This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Framework. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.
We do not have any pre-requisites for this course, we do however ask our students to submit an LL&N assessment (Language, Literacy and Numeracy). This is a short assessment to determine if students will require any additional assistance while studying with us here at QAT. For more on admission Procedures refer to Student Admission Procedures for Approved Courses.
Course Delivery and Duration
Distance Learning: 92 weeks
Face to Face on Campus: 92 weeks
Nationally recognised – meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
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We have many payment options available depending on each individual student, please contact QAT to discuss further.
Higher Skills Funding
We also have higher skills funding available, if eligible, you could reduce your course cost significantly. Please contact a QAT course advisor today to find out more.
What is the Higher Level Skills program?
The Higher Level Skills program aims to assist individuals to gain the higher-level skills required to secure employment or career advancement in a priority industry, or to transition to university to further their studies.
Are you eligible to participate?
Completion of Year 12 required. Any non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or a qualification that indicate a likely success of course completion.
This program is open to any Queensland resident aged 15 years or over, who is no longer at school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency. Prospective students must not have or be enrolled in a certificate IV or higher-level qualification, not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training.
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|HLTWHS003||Maintain work health and safety|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCECE025||Embed sustainable practices in service operations|
|BSBMGT605||Provide leadership across the organisation|
|CHCECE017||Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood|
|CHCECE018||Nurture creativity in children|
|CHCECE020||Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|CHCECE023||Analyse information to inform learning|
|CHCECE024||Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development|
|CHCECE022||Promote children’s agency|
|CHCECE019||Facilitate compliance in an education and care service|
|CHCMGT003||Lead the work team|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPOL002||Develop and implement policies|
Work Practical Placement
Workplace placement is a compulsory aspect of the course. You will need to complete a minimum of 240 hours in a regulated education and care service. QAT can arrange this for you along with your blue card. We will endeavour to place you in a regulated education and care service, close to your home. We will visit you on your practical placement and we will provide support and mentoring to all our students.
Completion of this course offers graduates the chance to develop their skills further through QAT’s University Partner Pathways Program with a year’s accreditation towards select courses with institutions such as the University of Southern Queensland, University of the Sunshine Coast, or up to one year’s credit under Advanced Standing at Universities such as QUT and Griffith University1.
1Subject to university discretion and rules
Alternative Career outcomes
Partners Pathways Program
University of Southern Queensland
Bachelor of Education (6 credits)
Bachelor of Early Childhood (8 Credits)
Bachelor of Human Services (8 Credits)
Bachelor of Science (BSCI) Psychology (8 Credits)
University of the Sunshine Coast
Bachelor of Social Work (8 credits)
Bachelor of Learning Management (Early Childhood) (8 Credits)
Caring and supportive academic learning environment for all its students. Our teachers are our best asset and are passionate about what they do. All QAT staff are professionally qualified, highly experienced and friendly, and have a real focus on helping students to achieve their goals (including further education).