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Course Code: CHC30113
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Course Name: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Duration: Up to 12 Months (Self-Paced)
Delivery Method: Mixed Mode Learning
Career Pathways: Early Childhood Educator, Playgroup supervisor, Family day care worker, Childhood Educator, Childhood educator assistant, Nanny, and Mobile assistant
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Course Outcomes
Australia’s Leading Child Care Course, the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30113 is a nationally-accredited course designed for anyone wanting to gain roles such as: Early Childhood Educator, Playgroup supervisor, Family day care worker, Childhood Educator, Childhood educator assistant, Nanny, and Mobile assistant or anyone wishing to build a career in child care.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Course Pathways
Before Studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
The CHC30113 early childhood education course is suitable for anyone looking to begin or formalise their education in the children’s services industry, and seeking entry level employment in the child care industry.
After Studying the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Once enrolled in this course you may also consider additional training to complement your child care skills:
- CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Structure
The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is comprised of 15 core units, and 3 electives (Total of 18 units). This early childhood education course includes elective units which have been carefully selected to ensure they meet the needs of a wide range of child care professionals.
- 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
- CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
- CHCECE016 Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
The course is assessed through a combination of Case Study (may include simulated scenarios, portfolio, reports, displays, work samples, role plays, and presentations), Projects or Product based methods, Written Questions, Practicum—Skills Logbook, and Credit Transfer.
This childcare course has an expected study time of 1000 hours (including the Vocational Placement). Since this course is self-paced, you can study at your own speed and complete the course in a timeframe that suits you.
When you enrol in this course, you will complete a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation to determine your existing skill and knowledge level that is relevant to this qualification. Upon completion of the evaluation, you will be given a training plan where you will be assigned one of the following cohorts:
- Beginner - limited knowledge or skill and no recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 1000 hours
- Intermediate - moderate prior knowledge and skill with limited recent related industry experience; study hours is up to 780 hours
- Advanced - extensive knowledge and skill with recent related industry work experience of one year or more; this includes those who have previously completed superseded versions of this qualification or skill sets or units of competency from the CHC Training Package; study hours is up to 520 hours
- Expert - consists of individuals with current and relevant industry experience of 2 or more years and with extensive knowledge and skill; these candidates are recommended to undertake a full recognition pathway; this includes candidates holding the CHC30712 Certificate III in Children’s Services who are currently working in the industry; study hours is up to 460 hours
There are no formal prerequisites required to enter this qualification. However, it is preferred that students:
- Are 18 years or older
- Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent)
- Have basic computer skills
- Obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
- Provide a valid ID with picture and signature
- Undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Evaluation
- Undertake a Personal Learning Plan Evaluation before accessing the course materials and commencing studies
You will need to undertake a working with children/police check before completing the Vocational Placement (see your local state/territory regulations for more information).
Support and Resources
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered through Mixed Mode Learning. Throughout your training, we will provide you with the support of experienced trainers, a range of excellent resources, and learning materials to help you gain your Child Care qualification.
To support you in your studies we will provide:
- Access to a student account in the LMS for submission
- Learning Materials and Assessment Workbooks
- Simulations, where applicable
- Templates for completing Project Documents
You will need to make sure you have:
- A computer with:
- Internet access
- Google Chrome (recommended browser)
- MS Word, MS PowerPoint or equivalent applications
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- A video recording device
- Audio recording device (where necessary)
Ambition Training Institute is responsible for issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment. Any changes to the arrangements will be communicated to students.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course required completion of specified competency standards and assessment requirements in a workplace between a minimum of 120 hours and up to 240 hours of vocational placement with an approved accredited service provider.
You will need to initiate contact with a registered and regulated Early Childhood Education and Care facility to address the Vocational Placement Requirements.
Recognition of Prior Learning
If you have relevant work experience or have completed relevant training in the past, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL). The RPL process begins after enrolment – simply indicate you’d like to apply for RPL on your enrolment form and a trainer will send you an RPL kit and discuss your RPL opportunities. To receive RPL, you will need to provide up to date evidence of the competencies required for this qualification.
For policies on refunds, extensions, other fees, complaints, appeals, replacement certificates or statements of attainment, please see the Ambition Training Institute Student Handbook.