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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Duration

52 weeks

Offshore Tuition Fee

$10,500*

Course Code

CHC30121

Number of units

17 units

Pre Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is a mandatory requirement for students to attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation session to ensure students are fully aware of the required course information and can make an informed decision.

Course Overview

CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia.

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.

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Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Students must be 18 years old and above at the commencement of this qualification.

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

AVTA does not guarantee that:

  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of an AVTA qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Course Format

Core Unit CodeCore Unit Title
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031*Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032*Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033*Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034Use 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
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Unit Code
Elective Unit Title
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Notes

The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the approved elective units from the training package, that meet with the packaging rules for this qualification as mentioned above.

*CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE033, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036 require students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 160 hours of work-based training (unpaid vocational placement).

The College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be willing to undertake placement in an early childcare facility and within a simulated childcare environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, the College will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement, however students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.

Students will be notified of their placement details by email, prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere within Australia.

Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression in the UoCs listed below.

  • 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
  • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

 

Before commencing vocational placement:

Students will be required to complete HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting. This unit is a core unit within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement.

As per placement facilities students are expected to have immunisations record such as COVID Vaccine certificate, Influenza vaccination. There might be additional immunisation record required depending on the placement facilities policies.

Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

Related Occupations

Child Care Worker

Completion of an AVTA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

ID: AV4711

Course Information

Delivery Mode

Face to Face, Distance and Online

Locations

TAS & NSW

Number of units

17 units of competency

(15 core units + 2 elective units)
Tuition Fees

Onshore Fee

$9,500*

Offshore Fee

$10,500*

+ $500 Placement Fee*
*Non-Tuition fees is not included in this price

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