Course Admission Requirements
- No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by
date of application to this course.
The Fee Free TAFE allocation for this course has been exhausted for Semester 1 2024. Additional Fee Free TAFE places may be available in future semesters, subject to changes in TAFE SA’s Fee Free TAFE course list and changes to the Fee Free TAFE policy.
Please Read Before Applying
If you have experience in early childhood education and care, we recommend you discuss Recognition of Prior Learning after enrolment.
(subject to change)
Part time (2 years of study) requires attendance of 2 days per week which is comprised of one day on-campus and one day vocational placement a week. Full time (1 year of study)requires attendance of 2 x 2 hour online classes per week, one day on campus for practical workshops, 1 day of vocational placement a week and 1 assessment support/tutorial per week.
Industry Conditions and Skills
You will need a reasonable level of fitness to physically care for infants and children, and undertake manual handling tasks and provide first aid when appropriate. You will be committed to working with children, be able to communicate with children and families, collaborate within a team and have the ability to multitask, access information and use technology. You will have the ability to use knowledge of children to plan for their learning and development.
Additional Uniforms, Equipment and Costs
If you do not hold the following, a current Working with Children Check and Child Safe Environments certificate, you will be required to complete these and will be advised of the associated costs prior to registration.
You will need to complete a vocational placement in a regulated early education and care service throughout the duration of the qualification.
If you are not working in a regulated early education and care service, you will be placed by TAFE SA's Placement team. To make sure that you are able to be placed, you will need to provide the required clearances, documentation and certificates by the date advised.
You will require a current Working with Children check and a Safe Environments for Children and Young People certificate. If you do not have these checks and certificates you will not be able to commence your vocational placement.
Individual Early Education and Care services may have their own policies on vaccination requirements. You may need to show evidence of vaccination.