This course offers basic training for people who are in roles where they help more qualified staff in providing education programs and quality care for young children. The certificate trains workers for centre-based, out-of-school hours, family day care and nanny roles, caring for infants and children up to 12 years.
Course Duration and Commencement Dates
Berwick Campus Part Time 2 days per week for one year commencing February (applications close January) Frankston Campus Part Time 2 days per week for one year commencing February (applications close 1st December)
Late applications may be considered
• School leavers (Minimum Year 11); or
• Mature age applicants (over 18 years and who have been out of full time secondary school for at least 12 months); or
• Applicants who are already working in a child care centre; or
• Applicants who have completed some training and wish to upgrade or complete their qualifications
• Minimum of 16 years of age
• Working With Children / Police checks will be required for practicum
Berwick Campus Apply directly to Chisholm Institute.
Frankston Campus Apply directly to Chisholm Institute.
A selection process is conducted prior to course entry. Applicants will be required to:-
• Submit an application form;
• Attend an information session;
• Sit the entry test;
• Attend an interview.
Recognition of Prior Qualification and Experience
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer consideration.
• Care for children;
• Care for babies;
• Respond to illness, accidents and emergencies;
• Work effectively with families in caring for their child;
• Work within a legal and ethical framework;
• Support the development of children in the service;
• Interact effectively with children;
• Participate in workplace safety procedures;
• Participate in the work environment;
• Ensure children’s health and safety;
• Apply advanced first aid;
• Deliver services/activities to stimulate children’s development and enhance their leisure;
• Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm;
• Develop an understanding of children’s interests and developmental needs;
• Arrange/organise experiences which facilitate and enhance children’s development;
• Supervised practicum in Children’s Services.
• Observation in class by teacher
• Workplace observation by assessor
• Interviews to assess underpinning knowledge and competence
• Evidence folios collated by students to prove competence
• Written tests in class
• Reports, essays and assignments
• Oral presentations
• Resource folders developed by students
Child Care Centre Childcare Assistant, Family Day Care Care-giver, School-aged Care Assistant,
Kindergarten Assistant, Nanny Roles, Caring for Infants and Children up to 12 years
Diploma of Children’s Services