Course Description: 

Students will develop skills and expand their knowledge of early childhood education and care. This is the minimum qualification that a Child Care Worker needs to possess to work in a Child Care Centre. It covers the use of organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care for children; thereby facilitating their leisure/play and enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes. As part of this course, students will also be required to gain a minimum of 120 hours of work-based training in a regulated child care environment with children aged 0-6 years. KIC will be responsible for finding childcare centre and placing students for work-based training”.

Instalment Plan: 

Monthly direct debit

Timing /Loading: 

20 hours/week
Specific days will be advised during orientation

Inclusive of 120 hours at a Child Care Centre

Resource Fees: 

$450

Tuition Fees: 

$8,510

Entry Requirements: 
  • Australian Year 10 (or equivalent)
  • IELTS 5.5 overall (or equivalent)

Matured Aged students are assessed on case by case basis on their eligibility to enrol to the respective course based on their working experience if they do not have evidence of previous required academic qualifications.

Students will also be required to undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test at the time of enrolment and at any time if the college believes that their levels are not up to standards. Even if student has the appropriate IELTS score, they are still required to do the LLN test at time of enrolment.

Duration: 

Total: 48 weeks
(42 study weeks + 6 weeks break)
Two Semesters

Course Content:

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 - Develop positive and 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
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCPRT003 - Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
BSBWOR301 - Organise personal work priorities and development

*Will be administered by ActFasTraining under the auspice of Safety Corp Pty Ltd (RTO Provider No. 91694)

Assessment Methods:

  • Reports
  • Interviews
  • Role playing
  • Case studies
  • Group projects
  • Observations
  • Presentations
  • Problem solving
  • Work-based training
  • Quizzes

Work-Based Training Arrangement:

Practical experience at a local child care centre and successful completion of the placement is part of the course assessment. Kingston works closely with a range of local child care centres that provide work placement opportunities to our students. Before undertaking work placement, students must have Working With Children (WWC) clearance and a valid Australian First Aid Certificate. After enrolling with Kingston, students should apply for Working With Children (WWC) clearance at any Post Office.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Assistant Educator, 
  • Out School Hours Care Educator
  • Nanny

Further Education:

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (083376C)

Intake Dates

13-01-2020
06-04-2020
06-07-2020
05-10-2020