About the Institute of Tertiary & Higher Education Australia (ITHEA)
ITHEA is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Registration Number 22037. ITHEA delivers nationally recognised qualifications and training under the Standards for the National VET Regulator (NVR).
ITHEA is pleased to announce that in partnership with the Victorian and Federal Government, it has again secured a contract to offer government subsidised training as part of the Skills First Program.
This is a great initiative that will allow for skilling of the child care workforce. Under the Skills First Program, ITHEA, is offering qualifications in the
to eligible individuals in the child care industry.
Successful graduates have the opportunity to go on to further study with Swinburne University of Technology. Students have academic credit recognition for Swinburne’s Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) BA-EDUEC2 OR Bachelor of Education (Primary) BA-EDUPRI. The opportunity exists to go straight intosecond year for either of these programs.
The Skills First Program
Now is the ideal time to make a start on gaining new skills, or upgrading your existing skills, to take the next step in your career.
The Skills First Program is making vocational training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold. There are now an unlimited number of government-subsidised training places available to people who meet the eligibility criteria.
Am I eligible for a government-subsidised training place?
Generally, you are eligible for a government subsidised training place if you are:
• an Australian citizen
• an Australian Permanent Resident
• a New Zealand citizen
and are 20 years and older and ‘upskilling’ by seeking to enrol in a course at a higher level than your existing qualification
How much are you saving?
The Certificate III course is $6,906 with the
Diploma course at $12,268. Eligible students will ONLY pay $200 for the Certificate III and $400 for the Diploma. This covers the materials for each course.
For more information, go to the ITHEA website
Study as a TRAINEE (from 2019) or non TRAINEE
A traineeship is a contract between an employer and an employee where the trainee learns the skills needed for a particular job. They can be undertaken full-time or part-time and can be used as a valuable stepping stone to start a career in child care.
As a trainee, you can: learn valuable, nationally recognised job skills combine formal training from ITHEA with workplace-based training. get paid while learning
Traineeships are usually offered to individuals who may be new to the profession and have no previous early childhood qualifications. You will study towards your Certificate III or Diploma while working in a long day centre.
ITHEA will endeavour to develop a training plan to suit you. To achieve this, we offer a blended approach to learning. This means we will customise the training around your workplace commitments.
Our blended approach includes regular site visits by your trainer where you will be guided through your learning. Your assessments will be both online and workplace based.
You have the freedom to work through the learning/assessments in your own time. You can go at your own pace. Simply log into your account and continue your course where you left off last time.
Online training offers the following advantages: It is especially beneficial for people who are working
The training is self-paced and includes interactive tutorials, questionnaires, case studies, self-assessment, and other features that easily assimilate to individual learning styles.
CHC30113 CERTIFICATE III IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
You have up to ONE year to
complete this course
$6,906 FEE FOR SERVICE STUDENTS
OR *ONLY $200 FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS
CHC50113 DIPLOMA OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
You have up to TWO years to
complete this course
$ 12,268 FEE FOR SERVICE STUDENTS
OR *ONLY $400 FOR ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS
* Eligibility criteria apply. Skills First Funding available to eligible individuals with training delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding. The material fees for the course. This is the only amount an eligible individual will pay for the course.
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, be at least 18 years of age and already employed in the industry.