Early Childhood Education and Care

As part of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) Standards, all Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) must ensure that educators undertake regular professional development to ensure the currency and relevance of their knowledge, skills and workplace practices. This includes any new employees, long-term staff, subcontractors and third-party providers who hold educator roles within an RTO.

The successful completion of 4 relevant units per year by each of your educators will help to demonstrate your organisation has developed and implemented individual professional development plans.

Each unit of competency outlined below provides an opportunity for professional development relevant to Educators and support staff working within ECEC who are studying or are in the process of completing:

CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or

CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

If you would like to enrol in an upcoming First Aid or Early Childhood Professional Development short course in Sydney, please complete all sections of the Student Enrolment Form and email it to infoecec@firstintervention.com.au.

Alternatively you can Contact Us directly – we are here to help.

Entry Requirements

For most unit of our Professional Development units, you need to be 18 years or above to enrol. However to learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), you only need to be 14 years or above or have the consent of your parent or guardian.

Course Delivery and Duration

Units generally involve a blend of theoretical and practical skill based elements. Depending on the unit, some flexibility may be offered to how the standard hours are able to be scheduled.

Course Requirements

Our accredited ECEC Professional Development units include:

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE014

Comply with family day care administration

CHCECE025

Embed sustainable practices in service operations

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

Our accredited First Aid Professional Development units include:

HLTAID003

Provide First Aid

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency First Aid response in an education and care setting

HLTAID001

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - annual refresher required

Our Non-accredited units normally take one hour each to complete and include:

  • Being sun smart
  • Child protection
  • Early years learning framework and observations
  • Emergency evacuation in early childhood education and care
  • Food handling
  • Importance of play
  • National Quality Framework
  • National Quality Standards
  • Overview of family day care regulations
  • Quality improvement plans

Assessment Requirements

To be assessed as Competent the participant is required to:

  • Participate in activities and scenarios as directed by the trainer
  • Successfully complete a selection of written questions
  • Demonstrate the application of practical skills required for this unit of competency outcome.

Statement of Attainment

On successful completion of any individual accredited or non-accredited unit of competency, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Accredited units will contribute towards CHC30113 Certificate III and/or CHC50113 Diploma qualifications in ECEC which are nationally recognised qualifications.

Non-accredited units will not attract a credit towards any formal qualification. However training may provide an opportunity for professional development by increasing skills, knowledge and application in the work or home environment.

First Aid Recertification

The law requires employers to provide a safe working environment and adequate facilities for the welfare of their employees. This means that appropriate First Aid measures need to be in place, including First Aid kits and suitably trained First Aid Officers who hold current qualifications.

HLTAID003 and HLTAID004

Workcover’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice in New South Wales and WorkSafe’s First Aid In The Workplace – Compliance Code in Victoria both outline an employers’ obligation to keep the qualifications of their First Aid Officers current. This means re-certification is required for HLTAID003 or HLTAID004 every 3 years.

HLTAID001

In addition, First Aiders need to complete a refresher of the CPR component of first aid on an annual basis. This unit allows you to refresh and maintain your knowledge of the essential skills required to perform CPR, in line with the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines.

We can also track and notify you when a First Aid recertification is required for you or your team.

Trainers

Our trainers for these Professional Development units all hold a minimum qualification of Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and have current industry experience in Early Childhood Education and Care and First Aid.

We offer the highest standards of knowledge and skills transfer, supported by up-to-date, relevant information on industry practices and protocols.

Payment options

Flexible payment options are available. Contact us for further details.

Only the Accredited units outlined on this page contribute to a Nationally Recognised Training qualification which is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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General Enquiries

+61 3 9376 7900

+61 3 9376 4900

First Intervention Pty Ltd

25 Silicon Place, Tullamarine,

Victoria 3043 Australia

RTO ID: 20946