CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
If you thrive in giving the next generation the best possible start, then look at completing a qualification in early childhood education and care. This course is included in the Australian and Queensland Government’s Fee Free TAFE program.
Mixed Mode, On-campus, RPL/RCC/Credit
There are multiple durations. Please refer to the Course Structure below.
Mixed Mode, Rockhampton
CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care is a pre-requisite to the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Students can further their study opportunities with unit credits towards other qualifications within CQUniversity. Occupations include but are not limited to Early Childhood Educator in long day care services, family daycare, in-home care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
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 and within organisational policies and procedures, within the requirements of the Education and Care National Quality Framework. Attaining the required skills and knowledge of an Early Childhood educator provides you with an understanding of how to engage children in play-based learning activities, that contribute to reaching individual children's developmental milestones.
To achieve this qualification, students must have completed a total of at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.
This is a nationally recognised accredited course.
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|2023 June||On-campus, Rockhampton|
|2023 July||On-campus, Rockhampton|
|2023 August||On-campus, Rockhampton|
|2023 October||On-campus, Rockhampton|
START TAFE NOW (STN) MIXED MODE
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|2023 October||START TAFE NOW (STN) MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 November||START TAFE NOW (STN) MIXED MODE Available|
START TAFE NOW (STN) - ON CAMPUS
|2023 February||On-campus, Rockhampton|
|2023 March||On-campus, Rockhampton|
|2023 January||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 February||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 March||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 April||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 May||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 June||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 July||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 August||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 September||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 October||MIXED MODE Available|
|2023 November||MIXED MODE Available|
The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within a regulated education and care service, with a mandatory work placement of 160 hours.
Within this time allocation, students can demonstrate the required vocational placement tasks and skills for other units as required for the qualification.
Students may be required to complete additional hours of Vocational Placement, to what is listed on the training package, to achieve this qualification, which is inclusive of the 160 hours required for units CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036.
Units CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036 have mandatory work placement of 160 hours for each unit. To assist students to meet this requirement we have clustered these units, as the total number of 160 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirements of workplace hours within this qualification.
CQUniversity requires: completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher-level course.
The requirement to complete vocational placement component for the duration of the qualification of 160 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia.
The requirement to successfully obtain a Working With Children Check relevant to your state in Australia.
Access to a computer, Internet and intermediate computer skills. 24 hour CQUniversity computer labs are available on selected campuses.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
COVID-19 vaccination is no longer a mandatory requirement for workers in early childhood, primary and secondary education settings. Decisions on mandatory vaccinations will instead be made by the owner or operator of these settings and as such students undertaking work-integrated learning will need to adhere to the individual education setting requirements.
CHC30121 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care is a pre-requisite to the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Students can further their study opportunities with unit credits towards other qualifications within CQUniversity.
Occupations include but are not limited to Early Childhood Educator in long day care services, family daycare, in-home care, pre-schools or kindergartens.
|Fee for service||$4,862.00 (2023)|
|Subsidised full fee||$1,309.00 (2023)|
|Subsidised concession fee||$833.00 (2023)|
|Fee for service per unit||$286.00 (2023)|
|Subsidised full fee per unit||$77.00 (2023)|
|Subsidised concession fee per unit||$49.00 (2023)|
|TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit||$36.70 (2023)|
Queensland Government subsidies are available for eligible applicants to greatly reduce the cost of apprentice and trainee training.
User Choice funding provides a contribution that reduces the cost of training. Eligible apprentices and trainees will be charged $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Free apprenticeships for under 25s will cover the cost of training for employers who commence an eligible new apprentice or trainee, or already have an existing apprentice or trainee aged under 25. Find out more.
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This is a Fee Free TAFE course thanks to the Australian and Queensland Governments. Eligibility criteria applies.
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