52 weeks (Standard Course)
This course includes one period of work-based training. 12 weeks @ 20 hours per week (total=240 hours)
This course includes 12 weeks of holidays.
27 weeks (Intensive Course)
This course includes one period of work-based training. 4 weeks @ 38 hours per week (total = 152 hours)
This course includes no holidays^
Classes are rostered for 3 days per week (21 hours per week).
^ Note: Course duration does not include any holidays, where your schedule includes a term break/holiday, this time will be added to your overall course duration.
This qualification suits students seeking employment in the following job roles:
- Early Childhood Educator - Assistant level
- Family Day Care Carer
- Kindergarten Assistant
- Preschool Assistant
The delivery methods for this course include:
- Face-to-face classroom-based learning
- Structured learning activities
- Work-based training (please see above)
- Simulated work experience (in the Stanley College Crèche)
Students must successfully complete the following units:
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
- HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
- BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
- CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
- CHCECE003 Provide care for children
- CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
- CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
- CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
- CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
- CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
- CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
- CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
- CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
- CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
- CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
During work-based training, students will be able to practice their skills and knowledge in real workplace settings. This will assist students to be job-ready at graduation. Work Based Training is organised by Stanley College’s Employment Liaison Officers, into workplaces approved by Stanley College.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Work Experience
Recognition is available (on application) to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of your studies.
Local students may be entitled to Youth Allowance, Austudy/Abstudy or the Pensioner Education Supplement. For enquiries, please contact Centrelink on 132 490.
Stanley College has a strong network of employers waiting to hire our graduates. Students will have access to employment assistance services including advice and tips on resume preparation, coaching on interview techniques and assistance in finding employment.
On completion of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course, students may pursue a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at Stanley College or other Government registered education organisations.
Please familiarise yourself with Stanley College’s Refund and Cancellation Policy.