College of Business & Commerce

CERTIFICATE IV IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION

This qualification is nationally accredited on the Fiji Qualifications Framework (FQF) by the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC), and it is also registered on the Pacific Register of Qualifications and Standards (PRQS).

DESCRIPTION

This qualification broadens students’ knowledge in early childhood education and care. It addresses key areas in growth, learning and development for children from zero (0) to eight (8) years of age. It prepares students with vital skills and knowledge that relate to health, wellbeing and safety; special needs; supporting young children’s behaviour; framework and philosophies on ECEC; children’s rights; child protection as well as skills in planning developmentally appropriate programmes and managing an early childhood education and care centre within a diverse environment. Demonstration of these skills is clearly and thoroughly scrutinized within each course. Enabling students to meet market demands in providing dual services in educating and caring for younger children from zero (0) to eight (8). Students will be expected to further enhance these skills through a series of teaching and caring practices at community based settings that demonstrate good practice.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include but not limited to:

  • Assistant Pre-school Teacher 
  • Child Welfare Officer 
  • Day Care Worker
  • Childcare Worker in Hotels and Resort
  • Professional Nanny
LENGTH OF PROGRAMME
Full Time 1and half years
Part Time 2 years
ELIGIBILITY/ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to this programme a person shall have:

  1. Pass in a form 6/Year 12 with English; or
  2. Completed Certificate lll in Early Childhood Education & Care ;or
  3. Three years relevant work experience;  or  
  4. Met the mature student admission criteria 
COURSE INFORMATION

This programme has a total of six (6) courses.

Course Code Course Title Semester Delivery Mode Campus Fees (FJD)
CEE41 Child development and care for special needs 1 & 2 Blended All Campuses $455
CEE42 Children and childhood   1 & 2 Blended All Campuses $455  
CEE43 Understanding and supporting young children’s behaviour   1 & 2 Blended All Campuses $455
CEE44 Young children’s health and wellbeing 1 & 2   Blended All Campuses $455
CEE45 Practices & skills of a child care professional 1 & 2   Blended All Campuses $455
CEE46 The Workplace Attachment 1 & 2 Blended All Campuses $455

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EOI 2020