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COMMUNITY SERVICES

The community services sector continues to be one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing employers. Occupations such as early childhood educators, aged care workers and disability support workers have experienced strong growth and this growth is expected to increase to meet community service demands and changes to service delivery models within these sectors. Our Certificate III to Diploma courses in these occupational fields incorporate a work placement component ensuring the student has the skills, knowledge and competencies required for immediate employment and/or entry into pathway courses.

CHC30113 – CERTIFICATE III IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework and support children’s well-being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work a
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity
to undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Aged 18 years or above
  • Successful completion of SCEI’s Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Learners must have following before commencing work placement:

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving this Certificate III qualification, learners may continue their studies in CHC50113
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This course may provide employment opportunities in centre-based care, occasional care, out
of school hour’s care and family day care. Occupational titles for these workers may include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Education Assistant

CORE UNITS

  • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
  • CHCECE004 – Promote and provide health food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE021 – Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
...

DURATION

Full Time,
46 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Projects
  • Case Scenarios
  • Research
  • Observation in the workplace

CHC30113 – CERTIFICATE III IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE

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This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements the Education and Care services. National Regulation and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have
learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work
is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment
issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure
or visit www.scei.edu.au

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to
undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. Candidates originating from student visa assessment levels 1 and 2 without the required IELTS score can undertake Language, Literacy and Numeracy Indicator Test. For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website (http://www.border.gov.au)
  • Applicants must also be aged 18 or above
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Other requirements required prior to commencing industry work placement:
  • National Police Record Check
  • Working with Children Check

FURTHER STUDY PATHWAYS

After achieving this Certificate III qualification, learners may continue their studies in CHC50113
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This course may provide employment opportunities in centre-based care, occasional care, out
of school hour’s care and family day care. Job roles include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Education Assistant

CORE UNITS

  • CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  • CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  • CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
  • CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children
  • CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
  • CHCECE004 – Promote and provide health food and drinks
  • CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice
  • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

ELECTIVE UNITS

  • CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people
  • CHCECE021 – Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
...

DURATION

Full Time,
46 Weeks

...

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

...

ASSESSMENTS

Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Projects
  • Case Scenarios
  • Research
  • Observation in the workplace