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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Unlock Your Potential in Early Childhood Education: Expert Training, Unparalleled Support, and Flexible Learning at Your Fingertips!

Duration
12-18 months
Cost
$5999
Delivery Mode
Accredited
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The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification designed to provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to work in the early childhood education sector. This comprehensive course offers a strong foundation for those seeking a rewarding career as an early childhood educator, providing high-quality care and education to young children.

The target audience for the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care includes individuals who:

  1. Are seeking a career in early childhood education and care, and want to make a positive impact on the lives of young children and their families.
  2. Have a genuine passion for working with children, nurturing their development, and fostering a love for learning.
  3. Are considering a career change or re-entering the workforce and are interested in a stable, rewarding profession within the early childhood sector.
  4. May have some prior experience in childcare or related fields, and want to formalize their knowledge and skills with a nationally recognised qualification.
  5. Are looking for opportunities to advance their careers in the early childhood sector, and view the Certificate III as a stepping stone towards higher qualifications, such as the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
  6. Want to develop practical skills and gain hands-on experience through supervised work placements within regulated early childhood education and care services.

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care offers numerous benefits for individuals pursuing a career in the early childhood sector. By enrolling in this course, you can expect to:

  1. Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills: This qualification equips you with essential skills and knowledge in areas such as child development, health and safety, educational program planning, and inclusive practices, setting you up for success in your chosen career.
  2. Enhance employability: With a nationally recognised qualification, you’ll have a competitive edge in the job market, opening doors to various roles within the early childhood education sector, such as Early Childhood Educator, Family Day Care Educator, and Out-of-School Hours Care Assistant.
  3. Make a positive impact: Working in early childhood education allows you to make a lasting difference in the lives of young children and their families by providing high-quality care and fostering a love for learning.
  4. Enjoy job satisfaction: A career in early childhood education can be incredibly rewarding, as you witness the growth and development of children under your care, and contribute to shaping their future.
  5. Access professional development opportunities: This qualification serves as a stepping stone for further studies in the field, such as the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, enabling you to advance your career and stay up-to-date with industry best practices.
  6. Benefit from practical experience: The required practical placement component of this course offers invaluable hands-on experience, allowing you to apply the skills and knowledge learned in a real-world setting, and building your confidence as an early childhood professional.
  7. Join a growing industry: The early childhood education sector is experiencing significant growth, offering a wealth of opportunities for qualified individuals to secure stable and fulfilling employment.

By completing the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career, contributing to the development and wellbeing of the next generation.

Upon successful completion of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be able to:

  • Provide safe, nurturing, and stimulating learning environments for young children
  • Plan, implement and evaluate educational programs that align with the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • Respond to the diverse needs of children and families, fostering inclusive practices
  • Communicate effectively with children, families, and colleagues
  • Adhere to relevant legal and ethical guidelines within the early childhood sector

Throughout this course, you will cover a range of topics related to early childhood education and care, including:

  1. Child development and learning theories
  2. Health, safety, and wellbeing of children
  3. Design and implementation of educational programs
  4. Supporting children’s individual needs and inclusive practices
  5. Building positive relationships with children and families
  6. Legal and ethical frameworks in early childhood education
  7. First aid and emergency response procedures

Total number of units = 17

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units, consisting of:
  • 1 unit from the list below
  • 1 unit from the electives listed below, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course.

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Unit CodeUnit Name
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 the natural environment
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
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

Students must choose 2 elective units to complete the qualification.

Elective units should be relevant to the work outcomes, local industry requirements, and the qualification level. They can be selected from the list of approved elective units provided in the training package, or from other qualifications at the same level within the Community Services Training Package (CHC).

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments

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Elective units should be relevant to the work outcomes, local industry requirements, and the qualification level. They can be selected from the list of approved elective units provided in the training package, or from other qualifications at the same level within the Community Services Training Package (CHC).

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments

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Elective units should be relevant to the work outcomes, local industry requirements, and the qualification level. They can be selected from the list of approved elective units provided in the training package, or from other qualifications at the same level within the Community Services Training Package (CHC).

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Elective units should be relevant to the work outcomes, local industry requirements, and the qualification level. They can be selected from the list of approved elective units provided in the training package, or from other qualifications at the same level within the Community Services Training Package (CHC).

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments

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By adhering to these packaging rules, students will successfully complete the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, equipping them with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a rewarding career in the early childhood education sector.

