CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This program has been designed to be delivered in a blended mode. Students undertaking this course wish to be employed in an Early Childhood Educational Establishment such as long day care, family day care, nanny positions and out of school hours care. This program is designed to be delivered in a classroom, during work placement, in a simulated environment and self-managed learning.

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care addresses the skills and knowledge required to provide care for individuals and groups of children, and to plan activities facilitating their leisure and play, enabling them to achieve their developmental outcomes.

Participants may include:

  • People wanting to enter a new industry
  • People returning to the workforce
  • Current Early Childhood Educators who wish to upgrade their qualifications

 

Course code CHC30113
Start date View Intake Dates
Delivery mode
  • Classroom delivery: Face to face training and Practical Placement.
  • Blended learning and practical placement: Blended learning is a mixed learning experience with some of the delivery in the classroom with a facilitator, some as self-paced learning on or off campus and some during the practical placement.

***Please note that the assessment methods for this course includes Theory component and mandatory practical placement component of 120 hours. You must complete placement hours to be able to achieve the competency in the units and successfully complete the course.

Duration Domestic: 37 weeks
International: 52 weeks
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RTO requirements

Training and assessments are conducted in English. Applicants must possess sound written and oral English skills. You will be required to complete a Pre-training and Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. There are no pre-requisite or any other training package entry requirements to enrol in this course.

A current Police Check and Working with Children Check are required before the commencement of practical placement.

The average course duration for Domestic students is 37 weeks. This may vary due to the amount of hours required for practical placement, mode of study and public holidays which may fall on usual days of delivery.

Learner will be required to undertake 120 hours minimum of work placement at an approved Child Care Provider under the supervision of Diploma Qualified Supervisor.

The program delivery will be 2 days a week in class and one to two days minimum per week work placement in an accredited childcare facility plus self managed study.

For International students is 52 weeks.

N.B: ETEA will provide assistance in searching industry placement.

** Duration in weeks may vary dependent upon the amount of contact days per week

Pathways from the qualification

Successful completion of this program may assist students to gain entry into further study programs and/or may contribute towards study credits.

Employment or occupational pathway

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Common positions that may be suited with this qualification are:

  • Assistant Early Childhood Educator in Long Day Care
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool
  • Family Day Care Provider
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant Educator
  • Occasional Care Educator or employment as a Nanny

Students will need to complete 18 Units of Competency, consisting of 15 Core and 3 Elective.

Core Units
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 healthy 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
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety
Elective Units
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

ETEA uses a range of assessment methods which may include:

  • Written assessment (open book)
  • Projects
  • Case study
  • Observation

Visit our funding and fees page for more information.

You can apply for recognition of prior learning, academic credit and work experience towards this qualification. During the course of your life you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge. Through work, volunteer roles, family commitments and various tasks undertaken in everyday life, you are building up a bank of knowledge. The evidence of these skills and knowledge accumulated can be used to help you gain a qualification.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Credit Transfer

Please note: dates are subject to change due to holidays and availability.

If dates provided do not suit, please contact us at 13 13 89 or +61 3 9450 0500 via phone, or through our contact page, as we will accommodate dates to suit students needs.

 

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