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This customised Bridging Program has been developed to assist Queensland registered primary trained teachers, who wish to work in early childhood services, gain early childhood education and care qualifications. This program recognises that the skill set of these teachers is relevant to the early childhood education and care Vocational Education and Training qualifications.
It is acknowledged that those with primary teaching qualifications have already gained many of the critical skills and knowledge necessary to work as an educator in early childhood education and care or in school-age care service.
The Bridging Program is based on the current CHC Community Services Training Package. The Queensland College of Teachers Australian Professional Standards for Teachers were mapped against units of competency in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Gaps in training were identified and the missing units of competency formulate the Bridging Program.
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.
The link below includes some useful information about the early childhood and what is required to be an educator in the different sectors including kindergarten, family day care, outside school hours care, or long day care: http://deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/workforce/workforce-action-plan/inspire-the-future/index.html
http://deta.qld.gov.au/earlychildhood/workforce/information-for-rto.html#teachers Course details
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