Study Options2021-01-21T11:50:35+10:00

Study your way with our flexible study options

No matter how you prefer to learn, Lead Institute has an option that caters to your lifestyle.

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Study your way with our flexible study options.

No matter how you prefer to learn, the Lead Institute have options to cater to your lifestyle.

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Study Modes Available

On Campus

Study at our conveniently located Fortitude Valley campus.

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Can’t make it to campus? Study online from home with our external study options.

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We’re here to support you

Need a hand? Don’t hesitate to ask.

Lead Institute offers plenty of services and options to support our students throughout their studies. Reach out today to find out what support we can offer you.

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About Our Mentor Program

Learn from the best. 

We offer our students the opportunity to be mentored by industry leaders in early childhood education. You’ll be partnered with people who have plenty of experience, knowledge, and guidance to offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What support is available?2021-01-05T10:40:38+10:00

All Lead Institute students can receive tailored training plans that will suit their needs. They can also access 1:1 individual help sessions and small study group sessions for those who require additional academic support.

Is there a place I can relax at before class?2021-01-05T10:38:48+10:00

Yes. There’s a cafe (one-twenty espresso) within the Lead Institute campus (opening hours 6:30am – 2:00pm). There are also breakout areas for students.

Is the institute close to transportation?2021-01-05T10:36:49+10:00

Yes. Fortitude Valley Train Station is 350m away and there are multiple bus stops around the area with busses that run every 15-30 minutes.

Can I study more than one course at a time?2021-01-05T10:31:01+10:00

It is possible to enrol in multiple courses however you may not study multiple courses at the same time. If you are interested in multiple courses at Lead Institute, we recommend completing one course and then completing another course afterwards, you may be eligible for credit transfers depending on which courses you intend to study. If you wish to study an additional course or package your courses please contact [email protected]

How do I access my timetable?2020-04-17T16:20:28+10:00

Your timetable will be able to be viewed on your Cloud Campus portal “Calendar” section. Alternatively, a simple version will be included in your Letter of Offer.

Can I apply to have an extension on assessment due dates?2020-03-19T10:31:26+10:00

Under extenuating circumstances you may apply for an extension for assessments. It is up to the discretion of your trainer to approve or deny this.

How do I get support as an online student?2020-03-19T10:29:49+10:00

If you choose to study online you will have dedicated support from a group of trainers and our student support team. You will be able to join in on virtual lectures and participate in online discussions to support your learning experience.

Can I change my study mode part way through my course? i.e. Can I start as an external student and transfer to study on campus? or Can I go from full-time student then move to study at my own pace?2021-01-05T10:32:44+10:00

Of course, we understand that your circumstances may change. If you wish to change your study mode delivery please contact [email protected]

Do I get to choose my own elective units?2020-03-19T10:26:08+10:00

No, the term “elective” refers to the training package requirements, however, Lead Institute has picked the best possible elective that will ensure you have the right skills to enter the workforce.

Do I have to find my own workplace to complete placement hours?2020-03-19T10:25:15+10:00

Most students will have the ability to choose to complete their practical placement in a LEAD Childcare centre otherwise students can work with their trainer to identify other suitable practical placement options.

What learning materials do I have to buy/provide myself?2020-03-19T10:24:29+10:00

You will not need to buy any learning materials. All learning materials will be provided to you by Lead Institute

How do I apply?2020-03-19T10:23:42+10:00

Follow our easy process detailed here.

I can’t afford to pay the full qualification fee up front. Can I pay as I go?2021-01-05T10:34:27+10:00

Our payment terms have been developed to help you make payment plans for an option that suits best for you, either weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per module. Course deposits are required to be settled before a Confirmation of Enrolment is sent to ensure a student’s acceptance to study. Our friendly Finance Team understand the student experience and will work closely with our cohorts to ensure full understanding of fees and charges.

Do I need any form of criminal check to work with children?2020-03-19T10:20:41+10:00

You will need to hold a Working with Children Check/ Blue Card (or have the ability to obtain). This is because you need to complete practical placement in an approved child care centre therefore, if you are unable to obtain a Working with Children Check you will be unable to meet this requirement.

Can I apply for Recognised Prior Learning?2020-03-19T10:16:57+10:00

Yes, you can. You can do this through the application form or if you think you may be eligible after you have commenced your course you can discuss this with your trainer.

What support is provided if I need help?2020-03-19T10:15:35+10:00

If you need additional support you can speak to your trainer about participating in some smaller group sessions help in our CoLabs, have additional 1:1 support or attend assessment help drop in sessions. Your first point of contact is your trainer and they will do everything they can to help assist you.

Students can also participate in the Mentor Program which connects them to a mentor already working in the early childhood education industry.

Do I have to complete work placement?2020-03-19T10:18:37+10:00

Yes, for each course there is a requirement to complete work placement. This is to ensure you are learning and applying to right skills to be able to succeed in your chosen field. Completing practical placement will also help you connect with potential future employers and get hands on experience.

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Children need compassion and guidance in early childhood.

If you believe you have the right personality to guide future generations through their pivotal early developmental years, begin your application today.

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