CERTIFICATE III IN early CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE

National Course Code CH30113

CRICOS Course Code 083064G

This qualification provides workers looking to work with children in a supervised or unsupervised capacity with an understanding of child-centred approaches, knowledge about learning and development, and using organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling the children to achieve their physical and mental development.

Undertaking this qualification will prepare you for work in early childhood education settings that meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

This program includes 540 hours of face-to-face study of which 120 hours are practical.

Pathways from the Qualification

Cert III graduates can articulate to Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment Outcomes

  • Childcare Worker
  • Family Day Care
  • Playground Supervisor
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Mobile Assistant
  • Nanny

Units of competency

Core Units

  1. CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
  2. CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence
  3. CHCECE002  – Ensure the health and safety of children
  4. CHCECE003 – Provide care for children
  5. CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
  6. CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
  7. CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  8. CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
  9. CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
  10. CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  11. CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice
  12. CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically
  13. CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  14. HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  15. HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

  1. BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development
  2. CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people
  3. CHCPRT003 – Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people
LOCATION

Sydney City and Bankstown Campuses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should satisfy both academic and English requirements. 

Academic: Completed Year 12 with some work experience

English Language Proficiency: Students are required to have an English proficiency level of at least 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent. 

TIMETABLE

Subject to demand, you can choose morning, afternoon, or evening class during week days or weekend.

DURATION

Total 540 hours, of which 120 house are practical (20 hours/week, 9 weeks/term over 3 terms or 9 months). 

DELIVERY METHODS

This is a full-time course which includes a combination of classroom and online learning activities. The delivery includes lecturing, practical sessions, self-directed learning and simulated work-based tasks. 

CREDIT TRANSFER

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study. 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

You can reduce your study time through RPL, a process to recognize the learning outcomes you have achieved through formal, informal and/or unformal learning (Work experience). 

HOW TO ENROL

For details about how to enrol, and starting dates, see International Students

CREDIT TRANSFER

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study. 

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

You can reduce your study time through RPL, a process to recognize the learning outcomes you have achieved through formal, informal and/or unformal learning (Work experience). 

Government subsidies

Residents of NSW who meet the requirements, may be able to get government subsidies for studying this course. See Domestic Courses, for a list of courses which are able to access Smart and Skilled funding.

University Preparation College

CRICOS Provider Code 02751M

RTO number 91364

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Sydney City Campus

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

1-5 Randle Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

P: +61 2 8098 1481

Bankstown Campus

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm

27 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown, NSW 2200

P: +61 2 9791 6020

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