|Total Program Duration||2 years full-time|
|Total Program tuition Fees in AUD||$30,000|
|Order of Qualifications||1. Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121 (112190B) 52 weeks, $15,000
2. Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121 (112191A) 52 weeks, $15,000
|Upcoming Program Start Dates||24 January 2024|
|English Proficiency||IELTS 5.5 or equivalent test score OR successful completion of Upper Intermediate ELICOS at Sunraysia Institute of TAFE.|
|Academic Requirements||Successful completion of the equivalent of Australian Year 11 high school studies.|
|Other Requirements||Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies.
Strong literacy and numeracy skills are an advantage.
A Working With Children Check (volunteer) must be obtained before starting work placement. If a student goes on to perform casual work not related to placement, then an employee Working With Children Check is required at a cost.
Some organisations may require students on placement to provide immunisation records.
|Course Progression||The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a prerequisite for entry into the Diploma.|
|Materials||Students must purchase 2 royal blue shirts and black or navy pants or shorts for placement as well as closed in shoes (not sneakers).
Text books are provided for students at no extra cost.
|Practical component||Certificate III includes a minimum of 180 hours of practical placement in an early childhood care centre. Up to 20 additional placement hours are scheduled to ensure the student achieves the required competencies during placement. These placements are full-time over 6 weeks throughout the course and unpaid.
The Diploma includes a minimum of 260 hours of practical placement at an early childhood care centre scheduled over 8 weeks and are unpaid. Up to 40 additional placement hours are scheduled to ensure the student achieves the required competencies during placement.