Community Services

CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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 wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Duration

Full Time
(28 Weeks)

Mode of Study

Classroom Theory
Practical 'Hands-on’ Experience
Field trips
Self-directed learning
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, individuals would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Aged 18 years or above
  • Successful completion of Year 10 or the equivalent level of study
  • Successful completion of SCEI’s Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator
  • Mature aged who have diverse academic, work and life experiences are encouraged to enrol. The definition of a mature aged student for SCEI’s purposes is a person over 21 years of age that hasn’t been studying at either year 12 level or university/TAFE level for at least 7 years and are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (or Australian permanent resident or holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa).

Additional Requirements

Learners must have following before commencing work placement:

  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving this Certificate III qualification, learners may continue their studies in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities in centre-based care, occasional care, out of school hour’s care and family day care.
Job roles include:

  • Occupational titles for these workers may include:
  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Education Assistant

 

Core Units

 

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
CHCECE004 - Promote and provide health 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
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 work health and safety
 

Elective Units

CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people

 

- CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Cricos: 082212J

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements the Education and Care services. National Regulation and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Duration

Full time
46 weeks

Mode of Study

Classroom Theory
Practical 'Hands-on’ Experience
Field trips
Self-directed learning
Industry Work Placement

Assessment

Questioning
Projects
Case Scenarios
Reports
Skills Assessments Observation

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

A learner may be entitled to gain unit of competency credits or recognition, if what they have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to the course. SCEI recognises the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further information see the RPL brochure or visit www.scei.edu.au

Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, candidates need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Certificate III level, this can be demonstrated via the following:

  • Successful completion of year 11 or equivalent level of study
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Candidates must be aged 18 or older
  • Moderate level of computer literacy required

Additional Requirements

Other requirements required prior to commencing industry work placement:

  • Police clearance certificate ( from home country)
  • Hold or undertake National police clearance certificate
  • Hold or undertake Working with Children Check

Further Study Pathways

After achieving this Certificate III qualification, learners may continue their studies in CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment Opportunities

This course may provide employment opportunities in centre-based care, occasional care, out of school hour’s care and family day care.

Job roles include:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Education Assistant

 

Core Units

 

CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001 - Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 - Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 - Provide care for children
CHCECE004 - Promote and provide health 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
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 work health and safety
 

Elective Units

CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
CHCECE006 - Support behaviour of children and young people