Through your study time here at Queensland Academy of Technology, you will engage with our professional teachers, and learn about the development of the whole child. The holistic development covers intellectual, social, emotional, physical and educational needs of children under six years old. This qualification will empower you with the knowledge and practical experience required to work in the industry of early childhood education in Australia, with children, to support their learning, development, wellbeing, rights and safety. This course will build on your skills in curriculum planning care routines and understanding children’s cognitive development. As an educator you will be qualified to supervise staff and students and volunteers, implement programs for the children in an early years setting.
Skills and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you study at the Queensland Academy of Technology, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback.
Credit transfer is available for students who have successfully completed units of competency through a nationally recognised provided. Evidence of transcript will be requested prior to commencing the course.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 28 units of competency. Completing placement is compulsory, and you will be expected to manage family and work commitments in order to complete your shifts. You are required to complete a minimum of 240 hours of placement to satisfy this component of your qualification.
**Prior to work placement you are required to apply for a blue card (working with children check).
CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence C
CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
CHCECE004 - Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 - Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE016 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE017 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
CHCECE018 - Nurture creativity in children
CHCECE019 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
CHCECE020 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
CHCECE021 - Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE022 - Promote children's agency
CHCECE023 - Analyse information to inform learning
CHCECE024 - Design and implement the curriculum to foster children's learning and development
CHCECE025 - Embed sustainable practices in service operations
CHCECE026 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
HLTWHS003 - Maintain work health and safety
BSBMGT605 - Provide leadership across the organization
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCMGT003 - Lead the work team
CHCPOL002 - Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Students can pursue further studies from our wide range of university pathways. Pathways include a Bachelor degree in:
• Education (Early Childhood)
• Human Service and Social Science. Students can have up to 8 units credit (1 year) transferred.
For more information on our university pathways, please see Pathways Programs.
Students may also choose to immediately commence their careers as an educator in an early childhood environment.