CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Details

Course Summary

Studying a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will learn how to work within organisational policies and procedures, develop an understanding of how to use individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care and education to children, as well as the skills needed to facilitate leisure and play. Upon completion you will be qualified to work within the requirements of the Education and Care National Quality Framework.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee $3924 (2018)
$4086 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $666 (2018)
$702 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $252 (2018)
$270 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $227 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $39 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $15 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • VET in Schools
Skill Area
  • Child Care
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Required: Completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course. 

Ability to complete vocational placement component for the duration of the qualification.

Ability to obtain a Suitability Card (Blue Card).

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Pathways: On completion of CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care, opportunities to access higher level degree qualifications exist within CQUniversity. Credits from this Certificate are recognised and embedded in the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Occupations include but are not limited to: Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Educator, School Aged Care Educator, Nanny.

Delivery Agreement

Yeppoon State High School provides the following services on behalf of CQUniversity for this course: - Recruitment of senior students enrolled at Yeppoon State High School - Provision of educational or support services - Delivery of training and/or assessment Senior students should email: the.principal@yeppoonshs.eq.edu.au

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 15 core units
  2. Complete 3 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
On-campus

This qualification is delivered over a 45 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Follow Safe Work Practices
  • Workplace Emergency Procedures
  • Implement Safe Work Practices
  • Support Each Child's Health and Safety
  • Rest Times
  • Supporting Children and Families
  • Implementing Effective Hygiene Procedures
  • Supervising children to ensure safety
  • Planning Excursions
  • Minimise Risks
  • Promote healthy Eating
  • Plan Food and Drinks
  • Recommend Dietary Intakes
  • Maintain Food Safety
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information
Cluster 2 - First Aid
To complete the unit HLTAID004 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course ACC00078 - Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID004 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting More Information
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Understanding your role and responsibilities
  • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • legislation relevant to Early Childhood Education and Care
  • The rights of the child
  • Supporting children and families
  • Legal framework of child abuse
  • Dealing with suspected child abuse
  • Ethical and nurturing practices
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice More Information
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information
Cluster 4 - Play and Development

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Support Holistic Development
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Creating Learning Experiences
  • Creating Play Environments
  • Use Information about Children to Inform Practice
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Behaviour Management Theories
  • Creating a Behaviour Management Plan
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice More Information
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning More Information
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood More Information
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children More Information
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people More Information
Cluster 5 - Physical and emotional Wellbeing

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Caring for children
  • Ways children communicate
  • Providing opportunities to rest
  • Nappy changing and toileting
  • Hygiene and safety
  • Food and nutrition
  • Emotional needs of babies and toddlers
  • Promoting physical activity

In this cluster 120 hours vocational placement are required working with children under 24 months of age.

CHCECE003 Provide care for children More Information
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers More Information
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Culture
  • The history of the Aboriginals Peoples
  • Contemporary Aboriginal issues
  • Contemporary Torres Strait Islanders issues
  • Reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices
  • Communication
  • Cross-cultural conflict resolution
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence More Information
Electives

Total number of units 18.  15 core units and 3 elective units.   

At least one unit must be selected from the training.gov.au website - see packaging rules for this qualification.

Up to two units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome.

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

No units have been assigned to this unit group

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
1 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
1 CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
2 HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
3 CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
4 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
4 CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
4 CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
4 CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
4 CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
5 CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
5 CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence


Mixed Mode

This qualification is delivered over a 64 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

  • Mixed Mode
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Follow Safe Work Practices
  • Workplace Emergency Procedures
  • Implement Safe Work Practices
  • Support Each Child's Health and Safety
  • Rest Times
  • Supporting Children and Families
  • Implementing Effective Hygiene Procedures
  • Supervising children to ensure safety
  • Planning Excursions
  • Minimise Risks
  • Promote healthy Eating
  • Plan Food and Drinks
  • Recommend Dietary Intakes
  • Maintain Food Safety
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information
Cluster 2 - First Aid
To complete the unit HLTAID004 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course ACC00078 - Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID004 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting More Information
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Understanding your role and responsibilities
  • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • legislation relevant to Early Childhood Education and Care
  • The rights of the child
  • Supporting children and families
  • Legal framework of child abuse
  • Dealing with suspected child abuse
  • Ethical and nurturing practices
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice More Information
Cluster 4 - Play and Development

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Support Holistic Development
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Creating Learning Experiences
  • Creating Play Environments
  • Use Information about Children to Inform Practice
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Behaviour Management Theories
  • Creating a Behaviour Management Plan
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice More Information
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning More Information
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood More Information
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children More Information
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people More Information
Cluster 5 - Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Caring for children
  • Ways children communicate
  • Providing opportunities to rest
  • Nappy changing and toileting
  • Hygiene and safety
  • Food and nutrition
  • Emotional needs of babies and toddlers
  • Promoting physical activity

In this cluster 120 hours vocational placement are required working with children under 24 months of age.

