CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Description

To work in child care you must have, or be actively working towards, at least a Certificate III qualification. 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.

They 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.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements on its website here: www.acecqa.gov.au

Possible Career Outcomes

  • Child Care Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Child Care Worker
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This course is only available to Domestic Students

Course at a Glance

  • Duration

    6-12 Months
  • Start Date

    Various intake and start dates available. Contact us for more information.
  • Study Mode

    Online
    Distance
    On Campus Blended
    Method
  • Study Location

    New South Wales Queensland South Australia
  • Campus Location

    Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta
    Wentworth Street, Parramatta
    Brisbane
    Adelaide
  • Vocational Placement

    120 Hours

Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for domestic students to enter this course, but they must meet academic and English entry requirements.

Please note there are specific eligibility requirements for Government funded program, as funding varies between Australian Government States and Territories. Refer to the Fees and Funding section for more information on funding options.

Students entering into this program have the minimum knowledge and skills to study at this level, at the minimum of an AQF Level 2 Graduate.

Students must provide academic evidence of satisfactory completion of Year 11 or equivalent.

For Mature Age students who do not hold any qualification, they must pass the Internal LLN / English Placement test.

A Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment is conducted on all entrants prior to enrolment into the program to ensure that Queensford College can support each student throughout the program.

Students will need to ensure they are able to connect to the internet and have the capability to use our online learning system that meets the minimum technical requirements, which are:

  • Access to a laptop/computer is preferred
  • An operating system supporting the following browsers (current version and up to three most recent versions): Chrome, Firefox, Safari (excluding Safari on Windows), and Microsoft Edge
    • For Windows: Windows 10, 4 Gb RAM installed (minimum)
    • FOR MAC: Mac OS X 10.13 or above
  • Access to Word processing software, such as Microsoft Word
  • Reliable internet connection

Course Overview

This qualification to be suitable for students who have interest in the community services sector and developing and educating children.

Nationally recognised

  • Organise personal work priorities and development to ensure effectiveness in the workplace
  • Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety and develop cultural competence
  • Ensure the health and safety of children and provide care for children and provide healthy food and drinks
  • Support behaviour of children and young people and develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • Use an approved learning framework to guide practice and support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  • Support children to connect with their world and use information about children to inform practice
  • Work legally and ethically, identify and respond to children and young people at risk and participate in work health and safety
Unit Code Unit Title
CHCLEG001  Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001  Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009  Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE003  Provide care for children
CHCECE005  Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE002  Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004  Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
HLTWHS001  Participate in work health and safety
CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
CHCECE010  Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE007  Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE011  Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013  Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE006  Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE001  Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV001  Work with Diverse People
CHCDIV002  Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTAID004  Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Students will be assessed through the following general methods of assessment that may apply for each unit. Each of the selected methods must be completed/deemed satisfactory, as each method is only a partial completion.

  • Knowledge questions – a set of written tasks provided to the student required to be completed including, question and answer
  • Case study – case study analysis and reports
  • Written activity/portfolio
  • Role play/Observation/Demonstration Report – Student required to demonstrate tasks directly related to the training package requirements
  • Vocational Placement Logbook – record of tasks undertaken in the workplace by the student.

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course includes professional work placement to be completed of 120 hours.

Students must be able to gain a Working with Children Government Check that is relevant to their state before commencing vocational placement. Any associated costs will be shouldered by the student.

With the growing demand of child care in Australia, students are able to choose a wide variety of settings in both the private and public sector of child care. Students can experience vocational placement in Long Day Care Centres, Pre-schools and/or Outside School Hours Care. For those students who currently work in the industry in a registered organization, vocational placement is offered through the workplace. Students must be able to gain a Working with Children Government Check that is relevant to their state.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a form of assessment that acknowledges skills and knowledge gained through formal training conducted by industry or education, work experience, and life experience to gain Nationally Recognised Qualification. Credit for previous studies is not recognition of prior learning.

