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This is a tweleve months (or until the relevant competencies are achieved) qualification is intended for people either commencing a career as an Educator with a Family Day Care service or any relevent job title with in the child care industry.
It provides the necessary qualifications required to meet the needs of the Education and Care Services, National regulations, regulation 10 which requires Family Day Care Educators to either hold a relevant nationally recognized qualification or “Be working towards” a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, the requirement of the legislation enabling a person to be a Family Day Care Educator.
This qualification covers workers in children’s services who are responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services, in accordance with licensing, accreditation and duty of care requirements.
Target job titles may include:
Please refer to the following link at Job Outlook for further information about the target occupation:
Minimum Age Requirements
Under the Regulation a person must be at least 18 years of age to be employed in a licensed centre-based or mobile children’s service as a member of the primary contact staff of the service.
Language, literacy and numeracy requirements
The person to undertake this program requires well developed language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills relevant to the context of their role. The applicant’s LLN skills will be evaluated during the enrolment process to ensure persons enrolling in the program have the skills to complete all training and assessment.
Typical tasks that involve language, literacy and numeracy skills will include reading and comprehending learning materials and performing tasks related to recording care routines, maintaining education and care notes, providing written feedback to parents, recording medication and nutritional information, interpreting workplace policy and procedure, reporting hazards, preparing child development sessions.
Applicants who are identified as having LLN needs, may be referred to a third party training provider for specialist assistance prior to returning for enrolment in the program.Integrity College is well equipped to provide students with additional learning support during a program if required. The program has scheduled learning support sessions for this purpose. Integrity College will utilise specialist support services in LLN provided by TAFE.
The assessment for CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care) is to be conducted using a clustered model of assessment using assessor observation, the production of workplace products, written knowledge assessments and projects. This allows the assessment of multiple skills and knowledge integrated into real workplace tasks and performances where possible. Clustered assessment recognises the assessment of skills and knowledge in the sequence as they would normally be performed in the workplace and is efficient.
Integrity College considers assessment conducted in a real workplace of paramount importance to meeting industry needs and expectations. The workplace provides the context for students to respond to and research information relevant to their own situation and enterprise. The assessment model applied in this course has a focus of workplace observation performing actual early childhood learning tasks. Visits to the student’s workplace to undertake observation assessment will occur once per fortnight.
Students are required to respond to assessment activities, which are issued at the beginning of each unit cluster. These assessment activities are required to be completed or conducted at scheduled times during the program. The approach taken with scheduling assessment deliverables is to allocate realistic timeframes for assessment tasks recognising that the student should be capable of coordinating their workload and managing a range of workplace tasks at the same time.
All activities and projects are assessed and then handed back to the student with feedback. This allows the student to monitor
their progress before progressing onto new activities so they may apply lessons learned.Complete Learning and Assessment Schedule to be finalised.
The planned duration of training for this course is 1080 hours. This is achieved by a combination of self-paced study, scheduled classroom learning sessions, responding to assessment tasks, work placement and practical assessment in the workplace. The rationale for this time allocation is:
This time is programmed in the planned learning and assessment tasks as outlined in this strategy over 51 weeks or 12 months. The table below shows the distribution of time for each unit of competency. The allocation recognises that some units have a heavier learning requirement than other units and these have therefore been scheduled to occur over a longer duration to allow for additional learning sessions, a longer allocation of time for self-paced study and additional workplace visits.
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