Our website is currently under construction

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Calendar 3 Streamline Icon: https://streamlinehq.com

Duration

52 weeks

Tag Dollar Streamline Icon: https://streamlinehq.com

Offshore Tuition Fee

$10,500*

Network Pin Streamline Icon: https://streamlinehq.com

Locations

TAS & NSW

Task List Approve Streamline Icon: https://streamlinehq.com

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 Code

CHC30121

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. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

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.

Course Duration

46
Weeks Tuition
+

6

Weeks Break
=

52

Total Duration

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or Australian equivalent is mandatory.

Students must be 18 years old and above.

A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is required.

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 CodeElective Unit Title
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Notes

*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 Information

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 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 records such as COVID Vaccine certificate, Influenza vaccination. There might be additional immunisation records required depending on the placement facilities policies.

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

Student Equipment Required

Students MUST have the following IT equipment prior to enrolling with Australian Vocational Training Academy and will require a suitable study space for self-study, assessment activities, or to participate in online classes.

Students are required to have their own laptop prior to the commencement of their course.

Hardware requirements:

Desktop or laptop with the following recommended System Requirements:

  • Specification of desktop or laptop is as below:
    • Processor: 2.5–2.9 GHz process
    • Memory: 8 GB
    • Display Card: 1 GB GPU
    • Disk Space: 100 GB
    • Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 or Windows 10 version 1809 or above  
    • Apple® macOS® Monterey v12, or Apple® macOS® Big Sur v11, or Apple® macOS® Catalina v10.15  
  • A webcam, e.g. built-in to a laptop or a USB webcam.
  • Audio input and output suitable for video conferencing or online classes.
  • A headset or earbuds with a microphone is recommended.  
  • Photo/scan – a camera, e.g. on a mobile phone, can be required to scan and submit handwritten materials.

Software Requirements: 

  • A web browser such as Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari.  
  • Students are expected to access the web version of Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, To Do, and Project).
  • Students studying CAD will have access to the College’s Computer-aided design (CAD) system (if applicable to students qualification)

Internet Requirements:

  • A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection with sufficient upload and download capacity. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection can be acceptable.  
  • Students will have access to the college’s wireless connection whilst on campus. 
  • Community internet and computer access:
  • In Australia, public libraries offer free access to computers and the internet, although students may require a membership card or be required to pay a small charge.
  • Students may need to book ahead if they wish to use library services.
  • Students will also have access to printing and photocopying services on a pay-per-page basis. Most libraries also provide wireless hotspots and recharging stations at no cost for students using their own devices. 

Other Information:

The college encourages students to acquire the following skills and knowledge related to operating and maintaining an efficient study environment:

  • Know how to install, use, and keep their computer’s internet browser and other software up to date (e.g. installing security updates)
  • Be proficient in connecting their laptop and/or mobile device to wireless networks either at the college campus, your local library, or other locations
  • Ability to use a web camera and headset/microphone
  • Know how to use cloud storage (e.g. through Office 365 OneDrive)
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and other related software packages.

Related Occupations

The following academic and employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

Child Care Worker

Please Note: Completion of an AVTA qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

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:
  • a successful education assessment outcome for the student or intending student; or
  • completion of a 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.

AVTA does not:
  • claim to commit to secure for, or on the student or intending student’s behalf, a migration outcome from undertaking any course offered by the College

Course Information

Smart Tv And Phone Streamline Icon: https://streamlinehq.com

Delivery Mode

Face to face

Network Pin Streamline Icon: https://streamlinehq.com

Locations

TAS & NSW

Task List Approve Streamline Icon: https://streamlinehq.com

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
Scan the QR code

Enrol to Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

To get the enrolment process started, visit our enrolment page

Search
Need help?

All Enquiries

+61 3 6118 4611

We're here for you
Currently Wednesday 10:04pm Queesland Time

Mode of Delivery

  • The college will not deliver more than one-third of the units in the qualification by online mode to international students.
  • The college will ensure that for each compulsory study period international students are enrolled in, at least one unit is not delivered through online learning unless it is the final unit of their qualification.

One moment whilst we generate your PDF