CELA’s registered training organisation (RTO 90842)  provides quality accredited and nationally recognised qualifications using resources customised specifically to meet unique requirements of the ECEC sector.

 

Informed by expertise and evidence-based research, all of our programs acknowledge the realities of working within early education and care settings. Many of these courses can be studied by distance education.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

 

RPL is a process that RTOs use to incorporate a person’s knowledge, skill, work and life experiences into a portfolio of evidence to support progress toward the achievement of a qualification. This process may reduce the time and cost of completing a course. Using a simple method, our RTO Assessors work with you to determine which qualification most closely matches your CV, experience and evidence of training.

 

Contact us today to book in an initial conversation by calling 1800 157 818 or emailing us at learning@cela.org.au.

Traineeships

 

Traineeships provide a structured framework that combines on the job training provided by a service for new staff with supplemental training and formal assessment by an RTO. CELA offers funded traineeships in NSW under a Smart and Skilled contract.

 

Benefits of training this way include:

  • Learning on the job
  • Paid employment while studying
  • Subsidised training fees (save up to $10,000)
  • Up to $4000 incentive per person for the service
  • Commence any time

 

Eligibility criteria apply. Only available to new entrants ie people who have been employed for less than 3 months full time or 12 months part time (employed minimum 20 hours per week).

 

Courses available with CELA

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Education and Care
  • BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • BSB52015 Diploma of Leadership & Management

 

Contact our team to check eligibility and to discuss your training needs

 

For more information on traineeships, call us on 1800 157 818 or email learning@cela.org.au – ask for our handy information booklet.

 

Are you in New South Wales?

 

You may be eligible to access funding under the Smart and Skilled program.

 

CELA is an approved Smart Skilled provider – call us for a quote now. Or, for more information, visit www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au or call the Smart and Skilled Hotline on 1300 772 104.

 

 

Courses Available

 

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (NQF) – CHC 62015

 

Participants will learn how to lead their service to meet and exceed the requirements of compliance and the NQF. Units of learning will grow skills and knowledge in building great relationships for high performing teams, strategic and business planning, managing budgets, recruitment, workforce planning, performance, finances and advocacy. Strong leadership and management is linked with delivery of quality programs and improved outcomes for children – this course will develop strong and dynamic leadership, vital for a thriving ECEC organisation. The course will be run via blended delivery, including webinars, self-paced online sessions and face to face classroom days.

 

Certificate IV in Leadership and Management  – BSB42015

 

The first of its kind – this course is specifically for Educational Leaders. Designed for team leaders, second-in-charge, room leaders and educational leaders, this course will grow knowledge and skills in Educational Leadership – from planning, developing and delivering curriculum and programs, and leading and managing for high quality performance. This is a unique opportunity to ensure your service delivers the highest quality programs and practice. The course will be run via blended delivery, including webinars, self-paced online sessions and face to face classroom days.

 

Child Protection – CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

 

This unit of competency is required by nominated supervisors, certified supervisors and authorised supervisors. It covers the requirements for mandatory reporters in NSW, information on the Keep Them Safe program and identifying significant harm and risk factors. This unit is offered via blended delivery, including customised training at your specified location or via one of our regular workshops. 

 

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC50113

 

The Diploma of Early Education and Care is for educators who wish to design and implement curriculum in early childhood education and care settings – and gain a Diploma that is recognised Australia-wide. This qualification covers educators who support the implementation of approved learning frameworks, including the Early Years Learning Framework, within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulation and the National Quality Standard. Topics covered include legislation, health and safety, observation and documentation, cultural competency and engagement with families, communities and leading a team. There is a strong focus on leadership and management with early childhood settings.

 

There are no prerequisites for this qualification. However, participants need to participate at a Diploma level – they must also have completed at least 240 hours of work within an early childhood setting across a range of age groups (including infants and toddlers) and within management positions.

 

There are 28 units of competency within the qualification. Participants will be assessed through a combination of questioning, observation within a workplace, third party feedback and personal journal. This Diploma course can be commenced at any time. It’s offered via blended delivery, including traineeship or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To enrol in this program or for more information, visit the fees and enrolment page

 

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – CHC30113

 

The Certificate III in Early Education and Care is for people who want to start their career in the early childhood education and care sector – and gain a Certificate recognised Australia-wide. Educators with experience may want to seek recognition for their skills and experience. This qualification covers educators who support the implementation of approved learning frameworks, including the Early Years Learning Framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, workers may work under direct supervision or autonomously. Topics covered include legislation, health and safety, observation and documentation, cultural competency and engagement with families, communities and the work team. Under the Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012, educators in most early childhood settings must hold or be actively working towards at least a Certificate III level qualification. To engage in this qualification, participants must complete at least 120 hours of work within an early childhood setting across a range of age groups (including infants and toddlers). Participants in the course need to complete 18 units of competency. They will be assessed through a combination of questioning, observation within a workplace, third party feedback and personal journal. This course can be commenced at any time. It’s offered via blended delivery, including traineeship or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). To enrol in this program or for more information, visit the fees and enrolment page

 

Want more information on our courses? Send us an email at learning@cela.org.au to request a detailed course overview.

 

Are you in New South Wales?

 

You may be eligible to access funding for the Certificate III and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, under NSW’s Smart and Skilled program.

 

For more information, visit our Traineeship page or the Smart and Skilled website at www.smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au.

 

Policies and Procedures

For our Complaints and Appeals Policy and our Fees and Refunds Policy and Procedure, please email learning@cela.org.au.

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