About Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart Early Learning is Australia's largest long day care provider, with over 640 centres across the country. Our 13,000 employees care for and education more than 73,000 children from 61,000 families every year. Goodstart is a not-for-profit organisation, with a vision for Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. 

Careers

Early learning is one of the most rewarding careers of all. Early learning professionals have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children, inspiring a love of learning that will help them reach their full potential. Goodstart is looking for talented and dedicated early learning professionals to help realise our vision for all Australia's children to have the best possible start in life. Be a part of Australia's largest long day care provider and make a big difference to the life of a child.

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Your early learning career starts here

The Goodstart Institute of Early Learning offers nationally recognised Early Learning and Children’s Services qualifications, along with a range of other practical courses to support your career in early childhood.

 We strongly believe in taking an inclusive and innovative approach to studying and professional development and know the Institute has many of the solutions students and educators are looking for. We strive to create course content that makes a real difference.

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Courses

Career opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator (Children's Services)
  • Family Day Care worker (Children's Services)
  • Nanny (Children's Services)
  • Out of School Hours Care Assistant (Children's Services)
  • Recreation Assistant (Children's Services)
 

What you'll need to apply

Level 3 across all five Australian Core Skills Framework areas. Click here to find out more.

How long you'll study for

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning delivers the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care via a part-time scheduled multi-mode delivery.  Students will study for a maximum enrolment period of 12 months.  The Program Outline (button below) details the schedule of delivery for the units of competency within this program.

Program Outline

How you'll study

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered via part-time, scheduled multi-mode delivery.  Multi-mode delivery includes a mix of online, workplace, and self-study training and assessment.

Students will have access to their learning and assessment materials 24/7 via Goodstart Institute of Early Learning’s online learning platform.  The portal not only houses the learning and assessment materials, but also houses presentations and resources to assist students in their understanding of the topics being delivered.

A Trainer and Assessor will be assigned to each student to provide teaching of knowledge and skills, and observe students undertaking practical assessment activities and assess written assessments.  Trainer and Assessors are available via phone and email support, Monday to Friday.

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning also offers students an Academic Support service to assist students in their studies.  The Academic Support service is available between 8.00am to 5.00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.

Please note, as part of this program it is required that all students undertake 120 hours of Vocational Placement in an approved Early Childhood Education and Care Service.

What you'll learn

The CHC30113 Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care is part of the CHC Community Services Package, endorsed in June 2013. This qualification is the minimum qualification required to be held by all educators working within the early childhood education and care profession.

Students are introduced to the skills and knowledge required by educators to support children’s learning, development, and wellbeing. Additionally, students will gain an understanding of the laws and regulations that govern early childhood services, and understand their responsibilities for assisting the implementation of the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Law, and Education and Care Services National Regulations, as well as the standards set within the National Quality Standard for Early Childhood Education and Care and School Age Care (National Quality Standard).

Students completing the CHC30113 Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care through Goodstart Institute of Early Learning are provided rich learning opportunities and support to gain the knowledge, skills, awareness, and understanding of responsibilities of the role of educator needed to work successfully with children.


Qualification Outline

When you can study

Enrolments for 2016 have now closed.  Applications for study in 2017 are now open, with training to commence from 23 January 2017.  

Please see the How to Apply page to download the application forms.

How much will it cost?

Students studying this course will be charge an enrolment fee and a tuition fee for each unit of competency they commence.  Please see the table below for the fees for 2017. 
 

Fee Type Unit Fee (ex GST)

Frequency /

No. of units for course

Totals (ex GST)
Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) $120 1 $120
Tuition Fee (Per unit) $160 17 $2,720
      $2,840










Please note; students will be required to source and complete the unit of competency ‘HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’ via an external provider and fees may vary.

Unit fees will not be charged where students granted direct credit for unit of competencies in this course.


Eligible students may receive subsidised training where applicable.  For more information please visit the Subsidised Training page.

Additional Fees/charges
A fee of $27.50 (inc. GST) per module will be charged to students who request to have their materials issued in hard copy.

Career opportunities

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Lead Early Childhood Education (Group/Room Leader)
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Authorised Supervisor (Early Childhood)
  • Centre Director (Early Childhood)
  • Centre Manager (Early Childhood)

What you'll need to apply

Level 3 across all five Australian Core Skills Framework areas. Click here to find out more.

How long you'll study for

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning delivers the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care via a part-time scheduled multi-mode delivery.  Students will study for a maximum enrolment duration of 2 years.  The Program Outline (button below) details the schedule of delivery for the units of competency within this program.

Program Outline

How you'll study

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered via part-time, scheduled multi-mode delivery.  Multi-mode delivery includes a mix of online, workplace, and self-study training and assessment.

