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Early Childhood

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course will give you the knowledge, skills and experience for employment in the Childcare industry.

Course Information

Through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will be provided with opportunities to gain an understanding of child development and confidence in working with young children, from babies to five year olds.
Practical Placement

Includes 120 hours of industry placement to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and further develop your skills in a workplace setting.

12 July 2021 – 01 March 2022

Monday, Tuesday & Friday, plus work placement (Melton)

9:30am – 3:00pm

Career Pathway

With a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will be able to work as a professional in contexts such as:

  • Childcare Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Childcare Worker
  • Nanny
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although it is expected that students will have basic literacy and numeracy skills and moderate computer, internet and email skills. They also need to demonstrate genuine compassion and empathy towards others.

This training program includes an additional industry placement component (minimum 120 hours) and you will need to have a Working with Children Check (must be obtained by participant following acceptance into course).

Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to commence any accredited training in Australia. Please see staff if you need any advice on this matter.

Course Details

Resources included
All course materials are provided.

You need to have prior to placement
Working With Children Check

Assessment requirements
Examples of evidence gathering techniques that will be used :

  • Written assessments
  • Performance of role plays in a simulated environment
  • Case studies
  • Portfolio – collection of documentation from each unit of competency and grouped together as a holistic assessment (This method will also validate progressive assessing of elements of competency from a variety of units or specific units of competency)
  • Group discussions
  • Trainer questions/feedback plus student feedback and questions
  • Performance and demonstration of competencies required in the workplace
  • Workplace activities and supervisor feedback

Course Units

Core Units
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in and education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in work, health and safety
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development

Course Fees

Tuition Fee Materials Fee Amenities Fee Total Fee Government subsidy*
Government subsidised* $450 $150 $20 $620 $5936
Government subsidised * (Concession) $90 $150 $10 $250 $6296
Fee for service $2500 $150 $20 $2670 $0
Fee for service (concession) $2000 $150 $10 $2160 $0

* Training is delivered with the support of Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding, subject to the eligibility of the individual. Click here to check eligibility