CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification (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.
About CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
To achieve this qualification (CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care), 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.
CHC30121 Entry Requirements
ACSE student selection process has been developed to ensure that students are enrolled in a qualification that best suits their needs. These selection criteria consider a variety of factors when assessing a student’s suitability for undertaking the course. The following will be considered when deciding the suitability for enrolment:
- The student’s needs and desired outcomes as the student indicates in the Pre-Training Review (PTR);
- The ability and commitment of the student to completing the course;
- Eligibility requirements as outlined in the applicable National Training Package;
- Student’s existing ability in the ACSF core skills (learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy). The Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment will be completed as part of the PTR process.
Students not meeting these requirements will be directed to more suitable qualifications.
Minimum education standard
Year 12 or equivalent.
- Must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment prior to enrolment.
Students must be 18 years of age or above.
Candidates must also have access to:
- A PC or equivalent running or capable of running Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office 2010 and above
- Internet connection
Work Placement requirements: (Prior to the mandatory work-placement)
- Have a Police Record Check (no longer than 6 months from the time of enrolment)
- Have a current Working with Children Check
- Have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching
CHC30121 Course Structure
To achieve this qualification CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 17 units of competency (15 core and 2 elective) which are 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
- 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
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CHC30121 Mode of Delivery
The program will be delivered in a structured classroom environment which includes ACSE Child Care simulation area.
CHC30121 Course Material
You will be provided access to learning materials including:
To successfully complete the course, you will be required to submit a range of formative and summative assessment items at pre-determined intervals where possible.
Assessment is used to provide candidates with feedback on their progress and to measure their skills and knowledge against the training qualification requirements.
Assessment timelines will be provided on enrolment as part of your enrolment information package.
CHC30121 Payment Options
Fees are payable when you receive your confirmation of enrolment and invoice for the enrolment fee. Fees must be paid within 5 days of receiving this notification from ACSE. We may cancel an enrolment or discontinue training if fees are not paid as required. Payment methods include direct deposit, cheque or credit card via Pay Pal.
Payment can be made in instalments as well. Please contact our student coordinator to ask about instalment options.
CHC30121 Career Pathways
This qualification provides opportunity in roles like: