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Diploma of Children's Services - On Campus - Bendigo - Victoria
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.
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.
Diploma of Children's Services
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
* Team work
* Play and leisure
* Program planning
* On-the-job training
Where • Bendigo (City Campus)
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.
• Individual Interview
• Closed Book Test
• Assessment of Application (VTAC)
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.
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.