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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
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.
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 Academic requirements:
- Age: must be 17 years or over
- Undertake Pre-Training Review
- Undertake LLN and digital numeracy assessment: Learning, reading, writing, oral communication (ACSF Level 2+) and numeracy (ACSF Level 2) are desirable to participate in the cours
- Moderate level of computer literacy and has access to a computer/laptop/tablet/smart phone with an internet access
|Government Funded Fee*||Government Funded Concession Fee**||Application Fee**||Fee for Service|
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).
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:
- lectures / Instructions
- 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 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.
- 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)
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.
Total number of units = 17
- 15 core units
- 2 elective 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|
|CHCCOM002||Use communication to build relationships|
|CHCECE039||Comply with family day care administration requirements|
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.