General: This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. Educators at this level are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations. They use specialised knowledge and analyse and apply theoretical concepts to diverse work situations. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other educators.
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
Entry requirements: Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who:
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. You must have good word processing and email skills as well as the ability to download and upload documents and information. Please see our Online Service Standards.
Vocational or educational outcomes: Students can go into a range of employment options. Occupations may include, Childhood Education Manager, Outside School Hours Coordinator.
Job outlook: Community and Personal Service Workers is the broad occupation category. Click on the link below to drill down to child carers.
Source: 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, and case study.
Practical placement: To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 280 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours. 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|
|BSBTWK502||Manage team effectiveness||60|
|CHCECE041||Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||55|
|CHCECE042||Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing||200|
|CHCECE043||Nurture creativity in children||80|
|CHCECE044||Facilitate compliance in a children’s education and care service||110|
|CHCECE045||Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children||60|
|CHCECE046||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children||65|
|CHCECE047||Analyse information to inform children’s learning||75|
|CHCECE048||Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum||180|
|CHCECE049||Embed environmental responsibility in service operations||73|
|CHCECE050||Work in partnership with children’s families||70|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||120|
|Unit Code||Unit Descriptor||Nominal Hrs|
|CHCECE053||Respond to grievances and complaints about the service||40|
|CHCINM002||Meet community information needs||70|
This Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. Eligibility criteria apply. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
This Training is also funded under the Job Trainer initiative.
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.