CRICOS 082212J . CHC30113

CERTIFICATE III

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 education and care services.

DURATION

Full Time – 46 Weeks

MODE OF STUDY
On Campus

ASSESSMENTS INCLUDE
A COMBINATION OF:

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Research
Observation in the workplace

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A student 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.

Domestic Students

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

Successful completion of Year 10 or the equivalent level of study or mature aged entry

Successful completion of Southern Cross Education Institute’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy indicator

Candidates must be aged 18 or older

Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements prior to work placement

National Police Check

Working with Children Check

International Students

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 equivalent level of study or mature aged entry

Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent


Candidates from student assessment visa level 1 and2 countries can undertake SCEI’sEnglish Proficiency Test. For more information onstudent visa assessment level refer toDepartment of Immigration and Border Protection Websitewww.border.gov.au

18 years of age or over

Moderate level of computer literacy

Additional Requirements prior to work placement

National Police Check

Working with Children Check

Further study pathways

After achieving this Certificate III qualification, students may continue their studies by enrolling in the following course:

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