The Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program is a tailored pathway to an approved early childhood Diploma qualification that enables registered primary teachers to work as early childhood teachers (ECTs).
This customised Bridging Program maps the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113) to the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers and has been developed to assist Queensland registered primary trained teachers, who wish to work in early childhood services, gain early childhood education and care qualifications.
This program recognises that the skill set of these teachers is relevant to the early childhood education and care Vocational Education and Training qualifications considering individuals may also gain recognition of prior learning were relevant. This recognition arrangement is in place for any person who completes the ECTBP by the end of 2021. This course will cease in December 2021, no further enrolments into this course after 1st March 2021.
Participants will complete 23 of the 28 units of competency, 4 units are direct credit transfer. An additional credit transfer only applies to candidates who hold HLTAID004 or equivalent.
It takes 9 months to complete this program, however the more time you allocate to study the quicker you can achieve your qualification. Our highly qualified Trainer Assessors can provide you with a training plan to assist you with completion timeframes for each unit to suit your study goals.
A minimum of 240 work placement hours must be completed in a regulated early childhood education and care service. Please note that certain units require that a task should be demonstrated a number of times over a period of time. Students are also required to complete additional workplace tasks for other units. The aim of workplace experience is to provide students with practical, hand-ons experience in relation to child care practice. Workplace experience also assists students to develop foundation skills such as communication, interpreting, following instructions, problem-solving and working in a team.
From 1 January 2022, educators will need to have completed their qualification to be considered an early childhood teacher. To help services and educators understand and prepare for the change, visit the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.
What happens if existing students don't complete their qualification by 31 December 2021?
By the end of December 2021 all students that were unsuccessful in completing the qualification
CHC50113 Teacher Bridging Program will be issued a Statement of Attainment for successfully completed clusters/units only.All students who
would like to continue study in 2022 will need to submit a new Enrolment Form to be enrolled in CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood
Education and Care – full course (28 units) please note : Not
trained in clusters.This
course will be provided ONLY under Fee
For Service arrangements and
will be charged full price per
individual Unit of Competency
For all students re-enrolling into CHC50113 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (a full course) on 1 January 2022 will be :