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PROGRAMS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR

CERTIFICATE III & DIPLOMA

If you are planning to embark on a career in Early Childhood Education and Care, are looking to improve your current career or want to further your own personal development, our Early Childhood Educator Program will prepare you for the industry.

CAMPUS LOCATIONS

Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

MULTIPLE QUALIFICATIONS ACHIEVED

CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

PRACTICAL WORK PLACEMENTS

Learn on the job in an Australian Child Care Centre with multiple work placements during your study

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACHELOR PROGRAM

ALG is happy to be working collaboratively with Ikon to offer a pathway into Ikon’s Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

EXTENDED STUDY DURATION

104 weeks (Full-time training and assessment)

8 Terms x 10 weeks
24 weeks of holidays

Blended In-Class and Online Delivery

A combination of in-class learning (20 hours per week) + a mix of online supervised study (6 hours per week) and self-directed study

Nationally Recognised Courses

The program consists of two nationally recognised qualifications that are recognised across Australia

JOB OUTCOMES

After completing the Early Childhood Educator program with ALG, you will be well qualified for wide range of careers in the industry

Early Childhood Educator

Family Day Care Educator

Occasional Care Educator

Centre Director

Educational Leader

Qualified Nanny

Nominated Supervisor

Second in Charge/ Certified Supervisor

Room Leader

Expected weekly pay*

*According to JobOutlook

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR PROGRAM

Overview

The Early Childhood Educator program will develop you into a well-rounded Early Childhood Educator through the completion of two nationally recognised qualifications.

Students will learn to support children’s well-being and development and  implement an approved learning framework. You will develop extensive skills and understanding of pedagogical practices and in-depth knowledge to design and implement an approved curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations.

Furthermore, you will gain the confidence to lead a team working in long daycare centres, family daycare, pre-schools or kindergartens.

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National Course Code | CHC30121
CRICOS Course Code | 107418G

As the entry-level qualification for the Early Childhood industry, our Early Childhood Education and Care Courses provides students with a great foundation for a meaningful career path.

In this course, students learn to support children’s well-being and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Students will develop a range of skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established organisational policies and procedures.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

National Course Code | CHC50121
CRICOS Course Code | 107419F

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care builds on the existing skills and knowledge acquired in Certificate III.

In this course, students will learn to implement an approved learning framework, and support children’s well-being, learning and development. You will develop extensive skills and understanding of pedagogical practices and in-depth knowledge to design and implement an approved curriculum that meets the requirements of an approved learning framework and for maintaining compliance in other areas of service operations.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

COURSE FEES

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MODULES

Prepare to work with children
Nurture and support Children
Understanding diversity, indigenous culture and safe practices
CHC30121 – Work Placement
Leadership in early childhood education
Support and partnerships in ECEC
Learning and curriculum in ECEC
CHC50121 – Work Placement

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Click here to download the Units of Competency for Certificate III in Early Childhood Education.

Click here to download the Units of Competency for Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The learner group for this qualification are people wishing to gain a qualification in order to work with children in an approved ACECQA provider such as a registered Early Learning Centre, Occasional Day centre or as a Nanny. The learner group are those who require a structured, classroom-based program with significant practical experience.

This is an entry-level course and no previous skills or experience are necessary.

Entry Requirements:

Australian Learning Group has the following entry requirements.

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed the equivalent of Year 12.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 minimum and no lower than 5.0 in each band (test results must be no more than 2 years old).
  • English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Successful completion of the ALG in-house English Placement Test (Versant); or
    • The prospective student is a citizen and holds a passport from UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland.
    • Successfully complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) online test. Please note that if you are applying for more than one course with us, you will only need to complete the LLN online test once. Students returning to studies at ALG after a significant gap may be required to complete the LLN online test at the discretion of ALG. For more details on how to complete the online test, please refer to 8.Appendix_Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Requirements Factsheet. The purpose of the LLN online test is to ensure that you have the LLN skills needed to undertake your course. It will also show how we can assist you in any areas where you may need help while studying with us.

    Academic Entry Requirements

    Year 12 or equivalent and above.

    The learners’ physical attributes may influence their ability to complete the training and assessment. Assessment and training requires students to be physically capable of performing personal childcare for children, lifting and cleaning. They must be able to sit on the floor or on small chairs and be able to squat or bend in order to get down to a child’s level.

    Students need to be able to relate to children and their families, have a keen interest to assist children to learn, good problem solving skills, sound literacy and numeracy skills, be enthusiastic, tactful, patient and have a sense of humour.

    The course is aimed at students 18 years of age and over as students under this age will not find work in approved child care centres in most states of Australia.

    TIMETABLE

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