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.

This course will be delivered in collaboration with The Inner World of Teaching (RTO Number 52785).

Instalment Plan: 

4 Instalments (Every 10 weeks)

Resource Fees: 

$160

Tuition Fees: 

$2660

Entry Requirements: 

WACE / Cert II (or greater)

Duration: 

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
CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education & care service
CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 - Promote children’s agency
CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development
CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting*
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
BSBMGT605 - Provide leadership across the organization
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy

*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 Hours Care Assistant

Further Education:

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care