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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and CareCourse Code: CHC30113Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Get started on the career of your dreams with a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. NSW law requires that to work in this industry, you must have, or be actively working towards, at least an approved certificate III level education and care qualification.  This Certificate will teach you how to care for children, nurture their development and make sure their environment is safe and supportive.

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.

  • Studying Online
  • Payment Option
  • Nationally Recognised
  • Student Assistance Program
  • Funding Available
  • Learning Method

    Classroom
  • Duration

    This course can be completed in 4 months.
  • RTO's

    This course is delivered by one of the following Kirana Colleges Registered Training Organisations; Kirana Training RTO ID 52247, Learning Lab Pty LTD RTO ID 91341, Insight Training Group Australia RTO ID 32142 and Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498.

Course Requirements

To achieve a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a total of 18 units of competency must be completed 15 core units, plus 3 elective units.

Qualification Pathway

Upon successful completion of this qualification you may continue your studies and undertake the following:

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education And Care

Entry Requirements

The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of a range of practical tasks and in order to meet workplace experience and job role expectations, students should be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to meet duty of care obligations.

For example, the student would need to have the ability to respond appropriately to children’s needs, remain calm in high stress situations and to interact and communicate appropriately where difficulty or danger arises.

Students should also have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with physical demands such as standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching.

It is expected that applicants for entry to this programme will:

  • A minimum of year 12 or (Australian equivalent) is mandatory or Achieve an Exit Level 3 or above score within the Australian Core Skills Framework assessments in Reading and Numeracy, which will show that they have the capability to be successful in the course,

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

Minimum Age

You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian. Section 120 of the Education and Care National Regulations 2011 requires the approved provider of a centre-based service must ensure that any educator at the service who is under 18 years of age:

  • does not work alone at the service; and
  • is adequately supervised at all times by an educator who has attained the age of 18 years.

National Criminal History Check / Working with Vulnerable People Check

Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Children Check/Police Clearance in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing child related work (this includes work placement). For information that relates to a specific state or territory please refer to www.aifs.gov.au or www.australia.gov.au

 

Student Selection Process

Kirana Colleges student selection process is designed to ensure that you are enrolled in the qualification that best meets your needs.
Kirana Colleges selection criteria will take into account various factors when deciding upon which students will be offered places in the program including;

  • The students’ needs and desired outcomes
  • The ability and commitment of the students to complete the course;
  • Eligibility requirements listed in the applicable National Training Package;
  • Students existing ability in the ACSF core skills, (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy)

Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications or skill development programs.

After completing this course you can pursue a career as a:

  • Nanny
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor

Core

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and-or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Elective Units

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective Units for students in WA only

Unit CodeUnit Description
CHCECE006Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people

Work Placement

To be assessed as competent in this qualification, students are required to undertake 120 hours of supervised work placement in a regulated child care service which caters for children aged between 0-6. A minimum of 120 hours of this work placement will need to be completed specifically with babies 0-2 of age. In all work placement settings, students must have a minimum Diploma trained staff member supervising them throughout the work placement hours.

ACT Skilled Capital – for students residing in ACT

This qualification can be funded to eligible students through ACT Skilled Capital, a subsidised training program offered by the ACT Government. Skilled Capital funding is available through Kirana College’s Registered Training Organisation: Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.

ACT Skilled Capital Funding Eligibility

 

NSW Smart and Skilled – for students residing in NSW

An important notice about Smart and Skilled

Access Training Institute, Insight Training Group Australia, Kirana Training, Learning Lab, Maxis Solutions, and Precision Training Australia (Kirana Colleges) are all contracted training providers under the New South Wales Smart and Skilled program. The following qualification and pricing information remains current for existing students under Smart and Skilled, who enrolled on or prior to 31 December 2016.

Studying at Kirana Colleges is a lot more affordable thanks to Smart and Skilled, a subsidised training program offered by the NSW Government. Kirana Colleges can offer this program through our Registered Training Organisations: Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247, Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498, Insight Training Group Australia Pty Ltd RTO ID 32142 and Learning Lab Pty Ltd RTO ID 91314. Fee free scholarships and exemptions to tuition fees available. Eligibility criteria applies. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

NSW Smart & Skilled Individual Priorities Funding Eligibility

 

Queensland Certificate 3 Guarantee – for students residing in Queensland

Funding for this qualification may be available through the Certificate 3 Guarantee , a subsidised training program offered by the QLD Government. Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this qualification is available to eligible students through Kirana Colleges’s Registered Training Organisations: Kirana Training Pty Ltd RTO ID 52247, Access Training Institute Pty Ltd RTO ID 91498, Insight Training Group Australia Pty Ltd RTO ID 32142 and Learning Lab Pty Ltd RTO ID 91314.

Queensland Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding Eligibility

 

 

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  • Access to industry leading VET Teachers who care about how you progress in the course
  • Flexible learning options; study online, in class, blended, by correspondence or at your workplace
  • You may be eligible for state and/or federal funding as a loan or a subsidy towards your course
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