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  • Objectives
    This course offers basic training for people who are seeking to work with more qualified staff in providing education programs and quality care for babies and children as part of a VCAL Intermediate or Senior. Successful completion credits students with a Certificate III in Children’s Services that entitles the student to the equivalent of 6 months credit towards the Diploma of Children’s Services.
  • Entry requirements
    Prospective sudents will attend an evaluation and interview Year 11 Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
  • Academic Title
    VCAL Children's Services
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course offers basic training for people who are seeking to work with more qualified staff in providing education programs and quality care for babies and children as part of a VCAL Intermediate or Senior. Successful completion credits students with a Certificate III in Children’s Services that entitles the student to the equivalent of 6 months credit towards the Diploma of Children’s Services.

    Campus
    Berwick TEC

    Course Commencement
    February 2009

    Study Modes
    Full Time

    Entrance Requirements
    Year 11 completed for VCAL Senior (Yr 12)
    Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)

    Selection Process
    Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and interview
    Students must successfully complete the selection criteria

    How do I Apply?
    Apply directly to Chisholm

    Is There An Interview?
    Applicants will be Interviewed

    Study Area
    Maths, communications, personal development, employment skills and industry subjects including Child Development; First Aid; Health Care; Teamwork and Communications; Programming and Implementing Children's Learning Experiences; Supervised Practicum in Children's Services; Care for Children and Babies; Respond to Illness, Accidents and Emergencies; Work Effectively with Families in Caring for their Children

    Subjects / Modules
    CHCCHILD1C Identify and respond to children and young people at risk of harm
    CHCCN1D Ensure children’s health and safety
    CHCCN2C Care for children
    CHCCN5C Care for babies
    CHCCN4D Respond to illness, accidents and emergencies
    CHCCS301A Work within a legal and ethical framework
    CHCFC1C Support the development of children in the service
    CHCIC1C Interact effectively with children
    CHCOHS301A Participate in workplace safety procedures
    CHCPR1C Deliver services/activities to stimulate children’s development and
    CHCPR3C Develop an understanding of children’s interests and developmental
    HLTFA2A Apply advanced first aid
    CHCRF1C Work effectively with families in caring for their child
    CHCORG3B Participate in the work environment
    CHCPR2C Arrange/organise experiences which facilitate and enhance
    NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
    This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are both important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of formulas and other problem solving strategies.

    LIT022 Oral Communication Module
    Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
    communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
    includes:
    • Practise job interviews
    • Speaking with industry employers
    • Working in teams
    • Presentation skills
    • Inspirational and informative speakers

    LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
    Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and a engage students on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.

    PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
    The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.

    WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
    The module is designed to
    • Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
    • Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
    Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card.

    Employability Skills
    Communication Self Management
    Team Work Using Technology
    Learning new skills Using initiative
    Planning and organising Solving problems

    Cost
    To be advised
    (Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)

    Employment Prospects
    Child Care Centre Assistant

    Employability Skills
    Team Work Using Technology
    Learning new skills Using initiative
    Planning and organising Solving problems
    Communication Self Management

    Further options (& Articulation)
    Diploma in Children's Services

    RPL
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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