualification. Vocational placement (240 hours) is required for non-workers.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
VPC240 Vocational placement Mandatory
Health and Safety
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
Legal
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
Interactions and Care
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
Culture
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
Compliance
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
Sustainability
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
Leadership
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service Elective
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service Elective
Development
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
Programming
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development Core
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
Inclusion
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
First Aid
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Payment options explained

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

$19,972

INTERNATIONAL FEE

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SUBSIDISED

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CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

The Positive Notice for Child Related Employment (Blue Card) and a current Australian Federal Police Check Costs may incur additional costs at students own expense of approximately A$85.
Costs may be also be involved for vaccinations at students own expense of approximately A$200

Outcome

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.  Upon successful completion of this qualification occupational titles may include:

  • Nominated Supervisor
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Educational Leader
  • Director/Manager
  • Service Coordinator

Job prospects

  • Early Childhood Educator

Apply now

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited!
Before you apply, make sure that you check that you meet the specific academic and language requirements for your chosen course.
The application process

To support your application, please supply your supporting documents.
These include:

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Enrolment

If your application is successful, we will send you an Offer of Place letter. To accept it and secure your place in your chosen program, you will need to:

After you have accepted your Offer of Place, you will receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and with your CoE you can apply for your student visa. You will need to arrange your student visa before you come to Australia.

Orientation

Compulsory Orientation: All students must participate in compulsory International orientation on the Friday before classes commence.

Last updated on 20 October 2016

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