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)

Timing /Loading: 

20 hours/week
Specific days will be advised during orientation

Inclusive of 120 hours at a Child Care Centre

Resource Fees: 

$450

Tuition Fees: 

$8,510

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

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

Course Content:

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
CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 - Support children to connect with their world
CHCPRT003 - Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

*Will be administered by ActFasTraining (operating under RTO No. 91694) or a suitably qualified alternative as required

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

08-07-2019
07-10-2019
13-01-2020
06-04-2020
06-07-2020
05-10-2020