CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care – for Domestic Students

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CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Overview

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care can provide entry level job opportunities in home, childcare centres, or school-based environments, but many students go on to study higher level courses before gaining employment.

If you love working with children and want to learn more about providing quality education and care in a range of environments, this course is for you.

Duration and Delivery

This qualification is delivered over a period of 888 nominal hours comprising of classroom sessions, self-directed learning, practical skills demonstration, practical placement and assessment assistance.

Format

Classroom based training and 120 hours of supervised practical placement in children services facility. Students have a choice of organising their placement at an approved facility alternately ALACC will provide assistance. The study is fulltime and Students are required to attend the college for 20 hours per week.

Location

Level 1/169 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072. Practical placement locations as negotiated by ALACC with individual Providers.

Purpose

This course provides you with an understanding of working in the early childhood education and care setting as an educator. It is designed to equip you with the knowledge & skills required for service delivery for direct childcare. Students will also develop the skills & knowledge required to work with children from Multicultural backgrounds. You will learn to support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Who May Attend

This course is beneficial for any person who may be working in or interested in working in an early childhood service or related setting. The course is designed for students who enjoy working with children and would find satisfaction in the development of young people. Anyone who wishes to review/update knowledge and practical experience can join this course or just seeking a new career.

Recognition

Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer. These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted. This course holds National Recognition

Pre-Requisites

The minimum age for eligible applicants is 18 years. Applicants must have successfully completed the equivalent of Year 11 according to the Australian Qualifications Framework.  Proficiency in English is required to meet industry standards. Although LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.

Work placements

Students will be required to undertake work placements to apply knowledge and develop their skills as part of the course requirements. Placements may occur in aged care, disability, or other aged care and community settings in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.

While ALACC takes responsibility to provides work placements for students. However, to allow for flexibility, if a student finds a work placement close to their place of residence, then ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.

Placements dates are on the timetable but can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students need to be flexible with these dates and to ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is available. ALACC is committed and ensuring all students have Placements for the respective course.

Pre-and post- placement skills are assessed at ALACC for the student to be deemed competent.

Pathway

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to progress to Bachelor Degree in Business or Management or Commerce or to gain employment in any business sector. Occupational titles may include Area Manager, Department Manager, Regional Manager, Head of Department, Operations Manager, Store Manager, or Branch Manager.

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) Assistant
  • Kinder garden Assistant
  • Pre-School Educator
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Nanny
  • In Home Care Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

CHCDIV002
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
25
CHCECE001
Develop cultural competence
70
CHCECE002
Ensure the health and safety of children
63
CHCECE003
Provide care for children
70
CHCECE004
Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
35
CHCECE005
Provide care for babies and toddlers
60
CHCECE007
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
70
CHCECE009
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
70
CHCECE010
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
70
CHCECE011
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
40
CHCECE013
Use information about children to inform practice
40
CHCLEG001
Work legally and ethically
55
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
40
HLTAID004
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
20
HLTWHS001
Participate in work health and safety
20

Elective Units 3

CHCECE006
Support behaviour of children and young people
30
CHCECE012
Support children to connect with their world
40
CHCSAC004
Support the holistic development of children in school age care
70

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    Course Fees
    Government Funding Subsidised Fee
    (Concession)
    AUD 98.00
    Fees: AUD 13.00

    $0.01 per scheduled hour

    Uniform: AUD 35.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 50.00
    Government Funding Subsidised Fee
    (Non-Concession)
    AUD 150.00
    Fees: AUD 65.00

    $0.07 per scheduled hour

    Uniform: AUD 35.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 50.00
    Full Fee
    AUD 1,035.00
    Fees: AUD 950.00
    Uniform: AUD 35.00
    Registration Fee: AUD 50.00
    Government Funding Eligibility

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    *Eligible students must: –

    • Present a Green Medicare card
    • Be a Permanent resident in Australia
    • Not have a qualification higher or equal to qualification being applied

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