This program comprises the English for Child Care stream of the Certificate III in ESL (Employment). NMIT also offers other ESL streams of the Certificate III in ESL (Employment) through the Vocational Pathways Department.
If you want to work in the child care industry and your English is at an intermediate level, you will benefit from this course. This English language course is designed for students who want to study child care, and will help improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while training to work in the industry.
Students study in Children's Services two days a week, and undertake English language training three days a week.
You will learn:
- types of work involved in children's services
- legal, social and ethical issues
- language and vocabulary involved
- academic skills required for the children’s services course
You will also learn practical skills such as first aid, food safety and anaphylaxis training through workshops.
The Australian Government provides funding support to the child care industry so this is a great time to find a job in this area.
About the Course
- Local Students
- International Students
- National Code: 21935VIC
- CRICOS Code:
Modes of Delivery
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
Students can apply to complete the remainder of the Certificate III in Children’s Services over a semester.
After they have completed the Certificate III in Children's Services, students may work as child care assistants, family day carers, nannies, out-of-school hours assistants or recreation assistants.
All applicants are interviewed before placement in the program.
Assessment is continuous and ongoing, focusing on the process of learning as well as the competency requirements of the modules of the ESL Framework, as well as competency in the workplace, during their work experience. As part of the assessment, students develop a folio of work. Training package modules will be assessed by an accredited assessor.
Students are required to provide their own writing materials. They are provided with worksheets during class, and also have access to a range of facilities and services to assist with their learning and wellbeing while at TAFE.
Local Fees:Want all the information on fees and charges? Click here to find out more, or contact NMIT on 03 9269 8400.
How to Apply:
To start this course in 2014, apply directly to NMIT.
Units of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, as indicated in the National Training Package. Actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|VBQU130||Develop And Document A Learning Plan And Portfolio|
|VPAU503||Give And Respond To Range Of Instructions And Informational Texts|
|VPAU504||Read And Write Straightforward Letters & Formatted Texts|
|VPAU513||Observe And Report On Activities In A Workplace|
|VPAU514||Speak And Listen To A Range Of Straightforward Texts For Employment|
|VPAU515||Read And Write A Range Of Straightforward Texts For Employment|
|VPAU555||Use The Internet And Email To Develop Language|
|VPAU556||Organise And Participate In A Practical Placement|
|VPAU559||Locate Health And Medical Information|