General: This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
Employment Growth: The number of people working as Child Carers is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years: from 156,300 in 2018 to 183,900 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving). There are likely to be around 184,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 36,800 a year).
Entry requirements: Prospective students are required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and a Pre-Training Interview, administered by and to the satisfaction of ITHEA and be at least 18 years of age.
Vocational or educational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment or further study options, including CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Occupations may include, Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide, Preschool Assistant.
Job outlook: The number of people working as Child Carers (in their main job) grew very strongly over the past 5 years and is expected to grow very strongly over the next 5 years: from 156,300 in 2018 to 183,900 by 2023. Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving). There are likely to be around 184,000 job openings over 5 years (that’s about 36,800 a year).
Source: Job Outlook. Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Delivery and assessment: We offer students the flexibility of choosing between online learning or classroom delivery. All students will be enrolled into our Learning Management System and all assessments must be completed online. As a result, all students will require a personal computer, with access to the Internet, to successfully complete their studies. Assessment methods allow for the gathering of sufﬁcient quality evidence about the student’s performance. Methods used include question and answer, observation and demonstration, case study and first aid test. Note: Online Learners will need to complete the First Aid unit in a classroom setting.
Practical placement: To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency. Students are required to undertake supervised practical placement in relevant child care settings. Evidence provided by the supervisor will contribute to assessment of the candidate’s ability to work at this level. Students are required to find their own practical placement, however ITHEA will provide assistance and support where needed. Students must have a valid Working With Children Check prior to attending placement.
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||25|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence||70|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children||63|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children||70|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks||35|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers||60|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||70|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||90|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood||70|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning||40|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice||40|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||40|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting||20|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||20|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development||30|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world||40|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||120|
This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Please make sure you have read all the course information about units of study, duration, entry requirements, assessment information, job prospects etc.
1. You must attend a pre-training interview which includes a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and complete the eligibility declaration form (in the case of students applying for Skills First Program Funding).
2. To complete the application process, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete the steps involved to submit your application online.
3. ITHEA will assess your application and make sure all entry requirements are met. An ITHEA representative will contact you if your application is unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 9650 3900.
Term 1 – Tue 29 Jan
Term 2 – Tue 23 Apr
Term 3 – Mon 15 Jul
Term 4 – Mon 7 Oct