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers More Information
CHCECE003 Provide care for children More Information
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Culture
  • The history of the Aboriginals Peoples
  • Contemporary Aboriginal issues
  • Contemporary Torres Strait Islanders issues
  • Reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices
  • Communication
  • Cross-cultural conflict resolution
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
Electives

Total number of units = 18

• 15 core units

• 3 elective units

• at least 1 must be selected from the training.gov.au website - see packaging rules for this qualification.

• up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

No units have been assigned to this unit group

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
1 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
1 CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
2 HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
3 CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
4 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
4 CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
4 CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
4 CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
4 CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
5 CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
5 CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


VET in Schools (VETiS)

This qualification is delivered over a 2 year period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.
  • Mixed Mode
Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Follow Safe Work Practices
  • Workplace Emergency Procedures
  • Implement Safe Work Practices
  • Support Each Child's Health and Safety
  • Rest Times
  • Supporting Children and Families
  • Implementing Effective Hygiene Procedures
  • Supervising children to ensure safety
  • Planning Excursions
  • Minimise Risks
  • Promote healthy Eating
  • Plan Food and Drinks
  • Recommend Dietary Intakes
  • Maintain Food Safety
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information
Cluster 2 - First Aid

To complete the unit HLTAID004 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course ACC00078 - Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID004 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting More Information
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Understanding your role and responsibilities
  • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • legislation relevant to Early Childhood Education and Care
  • The rights of the child
  • Supporting children and families
  • Legal framework of child abuse
  • Dealing with suspected child abuse
  • Ethical and nurturing practices
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice More Information
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
Cluster 4 - Play and Development

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Support Holistic Development
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Creating Learning Experiences
  • Creating Play Environments
  • Use Information about Children to Inform Practice
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Behaviour Management Theories
  • Creating a Behaviour Management Plan
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice More Information
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning More Information
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood More Information
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children More Information
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people More Information
Cluster 5 - Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Caring for children
  • Ways children communicate
  • Providing opportunities to rest
  • Nappy changing and toileting
  • Hygiene and safety
  • Food and nutrition
  • Emotional needs of babies and toddlers
  • Promoting physical activity

In this cluster 120 hours vocational placement are required working with children under 24 months of age.

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers More Information
CHCECE003 Provide care for children More Information
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Culture
  • The history of the Aboriginals Peoples
  • Contemporary Aboriginal issues
  • Contemporary Torres Strait Islanders issues
  • Reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices
  • Communication
  • Cross-cultural conflict resolution
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence More Information
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
Electives

Total number of units = 18

• 15 core units

• 3 elective units

• at least 1 must be selected from the training.gov.au website - see packaging rules for this qualification.

• up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

No units have been assigned to this unit group

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
1 CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
2 HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
4 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
4 CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
4 CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
4 CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
4 CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
5 CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
5 CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
6 CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people


Trainees (User Choice)

This qualification is delivered over a 64 week period, however as it is competency and cluster based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

  • Online
Cluster 1 - Children's Health and Safety

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Follow Safe Work Practices
  • Workplace Emergency Procedures
  • Implement Safe Work Practices
  • Support Each Child's Health and Safety
  • Rest Times
  • Supporting Children and Families
  • Implementing Effective Hygiene Procedures
  • Supervising children to ensure safety
  • Planning Excursions
  • Minimise Risks
  • Promote healthy Eating
  • Plan Food and Drinks
  • Recommend Dietary Intakes
  • Maintain Food Safety
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children More Information
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks More Information
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children More Information
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety More Information
Cluster 2 - First Aid

To complete the unit HLTAID004 students will need to enrol into the Accredited Short Course ACC00078 - Short Course in First Aid for Education and Care with CQUniversity or complete the HLTAID004 with another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting More Information
Cluster 3 - Workplace Effectiveness

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Understanding your role and responsibilities
  • Participate effectively in the work environment
  • Legislation relevant to Early Childhood Education and Care
  • The rights of the child Supporting children and families
  • Legal framework of child abuse
  • Dealing with suspected child abuse
  • Ethical and nurturing practices
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk More Information
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice More Information
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically More Information
Cluster 4 - Play and Development

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Support Holistic Development
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Creating Learning Experiences
  • Creating Play Environments
  • Use Information about Children to Inform Practice
  • Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Support behaviour of children and young people
  • Behaviour Management Theories
  • Creating a Behaviour Management Plan
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice More Information
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning More Information
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood More Information
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children More Information
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people More Information
Cluster 5 - Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Caring for children
  • Ways children communicate
  • Providing opportunities to rest
  • Nappy changing and toileting
  • Hygiene and safety
  • Food and nutrition
  • Emotional needs of babies and toddlers
  • Promoting physical activity

In this cluster 120 hours vocational placement are required working with children under 24 months of age.

