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.
Duration : 12 Months
Delivery Mode: Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship
Start Date: Enrol Anytime
Recognition: Nationally Recognised Training
This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services, National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. You will support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
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.
- Police Check – Students undertaking this course are required to provide a current Police Check with no disclosures.
- It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
|Government Funded Fee*||Government Funded Concession Fee**||Administration Fees||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 120 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 = 18
- 15 core units
- 3 elective units
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|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|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|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|
|CHCECE026||Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children|
|CHCECE016||Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
Credit Transfer and RPL offered: Recognition of prior learning and skills assessment.