Frequently Asked Questions
What courses do you offer?
We offer courses for early childhood educators. When you study with us you can choose from either of the following courses:
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – suitable for you if you’re new to the childcare industry
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – suitable for you if you’re ready to step into a leadership role
How long does a course take to complete?
Course completion times can vary from person to person, but please see below for estimated study times:
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care – 18-24 months
What is an RTO?
An RTO or Registered Training Organisation is a training provider registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) – or, in some cases, a state regulator – to deliver vocational education and training (VET) services.
RTOs are recognised as providers of quality-assured and nationally recognised training and qualifications.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
RPL is when a training provider gives recognition to a person for part of a course, or the whole course, without them having to do the study for that course.
RPL may be granted if you can show you have already completed learning through previous experience or have developed the skills in the workplace.
RPL will allow you to:
complete the course at a faster rate
only do new work (you won’t need to repeat work you’ve already completed)
have your knowledge and skill level recognised
How do I get RPL?
RPL suitability will be assessed during your enrolment. If you’d like to know more about your RPL opportunities, please call us on 1300 139 778.
How do I start learning?
When you’re ready to enrol in one of our training courses, we’ll meet you to complete your enrolment paperwork. Once you pay the enrolment fee, we’ll give you your first course booklet and you can start studying.
You can work at your own pace within the course guidelines. And you’ll have access to your trainer to ask questions or get support any time.
Your trainer will arrange regular visits to see you at your workplace (or at home if you’re not working). They’ll discuss your study and assess each unit as you complete them.
Are there flexible study options?
We understand that life gets busy and studying can be a juggling act. We’re very flexible in helping you achieve your training goals.
You’ll have regular contact with your course trainer, which means there’s constant support available whenever you need it.
Do you support students with a disability?
At ECT, we acknowledge that people with disabilities have a right to access and participate in education and training. We will discuss your needs during your enrolment so tailored support can be put in place for you.
We will make every reasonable adjustment to the course. You can trust us to support you if you identify as having a disability, including physical or learning disabilities, chronic medical conditions or mental illness.
How soon can I start?
As soon as you’re ready! You might be able to enrol today. Call us on 1300 139 778 to learn more.
If you’re not ready to enrol but you have some questions about the training – we can help. Give us a call on 1300 139 778 – we’ll answer your questions without any obligation to enrol.