Course Details - Childcare (Woodville High School)

The information on this page has now been updated and confirmed for 2019. However, it is still possible that there may be some changes to this information prior to the commencement of the course.

Course TitleChildcare
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationWoodville High School
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
DescriptionThis course has a strong focus on the care of young children and the requirements and regulations that impact on the childcare industry. The skills gained can be transferred to work-related areas which involve young children. It offers an alternative pathway to TAFE and University, whilst gaining knowledge of the industry and the demands of differing age groups.
PathwaysStudents can continue further study in a Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care and other qualifications in Community Services. Students can alternately gain employment in Childcare and other related fields.
PrerequisitesStrong literacy skills, basic numeracy skills, an interest in young children, good oral communication and negotiation skills, a commitment to attend all sessions. A mature attitude and an ability to be self-reliant is also required. Students will need a DCSI history screening PRIOR to the course commencing. Students need to arrange this through their Home School.
Special RequirementsHome school uniform, flat shoes, clothing to meet industry expectations, brimmed hat, access to IT outside of class time, stationery.
Delivery Location(s)Woodville High School, 11 Actil Avenue, St Clair, SA, 5011
Dates and Times35 weekly sessions at Woodville High School on Fridays from 08:30 until 15:30
Commencement date 09/02/18
Work Placement10 days
Students will need to have the initiative to source approved placements.
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 40 SACE credits
QualificationCertificate II in Community Services (National code CHC22015)
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
CompulsoryHLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting   (20 nominal hours)
 CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks   (35 nominal hours)
 CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children   (63 nominal hours)
 CHCCOM001Provide first point of contact   (35 nominal hours)
 CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services   (30 nominal hours)
 CHCDIV001Work with diverse people   (40 nominal hours)
 BSBWOR202Organise and complete daily work activities   (20 nominal hours)
 HLTWHS001Participate in work health & safety   (20 nominal hours)
 HLTFSE001Follow basic food safety practices   (30 nominal hours)
Student Cost$202.20
This consists of $100 (GST free) Regional VET fee, $45 (GST included) for a Polo Shirt and $57.20 (GST included) for DCSI History Screening, payable to your Home School. The Home School is to organise the DCSI screening.
Home School Cost$445.00
This includes $300 (GST free) course cost and $145 (GST free) First Aid RTO fee. This will be invoiced to the Home School from Woodville High School.
Cost NotesNil
Number Of StudentsMinimum    15
Maximum   20
Selection ProcessInterview and aptitude test.
Orientation DetailsNil
Public TransportTorrens Road bus (stop 26) Circle Line bus (stops on school boundary) Train to Woodville Railway Station
Contact PersonMs Belinda Oakley, Phone 84459833, Email
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