Full time / 5 days per week
Full time / 5 days per week
International Student specific entry requirements:
English: For students whose first language is not English, the required minimum English language levels is IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, with no individual score less than 5.0 or equivalent assessment. More information on English entry requirements can be found on our website.
Academic: The minimum requirements can be one of the following:
- Certificate II or III – 10 years of schooling (or equivalent)
- Certificate IV or Diploma – 12 years of schooling (or equivalent)
- Mature –aged entry with work experience in a related field
Please send certified and translated copies of your English results and academic certificates to the International Student Unit together with your completed and signed application form.
Age: The Education and Care Services National Regulations require family day care educators to be 18 years of age. Educators working in a centre-based service under 18 years must be supervised. Course applicants should be 17 years or older.
Working with Children check (Blue Card): Volunteers and trainee students who work with children and young people must hold a blue card as this work falls into the category of regulated employment. Blue cards for volunteers and trainee students are valid for three years and there is no application fee, unless the trainee student is a paid employee. A volunteer or trainee student must not commence regulated child-related work until they hold a valid blue card. Blue Card applications must be made as soon as you confirm your enrolment.
Immunisation: Students should be aware that all children service educators may be exposed to diseases that are preventable by vaccination. To manage the risk to educators, children services may require the completion of a vaccination record or full immunisation. Recommended vaccinations for non-immune staff who work with young children include:
- hepatitis A
- measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) (persons born during or since 1966 who have only received one dose of the MMR vaccine should have a second dose)
- chickenpox (if not previously infected)
- pertussis (whooping cough - an adult booster dose)
- influenza (annual vaccination)
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Townsville QLD 4812
Resources included in the tuition fees are student orientation handbook and relevant learning materials such as study guides, assessment requirements and handouts. Students have access to library resources, computers, the Internet and a personal email account at TAFE Queensland North. Students may need to purchase stationery items such as paper, pens and a USB drive.
When you have enrolled, you will be granted access to our online Learning Management System. The learning environment has the assessment tasks and all the information for each unit of competency in the qualification. If you wish, you can purchase a suggested text book that provides information relevant to each of the competencies studied.
Delivery may include lectures, practical sessions, observations and vocational placement. You may be required to attend evening classes and/or weekend activities. You must abide by industry and/or TAFE Queensland North dress standards.
Assessment is competency based (practical) and continuous, and is considered an integral part of your learning and development. As appropriate, online quizes, assignments, projects, practical tests and student presentations are used. You must successfully complete all units to progress to the next course or obtain the qualification.
Cairns and Townsville (Pimlico) campuses: Orientation week: 30 January - 2 February
Classes commence Monday with delivery on campus over 4 days with Vocational Placement on Fridays.
All students must complete a minimum of 240 hours of vocational placement. TAFE will procure placements on behalf of students, but it is the student's responsibility to provide their own transport and accommodation if required. Students should expect to attend placement away from their home base. TAFE endeavours to give students as much notice as possible for placement dates, although this is determined by industry. On occasion students may only receive two weeks notice.