Part time /
1.5 days per week
Part time /
1.5 days per week
Working with Children check (Blue Card): Volunteers and trainee students who work with children and young people must hold a blue card as this work falls into the category of regulated employment. Blue cards for volunteers and trainee students are valid for three years and there is no application fee, unless the trainee student is a paid employee. A volunteer or trainee student must not commence regulated child-related work until they hold a valid blue card. Students must have a Blue Card prior to enrolment, therefore we strongly suggest commencing enrolment discussions early with our Client Services team as there may be a 6-8 week processing time for Blue Card applications.
Online resources and assessments are available and completed online. Students are required to have access to computer with Internet and Microsoft Office software plus a USB stick. Classroom based students will receive paper based resources and assessment.
Please read the Student Handbook under 'Relevant Documents' section below for cluster details.
Blended (Classroom) delivery in TOWNSVILLE: Enrolments are ongoing and new students can commence study at the beginning of a new cluster - see 2018 Cluster dates below.
Group 1: Tuesday 9am - 2.30pm & Thursday 12pm - 2.30pm (Townsville); or
Group 2: Wednesday 9am - 2.30pm & Friday 9am - 11.30am (Townsville)
Townsville cluster start dates for 2018:
Group 1 - 01 May 2018, 05 June 2018, 24 July 2018, 28 August 2018, 16 October 2018 (Townsville)
Group 2 - 02 May 2018, 06 June 2018, 25 July 2018, 29 August 2018, 17 October 2018 (Townsville)
Blended (Classroom) delivery in CAIRNS:
Group 1: Full day Tuesday 9am - 2.30pm & Half day Wednesday 9am - 12pm (Cairns); or
Group 2: Full day Monday 9am - 2.30pm & Half day Thursday 12pm - 2.30pm (Cairns)
The half-day session is an on campus Study Session that is Voluntary. Self-directed study resources, links and assessment are provided via the Connect e-Learning Management System. Students also attend a Vocational Placement with an education provider one (1) day per week for the duration of the course.
Cairns cluster start dates for 2018:
Group 1 - 01 May 2018, 5 June 2018, 24 July 2018, 28 August 2018, 16 October 2018 (Cairns)
Group 2 - 30 April, 4 June, 23 July, 27 August, 15 October (Cairns)
Students should enrol in the entire qualification (unless applying for credit transfers). Students will also need to complete 1 day per week of Vocational Placement in a school for the duration of the course if not currently employed in a school. All units in this qualification require access to a school environment where you will gain valuable on-the-job experience. The following two (2) units have an explicit demand of a minimum of 100 mandatory hours in order for a result to be given:
CHCEDS002 Assist implementation of planned educational programs
CHCEDS003 Contribute to student education in all developmental domains
Extra time will be allocated to these two (2) units for the completion of the 100 mandatory hours only. The theory component of each unit must still be completed within the specified 12 - 16 week timeframe.
Students who are not currently employed in the industry are required to undertake vocational placement for this program at a school for one day per week for the duration of the course. The Student must enrol into a Vocational Placement unit. Please be aware that you must apply for a Blue Card to attend placement. Students must have a Blue Card prior to placement, therefore we strongly suggest commencing enrolment discussions early with our Client Services team as there may be a 6-8 week processing time for Blue Card applications.
Students undertaking vocational placement are required to undergo a Working With Children Check and apply for a Blue Card.