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Advance your early childhood knowledge and career

Do you want to work or progress in the rewarding early childhood education and care profession? This course will give you the skills you need to foster children's educational outcomes and to ensure their emotional, physical and social wellbeing whilst in your care. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Chinchilla, Dalby, Kingaroy, Roma, Springfield, Toowoomba, Warwick

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: up to 1.5 years / 2 days per week
Part time: up to 2 years / 1 night per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $8,800
  • Subsidised $2,906
  • Concession $1,643

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Share your knowledge and skills with a career in education...

Do you want to work in the rewarding early childhood education and care profession? from our courses you'll learn to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive. You can also gain the skills you need to foster children's educational outcomes, and to ensure their emotional, physical and social wellbeing whilst in your care.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Chinchilla Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
Dalby Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
Kingaroy Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
Roma Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
Springfield Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
Full time / 2 days per week Classroom
Toowoomba Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
Full time / 2 days per week Classroom
Warwick Part time / 1 night per week Classroom

Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, it is recommended that you have completed year 10, or are 16 years of age or above. It is also recommended that you have well developed reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy, and computing skills.

You will either need to be employed in an approved Regulated Education and Care Service, or be prepared to undertake 240 hours of Vocational Placement.

Location/s

Chinchilla
9 Zeller Street
Chinchilla QLD 4413

Dalby
463 Bunya Highway
Dalby QLD 4405

Kingaroy
Cnr Bunya Highway and Geritz Road
Kingaroy QLD 4610

Roma
Timbury Street
Roma QLD 4455

Springfield
Education City Drive
Springfield QLD 4304

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Warwick
200 Dragon Street
Warwick QLD 4370

Resources required

  • personal stationery (pens and paper)
  • closed-in shoes
  • a broad brimmed hat to wear while at work or on Vocational Placement
  • a TAFE Queensland South West Polo Shirt (approximately $35), if undertaking Vocational Placement
  • a valid and appropriate email address

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland South West locations. A laptop or electronic device would be an advantage for class, should you wish to bring one along.

If you are unable to access the internet, please contact us to speak with a teacher to regarding alternative options.

Timetable

TAFE Queensland South West currently offer full-time and part-time classroom-based options for this program.

Classroom Based - Full-Time

1.5 years, 2 days per week at TAFE  

Attendance at Vocational Placement will be required throughout the year, and there will be some weeks in which classes are not held.

Please see attached timetable for further details.

Classroom Based - Part-Time

2 years, 1 night per week

Please see attached timetable for further details.
 

You will be required to undertake an additional 22 hours of self directed study per week (minimum) to satisfactorily complete this course.  Additional hours may be required to complete assessment tasks.

Placement

In addition to attending classes at TAFE, if you are not currently employed in a Regulated Education and Care Service, you will be required to undertake Vocational Placement. Vocational Placement is negotiated with the teaching team, and the Education and Care Service. You must hold or obtain a Blue Card prior to commencing Vocational Placement. Blue card application (BC), or a Link an applicant/cardholder to this organisation is to be lodged through TAFE.

Whether you are employed in the industry or undertaking Vocational Placement, you will be required to provide evidence that you have completed a minimum of 240 hours in the workplace, including a minimum of 24 hours with infants, to successfully complete this qualification.

240 hours over an 18 month study period equates to 40 hours per term, or 80 hours per semester. Placement needs to be completed consistently (weekly) and it is expected that you attend for a full day (e.g. 5 - 7.6 hours a day). Any variations to this need to be negotiated with your vocational placement host, and your Teacher needs to be advised of the hours you will be attending.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

If you are currently employed in a Regulated Education and Care Service, you will need to complete and submit the 'Confirmation of Employment Status'. If you are not currently employed in an approved child care service for a minimum of 7.6 hours per week, you will be required to enrol in Vocational Placement.

You will be required to provide a Blue card application (BC), or a Link an applicant/cardholder to this organisation, at the time of enrolment. Please ensure the relevant identification documentation is also provided. Please note that if you have a disqualifying offence - you may not be able to apply for a Blue Card - http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualifying-offences.html).

Students who gain employment will be responsible for any fees required (by the commission) to change to a "paid" blue card and advise the commission of the appropriate details.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 28 units in total, including 23 core units and 5 elective units. If you are not employed for a minimum of 7.6 hours per week in an approved Regulated Education and Care Service, you will also be required to enrol in and complete Vocational Placement.

Please also note that you will be required to complete First Aid (HLTAID004) and maintain the currency of your certificate. Please follow this link to select the location and date you wish to attend First Aid, and then contact Customer Services to enrol.

Health and Safety Cluster - Cluster 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
VPC240 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme
Legal Cluster - Cluster 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
First Aid
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
Interactions and Care Cluster - Cluster 3
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 Cluster - Cluster 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
Development Cluster - Cluster 5
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
Programming Cluster - Cluster 6
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development Core
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
Compliance Cluster - Cluster 7
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
Sustainability Cluster - Cluster 8
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
Inclusion Cluster - Cluster 9
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
Leadership Cluster - Cluster 10
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service Elective
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service Elective

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

$8,800

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$2,906

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$1,643

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher course.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional costs

If you are undertaking Vocational Placement, you will be required to purchase a TAFE Queensland South West Polo Shirt (approximately $35).

Outcome

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Job prospects

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Educator

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Informatiom
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Springfield

  • Full-Time - Tuesday 11 July 2017 from 1pm to 4pm in C2.03
  • Part-Time - Tuesday 11 July 2017 from 6pm to 9pm in room C2:03

Toowoomba

  • Full-Time - Tuesday 11 July 2017 from 1pm to 4pm in B2.20
  • Part-Time - Thursday 13 July 2017 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm in room B2:20

Chinchilla, Dalby, Warwick, Kingaroy and Roma

  • Part-Time - Monday 10 July 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in Videolinq rooms

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 4 August 2017

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$10000 VET Student Loan available