CHCECE003 Provide care for children More Information
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers More Information
Cluster 6 - Community and Culture

In this cluster, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Culture
  • The history of the Aboriginals Peoples
  • Contemporary Aboriginal issues
  • Contemporary Torres Strait Islanders issues
  • Reflect an awareness of own and other cultural realities in work practices
  • Communication
  • Cross-cultural conflict resolution
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety More Information
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people More Information
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence More Information
Electives

Total number of units = 18

• 15 core units

• 3 elective units

• at least 1 must be selected from the training.gov.au website - see packaging rules for this qualification.

• up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome. All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

No units have been assigned to this unit group

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
1 CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
1 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
1 CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
3 CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
3 CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
3 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
4 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
4 CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
4 CHCECE011 - Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
4 CHCECE010 - Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
4 CHCECE013 - Use information about children to inform practice
5 CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
5 CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
6 CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
6 CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
6 CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-campus

Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
On-campus

Cairns

February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

Gladstone

February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

Rockhampton

February: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Online

There are eleven course intakes for 2018, available monthly from January to November.
16 months part-time

This course is available online with teaching support available through email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and must have 25 hours per week available for study and placement. 

Optional on-campus workshops are held at CQUniversity Rockhampton North campus throughout the year on Mondays (excluding public holidays) from 3.30pm - 5.30pm and 6pm - 8pm in Building 33 Room 1.28 (33/1.28).  

On-campus

Various course intakes are available, which are specific to each CQUniversity campus.
16 months part-time
Students must allow 30 hours per week for study and placement.  This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations, excluding School Holiday periods: 

CQUniversity Gladstone - Intakes in February, April, June and October
Classes will be held on a Wednesday at Leo Zussino Building (LZB), Childcare room G25 from 9 am – 3 pm for the below clusters.
  • June Intake:  Play and Development Cluster
  • October Intake:  Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Cluster

CQUniversity Rockhampton North- Intakes in February, April, June, July and October
Classes will be held on a Wednesday at Building 32/1.39 from 9am - 3pm for the below clusters.
  • July Intake:  Children's Health and Safety Cluster
  • October Intake:  Workplace Effectiveness Cluster
Classes will be held on a Tuesday in Building 10/1.32 from 9am - 3pm for the below cluster.
  • July Intake:  Community and Culture Cluster

Classes will be held on a Wednesday in Building 10/1.32 from 9am - 3pm for the below cluster.

  • September Intake:  Physical and Emotional Wellbeing Cluster

For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative

Community organisations successful in their application with the Queensland Government have access to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. This funding can assist students, who meet the eligibility criteria, apply for a place in their community organisation’s project. Further information about the initiative can be found at https://training.qld.gov.au/home/sqw


The following community organisations have a partnership agreement in place with CQUni, as the preferred Registered Training Organisation. This partnership gives these organisations the ability to recruit students within their community who meet the eligibility criteria set by the Department of Education and Training, and send through documentation to enable CQUni to process the pre-enrolments. 


They are:

Tully Support Centre Inc. Email: info@tullysupportcentre.com.au 

Students currently studying or wanting to enquire about eligibility with the funding or for this course can contact the community organisation.


Third Party Services arrangement

Yeppoon State High School provides the following services on behalf of CQUniversity for this course:

  • Recruitment of senior students enrolled at Yeppoon State High School
  • Provision of educational or support services
  • Delivery of training and/or assessment

Senior students should email: the.principal@yeppoonshs.eq.edu.au


Practical Placement Information

Each unit in this course has a practical component. Students who are not already working in a regulated education and care service for example Kindergarten or Long Day Care centre must organise a voluntary work placement. Students who are already employed in a regulated education and care service, can use their existing work to fulfil practical requirements. 


All students will need to complete third party reports, practical assessment and a vocational placement logbook. These observations and reports will need to be signed off by a qualified supervisor with at a minimum, the same level qualification. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of placement throughout the duration of the course. 


All students will need to hold a Blue Card prior to starting their practical work placement.  For more information on the 'Blue Card' visit - https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au or phone: 1800 113 611. Students not currently working in the industry will need to organise a placement in consultation with teaching staff.