Start your childcare career now! Learn the skills and knowledge for employment in an early childhood setting where you use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. Depending on the setting, as an early childhood educator you may work under direct supervision or autonomously. New government regulations stipulate that all child care workers require at least a Certificate III qualification, while half of all staff in long day care centres and preschools need at least a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.
- Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
- Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
- Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
- Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
- Use information about children to inform practice
- Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
- Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
Additional selectable units may apply.
The method of assessment varies and can include (but is not limited to):
- Observation in the workplace or simulated environment
- Written tasks, including quizzes
- Research tasks, including projects
- Oral presentations
- Group work
By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF qualification
- Early childhood educator
- Outside school hours care assistant
- Playgroup supervisor
- Recreation assistant
- Family day care worker
- Childhood educator
- Mobile assistant
- Childhood educator assistant
Some jurisdictions may require CHC41212 Certificate IV in Early Childhood Education and Care (Outside school hours care) for these work roles.
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- Workplace – Some/all teaching and assessment will be conducted at your workplace
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
On-campus, full-time: 10 months. Traineeship (workplace-based): 24 months.
- 2021 delivery schedule to be advised.
- 2020 intake commencing 28 July 2020: 3 days on campus (Monday, Tuesday & Thursday).
- Workplace (traineeship): Variable to tie in with your work commitments.
Prior to industry placement, students will be required to complete a series of practical simulated tasks such as nappy changing, bottle preparation, settling a baby etc. at pre-schools and playgroup run by Wodonga TAFE. This is to provide students with hands-on practical implementation of skills before entering a workplace environment outside of TAFE.
All students studying Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care must complete a minimum of 120 hours of practical placement. For successful completion of the course, 100% attendance is required at all rostered placements. The exact dates are arranged and timetabled into the program, but may change subject to venue availability. The specific aims of placement are:
- To apply knowledge and skills learned during your studies in the workplace;
- To become familiar with employers’ expectations;
- To increase your employment options and employability skills; and
- To broaden your understanding of the industry.
- Successful applicants for this course will be required to obtain a Working with Children’s Check for both Victoria and NSW and may be asked to apply for a National Police check prior to placement.
- Successful applicants for this course will be required to provide evidence of immunisation records (for placement).
- Once you submit an application for this course you will receive a separate email from LLN Robot to complete a Language, Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test online. Please check your junk mail if this does not come to your inbox.
- Please allow one hour to complete the LLN assessment. You will need a computer with speakers or headphones as there is an audio section in the assessment.
- Your LLN assessment will need to be completed one week after receiving it to progress your application to the next stage, or your application may be withdrawn due to inactivity.
- If you are unable to access the LLN Robot link please contact our Customer Experience team **as soon as possible**.
- Note: Completion of and passing the LLN assessment does not guarantee a place in the course at Wodonga TAFE. Numbers are limited and selected applicants will be contacted to attend an interview.
If an applicant is not accepted into their preferred course they will be contacted and provided information on alternate pathways and/or courses.
From 1 January 2019, Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that will pay your tuition fees to study in this selected course at Wodonga TAFE, if you’re eligible, subject to minimum numbers.
Government Funded $2,583.00 (Tuition $2,484.00, Materials $99.00)
Concession $595.80 (Tuition $496.80, Materials $99.00)
Fee For Service $3,411.00 (Tuition $3,312.00, Materials $99.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding may be made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
Materials Included In Fees
- Materials fees will apply for course enrolments in 2020.
How to apply
Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can submit your enquiry via the online form below. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly customer service team on 1300 69 8233 or email email@example.com
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can lead into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Successful completion of the Diploma may also give you credits into a degree at university.
When You Can Enrol
Apply online when applications open on 7 September for the course commencing in February 2021. If the course is not open for application you may register your interest via the online enquiry form to be notified when the next course intake application is available.
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