Courses | International Students

Educare College ® is fully committed to diversity of all kinds and we welcome students from countries around the world to consider studying at our College. The atmosphere in the College is very warm, engaging, vibrant place for students from around the world to earn qualifications along community services sector such as in Aged Care, Child Care, Disability Care and other community services programs.
Our dedicated team of staff and trainers are experienced, qualified, and in touch with current industry requirements and trends. They understand the needs of students and utilise innovative learning techniques, deliver the skills, knowledge and insights students need to achieve success in their own field. Trainers are available to assist with studies, and mentor students through the training program to complete their qualifications.
Educare College envisages to produce globally competitive workforce to address growing concerns on elderly care, providing safe and high-quality care to the most vulnerable members of society locally and internationally.

Educare College offers the following accredited and nationally recognised qualifications to International students:

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (including CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care) (6 terms)

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (4 terms)  

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support* (4 terms)

*Students will ‘specialise’ in either disability or ageing streams.  Students may choose to undertake additional units to achieve additional specialisations (additional fees of $1,810 will apply)

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (4 terms)

Educare College offers students ‘packaged’ qualification options including:

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

PLUS

either CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support OR CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability (depending on selected Certificate III stream) (6 terms)

  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

PLUS

either CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support OR CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability (depending on selected Certificate III stream)

PLUS

CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services (10 terms)

Information about each of these programs is included at pages 25-30 of this Handbook.

Course Code Course Name Course Duration Tuition Fees* Material Fees Enrolment Fee
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 80 weeks $17,810 $ 860 $ 200
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 52 weeks $ 4,390 $ 860 $ 200
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support

(1 stream – Disability or Ageing)

52 weeks $ 4,950 $ 300 $ 200
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services 52 weeks $17,810 $ 860 $ 200
Qualification Packages (Note: *is principle course of study)
CHC33015 + CHC43015 Certificate III in Individual Support +

Certificate IV in Ageing Support*

80 weeks $ 8,345 $ 860 $ 200
CHC33015 + CHC43115 Certificate III in Individual Support +

Certificate IV in Disability*

80 weeks $ 8,345 $ 860 $ 200
CHC43015

+

CHC52015

Certificate IV in Ageing Support +

Diploma of Community Services

104 weeks $21,205 $860 $200
CHC33015 + CHC43015 OR CHC43115 + CHC52015 Certificate III in Individual Support +

Certificate IV in Ageing Support OR Certificate IV in Disability +

Diploma of Community Services*

130 weeks $ 23,386 $ 860 $ 200

*Fees for 2017 intake. 2018 and 2019 intakes may be subject to change. Tuition Fees are inclusive of all learning materials and a student ID card

All students will need to obtain a Working with Children (Blue) Card and a Police Check prior to commencement of work placement. The cost of the Police Check is approximately $ 55 AUD

All students enrolled with Educare College who consider that they have, and can demonstrate current skills and knowledge in the qualifications or individual units of competency in the program, whether achieved through prior training (formal or informal) or through relevant work history and [work or life] experience may apply to have their knowledge and skills ‘assessed’ via an RPL process.

The RPL process at Educare College may vary depending on individuals’ specific circumstances but will generally include:

  • The provision of preliminary information about the RPL process to consider your suitability;
  • A conversation between assessor and you to discuss evidence requirements for individual units, make a preliminary assessment, advise you accordingly and review the RPL assessment tool(s);
  • You will supply evidence of your capability (prior learning, work history, personal skills etc) specifically related to the units of competency;

Examples of evidence might include (but not limited to):

  • licenses or tickets
  • resume/ CV or detailed work history
  • certificates (accredited, non-accredited, higher education degrees or training programs. Refer Recognition re ‘credit’)
  • performance appraisals o indentures or trade papers o statements of attendance/certificates – vendor training courses, in-house courses, workshops, seminars, symposiums, club courses e.g. first aid, officials, surf lifesaving etc.
  • photographic evidence of work
  • diaries/task sheets/job sheets/log books
  • memberships of relevant professional associations
  • hobbies/interests/special skills outside work
  • references/letters from previous employers/supervisors
  • industry awards
  • letters from employers, records of professional development.

An assessor may conduct a review/verification of the evidence supplied against the units of competency

The assessor may facilitate a one–on-one professional conversation(s) (depending on your experience and/or evidence, the assessor may need more than 1 occasion and/or to assess your skills in your workplace or a simulated environment)

If you consider you may have prior knowledge and skills that could demonstrate your current competence in accredited training, you are encouraged to discuss with Educare College at enrolment.

Educare College gives students the opportunity to gain practical, real-life experience in the workplace while studying. Our Work Placement Program is structured, assessable workplace learning in the relevant industry which assists our students in gaining valuable experience in the practical skills required for their course.

Vocational placement or as we refer to it – Work Placement is a temporary job that students do as part of their course of study to get practical training and experience. The Vocational placement is an opportunity to introduce young people to the reality of working life within a willing organisation, to help them secure and sustain employment.

The opportunity for students to work within the host organisation will assist them to:

  • Practice theoretical skills in a real-life work experience scenario;
  • Develop on the job skills; and
  • Experience firsthand what it is like to work in the relevant industry they are studying in.

Work Placement is an assessable part of the student’s course and as such students will be provided with a range of assessments and tasks that must be completed throughout the work placement period.   

Educare College develops and offers customised programs, skills set and tailored-fit programs for individuals and organisations with special prices. Business and Study Tour programs are being developed to address professional development of officers/staff along Australia’s bespoke knowledge and best practices in the areas of community services industry.   International students who are looking to study related disciplines under package qualifications also receive substantial discount on their tuition fees from the College.