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 160 hours of work-based training in a regulated child care environment with children aged 0-6 years. KIC will be responsible for finding childcare centre and placing students for work-based training”.
Modes of delivery for this course are face-to-face class and online learning.
Specific days will be advised during orientation
Inclusive of 160 hours of work-based training at an approved Child Care Centre
- Australian Year 10 (or equivalent)
- IELTS 5.5 overall (or equivalent) with no band score less than 5.0
Matured Aged students are assessed on case by case basis on their eligibility to enrol to the respective course based on their working experience if they do not have evidence of previous required academic qualifications.
Students will also be required to undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test at the time of enrolment and at any time if the college believes that their levels are not up to standards. Even if student has the appropriate IELTS score, they are still required to do the LLN test at time of enrolment.
Total: 52 weeks
(40 study weeks + 12 weeks break)
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting*
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
*The unit will be delivered by a third party provider; Perth CBD College
- Role playing
- Case studies
- Group projects
- Problem solving
- Work-based training
Work-Based Training 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.
- Child Educator
- Child Care Assistant
- Out of School Hours Care Assistant
CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (108151K)