Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care
Course Code: CHC30121 | CRICOS Code: 107326M

Faculty

Children Services

Delivery Mode

Blended

Duration

52 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: CHC30121 | CRICOS Code: 107326M

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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.

Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration: 52 weeks
Course Fee: AUD $15,500 (Includes Material Fee)
Enrolment Fee: AUD $350

Mode of Delivery

Blended (Face to Face + Online)

Intake Dates
2023 Intake Dates 2024 Intake Dates
30th January, 2023 29th January, 2024
06th March, 2023 04th March, 2024
24th April, 2023 22th April, 2024
29th May, 2023 27th May, 2024
17th July, 2023 15th July, 2024
21st August, 2023 19th August, 2024
09th October, 2023 07th October, 2024
13th November 2023 11th November 2024
Entry Requirement
The following are the admission requirements of Lead college:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of course commencement
  • Some prospective students may be asked to undertake an LLN assessment or enrolment interview prior to acceptance.
  • Must have completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent level of schooling or a Certificate III or higher qualification with an Australian institution
  • Must demonstrate English level of IELTS 6.0 with no band less that 5.5 or equivalent, such as:
    IBT 60
    PTE Academic 50
    CAE 169
    OET Pass
    Duolingo 100
    General English Advanced
    MOI Certificate
    Certificate IV or higher qualification with an Australian institution
  • Must have the ability to undertake a work placement at a regulated child care centre.
Assessment

Assessments may include written questions, demonstration of tasks/techniques, group activities, in class activities, role play, presentation, work based project, research projects, and workplace observations/evidences.

Award Requirements

Students will need to successfully complete all units in this course to receive certificate of CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. Learners who partially complete the qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units they are deemed competent.

It is mandatory to complete work placement hours to be eligible for attainment of this qualification.

Career Pathway

This qualification enables the student to seek employment in the following job roles:

  • Early childhood educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Home-based Care Worker
Vocational Placement

This qualification requires that the learner complete a total of at least 160 hours of work placement in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Essential Information

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING RPL/ CREDIT TRANSFER

Lead College recognises qualifications issued by other RTOs. Lead College will accept and mutually recognise the qualifications and Statements of Attainment awarded by any other registered training organisation unless precluded by licensing requirements. We can also grant you Credit Transfer for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised.
During the entry process and interview stage LEAD College will discuss with you the process and options for RPL. Suitability is often determined on how much experience you have in a certain area, your work history and previous training. If RPL is determined as a possibility for you, you will be provided with a kit that will guide you in working through each unit to determine relevant skills and experience and identify whether you would be able to provide the required evidence.

UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI) REQUIREMENT

USI is needed for all students studying with LEAD College. From 1 January 2015 for undertaking Nationally Recognised Training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation the students will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed. Please see the official USI website https://www.usi.gov.au.The student after enrolment is required to create USI (Unique Student Identifier) or allow LEAD College to create an USI on their behalf.

STUDENT SUPPORT WELFARE and GUIDANCE SERVICES

Relevant resources are available at LEAD College to ensure that the students settle in well, smoothly transit life in new places and achieve the required level of competency in all accredited courses. Our staff assists in how to seek help with local welfare and guidance services.

ORIENTATION

Orientation to assist students is provided by LEAD College as an age and culturally appropriate program. Please refer Pre-enrolment Information Pack at www.leadcollege.edu.au Students will be permitted to attend classes only after they have attended and completed the orientation session for the enrolled courses.

Pathway From Qualification
Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Units Of Competency
The CHC30121 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care requires the completion of the following 17 Units (including 15 core and 2 electives).
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
Electives Units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices.
** Please note: electives may vary by state and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.

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