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
15 core units & 2 electives
HLTFSE001 Follow Basic Food Safety Practices and improve own professional practice needs to be replaced with CHCECE0 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
All units of competency have a theory based component, which students will work through. This will be combined with “on the job” practical component.
|Community Services Training Package
|Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
|Units of competency:
|Core / Elective
|HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
|CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
|HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
|CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
|CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers (160hrs)
|CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (160hrs)
|CHCDIV001 Work with Diverse People
|CHCECE030 Support inclusion & diversity
|CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander Peoples cultures)
|CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children (160 hrs)
|CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (160 hrs)
|CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
|CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
|CHECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
|CHECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing (160 hrs)
|CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
|HLTFSE001 Follow Basic Food Safety Practices
Direct Entry Pathway
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.
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 49 week period. we hold class in person 1 day each week, with class options on Monday-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 49 weeks.
Our classes are made up of independent students (attending work placement) and Trainees (employed for a Service).
For placement within services, students will need to provide evidence of their COVID 19 Vaccination* and of a clear Working With Children Check displaying their legal capacity to work with children.
*CCST follows each individual centres policies and procedures.
This course is currently funded with Work Ready Funding through the Department of Industry and Skills.
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.
Cost Full Fee: $8000.00 . This includes Child Safe Environments and Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting.
Child Care Services Training does not offer any fee concessions or fee exemptions.
Child Care Services Training is a WorkReady provider
Students may be eligible for funding under WorkReady*
Cost: Student contributions are now $600.00
*Visit http://skills.sa.gov.au/ for eligibility and subsidy criteria
- ‘Subsidies may apply’
- For more information contact Child Care Services Training.
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.
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.