CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration :              12 Months

Delivery Mode:      Face to Face, Blended, Workplace / Traineeship

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 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.

  • 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.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Administration Fees Fee for Service
$0 $0 $80 $4,000

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 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.

http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/applications/

Total number of units = 18

  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units

Core 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

Elective Units:

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.

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

Job Facts


  • $800
    Weekly Pay
  • 156,300 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  •  Lower skill
    Skill level rating
  • 49.1% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 95.2% female
    Gender Share

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