Registered Training Organisation (RTO) – accredited, nationally recognised training

 

CELA’s Registered Training Organisation (Community Child Care Co-operative, (RTO ID: 90842) provides accredited, nationally recognised qualifications. We use high-quality, customised training and assessment materials written by subject matter experts to meet the unique requirements of the early childhood sector.

 

Courses Available:

 

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (available as New Entrant Traineeship or Fee for Service course)

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 to gain a Certificate recognised Australia-wide. Educators with experience may want to seek recognition for their skills and experience (RPL). 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 complete 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). Assessment methods include: questioning, observation within a workplace, third-party feedback and personal journals. This course can be commenced at any time.

 

Cost: 

  • New Entrant Traineeship (subject to eligibility) – maximum $1000 (subject to NSW Government Smart and Skilled eligibility). Fee for Service – $5000

 

Duration: 
Usually 12 months. May be longer if you are employed in a part-time capacity.

 

Delivery Mode:
Work-based delivery only. This includes access to your learning materials via an eBook system and accessing your assessments through our learning management system (Moodle). You will also be allocated a Trainer/Assessor who will come out to your workplace approximately every 4-8 weeks to support your learning as well as assess your skills on the job.

 

Please note: the core unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting must be completed with an external RTO as CELA does not deliver this unit of competency. Because of this, you will receive a discount from the Student Contribution Fee.

 

 

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (available as New Entrant Traineeship, Existing Worker Traineeship or Fee for Service course)

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 to 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 within early childhood settings.

There are no prerequisites for this qualification. However, participants need to participate at a Diploma level. They must also complete 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 journals. This Diploma course can be commenced at any time.

 

Cost:

  • New Entrant Traineeship (subject to eligibility) – maximum $1000 (subject to NSW Government Smart and Skilled eligibility). This cost may  vary according to the number of credit transfers that you may be carrying over from the Certificate III course (if applicable)
  • Existing Worker Traineeship (subject to eligibility)
  • Fee for Service – $7500. This cost may vary according to the number of credit transfers that you may be carrying over from the Certificate III course (if applicable)

 

Duration:
Usually 24 months. May be longer if you are employed in a part-time capacity, or shorter, depending on your previous experience.

 

Delivery Mode:
Work-based delivery only. This includes access to your learning materials via an eBook system and accessing your assessments through our learning management system (Moodle). You will also be allocated a Trainer/Assessor who will come out to your workplace approximately every 4-8 weeks to support your learning as well as assess your skills on the job.

Please note: the core unit HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting must be completed with an external RTO as CELA does not deliver this unit of competency. Because of this, you will receive a discount from the Student Contribution Fee.

 

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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.

 

Cost:  

  • $5000 (no traineeships or funding available for this course). Payment plans available.

 

Duration:
18 – 24 months

 

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (stand-alone unit of competency).

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. Participants are required to successfully complete and assessment, to achieve this unit of competency.

 

Completing Identify and respond to children and young people at risk, contributes 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 7.1.2 and 7.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. Participants must attend the full session to be eligible for the accredited hours.

 

Cost: 

  • $220 – Classroom based
  • $200 – Webinar
  • $200 – Distance

 

Delivery modes and duration: Enrolment in this course is for 6 months.

 

Class-based:
7 hours (1 day) face-to-face training plus additional time to complete assessments (self-paced). This must be completed within the 6-month enrolment period.

 

Webinar: 
Self-paced. This must be completed within the 6-month enrolment period.

 

Distance:
Self-paced. This must be completed within the 6-month enrolment period.

 

Customised:
We can come to your workplace or specific location. Please contact us if you wish to enquire about this mode of delivery.

 

Traineeships:

A traineeship is a structured training program where you combine training with working – being paid to learn!

 

You will receive training in both the knowledge and the skills required to do your job, on and off the job, by your workplace supervisor and the RTO (CELA). On the successful completion of your training and assessment, you will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification.

If you are interested in becoming a trainee, you will need an employer who will take you on. Next, your employer will contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) who will help you set up a training contract.

 

There are 2 types of trainees:

  1. New Entrant Trainee: This is available for employees who have been employed (full-time) for less than 3 months or (part-time) for less than 12 months.

New Entrant Trainees receive subsidised funding from the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled contract (which CELA is contracted to deliver). The NSW Government Smart and Skilled program pays the RTO for most of the training (except for a student contribution fee which is payable by either the trainee or employer). The employer may also be eligible for Commonwealth Government incentives (the ANP will provide more information on this).

CELA offers the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care as New Entrant Traineeships (to eligible applicants).

 

  1. Existing Worker Trainee: If you are not eligible for a New Entrant Traineeship, you may be eligible for an Existing Worker Traineeship. These traineeships are not subsidised by the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled program, however, employers may be eligible for Commonwealth Government incentives, which would offset some of the cost.

CELA offers the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care an Existing Worker Traineeship (to eligible applicants).

 

NSW Smart and Skilled funding (only available to people living or working in NSW)

Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It helps people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers.

CELA is contracted by the NSW Government – Department of Industry to deliver subsidised training to eligible New Entrant Trainees in the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

To find out more about Smart and Skilled subsidised training and if you are eligible, go to: https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/about

 

Payment Plans

CELA offers affordable, interest-free payment plans to students who are paying their own student contribution fee or full course fee. We will work with you to arrange the best plan for your circumstances.

 

Policies, Procedures and Forms

For our RTO policies and procedures, student handbook, course guides and forms, please click here:

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

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