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
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.
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.
Our accredited ECEC Professional Development units include:
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Comply with family day care administration
Embed sustainable practices in service operations
Work legally and ethically
Our accredited First Aid Professional Development units include:
Provide First Aid
Provide an emergency First Aid response in an education and care setting
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Only the Accredited units outlined on this page contribute to a Nationally Recognised Training qualification which is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework.