CHC30121

Certificate III in

EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION & CARE

CRICOS 108095B

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of welldeveloped skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergarten

DURATION

50 weeks – Full Time 

including work placement

MODE OF STUDY

On Campus

WORK PLACEMENT

160 Hours

STATE SUBSIDIES

Domestic Students

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INTAKE DATES

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

  • Aged 18 years or above, and
  • Must have completed Year 11 or equivalent
  • Must complete an LLN Assessment – diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN Support
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 immunisation with the TGA approved vaccine

 

Additional Requirements prior to work placement

  • National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance.
  • Working with Children Check

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

  • Aged 18 years or above, and
  • Must have completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • 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 (against the ACSF).For information on student visa assessment levels, refer to Department of Home Affairs website https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au
  •  Moderate level of computer literacy required
  • Evidence of full COVID-19 immunisation with the TGA approved vaccine

Additional Requirements prior to work placement

  •  National Police Record Check and/or Police clearance.
  •  Working with Children Check

Further study pathways

After achieving this Certificate III qualification, individuals may continue their studies in CHC50121 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

CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers

CHCECE033     Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE034     Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice

CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

HLTINF001Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people