Early Childhood Education and Development

Important Info

This course is offered externally. Please refer to the information below for details.

Delivery and Cost Details

Note: this is subject to change

This course offers basic training for people who are seeking work with more qualified staff in providing education programs and quality care for babies and children. Full completion of this course is offered over 2 years. This course has a compulsory work placement component and is offered by Chisholm TAFE at its Berwick campus each Tuesday from 1:00pm-5:00pm, also at Dandenong and Frankston at various other times.

At the time of publication, 2019 VETiS Materials Charges have not been determined. A materials fee of $59 will be required to be paid on course counselling day Once materials fees are known, parents will either be reimbursed if overcharged or invoiced for outstanding fees.

Possible Career/Further Study Pathways

May lead to further study at TAFE or other tertiary institutions or traineeship. Employment outcomes may include: Early Childhood Educator Assistant, Au pair, Kindergarten Assistant, Nanny, Family Day Care Carer, Kindergarten Worker.

Work Placement Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours placement over the course of the program.

Special comments about delivery of the program

This course is particularly suited to students wishing to seek employment working with children in a child care setting. A numeracy and literacy assessment will be delivered at Chisholm prior to commencement.

For VCE students, this program does not have a study score but does count as a 34 sequence, and students will be eligible to gain an ATAR increment (10% of their primary four subjects). Please note that this course cannot be counted in the student’s primary four studies for ATAR calculation.

All students are required to attend a compulsory information session as part of the enrolment process. This will include a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.