Successful completion of this course will provide credits for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care
This course is designed to prepare students for work as an assistant in Centre Based Care, Occasional Care, Pre-school Centres, Family Day Care, and other Children’s Services settings.
This entry-level qualification covers workers who use organisation policies, procedures, and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
The course suits people seeking employment in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector or workers who are required to gain a nationally recognised qualification.
This qualification is usually delivered in the classroom, however classes will be delivered remotely via Zoom until face to face classes can be undertaken. In addition to all remote and classroom training 140 hours of placement in a childcare environment is required. Our qualified trainer will visit you on-site at your placement to observe and assess this course. NOTE: This course will be initially delivered via online Zoom classes until restrictions ease and face to face classes can commence. Students will be required to access Zoom via the internet. Support can be provided to students where this may not be possible.
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Final face to face class: TBA
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This qualification is a pathway to becoming a qualified Supervisor or Director in the childcare sector. Successful completion of the course will give you some credits toward the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Recognition of prior learning
Participants wishing to apply for RPL will need to discuss it at the Pre-Training Review with the CEO.
Units of Competency
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
- CHCECE002 Ensure the health & safety of children
- CHCECE003 Provide care for children
- CHCECE004 Promote & provide healthy food & drinks
- CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
- CHCECE007 Develop positive & respectful relationships with children
- CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
- CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
- CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
- CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
- CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
- HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health & safety
- CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children & young people
- BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities & development
- CHCPRT003 Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children & young people
To gain the qualification all units must be completed.
For partial completion, a Statement of Attainment will be issued.
Nationally Recognised Training at Laurels Education and Training is delivered with funding made available by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.
- Attend all face-to-face classes
- Complete out of class work – average of 4 to 6 hours per week of self-paced learning including completion of assignments, research and assessments
- Complete 140 hours of practical placement
- Students will need to provide a copy of a current working with children check prior to commencing placement
- Have access to a digital device and internet connection to be able to participate in online Zoom classes