Course Details - Early Childhood Education and Care (Portside Christian College)

Course TitleEarly Childhood Education and Care
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationPortside Christian College
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
DescriptionThis is a practical course, with students learning how to care for, interact and work with young children. Students can complete this certificate one day per week for one year, with additional time required for work placement to complete the full certificate. Students with additional learning needs will need to contact their VET Coordinator prior to being accepted into this course. The course may be able to be customised to the student’s ability. Once a student has completed placement hours and units of competency, they will be qualified to work within the childcare industry.
PathwaysChild Care Worker, Nanny, Team Leader, Director, After Hours Care, Early Childhood Teacher.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of Year 10 with C grade or above for Year 10 English.
Special RequirementsStudents will be provided with a polo shirt that can be worn with black pants. This will also be worn to work placement. Closed in shoes are required at all times. Students will require access to a laptop and internet access at their home or at their home school to submit online assignments. It is highly recommended that students interested in doing this course have completed one week of work experience in a childcare setting prior. We encourage students to obtain their DCSI screening prior to commencement through their Home School.
Delivery Location(s)Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre, 1 Causeway Road, New Port, SA, 5015
Dates and Times35 weekly sessions at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre on Tuesdays from 09:00 until 15:00
Commencement date 06/02/18
This course will run on Tuesdays (and Wednesdays, if numbers permit. Sessions will include practical elements of child care and some sessions will be allocated to work placement hours.
Work Placement18 days
140 hours (approx 18 days) of work placement is required for TGSS students, and 120 hours is required for non TGSS students. This is a compulsory component of the course. Please note: if students have already completed some work experience hours in a childcare centre or facility, up to 40 of these hours may be put toward the required number of hours to complete this course. Evidence must be provided to the trainer.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 2, 115 SACE credits
QualificationCertificate IlI in Early Childhood Education and Care (National code CHC30113)
This qualification is an entry level into the childcare industry.
RTOQueensford College (National Code 3176)
CompulsoryCHCLEG001Work legally and ethically   (55 nominal hours)
 HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety   (20 nominal hours)
 CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice   (70 nominal hours)
 CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk   (40 nominal hours)
 CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children   (63 nominal hours)
 CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks   (35 nominal hours)
 HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting   (20 nominal hours)
 CHCECE003Provide care for children   (70 nominal hours)
 CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children   (70 nominal hours)
 CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning   (40 nominal hours)
 CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood   (70 nominal hours)
 CHCECE001Develop a cultural competence   (70 nominal hours)
 CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice   (40 nominal hours)
 CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers   (60 nominal hours)
 CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety   (25 nominal hours)
 CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people   (30 nominal hours)
 BSBWOR301Organise personal work priorities and development   (30 nominal hours)
 CHCECE012Support behaviour to connect with their world   (40 nominal hours)

Competency can only be acquired with 85% attendance to class and completion of units and work placement as required.
Student Cost$217.20
This consists of a $100 (GST free) Regional VET fee, $45 (including GST) for a polo shirt, $57.20 (including GST) for a DCSI relevant history screening and $15 (including GST) for an identification badge, payable to your Home School.
Home School Cost$1,945.00
This course will be run under TGSS. The gap fee for TGSS students is $600 (GST free), payable to the RTO. For students not eligible for TGSS, the Fee for Service cost will be $1650 (GST free), payable to the RTO. Other costs will be $85 (GST free) for a Child Safe Environment Certificate, $160 (GST free) for First Aid course and $50 (including GST) for consumables, payable to Portside Christian College. No charge will be incurred for students who have already completed a First Aid course. Evidence of this will need to be provided to the Trainer. TGSS students will need to complete and submit Form A to the RTO via Portside Christian College, allowing time for Form B to be completed prior to commencement of the course.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    8
Maximum   15
Selection ProcessInterview and latest school report.
Orientation DetailsAn Open Day will be held on Tuesday 30 August 2016, 3.00-5.00 5 September 2017, 3:30-5:00pm at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre. RSVP to If you are accepted into this course you will be expected to attend Orientation, also held at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre, to be held on Thursday, 1 February 2018 (Term 1, week 1), 3.30-5.00 pm. This is compulsory for all students unless prior arrangement has been made.
Public TransportOuter Harbour Train Line - Ethelton Train Station adjacent to College. Bus stops are located on Bower Road. Bus 352, Stop ID: 1823, Bower Rd (North side). Bus 117, 352 and 353, Stop ID: 100724 and 100725, Bower Rd (South side).
Contact PersonMs Dianne Pollard, Phone 83415133, Fax 82423046
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