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Short courses

VTP310 Introduction to Childcare - Health and Safety

2021

This program seeks to provide an introduction to health and safety requirements in an early childhood education and care setting.

This is an online course that has a workplace component. Assessment consists of both theory and practical components and are to be completed by specified due dates. All practical assessments are completed as part of the required work placement.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this short course include:
- Early childhood educator
- Nanny
- Outside school hours educator
- Home based educator
- Support worker
- Preschool assistant

Entry requirements

You must:

  • be 18 years or older; and
  • not be attending secondary school; and
  • be able to demonstrate appropriate language, literacy, and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake this course. This is demonstrated if you have completed a qualification deemed equivalent to an Australian Year 11 or higher, Australian Certificate III or higher, or by completing a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.

*If you do not meet the entry requirements and would like to discuss your options, contact Student Central.

Essential requirements

Students are required to undertake up to 90 hours of work placement in a regulated early childhood education and care service. Students will be required to obtain an Ochre Card prior to undertaking work placement. The work placement will be arranged by CDU.

Appropriate dress standards for children's services volunteer placement students include:
- a collared and sleeved shirt - some students wear the navy/dark blue CDU polo shirt but this is not a requirement
- closed in shoes
- a broad brimmed hat for working outside
- if wearing shorts, these should be a respectable length e.g. just above the knee.

Fees

To be eligible for an NT Government funded place you must be:

  • a Northern Territory resident; and
  • an Australian citizen, permanent Australian resident or a New Zealand citizen who has resided in Australia for a minimum of six months

Fees

To be eligible for an NT Government funded place you must be:

  • a resident of the Northern Territory; and
  • a temporary visa holder who:
    • does not have work or study restrictions
    • has a valid visa for the duration of the training, allowing for the total volume of learning required to achieve the qualification, including supervised and unsupervised training and study
    • is not the primary provisional visa holder of a skilled, business innovation and investment, student, work or holiday visa identified on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Upcoming intakes

Location Start Date Duration Delivery Details Subsidised NTG fee Domestic full fee International full fee Application
Online 19 Jul 2021 4 weeks Online study when it suits you with assessment items due on specific dates. $343.00 $1,666.00 $2,953.72  

Course structure

To achieve the vocational training program VTP310 Introduction to Childcare - Health and Safety a total of two (2) units of competency must be completed as listed below.

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 98.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Units of Competency
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children 63
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35
  Total nominal hours for the training program 98

 

Accreditation

This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

Additional information

You can access student services, find support and explore your community through the Current Students web.

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).