EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Education & Community Services Courses

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

QUAL CODE

CHC30121

DURATION

Up to 48 weeks

STUDY MODE

On Campus | Blended

Overview

Are you thinking about making a positive difference in the lives of our young people? Careers in early childhood education and development are as diverse as they are in demand.  Helping to cultivate and nurture our youngest people is a vocational calling that requires care and empathy, as well as creativity and excitement.

Our certificate graduates confidently enter the early childhood education industry as educators.  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 and can work both independently or under the guidance of others.

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.

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

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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.

Subsidised Training

If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you.

Your eligibility for government subsidised training may be based on your employment status and any training you’ve already completed.

Check your eligibility here.

 

Work Integrated Learning

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.

Before going on WIL students will be required to have the following vaccinations and submitted evidence of doing so:

Please note this information may change without notice. Additional vaccinations may be required and are based on the National Immunisation Program.

Before going on WIL, students are required to have the following background checks:

Before commencing WIL, students are required to have obtained the following certificates:

  • Child Safe Environments Certificate

Vaccinations, certificates and background checks will be at the student’s expense.

Subsidy available

Yes

Traineeship available

Yes

Intakes

Ongoing intakes

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire.

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements listed in the qualification packaging rules.

EQUALS International (Aust) Pty Ltd business rules require:

  • Adult Entry (18 years or over at the time of application)

Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English language skills and numeracy skills to communicate safely and effectively in industry.

Study Units

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 offered by EQUALS

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

As part of its commitment to holistic training, EQUALS provides students with additional study and personal development in the following modules:

  • Study Skills
  • Spiritual Intelligence

Recommended Resources

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Weekly Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-weekly-planner/

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Daily Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-daily-planner/

Nationally Recognised Training

Yes.

National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

Domestic Extended Information

Number of Units

17

Government Subsidised Training Fee

$290

Job Trainer Co-Contribution Fee

$290

Work Integrated Learning Fee

Qual Code

CHC30121

Course Code

CHC30121

VET Student Loans Eligible

No

EXTENDED COURSE INFORMATION

Education & Community Services Courses

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

QUAL CODE

CHC30121

DURATION

Up to 48 weeks

STUDY MODE

On Campus | Blended

Overview

Are you thinking about making a positive difference in the lives of our young people? Careers in early childhood education and development are as diverse as they are in demand.  Helping to cultivate and nurture our youngest people is a vocational calling that requires care and empathy, as well as creativity and excitement.

Our certificate graduates confidently enter the early childhood education industry as educators.  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 and can work both independently or under the guidance of others.

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.

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

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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.

Subsidised Training

If you want to study a course that will give you skills employers need, the South Australian Government pays part of your course fees for you.

Your eligibility for government subsidised training may be based on your employment status and any training you’ve already completed.

Check your eligibility here.

 

Work Integrated Learning

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.

Before going on WIL students will be required to have the following vaccinations and submitted evidence of doing so:

Please note this information may change without notice. Additional vaccinations may be required and are based on the National Immunisation Program.

Before going on WIL, students are required to have the following background checks:

Before commencing WIL, students are required to have obtained the following certificates:

  • Child Safe Environments Certificate

Vaccinations, certificates and background checks will be at the student’s expense.

Intakes

Ongoing intakes

Please contact us at admissions@equals.edu.au to enquire.

Important: To be considered for an intake, completed applications should be received no later than 30 days prior to the scheduled course commencement date. Applications that are incomplete or incorrect may not be considered. Course offers for applications received by the due date are not guaranteed and intake capacity may vary. EQUALS reserves the right to accept or decline applications at its total discretion.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements listed in the qualification packaging rules.

EQUALS International (Aust) Pty Ltd business rules require:

  • Adult Entry (18 years or over at the time of application)

Applicants must also demonstrate adequate English language skills and numeracy skills to communicate safely and effectively in industry.

Study Units

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 offered by EQUALS

  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

As part of its commitment to holistic training, EQUALS provides students with additional study and personal development in the following modules:

  • Study Skills
  • Spiritual Intelligence

Recommended Resources

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Weekly Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-weekly-planner/

Early Childhood Australia, 2019, 2020 Early Years Daily Planner, available via http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/shop/product/2020-early-years-daily-planner/

Nationally Recognised Training

Yes.

National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

International Extended Information

Number of Units