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Early Childhood Education and Care

A qualification in children’s services can be very rewarding and engaging as you become part of a child’s growth and development and help them learn in an environment that is engaging and supporting. Our courses will provide you with the basic skills needed to assist in caring for the social, emotional, physical and educational needs of infants and young children in various care settings – through to the skills and knowledge to manage the operation of a child care centre.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Campus
CHC30113 J587 Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Esperance
Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River
Narrogin

Do you want a career nurturing our future?

When you complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you’ll be on your way to a career as a preschool assistant or childcare centre assistant. You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively as an educator, supporting the development and wellbeing of children aged 0 to 5 years, understanding children’s learning, providing learning support, working with children from culturally diverse backgrounds, identifying and responding to children at risk, and workplace health and safety.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

CHC50113 J594 Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Esperance
Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River
Narrogin

This childcare course is completed over 2 years commencing in Semester 1 each year. It is ideal for those persons with a passion for working with young children. There is a large emphasis on practical application of your skills. Work placements will be organised by the college in local early childhood enterprises. If you are already working in the industry, you may wish to enquire to study as a flexible student and complete assessments on work-based projects. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is also available for people with substantive, recent industry experience in a licensed Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

This qualification is for educators in early childhood education and care services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in accordance with approvals, quality rating systems and duty of care requirements.
 

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

MAA53 First Aid Short Course Albany
Busselton
Esperance
Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River
Narrogin

Description

This course covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to confidently manage emergency situations and provide a first aid response to a casualty. It is suitable to both people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in first aid.
This course is available as a 1 or 2 day course.
Extra requirement for 1 day course: A workbook and learner guide will be sent to you with your invoice. The workbook needs to be completed prior to class and must be handed to the lecturer in class. This is part of your assessment.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

MAA38 First Aid in Child Care Short Course Busselton
Manjimup
Narrogin

Description

This unit of competency has been approved by Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) who have deemed it to satisfy all requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training under the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

Learning Outcomes:
    Anaphylaxis
    Asthma
    CPR techniques on adults, children and infants
    Compliance with first aid sections of the Education and Care Services National Law and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011)
    Incident reporting in a child care setting
    Child physiology
    How to properly assess an emergency situation
    DRSABCD
    Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    First aid procedures for bleeding, burns and fractures
    Managing medical conditions such as epilepsy
    Managing medical emergencies such as snake/spider bites, poisons and choking
    Infection control procedures
    Managing exposure to extreme temperatures
    Administering first aid for eye & soft tissue injuries
    Assessing and moving sick & injured
    Legal responsibilities of a first aider
    Basic anatomy
    Managing shock

Entry requirements

Students will be required to complete the Safety Corp Workbook and a First Aid Manual prior to course attendance.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units.

    HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

MAA52 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Short Course Manjimup

Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Industry licensing information

Specific licensing / regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

CHC40113 J589 School Age Education and Care Certificate IV Albany

This qualification reflects the role of educators who work with school age children in out of school hours care and vacation programs. Educators support the implementation of the, “My time, Our place “ national learning framework. Educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously and may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.

When you complete the Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care you'll be on your way to a career as an outside school hours carer or school holiday program coordinator for children aged between 6 and 12 years.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the education sector, supporting the development of children, implementing inclusion strategies, understanding legal, ethical, and administrative requirements, first aid, working with cultural diversity, and workplace health and safety.

Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.

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Page last updated November 14, 2018