Early childhood educators play an important role in children’s development and set the foundations for a lifetime of learning using play-based techniques. If you see yourself as an early childhood educator, consider this professional development course as an ideal introduction to this rewarding career.
The Certificate of Education Support – Early Childhood is the perfect platform for entry into a profession that involves caring for and teaching the next generation of young Australians. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support and foster the physical, social and emotional development of children in early childhood.
You will also acquire skills to foster children’s language, communication and cognitive development, as well as establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour and inclusion of children with additional needs. Throughout this course, you will learn how to organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children’s development.
On completion of this course, you will not meet requirements for work in daycare centres or as a teacher’s aide, but you will have a solid knowledge-base to confidently pursue further studies in this area. This course is ideal for educational tutors, family daycare workers and for parents to best support their child’s education.
Unit 1 - Promote children’s agency
Promoting children’s advocacy
National Quality Framework (NQF)
Indoor and outdoor play areas
Resources that provoke interest
Stimulate learning and development
Emotional and social development
Recording observations of play
Develop the curriculum
Foster learning and development
Gardner’s eight intelligences
Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
New ideas and experiences
Students with disabilities
Catering for differences
Unit 2 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour
Limits and rules
Responding to behaviour
Function of behaviour
Factors influencing behaviour
Communication and interaction
Routines and timetables
Primary behavioural goals
Reporting to parents
Meeting children’s needs
Long / short term plans
Long term objectives
Short term objectives
Promote positive behaviour
Policies and procedures
Behaviour management policy
Working with families
Unit 3 - Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood
Foster physical development
Early years learning framework
Physical skills and development
Identifying at-risk children
Fundamental movement skills
Gross motor development
Foster social development
Monitor social skills
Promote a sense of community
Foster emotional development
Challenge children’s skills
Express feelings and emotions
Foster cognitive development
Science / maths / technology
Foster communication development
Children’s literacy development
Music / song / rhyme
Holistic learning and development
Scaffolding learning and development
Educator-initiated / supported play
Unit 4 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
Children’s health needs
Care service providers
Medical and health management plans
Meal breaks / Sleep / rest time
Separating sick children
Symptoms of unwell children
Common childhood illnesses
Treating bodily spills
Arranging equipment and furniture
Excursion risk assessment
Safe food handling and storage
Fitting child car restraints
Unit 5 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children
Create welcoming environments
Meeting client needs
Reporting incidents to parents
Understanding each child
Enrolment form information
Relationships with parents
Community programs and resources
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 120 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $400.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.