Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Course Description

This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and experience to move into a career in childcare, working within early education or care settings. CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the minimum qualification that allows educators to work in early childhood services in Australia, including long day care, family day care, kindergartens, and school aged care services.

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course; however, it is recommended that learners:

  • are at least 15 Years old and have completed year 9 or equivalent
  • have sound language and literacy skills
  • must be able to obtain a working with children’s check
Possible Career Outcomes:
  • childcare assistant
  • childcare worker
  • family day care worker
  • nanny
  • recreation assistant
Course Delivery Structure:

Study Mode – Self-paced Online

This program is delivered over a period of 30 weeks.

Please note:

  • You are required to complete 160 hours of vocational placement.
  • You will have a total of 12 months to complete the course
Course Structure:

UNITS OF COMPETENCIES (15 Core, 2 Electives)

No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
2 CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
3 CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
4 CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
5 CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
6 CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
7 CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
8 CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
9 CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
10 CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
11 CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
12 CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and care
13 CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
14 HLTAID012 Provide an emergency first aid in an education and care setting*
15 HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety

*you will complete this unit externally and will not be charged any fee for it.

No Unit Code and Name
1 CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
2 CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Please note the choice of electives may be different.

Fee Structure:

Fee-Paying Applicants:

$110 x 16 Units = $1760 (45% discount. Reduced from $3200 for a limited time)

Total: $1760.00

Please note:

  • A payment plan is available
  • No fee for Credit Transfers
  • No fee for HLTAID012 as it is completed externally

All Aged and Disabled Carers

  • $1,265 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth
  • Lower unemployment Unemployment
  • 175,800 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 33% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 43 hours Average full-time
  • 47 years Average age
  • 80% female Gender Share

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a government subsidy?

No you can’t. We are not approved to deliver this course under any government subsidised program at the moment.

Who will organise my vocational placement?

We will organise your vocational placement when you’re ready to do so.

Do you guarantee a job?

No, we do not guarantee a job. However, there is a huge demand for workers in this industry and it is likely that you will secure employment.

How long does it take to complete this course?

The course is delivered in 30 weeks. However, the duration will change depending on the speed at which you’re completing assessments and your vocational placement.

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