Course Code: CHC30121Certificate 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. Regulation 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.
Learning MethodBlended / Classroom / Distance/Correspondence / Traineeship / Workplace
DurationCourse duration depends on the delivery mode of the qualification and can be flexible depending on your learning needs, it can range from 6 months up to 24 months
RTO'sThis course is delivered by Insight Training Group Australia Pty Ltd, RTO ID 32142.
To achieve a CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, a total of 17 units of competency must be completed 15 core units, plus 2 elective units.
Upon successful completion of this qualification you may continue your studies and undertake the following:
The CHC30121 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,
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
Insight Training’s student selection process is designed to ensure that you are enrolled in the qualification that best meets your needs.
Insight Training’s 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:
- Early Childhood Educator
- Family Day Care Educator
- Outside School Hours Care Educator
- Playgroup Supervisor
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity|
|CHCECE031||Support children's health, safety and wellbeing|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children|
|CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support children's play and learning|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with their natural environment|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture|
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children's care and education|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID012||Provide first aid in an education and care setting|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
|HLTFSE001||Follow basic food safety practices|
To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
As the WA economy continues to grow and diversify, the demand for qualified workers also continues to grow. Jobs and Skills WA is a government initiative focused on providing guaranteed funded training for positions that are or will be in high demand in WA.
To learn what qualifications Insight Training is delivering to eligible students at our multiple locations in WA visit following page.
|Jobs and Skills WA Funding Eligibility|
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 Insight Training Pty Ltd, RTO ID 32142.
|ACT Skilled Capital Funding Eligibility|