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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 wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au

Workplace training:

There is a mandatory work placement requirement of 160 hours (minimum) to complete this course. Students are provided with the required documents to support their Work Placement.

The work placement hours must be in an Australian regulated education and care service, which would include long day care, family day care, preschools/kindergartens, occasional care and mobile.

Although Australian College will support students, it is the responsibility of the student to find a suitable work place and obtain approval from Australian College for that workplace, before they commence any workplacement activities.

 
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Course summary

Course code
CHC30121
Qualification gained
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Nationally recognised
Yes
Study mode
Online, workplace, and/or flexible delivery
Duration
Up to 18 Months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Delivery Method
Online Delivery
Assessment methods
Short Answer Questions, Case Study Questions, Audio/Video role-plays and workplace activities, Work Placement
Career Opportunities
  • Childcare Worker
 
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Course units

CHCECE055
Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056
Work effectively in children’s education and care
HLTWHS001
Participate in workplace health and safety
CHCECE030
Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE034
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
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 people’s cultures
CHCPRT001
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCSAC009
Support the holistic development of children
CHCECE035
Support the holisitic development of children in school age care
CHCECE032
Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033
Develop poisitive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE031
Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
HLTAID012*
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

*You will need to undertake the first aid course unit externally, in your area and submit a copy of your certification to Australian College.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Australian College requires students:

  • Are competent in spoken and written English
  • Successfully complet an Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) review prior to acceptence of their application for enrolment
  • Be at least 16 years of age*
  • Have an internet-enabled PC/Laptop or similar running a current operating system (E.g Windows 10 or Mac OSX) with a functional webcam or device for recording audio/video, Microsoft Office (or compatible software)a current web browser (e.g., Chrome)and Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF document viewer
  • Have a valid email address

Note: Additional reading materials and required textbooks may be used throughout the course.

*Students under 18 year of age will need to provide parent/guardian consent.

Students enrolled in all early childhood courses will also need to demonstrate evidence of the following prior to their work placement. Failure to produce evidence of this will mean the student is unable to commence or complete their mandatory work placement and therefore, unable to complete their course:

  • Working With Children Check or Blue Card
  • Health checks (where required by the childcare centre)
  • Immunisation records are up to date

Overseas Students Policy

As defined in the ESOS Act 2000, 'Overseas students' are not eligible to apply to enrol in this nationally recognised course, nor are they eligible for certification. Please refer to the Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

Qualification pathways

  • Complete the required training and the assessment requirements
  • Have you studied a related course? Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Are you currently working in a related industry? Apply for Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)
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