Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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What is CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care?


CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification based on competency standards from the Community Services Training Package. The competency standards have been developed under the National Training Framework and form the basis of the qualification. To achieve this qualification, you must complete a total of least 160 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. 
CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Total number of units = 17

  • 15 core units and 2 electives.
  • HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031  Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
  • CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children's education and care
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
  • CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children 
  • CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All units of competency have a theory based component, which students will work through. This will be combined with "on the job" practical component.

Direct Entry Pathway 

Enrolment Conditions

Whilst Child Care Services Training qualifications are open access, there is a minimum age requirement of 17 years. To ensure the success of an individual, Child Care Service Training’s facilitators recommend that students have completed a minimum of year 10 and that their literacy and numeracy skills be at basic adult learning level. Child Care Services Training uses a Language Literacy and Numeracy Tool, designed to identify individual students support requirements.
Child Care Services Training will undertake a conversation with the Student to establish any other additional support requirements and if relevant our facilitators will recommend an introductory pre-vocational course to assist with literacy and numeracy skills. If a student does not meet the minimum requirements, our facilitators will recommend an introductory pre-vocational course to assist with literacy and numeracy skills.

Learning Pathways and Delivery Methods

CCST offers a classroom based delivery method:
We offer a Classroom based (face to face training) option for the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
We deliver Certificate III over an 36 week period. The face to face classes are currently scheduled to run on Tuesday's and Wednesday's. There will be additional study required each week which will include research, reading and assessment tasks. There is also 160 hours work placement which will be completed over the 35 weeks. In week 36 we will schedule a graduation and finalise any outstanding assessments.
Work placement will be organised by the facilitators in consultation with the learner. As a guide, a learner studying the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will need to undertake a work placement.

For placement within services, students will need to provide evidence of a clear Working With Children Check displaying their legal capacity to work with children.
https://screening.sa.gov.au/types-of-check/new-working-with-children-checks

  • CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Traineeship Class
  • Face to Face Training: We provide a Classroom based (face to face training) option for the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Traineeship Program. This course is an entry level to the early childhood education sector and the candidate may have no relevant prior knowledge and skills. We deliver the qualification over a 53-week period. We have one Face to Face Class that is available to Trainees. They are scheduled for Friday. There will be additional study required each week which will include research, reading and assessment tasks. Trainees are employed within an early learning centre (child care centre) and will be employed on a full time bases. They will be released to attend class one day per week. Trainees will be employed by a child care centre and the centre will contact CCST and nominate them to attend the program. There is also 160 hours work placement hours. This will be completed within the student’s workplace. In week 53 we will schedule a graduation and finalise any outstanding assessments. Face to Face classes are held at our training rooms in Salisbury. This course is currently funded with Work Ready Funding through the Department of Industry and Skills.
  • To check your eligibility visit:
  • https://www.courses.com.au/government-funding/work-ready?gclid=CjwKCAiAyeTxBRBvEiwAuM8dnVdD0r97oGRJwt0lCr4tAyP_nCwzfrvT22DVNcYoP1I_tXsZcNj19BoC0fcQAvD_BwE

Trainees will also be signed up by their employer to complete a Traineeship. More information regarding traineeships can be sourced at: https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/search-aasn

A training plan is part of the training arrangement and is negotiated between the employer, the trainee, and Child Care Services Training. The training contract cannot be approved until the training plan has been submitted to Traineeship and Apprenticeship Services (TAS). The training plan provides:

  • the core and elective units the trainee will do as part of their qualification
  • the training provider who will be delivering the training
  • whether training will be delivered on-job or off-job, or a mix of both - this is sometimes done wholly on-job
  • where and when the training will occur.

Student Course Fees

Cost Full Fee:  $5400. This includes Child Safe Environments and Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting.

Additional Costs:
Materials Fee (This includes a text book) -$100
Departments of Communities and Social Inclusion Clearance to work with children
Child Care Services Training does not offer any fee concessions or fee exemptions.

 WorkReady Funding: 

Child Care Services Training is a WorkReady provider

Students may be eligible for funding under WorkReady*

Cost: $350.00 student co-contribution fee ($300 if concessions apply).

*Visit http://skills.sa.gov.au/  for eligibility and subsidy criteria

  • 'Subsidies may apply'
  •  For more information contact Child Care Services Training.

 

 VET in Schools Direct Entry Pathway - Funding For SACE Students:

SACE students may be eligible for funding under the "Training guarantee for SACE students". To check your eligibility please go to the following website.

https://www.skills.sa.gov.au

Course and Qualifications Entry Requirements.
Whilst Child Care Services Training qualifications are open access, to ensure the success of an individual, CCCT's facilitators recommend that students have completed a minimum of year 10 and that their literacy and numeracy skills be at basic adult learning level. If a student does not meet the minimum requirements, our facilitators will recommend an introductory pre-vocational course to assist with literacy and numeracy skills. VET in School students undertaking the qualification as part of their SACE requirements need to be enrolled in a NASSSA School and have completed Year 10. (This course is delivered over 2 years).  

For placement within services, students will need to provide evidence of a clear working with children check displaying their legal capacity to work with children.

Learning Pathways and Delivery Methods

  • We offer a Classroom based (face to face training) option for the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
  • We deliver Certificate III over an 78 week period (2 years). The face to face classes are currently scheduled to run on Thursday. There will be additional study required each week which will include research, reading and assessment tasks. There is also 160 hours work placement which will be completed over the 78 weeks. 
  • Work placement will be organised by the facilitators in consultation with the learner. As a guide, a learner studying the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will need to undertake a work placement. 
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