CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Centrelink/DHS Approved
  • NQF Approved Qualification
  • Recognised Australia wide
nationally-recogised-training

Qualification Description

This qualification 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.

Entry Requirements

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Qualification
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code CHC30121

Nationally Recognised Yes

Duration
Full time: 52 weeks
Part time: 104 weeks

Delivery Modes
You can choose the delivery mode that best suits your circumstances. Delivery modes available for this qualification include:
• Class
• Online
• Traineeship/Apprenticeship

Hours of Work
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.

International Delivery
This course is available to international students.

CRICOS Code: 082756K

A sound ability to read, write and speak English.

A basic ability to apply numeracy.

Core Units
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

Elective Units
BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

Questioning:
written questionnaires

Product based methods:
reports, projects, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations

Direct observation:
real time assessment in the workplace/off-the-job simulation

Third party evidence:
reports from workplace supervisors

Check if there is funding available for this course on our Fees and Funding page.

ACCCO has several payment methods available to you to pay your student fees, including:

  • Credit Card
  • Direct Debit
  • Payment Plans

State government funding is available for this course if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Check if you are eligible on our fees and funding page.

The Certificate III qualification provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Assistant Educator in long day care, childcare centres, occasional care
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program
  • Assistant Educator in occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Provider
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Nanny
  • Other education based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as a tutor, education support staff or as a teacher aide.

On completion of this qualification, you can gain entry into the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to continue your education career.

The CHC30121 is entry requirement for the Diploma.

Course Overview

Qualification
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code CHC30121

Nationally Recognised Yes

Duration
Full time: 52 weeks
Part time: 104 weeks

Delivery Modes
You can choose the delivery mode that best suits your circumstances. Delivery modes available for this qualification include:
• Class
• Online
• Traineeship/Apprenticeship

Hours of Work
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.

International Delivery
This course is available to international students.

CRICOS Code: 082756K

Entry Requirements

A sound ability to read, write and speak English.

A basic ability to apply numeracy.

Units
<p><strong>Core Units</strong><br /> CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity<br /> CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing<br /> CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers<br /> CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children<br /> CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice<br /> CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children<br /> CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning<br /> CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment<br /> CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice<br /> CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures<br /> CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care<br /> CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care<br /> CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk<br /> HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting<br /> HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety</p> <p><strong>Elective Units</strong><br /> BSBSTR401 Promote innovation in team environments<br /> CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people</p>
Assessment Methods

Questioning:
written questionnaires

Product based methods:
reports, projects, displays, work samples, role plays, presentations

Direct observation:
real time assessment in the workplace/off-the-job simulation

Third party evidence:
reports from workplace supervisors

Payment Methods

Check if there is funding available for this course on our Fees and Funding page.

ACCCO has several payment methods available to you to pay your student fees, including:

  • Credit Card
  • Direct Debit
  • Payment Plans
Funding Available

State government funding is available for this course if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Check if you are eligible on our fees and funding page.

Employment Opportunities

The Certificate III qualification provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Assistant Educator in long day care, childcare centres, occasional care
  • Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program
  • Assistant Educator in occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • In Home Care Provider
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Nanny
  • Other education based employers may accept this qualification, such as working as a tutor, education support staff or as a teacher aide.
Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, you can gain entry into the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care to continue your education career.

The CHC30121 is entry requirement for the Diploma.

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