CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration :              12 Months

Delivery Mode:    Blended (online live virtual classes) or Workplace Training

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

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.

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Child Care Worker
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Child Care Worker

There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the certificate III level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Students must satisfy the following age, english and other requirements:

  • Age: must be 17 years or over
  • Undertake Pre Training Review
  • Undertake an LLN test: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication (ACSF Level 2+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the course.
  • Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to Internet enable device.
  • Student complete separate digital literacy test to identify the level of digital literacy.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Application Fee** Fee for Service
$200 $40 $0 $4,000 $2,990

For full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

**Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies

 

Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.

 

Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:
CHC50113 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessment method may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

To achieve this qualification the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work placement as detailed in the assessment requirements of the units of competency.

If a student is unable to find appropriate work placement, Hammond Institute will assist in finding the work placements.

Before you commence placement, you must hold a current Working with Children Check, the link is below.

www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

Total number of units = 17

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units

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:

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE039 Comply with family day care administration requirements

Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.

Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts


  • $953
    Weekly Pay
  • 156,300 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  •  Lower skill
    Skill level rating
  • 47% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 95% female
    Gender Share

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Child Carers visit Job Outlook