This early childhood education course is the minimum entry requirement for working in the early childhood sector. Students undertaking this course will learn from experienced and supportive teachers and must complete work placement with children aged birth - 6 years. You will gain the skills and knowledge to:
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April & July
Full time: 6 months
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
Work settings may include preschools/kindergartens, long day care, out of hours school care, recreation and mobile care services.
Applicants must be a minimum of 17 years of age
All applicants must complete a core skills profile and attend a pretraining review with one of the faculty staff.
You will be required to have a current Working with Children Check and may be required to provide National Police Check (with no disclosable outcomes) to be able to participate in work placement and to apply for future employment opportunities. You should be physically fit, enjoy being with children, have patience, understanding, energy, adaptability and a willingness to take responsibility. Students also need a good level of digital literacy.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
A new pathway we have into this course is Prepare for Work in Childhood Education delivered at CAE (our partner Institute). Prepare for Work in Childhood Education is a non accredited course that will give you an overview in providing care and education to children in both an early childhood and school context. This program will be delivered in term 2, and on completion you can look towards commencing the Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care with the July intake.
After completion of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you may wish to apply for entry into the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Free-TAFE or Job Trainer||Government Subsidised Concession||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$155||$155||$155||$155|
|Total Course Estimate||$539||$1,277||$4,228||$10,234|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$539||$1,277||$4,228||$10,234|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
Completion of 18 units (including 15 core and 3 electives).
To be assessed as competent in this qualification you are required to undertake a minimum 120 hours supervised work placement in a registered education and care service, working with children aged 0 - 6 years of age.
Evidence provided by a workplace supervisor will contribute to assessment of your ability to work at this level.
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