Qualifications

CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code CHC30121

Course Overview

 

 

 

 

 

If you are passionate about the development of young children and providing quality education and care, look no further, the Certificate III in Early Childhood and Care can provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence you need with a range of learning options to suit your needs. Gain comprehensive knowledge in fostering a holistic approach to children’s development whilst building collaborative partnerships with families and the wider community.

Duration   1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Fees   Starting from $1,750*
Study Options   Online | Traineeship | Face-to-Face
Commencing   Monthly intakes

Career opporunities

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Carer
  • School Age Care Assistant
  • Kindergarten Assistant

 

The CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a requirement for anyone who wishes to seek paid work within the early childhood sector. This is a regulated requirement from the governing regulatory body: The Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Who is this for?

You might have an interest in working with young children during the formative years of their development, or a passion to be a teacher. Despite this, you're not currently working in this field and are looking to enter. If this is you, then you've come to the right place.

This course is for anyone with a passion for Early Childhood Education and Care who is looking to kickstart their career in Early Learning.

Study Options

Making Education offers a variety of learning options including:

  • Face to Face Classroom based Learning
  • Online Flexi-Study Learning
  • Traineeship (where students can work and learn simultaneously).

 

Please read the structure of these options below select the one that best suits your needs. For any further information, please contact the team.

Apply for this course

NameLocationCourse Start Date
[2024] - Traineeship for CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

To apply, simply click the ‘Enrol Now’ button, and fill in the fields required. A member of our support team will reach out to you to provide you with more information.

Please note, completion of the initial enrolment into one of our Qualification’s is not a guaranteed acceptance into the course. As there are entry requirements and other factors required to ensure students will have every chance of being successful during their study, this enrolment is an initial application which our enrolment officers will then take to the next stage.

If you are wanting to apply to our qualifications but there are no current open classes, or the study option you want is not there, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Alternatively, you can get in contact with our team by phone or email:

email – Learn@makingeducation.com.au
phone – (03) 9125 1790

Students will have to undergo a minimum of 160 hours of practical placement as well as having to complete the following units:

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices

HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCECE033 – Develop Positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE031 – Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing

CHCECE032 – Nurture babies and toddlers

CHCECE055 – Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

CHCECE056 – Work effectively in children’s education and care

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

CHCECE038 – Observe children to inform practice

CHCECE054 – Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ culture

CHCECE030 – Support inclusion and diversity

CHCECE037 – Support children to connect with the natural environment

Based off industry recommendation, our two elective units have been selected for all delivery and study options.

The two electives are as follows:

HLTFSE001 – Follow basic food safety practices.

CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people.

At Making Education, we use a specialised ‘Cluster’ module learning method, whereby we merge a selection of units into a single Clustered Unit.

This has been developed to optimise the delivery and overall educational experience for our students.

An outline can be found below on how certain units have been clustered together:

Supporting Children’s Development and Learning

  • 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.
  • CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice.

Care and Nurturing

  • CHCECE031 Support Children’s health, safety, and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers

Inclusion and Diversity

  • CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures.

Working in Early Childhood

  • CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care.
  • CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care

Applicants must meet the following selection criteria in order to undergo their qualification

  • Willingness to complete a Working with Children’s Check
  • Must be over the age of 18 years.
  • Due to the physical requirements of this unit the student must have the ability to perform CPR on a manikin.
  • Students will be required to provide their own laptop and have access to reliable internet.
  • Students must be physically capable of lifting, carrying, and moving children and equipment as required.
  • As this course requires placement hours to be completed, student must have the ability to travel to the placement service and engage in at least 160 hours of placement.
  • For Online Flexi-Study: Learners must organise and complete their HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting Unit of Competency. For support, please contact us.
  • Learners must complete a pre-enrolment survey and LLN test to assess suitability into this qualification and your desired form of learning.
  • Learners must live or be willing to attend placement at a service within 50km of Mulgrave, VIC 3170. Otherwise, additional charges may apply for trainers to travel. For support, please contact us.

For any queries, please contact hello@makingeducation.com.au for more information or fill out an enquire now form.

