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: 


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:

BSBSUS201 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBWOR203 - Work effectively with others
SITHCCC001 - Use food preparation equipment
SITHCCC005 - Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC006 - Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC007 - Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC008 - Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC012 - Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC013 - Prepare seafood dishes
SITHCCC014 - Prepare meat dishes
SITHCCC018 - Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements
SITHCCC019 - Produce cakes, pastries and breads
SITHCCC020 - Work effectively as a cook
SITHKOP001 - Clean kitchen premises and equipment
SITHKOP002 - Plan and cost basic menus
SITHPAT006 - Produce desserts
SITXFSA001 - Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXFSA002 - Participate in safe food handling practices
SITXHRM001 - Coach others in job skills
SITXINV002 - Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 - Participate in safe work practices
SITHCCC003 - Prepare and present sandwiches
HLTAID003* - Provide first aid
SITXCCS006 - Provide service to customers
SITXINV001 - Receive and store stock

*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