The entry requirements for the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at our training organisation include:

  1. Age Requirement: Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of enrolment to work unsupervised with children in the early childhood sector.
  2. Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Skills: Students must possess adequate language, literacy, and numeracy skills to successfully complete the course requirements. An LLN assessment will be conducted prior to enrolment.
  3. English Language Proficiency: If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency through an approved test, such as IELTS or TOEFL, with a minimum score determined by our organisation.
  4. Working with Children Check (WWCC): Students must obtain a valid WWCC before commencing practical placements in regulated early childhood education and care services.
  5. Immunisation: Students are required to provide evidence of up-to-date immunisations in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council’s recommendations for those working in the early childhood sector.
  6. Pre-Training Review: Our organisation conducts a pre-training review to assess your suitability for the course, ensuring that your skills, interests, and career goals align with the qualification outcomes.

Please ensure that you meet these entry requirements before applying to our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care program.

Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment: An Essential Component of the Enrolment Process

At our training organisation, we recognise the importance of language, literacy, and numeracy skills in successfully completing the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. To ensure that all students possess the required competencies, we have integrated an LLN assessment as part of our enrolment process.

Upon submission of your enrolment application, you will be prompted to complete our online LLN assessment. This assessment is designed to evaluate your reading, writing, numeracy, oral communication, and learning skills, which are critical for your success in the course and your future career in early childhood education.

The LLN assessment consists of a series of questions and activities that gauge your ability to comprehend and respond to various forms of information. The assessment is not a pass or fail test, but rather a tool that helps us identify your current skill levels and determine any potential support needs.

Based on the results of the LLN assessment, our dedicated team will work with you to develop a tailored support plan, addressing any identified gaps in language, literacy, or numeracy skills. This may include additional learning resources, one-on-one support sessions, or referrals to external support services, ensuring that you have the necessary foundation to achieve your educational goals.

By conducting an LLN assessment as part of our enrolment process, we strive to create an inclusive learning environment that caters to the diverse needs of our students, setting them up for success in their studies and beyond.

For the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, there are typically no formal pre-requisites required. This means that you can enrol in the course without having completed any previous qualifications or courses in the early childhood sector. However, you must meet the entry requirements outlined by the training organisation, which generally include age, language, literacy, numeracy, and other requirements as described earlier. The lack of pre-requisites ensures that the course is accessible to a wide range of individuals, including those seeking a career change, entering the workforce, or looking to formalise their knowledge and skills in the field.

Our Online Services Standards document serves as a comprehensive reference for students seeking information about studying online at our training organisation. This valuable resource covers everything you need to know to ensure a successful and engaging online learning experience. By accessing the Online Services Standards here, you’ll find detailed information on our e-learning platform, course delivery methods, technical requirements, student support services, and more. This essential guide is designed to help you navigate the online learning environment with ease and confidence, ensuring that you have all the tools and resources necessary to achieve your educational goals while studying with our training organisation.

In the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course, a variety of assessment methods are employed to evaluate your understanding and practical application of the course content. These assessment methods may include:

  1. Written Assessments: These may consist of quizzes, short-answer questions, essays, case studies, or research projects to assess your theoretical knowledge and understanding of key concepts.
  2. Practical Assessments: Hands-on tasks, role-plays, or simulated activities may be used to evaluate your practical skills and abilities in real-world or workplace settings.
  3. Workplace Assessments: During your work placement, you may be assessed on your ability to perform tasks and demonstrate your skills and knowledge in an actual early childhood education and care environment.
  4. Group Projects: Working in teams, you may be asked to collaborate on projects or presentations, showcasing your ability to work effectively with others and contribute to a shared goal.
  5. Portfolios: You may be required to compile a portfolio of your work, including evidence of completed assessments, reflections on your learning experiences, and any other relevant documentation.

By utilising a range of assessment methods, our training organisation ensures a comprehensive evaluation of your skills and knowledge, catering to various learning styles and providing opportunities for you to demonstrate your competencies in different contexts.

Upon successful completion of the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised qualification, accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This accreditation signifies that the course meets the rigorous quality standards set by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and ensures that your qualification is recognised and valued by employers and other educational institutions across Australia.

As a graduate of our training organisation, you can be confident that your Certificate III qualification not only equips you with the essential knowledge and skills to excel in the early childhood education sector, but also serves as a testament to your dedication and commitment to professional development. Your accredited qualification will open doors to numerous opportunities within the industry, allowing you to make a lasting impact on the lives of children and their families as you embark on your rewarding career in early childhood education and care.