Online Flexi-Study:

Providing the highest level of flexibility and work / study / life balance, our Online Flexi-Study option might be for you. Learn from the comfort of wherever you are and complete your placement in milestone blocks as you progress through your study.

You will engage through our online learning portal where you will have access to our eLibrary, online eLearning modules, learning extension activities and more. When you feel you’re ready, you can complete your assessments and receive online feedback from our support team.

If there are no current open classes, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Traineeships:

Does learning while working sound like it would benefit you?

Our traineeship program might be the perfect solution. Complete a large component of your Certificate or Diploma while employed at an Early Learning Service. Work and placements for this study option will be sourced by our Making Education team at one of our partner services.

Receive fortnightly visits for up to 2.5 hours each visit to support your learning whilst at your workplace, and engage in our online learning materials in our student portal to complete the self-paced learning component of the program.

Alternatively, if you have a designated workplace within a 50Km radius of our campus in Mulgrave, then you can elect to conduct the traineeship there. For services outside of this radius, additional fees may apply due to distances travelled by our trainers.

If there are no current open classes, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Face to Face:

A more traditional study option where you can experience the student life, Making Education will be opening up the classroom doors. Learn and Study on campus with in person training by our experienced trainer team.

Our CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will be running Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30am – 5:00pm during Victorian school terms, with Wednesdays being an optional open workshop study session.

Our CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care will be running Thursdays and Fridays 8:30am – 5:00pm during Victorian school terms, with Wednesdays being an optional open workshop study session.

Placements for this study option will be sourced by our Making Education team at one of our partner services.

If there are no current open classes, leave your expression on interest by filling out an enquire now form.

Between February and November, our weekly 1-hour live support workshops will be running to provide you with the opportunity to connect with your peers, or ask questions of our highly experienced and qualified learning professionals. These online workshops follow our tri-week rotating schedule.

Week A – The Tuesday Learning Lunchbox (11:30am to 12:30pm)

Week B – The Thursday Evening Workshop (6:30pm to 7:30pm)

Week C – The Saturday Study Session (4:00pm to 5:00pm)

All students, regardless of delivery option chosen will have access to our live student support via phone between 10:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday, or alternatively via email at any time you need. A member of our eLearning support team will aim to be in contact with you within 48 hours.

Your enrolment into all of our study options will be subject to a duration of 12 months (One full time year), with the ability to extend this enrolment by up to six months at the discretion of the Making Education team if it is required. If you exhaust this timeframe, you may need to re-enrol at the expense of full tuition or pay for an extension on a unit-by-unit basis on a per unit fee.

The generally accepted length of a full time year, used for educational participation, is 1200 hours.

A typical Certificate III is 1200 hours – 1400 hours.
A typical Diploma is 1200 hours – 2400 hours.

These hours involve reading, engaging in workshops, engaging in work placement or workplace-based learning, conducting assessments, being observed and more. As such, each individual learner will have a different experience in hours and how quickly they finish.

To be successful, students should make the most of their placement hours, and meaningfully engage with the learning portal and coursework.

You should expect to be putting in at least 5 hours a week of study on top of completing your placements, learning materials and assessments.

For our Online Flexi-Study option, you will have your scheduled placement visits at the end of each Study – Block milestone. These visits of up to half a day are included in your course tuition. If further visits are needed due to not being able to demonstrate required competencies, additional fees may apply.

Delivery Options Tuition:

Online Flexi-Study: $1750

Traineeship: $1750

Face to Face: $4500

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): $75 per unit on application, with a quote generated depending of required workload charged at $100 per hour.

Additional Fees:

Materials Fee: $250

Working with Children’s Check: At your own expense.

Potential Charges:

Additional Half Day Assessor: $199

Single Unit Extension: $200

Full Enrolment Extension (6 months): $575

Outside 50Km Charge: Price by discussion.

In completing this course, you will be assessed in the following ways:

  • Online Theory Quiz.
  • Role Play.
  • Observations of Practice.
  • Case Studies.
  • Reports.
  • Research tasks.
  • Third Party Reports.
  • Reflective Journals.
  • Portfolios.
  • Logbook of placement hours.
  • Verbal Questions.
  • Projects.
  • Workplace based tasks.

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