Diploma of Children's Services - Bendigo - Victoria - Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE Bendigo City Campus - I172

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Diploma of Children's Services - On Campus - Bendigo - Victoria

  • Objectives
    This Diploma Course equips you with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to plan and implement quality child care and educational programs for children from 0-12 years.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful completion of Year 12 or mature age entry. All applicants selected into the course must have a Police Check and Working With Children Check processed prior to commencing in February. All applicants are required to complete 2 processes to apply for the Diploma of Children's Services course: * Application through VTAC * Download the supplementary application form for this course from the downloads section of Brit Tafe and mail to the HP&CS Centre * Mature age applicants are required to complete a reasoning and literacy test a literacy and numeracy selection test. The test which costs $45 is conducted by Vetassess. Registrations and payment done online * The ENTER score is used for exit VCE students * The Vetassess test results are used for mature aged applicants * Interviews will be offered during the 1st week of December Other Entry Requirements You are required to have completed a minimum of one full day of voluntary attendance at a child care centre before your interview. Applicants currently working in the field may use their present centre for this purpose.
  • Academic title
    Diploma of Children's Services
  • Course description
    Key Study Areas      

    Key study areas include:

        * Child development and behavioural studies
        * Observational skills
        * Children with additional needs
        * Health, safety and accident prevention
        * First Aid
        * Communicating with children
        * Communities, advocacy and families
        * Professional and legislative studies
        * OHS
        * Team work
        * Play and leisure
        * Program planning
        * On-the-job training

    Where     • Bendigo (City Campus)

    Duration Options     

    2 years full time study (approximately 1,570 hours). Combination of on-the-job and off-the-job-training.

    The Child Studies department delivers training to trainees at both Certificate 111 and the Diploma levels.

    Trainees will be employed and receive training in a plan negotiated between the Child Studies department and the employer.

    Selection Process   
    • Individual Interview
    • Closed Book Test
    • Assessment of Application (VTAC)

    Employment Opportunities     

    On successfully completing this course you will be eligible for employment as a qualified AQF Level 5 Child Care professional in child care centres, family day care programs, private homes, preschool play centres, out of school hours programs and in settings for children with additional needs. Future career paths lead to management and coordination positions in Child and Family Service programs.

    Further Study Options    

    On successfully completing this course you may apply to receive credits in a range of university courses, including Bachelors of Arts, Social Science, Human Services, Education and Early Childhood Training.

    Assessment    

    You will be assessed as part of this course.

    Typical Course Content     (exact details may be obtained from the teaching centre)

    CHCCHILD1C             Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm
    CHCCHILD2C             Support the rights and safety of children within duty of care requirements
    CHCCN11C                Establish, manage and monitor the implementation of a safe and healthy                                           environment
    CHCCN1D                  Ensure children's health and safety
    CHCCN2C                  Care for children
    CHCCN4D                  Respond to illness accidents and emergencies
    CHCCN5C                  Care for babies
    CHCCN8B                  Plan care routines
    CHCCS301A              Work within a legal and ethical framework
    CHCFC1C                  Support the development of children in the service
    CHCFC2C                  Foster And Extend Children's Development
    CHCFC3C                  Foster and enhance children's social, emotional and psychological                                                      development
    CHCFC5C                  Foster and enhance children's cognitive and language development
    CHCFC6C                  Provide experiences which facilitate children's expressive development
    CHCFC7C                  Use music as a medium to enhance children's experience and development
    CHCFC8A                  Provide experiences which enhance children's development and learning
    CHCIC10C                Establish and implement plans for developing responsible behaviour
    CHCIC11B                 Implement and promote inclusive policies and practices
    CHCIC12C                Plan for the inclusion of children with additional needs
    CHCIC1C                  Interact effectively with children
    CHCOHS301A           Participate in workplace safety procedures
    CHCOHS501A           Manage workplace OHS management system
    CHCORG3B               Participate in the work environment
    CHCORG5B               Maintain an effective work environment
    CHCPR10C                Design, implement and evaluate programs of the service
    CHCPR1C                  Deliver services/activities to stimulate children's development and enhance                                      their leisure
    CHCPR2C                 Arrange/organise experiences which facilitate and enhance children's                                             development
    CHCPR3C                 Develop an understanding of children's interests and developmental needs
    CHCPR9C                 Document, interpret and use information about children
    CHCQM601A            Manage an accreditation process
    CHCRF11B               Work in partnership with families to care for the child
    CHCRF1C                 Work Effectively With Families In Caring For The Child
    HLTFA2A                   Apply advanced First Aid
    LGACOM602A           Co-ordinate and facilitate a change process
    HLTFS7A                  Follow basic food safety practices

    Recognition of Prior Learning    

    Recognition of your current qualifications and prior learning: BRIT has processes to give you credit for relevant units from your prior study, and to assess your prior learning against units in a course.

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