Am I eligible for Skills First Government Funded Training?
Government Subsidised Training is available to all Australian/New Zealand Citizens or Permanent Residents who meet ALL of the following criteria:
- Aged between 15 – 19 years on 1 January in the year of course commencement OR ANYONE (regardless of age) gaining a higher qualification than they already hold
- Participating in and/or have enrolled to commence in LESS than two other government funded training courses in the year of course commencement (this includes courses listed in the Approved Foundation Skills List)
- Have not already commenced two government funded courses at the same Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level as the course they are seeking to enrol in now
- Have a physical presence in Victoria
- Participating in a Skills First approved course (Skills First – Funded Course List)
Am I eligible for the JobTrainer Government Funding initiative?
Suzan Johnston Australia has been granted a limited number of JobTrainer places in 2022.
JobTrainer Funding is available to an individual who is enrolling in either our:
- CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or
- CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
If you haven’t been eligible for government funding in the past, you may qualify for the JobTrainer funding initiative. To access JobTrainer funding, you will ONLY need to meet the following criteria:
- be an Australian/New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident
- you must not have commenced another JobTrainer funded course previously
How do Virtual Classes compare to other online childcare courses?
Unlike traditional ‘online childcare courses’, virtual training is similar to what you would experience in a face-to-face classroom.
Our virtual classes are scheduled regularly (either weekly or fortnightly) ensuring that you remain engaged and your learning remains ‘on-track’. During each live lesson you’ll be able to hear and see your trainer delivering the content to you and your classmates, and you’ll be able to ask questions and participate in activities etc. After each virtual/online class, your trainer will be available for the afternoon to offer support with your studies and answer any questions you may have.
It is our belief that the best learning outcomes for all Diploma of Early Childhood Education learners can only be achieved when training/assessment is conducted within a structured, supportive and interactive learning environment. This type of learning cannot be achieved by studying via traditional online methods where interaction with trainers is often limited and irregular.
Do I need any additional equipment to study the Diploma in childcare online?
Importantly, you won’t need any additional equipment other than your home computer/laptop and of course access to the internet (earphones are optional).
Do I need to complete the Certificate III in Early Childhood before I enrol in the Diploma of Early Childhood?
Yes, the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is now a prerequisite of the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Will I need to buy textbooks during my diploma of childcare course?
In addition to the childcare course fees, you will also be required to purchase online text books/resources (one for each unit of competency – $11.00 each). These resources will be made available to you as you complete your early childhood studies. Please contact us for more details.
Will I need to arrange my own Practical Placement during my diploma in childcare course?
Practical Placement is an important and mandatory component of all childcare courses. Accordingly, we will assist you in finding and co-ordinating your practical placement. Over the past 28 years Suzan Johnston Australia has forged strong relationships within the children’s services industry and we have a network of child care centres who regularly (and very happily) host our students’ practical placements.
Learners who are already employed as educators within the industry can contribute any paid hours of employment towards meeting the practical placement requirements of their diploma of childcare.
Can I gain employment whilst I’m completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Course?
Our reputation and our success in producing quality and well-trained diploma educators is second to none. As a result, the majority of our childcare students are able to gain ongoing part-time or casual employment as a result of their practical placement (whilst they are still completing their studies). Any paid hours of employment can be contributed towards meeting the practical placement requirements of the childcare diploma.
Does the diploma of childcare course include exams?
Our childcare courses do not include any scary or stressful exams. Assessments generally involve completing a range of relevant and interesting exercises/activities. You will also be observed and assessed performing your duties within the workplace (during your practical placement).
Do you offer on-site training in the workplace for educators who wish to undertake or upgrade to the diploma in childcare?
Yes! For educators who have current and ongoing employment (full-time or part-time) at a centre and who want to either gain a qualification or further their studies, we can come to you! This flexible training option can be either delivered face-to-face at your centre (at a time that suits you) or you can also enrol in our online/virtual classes. For educators with previous qualifications and experience, your course will be fully-customised to reflect your previous studies and/or industry experience (with credit transfer and/or RPL available to eligible learners).
What are the career opportunities for students who graduate with a Suzan Johnston diploma in child care?
Based on our industry feedback, it is anticipated that the childcare industry will continue to experience enormous and unprecedented growth and expansion in 2022 and beyond. Accordingly, industry demand for quality educators (who hold a Diploma of Early Childhood qualification) will continue to exceed supply.
Our CH50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care has been designed to empower learners with the highest calibre of skills and knowledge. With our highly respected qualification, our diploma graduates can gain employment in a wide variety of roles including ChildCare Educator (within either a childcare centre or kindergarten) through to roles as a Centre Manager/Director/Owner.
Once I have enrolled in the Diploma in Early Childhood Education, what kind of training delivery can I expect? How much homework is involved?
With our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, your attendance of scheduled classes is important as every lesson is packed full with important information, dynamic discussions, hands-on practical exercises, role-plays, games and activities. In addition to the scheduled training sessions, this childcare course requires you to spend between 5 – 6 hours per week on assigned homework tasks.
Am I eligible to enrol in a government funded childcare course?
Our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are approved for Skills First and JobTrainer government funding, so if you are eligible, you may only have to pay a small portion of the course fee (whilst the government subsidises the rest).
Working out if you are eligible for a government subsidised childcare course can be a little confusing, so let one of our friendly consultants clarify this with you over the phone – it will only take a minute!
Are there any Entry Requirements for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
Prior to your enrolment in our Diploma childcare course you will be required to attend a pre-training interview and complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment. These entry requirements are designed to assist us in determining your suitability for the course and to assist with the planning of any learning support requirements.
You must also hold a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification (or CHC30113) and have evidence of a Covid-19 Vaccination is required to undertake practical placement in an early childhood and care setting.
What study pathways are available to me after I finish the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
Should you decide to further your studies after completing the Diploma of Early Childhood, you may transition to a higher-level childcare qualification with credits into a Bachelor’s degree at university.
How do I enrol in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care?
If you would like to proceed with your enrolment in our CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, please contact us on 9654 0999 so the relevant Online Enrolment Package can be forwarded to you.
Why are the Suzan Johnston child care courses different to any another RTO or TAFE courses?
- Suzan Johnston Australia is one of Melbourne’s most trusted and respected training institutions (established since 1959) and have been delivering the accredited childcare course in Melbourne since 1994
- Our childcare trainers are exceptional and inspirational professionals, who deliver every training session with passion and dedication
- Our live, virtual classes are uniquely friendly, interactive and personalised
- Our student’s individual training needs are respected and valued
- Suzan Johnston Australia has the reputation of delivering childcare courses that are of the highest quality
- Graduates from our exclusive children’s services courses are multi-skilled and have a wide range of employment opportunities
- Our diploma of childcare graduates are known to be quality professionals who are respected within the industry and actively sought after by employers Australia wide
- The Suzan Johnston Training Organization is committed to producing childcare educators who are truly dedicated and capable of providing the best possible standard of care for children
- During 2021 94% of our Diploma in Early Childhood course graduates are successful in finding employment within 3 – 4 weeks of course completion!