At our training organisation, we understand the value of your prior learning and are committed to recognising your achievements through our Credit Transfer process. If you have previously completed any relevant units or qualifications in the early childhood education sector, you may be eligible for credit towards the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. To apply for a Credit Transfer, simply provide us with certified copies of your transcripts or Statements of Attainment from a recognised training provider via our online enrolment process. Our dedicated team will assess your application, determine the equivalence of your completed units, and grant appropriate credit towards your course. By acknowledging your prior learning, we aim to streamline your educational journey and support your continued growth in the early childhood education sector.

At our training organisation, we value your previous experience and skills and offer a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to acknowledge your accomplishments. If you possess relevant skills, knowledge, or experience gained through work, volunteering, or informal training in the early childhood education sector, you may be eligible for RPL towards the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. To apply for RPL, you will need to provide evidence of your competencies, which may include work samples, references, or documentation of your achievements. Our dedicated team will assess your application, evaluate your prior learning against the course requirements, and grant appropriate recognition towards your qualification. By honouring your prior learning, we strive to make your educational journey more efficient and support your ongoing development in the early childhood education field.

In this particular section of our website, you have the ability to personalise the course page by adding custom content, videos, images, and shortcodes. This interactive feature allows you to create a bespoke course page catering to your individual needs and preferences.

In this particular section of our website, you have the ability to personalise the course page by adding custom content, videos, images, and shortcodes. This interactive feature allows you to create a bespoke course page catering to your individual needs and preferences.

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed to be completed within a manageable time frame, typically ranging from 12 to 18 months. This duration allows you to thoroughly engage with the course materials and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the early childhood sector. The course schedule offers a balance of flexibility and structure, with a combination of online learning, face-to-face workshops, and practical placements. This ensures that you can manage your personal and professional commitments while dedicating sufficient time to your studies and gaining hands-on experience in real-world settings.

Our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is conveniently delivered at the following locations…

Experience dynamic learning at Hamilton’s child care and early learning campus, featuring a commercial cafe and an on-site childcare business. Join us for a comprehensive education experience.

Embarking on the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course represents an important investment in your professional development and future career prospects. As such, it is crucial to understand the associated fees and charges, which cover various aspects of your learning experience, including tuition, resources, and support services.

Our training organisation is committed to providing a transparent and comprehensive breakdown of all fees and charges, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the financial commitment involved. By being well-informed about the costs associated with your education, you can make informed decisions and plan for a successful learning journey.

In the sections that follow, we will outline the fees and charges associated with our early childhood education course, discuss any available payment options, and provide information on potential financial assistance or government subsidies that may be applicable. Our goal is to equip you with the necessary information to make the most of your educational investment and achieve your career aspirations in the early childhood education sector.

TitleFeeFee DiscountFundedFunded Discount
Application Fee* $200 $150 $100 $50
Tuition Fee $12,000 $11,000 $2,000 $1,000
  • * – Non-refundable

At our training organisation, we understand that investing in your education can be a significant financial commitment. To help ease the burden and ensure our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course is accessible to a wide range of students, we are pleased to offer various funding options. Depending on your eligibility and circumstances, you may be able to access government subsidies, grants, or other financial assistance programs to support your educational journey. We encourage you to explore these funding opportunities and take advantage of any financial support available, enabling you to focus on your learning and career goals within the early childhood education sector.

At our training organisation, we recognise that every student’s financial situation is unique, and we are committed to providing flexible payment options to accommodate your individual needs. For the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course, we offer a range of payment solutions, including upfront payments, instalment plans, and direct debit arrangements. Our goal is to ensure that your educational investment is manageable and stress-free, allowing you to concentrate on your learning and professional development within the early childhood education sector. We encourage you to review the various payment options available and select the one that best suits your personal circumstances and financial requirements.

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Available Intakes

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
Business Essentials 7 March 2025 12:00 am - 05:00 pm Melbourne 10 $100.00
Business Essentials (Intro) 7 March 2025 11:15 am - 11:55 pm Melbourne 994 $100.00
Business Essentials 21 - 28 June 2025 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Melbourne 10 $100.00
Business Essentials 21 - 30 June 2025 07:00 pm - 07:15 pm Melbourne 10 $100.00

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