This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.
|52 weeks including holidays and 300 hours of work placement
This qualification consists of 15 units of competency that is made up of 12 core units and 3 elective units
All students enrolled in this qualification are required to undertake work placement. Work placement provides the student with the opportunity to put into practice the skills learned in the classroom. Work placement requirements will be discussed during Student Orientation.
AHSI will organise the work placement opportunities for students and where possible in organisations located close to their address. Should a student wish to change the work placement provider, they will need AHSI suitability approval and this can only take place after AHSI has assessed that organisation and signed a contract with the new provider.
|Reflect on and improve own professional practice
|Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
|Facilitate compliance in an education and care service
|Foster holistic early childhood learning, development and wellbeing
|Foster positive and respectful interactions and behaviour in children
|Nurture creativity in children
|Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
|Analyse information to inform learning
|Work in partnership with children’s families
|Plan and implement children’s education and care curriculum
|Manage team effectiveness
|Embed sustainable practices in service operations
|Lead the work team
|Develop and implement policy
|Manage and promote diversity
Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:
This qualification provides a pathway for students to continue their studies and enhance their skills through higher education providers.