Students will have access to their learning and assessment materials 24/7 via Goodstart Institute of Early Learning’s online learning portal.  The portal not only houses the learning and assessment materials, but also houses presentations and resources to assist students in their understanding of the topics being delivered.

A Trainer and Assessor will be assigned to each student to provide teaching of knowledge and skills, and observe students undertaking practical assessment activities and assess written assessments.  Trainer and Assessors are available via phone and email support, Monday to Friday. 

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning also offers students an Academic Support service to assist students with their studies.  The Academic Support service is available between 8.00am to 5.00pm (AEST) Monday to Fridays.

Please note, as part of this program it is required that all students undertake 240 hours of Vocational Placement in an approved Early Childhood Education and Care Service.

What you'll learn

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care is part of the CHC Community Services Package, endorsed in June 2013. This qualification is builds on the skills and knowledge gained in the Certificate and is the required qualification to work as a lead educator within the early childhood education and care profession.

The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care offered by Goodstart Institute of Early Learning has been developed by national experts from various fields, ensuring students have the best opportunity to develop exemplary knowledge and skills to prepare them for today’s early childhood profession.

The Diploma program is underpinned by contemporary research, with a strong emphasis on children’s rights as declared by the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, and on the thinking and ideas extended to us from the principles of the Infant and Toddler Centres and Schools from Reggio Emilia, Italy.

The CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care qualification respects and values the importance of strong partnerships with families and communities to ensure children thrive, and the importance of pedagogical leadership. This qualification prepares students for success and professional fulfilment.


Qualification Outline
 

When you can study

Enrolments for 2016 have now closed.  Applications for study in 2017 are now open, with training to commence from 23 January 2017.  

Please see the How to Apply page to download the application forms.

How much will it cost?

Students studying this course will be charge an enrolment fee and a tuition fee for each unit of competency they commence.  Please see the table below for the fees for 2017. 
 

Fee Type Unit Fee (ex GST)

Frequency /
No. of units for this course

Totals (ex GST)
Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) $120 1 $120
Tuition Fee (per unit) $160 27 $4,320
      $4,440

Please note; students will be required to source and complete the unit of competency ‘HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting’ via an external provider and fees may vary.

Unit fees will not be charged where students granted direct credit for unit of competencies in this course.


Eligible students may receive subsidised training where applicable.  For more information please visit the Subsidised Training page.

Additional Fees/charges
A fee of $27.50 (inc. GST) per module will be charged to students who request to have their materials issued in hard copy.

Who should apply

There are three levels of approved education and care qualifications in Australia:
  • Early childhood teacher
  • Diploma level educator
  • Certificate III level educator
Regardless of the qualification level, all educators working within a regulated education and care service are required to have the knowledge, skills and professional practice pertaining to identifying and responding to children and young people at risk.
Additionally, according to the Education and Care Services National Regulations, a nominated supervisor as well as all staff members at the service who work with children must have an awareness of child protection law.

Please note: If you are currently engaged in study of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you will already complete this unit of competency as part of those programs.

What you'll need to apply

Other than the required reading and writing skills listed below, there are no conditional requirements for entry to this learning program.

In order to achieve this competency, the following skills in reading and writing are required:
  • read and understand forms and to make accurate reports; and
  • record details of children and young people at risk and to make repost using handwritten and computing skills

How long you'll study for

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning delivers the CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk via a part-time scheduled online delivery.  Students will study this program for a maximum enrolment duration of 10 weeks.

How you'll study

The CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk single unit program is delivered via MyPortal – Goodstart Institute of Early Learning’s online learning platform.  Students will have access to the learning and assessment materials 24/7 online.

MyPortal not only houses the learning and assessment materials, but also provides students access to additional resources to assist the student to complete this program.

A Trainer and Assessor will be assigned to each student to provide teaching of knowledge and skills, and assess written assessments.  Trainer and Assessors are available via phone and email support, Monday to Friday.

Goodstart Institute of Early Learning also offers students an Academic Support service to assist students in their studies.  The Academic Support service is available between 7.30am to 5.00pm (AEST) Monday to Friday.

What you'll learn

Students engaging in this single unit program will gain the skills and knowledge to  support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm, within legislative and policy frameworks and a duty of care responsibility.

When you can study

Enrolments for 2016 have now closed.  Applications for study in 2017 are now open, with training to commence from 23 January 2017.

Please see the How to Apply page to download the application forms.

How much will it cost?

The Fee Schedule below outlines all associated fees and charges to study the CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk sing unit program with Goodstart Institute of Early Learning.

Fee Schedule