Credit is producing evidence of units of competency/qualifications previously undertaken and successfully completed. Applications for Credit Transfer, must include units of competencies completed, duration of the course and evidence of completion (certificate and transcript or statements of attainment).

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Queensford College use industry current practices and methodologies to ensure the training program is relevant to industry while also meeting Training Package requirements. Our students have access to a team of reliable staff and trainers that are available throughout the course duration. For the duration of the course students will be supported with the following:

  • Student Services: for all administrative enquiries and on issues associated with general academic skills
  • Trainers: to answer any questions students may have about the course content, assessments and study progress
  • Help Desk: for any assistance on course materials and assessment submission through our online learning platform.

Fees and Funding Options

This course has Fee for Service (FFS) and funding available for eligible students. Please check eligibility requirements, as funding varies between Australian Government States and Territories. FFS is available when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.

Queensford College has a number of options to allow you to select a payment method best suitable to your financial situation.

  • Queensland: VETiS FFS

    Fee for Service is available when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available. For more information on the course fee, please contact the Brisbane campus on (07) 3221 1626 or email info@queensford.edu.au.

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  • South Australia VETiS: FFS

    Fee for Service is available when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available. For more information on the course fee, please contact the Adelaide campus on (08) 8410 4605 or email sa@queensford.edu.au.

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  • Upfront 100% Payment*

    Payment through your own pocket either by EFT or credit card (MasterCard or Visa).

    *Students are not required to paymore than 50% of the total tuition fees upfront before the commencement of the course that is more than 25 weeks. Upfront 100% payment is required for courses of 25 weeks or less.

  • Payment Plan

    Payment through convenient instalments weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per semester.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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  • Direct Debit

    Payment through a Direct Debit: withdrawal of funds can be arranged and scheduled from your nominated bank account.

    Terms and conditions will apply, please contact our team for information.

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  • South Australia VETiS: TGSS Funding

    South Australian school students can sign up to a Training Guarantee while they are still at school. As part of their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), or equivalent senior secondary certificate, they can put themselves on a pathway to a job or trade.

    Learn more about information on eligibility and how you can apply for this subsidy.

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  • South Australia: WorkReady Funding

    WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities. If you meet certain eligibility criteria, the South Australian Government is giving you the opportunity to access subsidised training.

    Learn more about information on eligibility and how you can apply for this subsidy.

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Queensford College is a pre-qualified supplier approved by the Queensland Government to deliver publicly funded training and assessment. We are able to offer the following government subsidised training in Queensland, please click through for further information about each program.

  • Certificate 3 Guarantee

    The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school Certificate III qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. It also supports school students to access training and Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

    Learn more about information on eligibility and how you can apply for this subsidy.

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  • User Choice (Apprenticeship and Traineeship)

    The Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training provides funding for User Choice Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Queensland, subject to eligibility conditions being met. The program aims to provide funding for apprentices and trainees that align to the skill needs of the industry and respond to changing government priorities.

    Learn more about information on eligibility and how you can apply for this subsidy.

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  • Year 12 Fee Free

    Funded by the Queensland Government, to support Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to successfully transition to employment, the Queensland Government is offering fee-free training in high priority qualifications identified by the Queensland Government and industry groups. The training is available through a range of certificate III level vocational education and training (VET) courses, as well as apprenticeships and traineeships.

    Learn more about information on eligibility and how you can apply for this subsidy.

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How to Apply

The enrolment process may vary depending on the type of qualification you intend to study, location and if you are eligible for any Australia Government Funding.

An enrolment form must be completed, together with any required observations and/or self- assessment regarding special circumstances and/or training needs. Information on the fees and charges relating to your proposed course of study will be provided, and payment terms and methods will be agreed upon.

Once all enrolment forms have been completed, you will be enrolled into the qualification and all relevant information provided by your course advisor. Note that enrolment is not confirmed until fees have been paid as agreed.

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