|Locations||Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton|
|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Length||12 months (second year of Diploma)|
|Timetable||2 days a week plus work placement 3-week leadership placement Hamilton & Portland campuses with Smart Classroom (the teacher may not always be physically present and may teach via smart technology).|
This qualiﬁcation reﬂects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing
so, lead educators work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. Students must complete a minimum of 240 hours practical placement in a regulated early learning centre.
The Certiﬁcate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) is a requirement for entry into this course.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
This course offers a pathway into Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus.
You are required to complete a minimum of 240 hours in a regulated early learning service. SWTAFE arranges placements with established networks.
Entry requirements for this course include:
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 15 units: 12 core and 3 elective. You will also need to complete 240 hours of practical placement in a regulated early childhood service.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children||50||$0.00|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood||240||$0.00|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children||80||$0.00|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care service||120||$0.00|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour||50||$0.00|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children||50||$0.00|
|CHCECE022||Promote children's agency||80||$0.00|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning||70||$0.00|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development||170||$0.00|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations||60||$0.00|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children||70||$0.00|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety||40||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBLDR403||Lead team effectiveness||50||$0.00|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policy||90||$0.00|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice||120||$0.00|
The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.
Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.
If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:
There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$4,575.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$15,510.00|
|Fee type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee||$70.00|
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books. You can choose where to purchase these items from. You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.
The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.
Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to
note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.
Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment. If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by
SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.
As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.
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Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team. We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.
If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.