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ACECQA Approved: Yes
Centrelink/DHS Approved: No
Recognised Australia wide: Yes
ACECQA has determined that registered/accredited Primary Teachers can be recognised as an'equivalent Early Childhood Teacher' if they also complete a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program (ECTBP) has been developed by the Department of Education (DET) to assist with this requirement allowing registered Primary School Teachers to have as many of their skills and knowledge recognised as possible. Through the ECTBP, eligible students only complete training and assessment in areas that haven't been completed as part of their Primary Teacher qualification.
The recognition arrangements for this program is subject to ACECQA's approval and in no way is determined by ACCCO. To date...
For all information regarding ACECQA's recognition, please see: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/Recognition-as-an-equivalent-early-childhood-teacher
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:
Primary Teachers are eligible to enrol in the ECTBP if they hold all of the following:
ACECQA will also use the above to determine eligibility as an equivalent Early Childhood Teacher.
DET has recognised all existing skills and knowledge that a registered/accredited Primary Teacher holds in the ECTBP, and grants credits or partial credits for these as a part of entry into the program. This means there is no need for the ECTBP student to apply for further recognition or to prove their existing skills and knowledge. ECTBP students will only be trained and assessed in the areas that have NOT been covered in their primary teaching qualification for this program.
To complete this program...
Upon completion of the program, ACCCO will award a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
The ECTBP is only available via external (self paced) delivery using the ECTBP materials endorsed by the Department of Education.
All students in this qualification are allocated an ACCCO Trainer who will guide them through the qualification. Trainers are all qualified
in early childhood education and have at least 5 years' experience completing the job you are wanting to hold. Trainers offer regular phone,
email and face to face support in the workplace so you always have help when you need it!
This qualification attracts funding assistance for eligible persons!!!
Much of the funding provided by the Australian Government is directed at teaching and learning in higher education through a range of initiatives. Currently funding is only available to Queensland residents.
Please click here or phone ACCCO on 1300 139 406, for fees applicable to you in your local area.
Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to complete an enrolment form and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN).
Check you meet:
Complete the Enrolment Form, LLN indicator and prepare details of:
Submit your Enrolment Form and Supporting Documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can post or visit us.
Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.
*Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided.
ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.
If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.
For assistance with your enrolment, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.
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