|Course Code:||D328 (National ID: CHC60208)|| |
|Careers:||Family or Long Day Carer, Childcare Worker|| |
|Duration:||Duration may be flexible.|| |
|How:||Work based|| |
|Where:||LEEDERVILLE CAMPUSRICHMOND STREETLEEDERVILLE6007|| |
|International study available:||No|| |
|Online study available:||No|| |
|Uni pathway available:||Yes|| |
About the course Ask us a question about this course
This Advanced Diploma will give you business skills coupled with advanced children's services skills which you can use to coordinate and manage a childcare facility. You'll learn how to provide specialist services, act as a resource for other workers, provide practice supervision of staff including volunteers, work intensively with clients and work with clients with complex needs.
Be a part of a child's growth and development and help them learn in an environment that is engaging and supporting with a qualification in children's services. If you have a caring nature and good work ethic then this could be your perfect career.
You will work closely with children aged 0-12 years from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations. By studying children's services at Central you will be exposing yourself real life child care facilities and practices as well as experienced, industry trained lecturers who provide guidance throughout your studies.
Where this course can lead you
By studying a children's services course at Central you could find yourself working in family or long day care, out of school hours care, occasional care, a crèche or playgroup. Employment prospects in this industry are good as their is a current shortage of qualified staff and you could find a job in your local area.
Your Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) prepares you for roles such as:
The Advanced Diploma of Children's Services opens the door for further qualifications at one of Western Australia's leading Universities with Central's Pathways to University program.
Skills you will gain from this course
Central's children's services qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Coordinate or manage a childcare, long day care, out of school hours, vacation care or similar facility
Take on a supervisory role in a childcare facility
Provide specialist services
Act as a resource for other workers
Provide practice supervision of staff including volunteers
Work intensively with clients
Work with clients with complex needs
Connected with industry
We ensure our industry partners are involved in the development of our courses and curriculum, so the skills you obtain are relevant in the workplace.
This qualification can be completed in your workplace and will provide you with knowledge and skills in leadership, mentoring staff, managing the service, quality assurance, supporting families and reflective practice. These are important for Children’s Services leadership as they reflect a number of principles and practices in the Early Years Learning Framework.
At Central, our lecturers are highly qualified and experienced in working with children and families. So you’ll be gaining the best learning possible from the people who have done exactly what you aim to do. Central’s Children’s Services lecturers keep up to date with the latest quality practices and will share these with you during your training.
If you already work in the industry our team of skilled lecturers can help you gain a qualification through a Recognition of Prior Learning process.
Central's university pathway arrangements mean your Advanced Diploma of Children's Services will provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and an advanced standing in a University of Southern Queensland course.
University of Southern Queensland
Bachelor of Human Services
Recognition of Prior Learning: 1 sepcified unit (CDC1001 Human Relations and Communications), 4 unit minor and 3 electives.
Bachelor of Early Childhood, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Recognition of Prior Learning: 10 specified units (EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments, EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy, EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacy, EDE2101 Early Childhood Education Contexts, EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy 1, EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth to 8, EDE3009 Professional Practices in Early Childhood, EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood, EDC1200 Self, Education and Society, EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting).
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Recognition of Prior Learning: 4 specified units (EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments, EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy, EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacy, EDC1200 Self, Education and Society) and 7 unspecified units.
Bachelor of Education (Special Education)
Recognition of Prior Learning: 4 specified units (EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments, EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy, EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacy, EDC1200 Self, Education and Society) and up tp 1 unspecified unit.
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
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Recognition of Prior Learning: 1 specified unit (EDC1200 Self, Education and Society) and 1 unspecified unit.
|Plan:||D328 - CU1110 - PSC|| |
|Description:||Complete 13 units: 7 core and 6 elective units|| |
Title: GROUP 01 - CORE UNITS
Description: Central Institute of Technology offer the units listed below. Please note: previously completed units may count towards this qualification. Please discuss with the teaching area to determine eligibility.
|D0850||BSBMGT608B||Manage innovation and continuous improvement|
|D2359||CHCCS604A||Manage the delivery of quality services to clients|
|D2648||CHCORG620C||Promote and represent the service|
|D2652||CHCORG627B||Provide mentoring support to colleagues|
|D8558||CHCCS502B||Maintain legal and ethical work practices|
|D8598||CHCORG611B||Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace|
|D8603||CHCORG624D||Provide leadership in community services delivery|
Title: GROUP 02 - ELECTIVE UNITS
Description: Complete six (6) elective units. For Traineeships -
Elective units are to be negotiated between Central Institute of Technology, employer and employee.
Getting into this course
In order to gain entry into this course you must complete the (D313) Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care).
The Application Process
The process for applying for a course at Central depends on whether you are a local or international student and the way that you will be studying: full time, part time, as an apprentice or trainee.
Our future students area of the website includes a handy guide to help you through the process depending on what type of student you are, and how you are planning on studying.
Visit our apply, enrol and pay guide
Recognition of Prior Learning
Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.
Find out more here