Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
- Course Code
- Course Type
- Accredited Course
- Course Level
- Skills Deepening
- Children's Services
- Course Location
- Course Duration
Full Time: 18 monthsPart Time: 3 yearsFlexible - Online learning & Saturday Workshops for students working in an Early Childhood Centre
- Course Cost
- For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. A tuition fee waiver applies for students eligible to enrol in a government subsidised training place. The Student Services and Amenities fee will apply. Other fees may also apply e.g. materials, excursions. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
- Study Modes
- On Campus; Full time; Part Time (Day); Flexible
- Starting Date
- February 2013
Children's Services Department
Phone: (03) 5127 0269
Fax: 1300 094 661
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841
Course OverviewEnjoy being around children? Then this course will give you the ability to design and implement engaging programs for infants, pre-schoolers and school-age children.
Enhance your employment prospects in an Early Childhood Education Centre by enrolling in this course from GippsTAFE.
The course combines face-to-face practical classes with work placement to provide you with the complex skills and knowledge required to develop and evaluate care programs and learning opportunities for children.
Study Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) at GippsTAFE for free*
*Conditions: The Commonwealth Government will cover the costs of tuition fees for students enrolled at GippsTAFE, undertaking a training package qualification in children's services at the Diploma level. Other GippsTAFE fees (student amenities and student materials fees) and any associated costs (eg. Text books stationary etc.) will be charged to, or the responsibility of, the student.
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|Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care)
Diploma of Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)
|Certificate IV in Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care)||Outside School Care
|Certificate III in Children's Services
Qualifications And RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care).
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Many GippsTAFE courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
- Centre Manager (Children's Services)
- Childcare Co-ordinator
- Child Development Worker
- Special Needs Inclusion Worker
- Early Childhood Educator
- Childcare Worker
- Family Day Care Worker
- Integration Aide
- Pre-school Assistant
Entry RequirementsApplicants must be at least 16 years of age or over as at the course commencement date with a general interest in the Children's services profession. Potential students are required to undertake a literacy and numeracy test and interview.
How To ApplyDirect to Institute
For full time students assessment is based on a combination of written reports, oral presentation, participation in class projects and work place assessment.
Flexible and online students assessment is based on a combination of online learning, on the job assessment, Saturday workshops, Recognition of Prior learning.
Can prospective students enrol in individual units?Yes.
Packaging to gain a national qualification
- Pre-requisites 12
- Compulsory 13
- Electives 5
Total number of units of competency 30
- elective units at this or higher levels
- compulsory units at higher levels
- units from endorsed standards in any industry at this or higher level
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CHCCHILD401A||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm|
|CHCCN301A||Ensure children's health and safety|
|CHCCN302A||Provide care for children|
|CHCCN303A||Contribute to provision of nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygienic manner|
|CHCCS400A||Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework|
|CHCFC301A||Support the development of children|
|CHCIC301D||Interact effectively with children|
|CHCPR301A||Provide experiences to support children's plan and learning|
|CHCPR303D||Develop understanding of children's interests and developmental needs|
|HLTFA301B||Apply first aid|
|HLTOHS300A||Contribute to OHS processes|
|CHCCN305A||Provide care for babies|
|CHCCN511B||Establish and maintain a safe and health environment for children|
|CHCFC502A||Foster physical development in early childhood|
|CHCFC503A||Foster social development in early childhood|
|CHCFC504A||Support emotional and psychological development in early childhood|
|CHCFC505A||Foster cognitive development in early childhood|
|CHCFC506A||Foster children's language and communication development|
|CHCIC501B||Manage children's services workplace practice to address regulations and quality assurance|
|CHCIC510A||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCIC512A||Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs|
|CHCPR502E||Organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children's development|
|CHCPR509A||Gather, interpret and use information about children|
|CHCPR510B||Design, implement and evaluate programs and care routines for children|
|CHCRF511A||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate care for children|
|CHCFC507A||Use music to enhance children's experience and development|
|CHCIC511A||Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices in children's services|
|CHCFC508A||Foster children's aesthetic and creative development|
|CHCPR515A||Develop and implement a program to support sustainable practice|
|CHCPR614C||Observe children and interpret observations|