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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

COURSE STRUCTURE

To achieve a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, learners must successfully complete a total of 17 units consisting of 15 core units and 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 experience to support children’s play and learning.
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with natural environment.
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice.
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people’s 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

BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments.
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices.

SKILLS RECOGNITION

Apply for advanced standing for one or more units. Processes for recognition include:

⦁ CREDIT TRANSFER – It applies to situations where learners have completed units with another provider identical to those in which they plan to enrol.
⦁ RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) – If you already have work or life experience in the childcare industry achieved through formal or informal training, Target Training offers RPL to ensure that learners are appropriately recognised.

WORK PLACEMENT HOURS

Learners must complete a minimum of 160 vocational workplace hours in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia to complete this qualification.
These are the overall qualification requirements, and also specifically link to the following units:

⦁ CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing.
⦁ CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
⦁ CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children.
⦁ CHCECE036 Provide experience to support children’s play and learning.

If these units (above) are completed as individual units, 160 work placement hours are required for each unit.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

A language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test is carried out prior to the commencement of the course to ensure that every student is capable of completing the course in which they have enrolled. A range of methods are applicable to this qualification including all or some of the following.

⦁ Demonstration/Practical skills
⦁ Written questioning
⦁ Written project
⦁ Observation reports
⦁ Case studies
⦁ Portfolio of evidence

COURSE FEES

Government funding may be available for eligible students in NSW.

NEW WORKER TRAINEESHIP: $0
Fee Free under NSW Fee Free Traineeship Initiative where training has commenced on or after 1 January 2020. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

ENTITLEMENT FULL QUALIFICATION (EFQ): $0*
First Qualification: $1600 | Second Qualification: $1930 | Concession: $240

*NSW Fee-Free Initiative – For any course commencements from 1st January 2023 till 31st December 2023, this course is fee-free under the NSW Fee-Free program for eligible students.
For more information about NSW Government Funding and eligibility, please click here.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTCOMES

At the completion of this qualification, individuals will be able to manage in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. Some job titles may include:
⦁ Early Childhood educator
⦁ Family day care educator
⦁ Occasional care educator
⦁ Nanny

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Course Code
CHC30121
Course Name
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Units
17 units (15 Core and 2 Electives)
Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
Delivery Modes
Workplace or Face to Face/Online Classroom
Duration
12 months
Fees
Government Funding is available or Full Fee-paying options.