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A career in early childhood is as easy as ABC

Learn about the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children under six years old. This qualification will prepare you to work with children to support their learning, development, wellbeing, rights and safety. Build your skills in programming, planning care routines and understanding children’s cognitive development. From group leader to child care worker, you will be qualified to supervise staff and volunteers and will be equipped with the necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in a variety of early childhood services in accordance with licensing, quality assurance and duty of care requirements. Course details

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Gold Coast - Southport, Mooloolaba, South Bank, Toowoomba

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Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje

Early Childhood Education & Care

After studying midwifery in the Philippines, I chose to continue my studies at TAFE Queensland because it had a good reputation. My dream job is to work in a childcare centre and TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dream by providing me with great education and experience. My teachers are all very friendly, informative and helpful. The best thing about studying at TAFE Queensland has been meeting a diverse range of people from different cultures.

Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje
Early Childhood Education & Care
TAFE Queensland North

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Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
South Bank, Brisbane Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
09/07/2018
29/01/2019
08/07/2019
Mooloolaba Full Time Classroom 10/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
Southport, Gold Coast Full Time Classroom 03/07/2017
29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019
Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
29/01/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.  For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Mooloolaba
34 Lady Musgrave Drive
Mountain Creek QLD 4557

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Personal stationery
  • USB drive
  • Professional clothing

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

In addition to attending classes at TAFE, or undertaking external study, if you are not currently employed in a Regulated Education and Care Service, you will be required to undertake Vocational Placement. Vocational Placement is negotiated with the teaching team, and the Education and Care Service. You must hold or obtain a Blue Card prior to commencing Vocational Placement. Blue Card Applications or Authorisation to Confirm a Valid Card/Application are to be lodged through TAFE.

Whether you are employed in the industry or undertaking Vocational Placement, you will be required to provide evidence that you have completed a minimum of 240 hours in the workplace, including a minimum of 24 hours with infants, to successfully complete this qualification.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Important Information

  • It is strongly recommended that applicants provide evidence of immunisation against: Pertussis (dTpa, provided dTpa has not been given previously), MMR (if non-immune) and Varicella (if seronegative). In addition, it is recommended that all Childcare and preschool staff have Hepatitis A Vaccination.
  • Blue Card: Commission for Children and Young People Act 2000 (QLD) contains a new law to help ensure that people seeking to work with children are suitable. This is called 'the working with children check'. Any person wanting to work in regulated employment, as a paid employee, a volunteer, or a person carrying on a regulated business, will have to fill out a Blue Card application form consenting to a criminal history check prior to his or her appointment or engagement (See ‘Relevant Documents below). Further details can be obtained at the following link for Blue Card Services or by telephone on 1800 688 275 (Free call). Students will be unable to attend Vocational Placement until they hold a valid Blue Card. It is advisable to apply via the website before the program commences. Once enrolled Students need to make an appointment for the Teacher to sight their ID and sign their Blue Card application form. The teacher then arranges for the application to be lodged with Blue Card Services for processing and final approval.

Units

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 28 Units:
Core Competencies: 23
Elective Competencies: 5

TAFE Queensland International

Core Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Core
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence Core
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children Core
CHCECE003 Provide care for children Core
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks Core
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children Core
CHCECE017 Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood Core
CHCECE018 Nurture creativity in children Core
CHCECE019 Facilitate compliance in an education and care service Core
CHCECE020 Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour Core
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children Core
CHCECE022 Promote children's agency Core
CHCECE023 Analyse information to inform learning Core
CHCECE024 Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development Core
CHCECE025 Embed sustainable practices in service operations Core
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children Core
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety Core

South Bank, Brisbane

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service Elective Leadership Cluster
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service Elective Leadership Cluster
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme Stage 1
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme Stage 2
M00VPC120 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme Stage 3

Mooloolaba

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service Elective
VPC240 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Southport, Gold Coast

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service Elective
CHCECE029 Respond to problems and complaints about the service Elective
VPC240 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Toowoomba

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice Elective
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team Elective
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy Elective
VPC240 Vocational placement Vocational Placement Scheme

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g.  partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
South Bank, Brisbane $21,000 1 Year 6 Months
Mooloolaba, East Coast $18,000 1 Year 6 Months
Southport, Gold Coast $18,000 1 Year 6 Months
Toowoomba, South West $18,000 1 Year 6 Months

Additional costs

There are additional costs associated with this course, that are not included in your tuition fees. All information on resources will be given at Orientation;

  • Students undertaking compulsory vocational placement in this course will be required to undergo the Working With Children check and apply for a Blue Card. For more information visit www.bluecard.qld.gov.au. It is advisable to apply via the website before the program commences
  • Students are required to purchase TAFE Queensland branded polo shirts
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Non slip, enclosed shoes
  • Textbooks

Outcome

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 081852G

Job prospects

  • Child Care Centre Group Leader
  • Day-care Assistant
  • Childhood Educator
  • Child Care Worker
  • Child Care Centre Manager
  • Early Childhood Educator

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje

Early Childhood Education & Care

After studying midwifery in the Philippines, I chose to continue my studies at TAFE Queensland because it had a good reputation. My dream job is to work in a childcare centre and TAFE Queensland is helping me achieve my dream by providing me with great education and experience. My teachers are all very friendly, informative and helpful. The best thing about studying at TAFE Queensland has been meeting a diverse range of people from different cultures.

Daisy Managbanag Lenguaje
Early Childhood Education & Care
TAFE Queensland North

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 24 May 2017

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