Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30121)

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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 well-developed 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 kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

POSSIBLE JOB TITLES INCLUDE

Job roles and titles may vary across the industry however possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Day Care Supervisor
  • Child Care worker
  • Educator

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Nil

COURSE DURATION

The guideline for duration is 6 months – 2 years depending on your chosen study option. Credit transfer and RPL options may also reduce the overall time taken to complete the course.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Mixed
  • Face to face
  • Online

PLACEMENTS

Students are required to undertake 120 hours or 6 weeks of student work placement during the course.

PRIOR AND EXISTING SKILLS

It is important that you inform and advise College of English Education and Training Australia prior to enrolment about any existing skills and prior knowledge and education. This ensures the College can provide the appropriate structure and student support throughout the course.

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, you can gain credit (between 11-13 units) into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to continue your education career. This will shorten the duration of your Diploma course and also reduce the fees.

Fees

please contact the college administration for more information

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17

15 core units

2 elective units

All electives chosen must contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

CHCECE030

Support inclusion and diversity

CHCECE031

Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

CHCECE032

Nurture babies and toddlers

CHCECE033

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE034

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE035

Support the holistic learning and development of children

CHCECE036

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE037

Support children to connect with the natural environment

CHCECE038

Observe children to inform practice

CHCECE054

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

CHCECE055

Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

CHCECE056

Work effectively in children’s education and care

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID012

Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

 

Elective Units

 

BSBSUS411

 

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people