FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Job Opportunities and Prospects may include:

  • Early childhood educator 

  • Outside school hours care assistant

  • Family daycare worker 

  • Nanny
     

Once you have gained your qualification, you can move into a higher role such as a Room Leader.

Vocational Placement:

How many hours?

Students must complete a minimum of 120 workplace hours in a regulated children’s service. It is recommended that 30 workplace hours be allocated to working specifically with children under 24 months. We can help you find a centre that offers placement with children 0-2 years.

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Vocational Placement:

Is it mandatory?

Yes. To gain this qualification you must complete all hours and work with all ages from 0-5 years.

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Am I eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning?

All individual students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL.

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Where can I get my resources?

We supply you with all of your learning resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions for Work-Based Students
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do I have to pay monthly?
 

Upgrade to a Diploma of Early Childhood Education
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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How long is it to complete the course?

52 weeks is allowed to complete the course. The course is structured in 48 weeks however there are an additional 4 weeks to finalise or resubmit if needed.

Extensions are provided for free, the first 12 weeks after your course completion.

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What are my entry requirements?

  • Students must provide a current Working with Children Check upon enrolment

  • Must be over the age of 16 and an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Willingness and ability to successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment, if required

  • Due to the physical requirements of this course the student must be physically fit

  • Must be currently working within an Education Care Facility working with a variety of babies, toddler and children aged 0-5 years.

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How do your trainers help?

We want to be there for you as much as we can. We want our students to feel supported and have confidence in asking us when they need help, whether this be for their assignments or on the job tasks. We offer online weekly meetups via zoom group meeting, making us easily accessible. 

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What do you mean by face to face support?

We want to be as hands on as possible. This means more time spent in your workplace and offering weekly meetups either online via zoom or in person.

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How often do you visit the workplace?

We will visit our students roughly every 6-8 weeks. This is where your trainer will observe you on the job and mark your assessments. Coming more often allows your trainer to give you on the job feedback, support and guidance.

During COVID, this has ceased most visit's in centre's but we still check in with you and your centre frequently to make sure you are supported and achieving your tasks. 

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Do I have to pay monthly?

No, you don’t have to pay monthly. If you pay upfront it will non refundable after the cooling off period. You have different payment options available in your course information booklet.

Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Job Opportunities and Prospects may include:

With this qualification you can apply to enter the industry as an Early Childhood Educator or Family Day Care Educator. Once you have gained knowledge and confidence through work experience, this qualification will allow you to progress into jobs such as a Child Care Group Leader and a Centre Manager.  
 

The National Quality Standards state that:

  • At least half of all educators in a long day care or preschool facility need to hold (or be actively working towards) a Diploma-level qualification or higher

  • All family day care coordinators must hold a Diploma-level qualification or higher

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Vocational Placement:

How many hours?

Students must complete a minimum of 240 workplace hours in a regulated children’s service. It is recommended that 120 workplace hours be allocated to working specifically with children under 24 months. We can help you find a centre that offers placement with children 0-2 years.

Vocational Placement:

Is it mandatory?

Yes. To gain this qualification you must complete all hours and work with all ages from 0-5 years.

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Am I eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning?

All individual students are offered the opportunity to apply for RPL.

Where can I get my resources?

We supply all of your learning resources. 

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How long is it to complete the course?

100 weeks is allowed to complete the course. The course is structured in 96 weeks however there are an additional 4 weeks to finalise or resubmit if needed.

Extensions are provided for free, the first 12 weeks after your course completion.

What are my entry requirements?

  • Students must provide a current Working with Children Check upon enrolment

  • Must be over the age of 16 and an Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Willingness and ability to successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment, if required

  • Due to the physical requirements of this course the student must be physically fit

  • Must be currently working within an Education Care Facility working with a variety of babies, toddler and children aged 0-5 years.

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Do I need a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care to do the Diploma traineeship or self funded?

No, this is not required.

When completing a Diploma traineeship,

you must be working in the industry.

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How do your trainers help?

We want to be there for you as much as we can. We want our students to feel supported and have confidence in asking us when they need help, whether this be for their assignments or on the job tasks. We offer weekly online meetups, via a zoom group meeting, making us easily accessible. 

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What do you mean by face to face support?

We want to be as hands on as possible. This means more time spent in your workplace and offering weekly meetups either online via zoom or in person.

Happy Children

How often do you visit the workplace?

We will visit our students roughly every 6-8 weeks. This is where your trainer will observe you on the job and mark your assessments. Coming more often allows your trainer to give you on the job feedback, support and guidance.

During COVID, this has ceased most visit's in centre's but we still check in with you and your centre frequently to make sure you are supported and achieving your tasks.

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Do I have to pay monthly?

No, you don’t have to pay monthly. If you pay upfront it will non refundable after the cooling off period. You have different payment options available in your course information booklet.

Upgrade to a Diploma of Early Childhood Education

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What do you mean by 'Upgrade in a year'?

If you have completed your Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113) you can upgrade to a Diploma in one year.

 

We will be taking student enrolments January, April, July and October. We will hold weekly group meetups online and guide you through your Diploma and make sure you receive all the help you need.
 

If you hold an older Certificate 3, please reach out to us and apply for our free RPL assessment.


It’s a great way to achieve your goal; gain your qualification quicker knowing you will receive hands on trainers and consistent support.

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Will you still be visiting our workplace during the upgrade? 

Yes, we will still visit you at your work placement roughly every 8 weeks.

During COVID, this has ceased most visit's in centre's but we still check in with you and your centre frequently to make sure you are supported and achieving your tasks.

Short Course and Professional Development

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How many people to hold one of these courses?

There needs to be a minimum of 5 people attending when held at a centre and minimum of 2 people attending when held via zoom. 

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Do you come to us?

Yes, we can come to your centre or alternatively we can do it online via zoom. 

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Can we receive a discount?

Yes. If you have 10 or more people attending the course, you will receive a 10% discount.

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Do we receive a certificate at the end of our course?

Yes. Each participant will receive a Statement of Attendance.

Are you ready for the career you love?

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