Course Description: 

Students will develop skills and expand their knowledge of early childhood education and care. This is the minimum qualification that a Child Care Worker needs to possess to work in a Child Care Centre. It covers the use of organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care for children; thereby facilitating their leisure/play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 120 hours of work experience in a regulated child care environment with children aged 0-6 years.

Instalment Plan: 

4 Instalments (Every 10 weeks)

Resource Fees: 


Tuition Fees: 


Entry Requirements: 
  • Australian Year 10 (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 5.0 overall (or equivalent)

Total: 48 weeks
(42 study weeks + 6 weeks break)
Two Semesters

Course Content:

CHCLEG001 – Work Legally and Ethically
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
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
CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
CHCPRT003 – Work Collaboratively to Maintain an Environment Safe for Children and Young People
CHCECE012 – Support Children to Connect with their World
CHCECE006 – Support Behaviour of Children and Young People

*Will be administered by Response Plus (operating under RTO No. 90909) or a suitably qualified alternative

Assessment Methods:

  • Reports
  • Exams
  • Interviews
  • Role playing
  • Case studies
  • Group projects
  • Observations
  • Presentations
  • Problem solving
  • Work-based training

Work Experience Arrangement:

Practical experience at a local child care centre and successful completion of the placement is part of the course assessment. Kingston works closely with a range of local child care centres that provide work placement opportunities to our students. Before undertaking work placement, students must have Working With Children (WWC) clearance and a valid Australian First Aid Certificate. After enrolling with Kingston, students should apply for Working With Children (WWC) clearance at any Post Office.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Child Care Worker
  • Nanny
  • Out-of-School House Care Assistant

Further Education:

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (083376C)

Intake Dates