Child Studies


Child Studies 100hr - Year 9

Board Developed Course

 

Why study Child Studies?

 

Working with children is one of the most valuable and rewarding professions a person can choose. Child Care professionals contribute significantly to a child's life by helping to shape attitudes toward him/herself, others and to learning.

 

Working in the Child Studies industry involves:

 

  • Enjoyment of working with children
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Empathy
  • Energy
  • Interpersonal skills

 



Samples of occupations students can aim for in the Child Studies industry:

 

  • Child care worker – preschool

  • Child care worker – resorts / holiday destination eg "kids club"

  • Child care worker – long day care

  • Child care worker – family day care

  • Child Care Assistant

  • Early childhood teaching

  • Preschool director

  • Paediatric nursing

  • Baby heath clinic nurse

  • Nanny

  • After school care workers

  • Midwife

 


Course description:

 

This course enables students to develop knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities and requirements of child carers. Students are faced with real life experiences of parents and regularly study case studies as a way of understanding the complex nature of rearing and caring for children.

 

Course Structure:

Child Studies (100 indicative hours)

 

  • Puberty
  • Parenthood ~  conception,  pregnancy, labour and birth
  • Child / infant health and nutrition.

 

The qualifications possible from a study of the Child Studies course:

100 or 200 hours School Certification

 

Course requirements:

Nil

 

Course costs:

Please click here to see the fee page for this subject

 

Additionally:  Excursion costs.

Refunds: Students who exit the course before its completion may be eligible for a partial refund of fees. The amount of the refund will be pro-rata, dependent upon the time and resources the student has spent in the course.

 

 

 

 

Child Studies 200hr - Year 10

Board Developed Course

 

Why study Child Studies?

 

Working with children is one of the most valuable and rewarding professions a person can choose. Child Care professionals contribute significantly to a child's life by helping to shape attitudes toward him/herself, others and to learning.

 

Working in the Child Studies industry involves:

 

  • Enjoyment of working with children
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Empathy
  • Energy
  • Interpersonal skills

 



 

Samples of occupations students can aim for in the Child Studies industry:

 

  • Child care worker – preschool

  • Child care worker – resorts / holiday destination eg "kids club"

  • Child care worker – long day care

  • Child care worker – family day care

  • Child Care Assistant

  • Early childhood teaching

  • Preschool director

  • Paediatric nursing

  • Baby heath clinic nurse

  • Nanny

  • After school care workers

  • Midwife

Course description:

 

This course enables students to develop knowledge and understanding of the responsibilities and requirements of child carers. Students are faced with real life experiences of parents and regularly study case studies as a way of understanding the complex nature of rearing and caring for children.

 

Course Structure:

Child Studies (200 indicative hours)

 

  • Bathing, hygiene and clothing
  • Child / Infant health and nutrition
  • Sleep and personal well-being
  • Parenthood – conception, pregnancy, labour and birth
  • Positive caring and parenting
  • Puberty
  • Getting out
  • Quality time
  • Relationships

 

The qualifications possible from a study of the Child Studies course:

100 or 200 hours School Certification

 

Course requirements:

Nil

 

Course costs:

Please click here to see the fee page for this subject

 

Additionally:  Excursion costs

Refunds: Students who exit the course before its completion may be eligible for a partial refund of fees. The amount of the refund will be pro-rata, dependent upon the time and resources the student has spent in the course.