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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.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On-campus, Online

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to the Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Gladstone, Rockhampton, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

17 units

JOB PROSPECTS

Pathways:  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.

ON CAMPUS

Duration:

There are two (2) on-campus yearly admissions for the Rockhampton North campus only for this course, they are:

  • February admission
  • July admission

Gladstone campus has one yearly admission for on-campus delivery in February.

This course is delivered over a 38 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. Students must complete all components of the assessment tasks within the course to be deemed competent.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 160 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. The total number of 160 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement of workplace hours within this qualification.

Students may be required to complete 304 hours of Vocational Placement within this course to demonstrate practical tasks, which is inclusive of the 160 hours required for units CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036.

First Aid
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Cluster 1 Health and Safety
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Cluster 2 Legal and Ethical
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Cluster 3 Culture and Community
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE054Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
Cluster 4 Engaging with Environments
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
Cluster 5 Best Practice
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
Cluster 6 Play and Development
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Cluster 7 Effective Work Practices
BSBPEF202Plan and apply time management
CHCECE056Work effectively in children's education and care

START TAFE NOW (STN) - ON CAMPUS

Duration:

There are two (2) on-campus yearly admissions for the Rockhampton North campus only for this course, they are:

  • February admission
  • July admission

Gladstone campus has one yearly admission for on-campus delivery in February.

This course is delivered over a 38 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. Students must complete all components of the assessment tasks within the course to be deemed competent.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 160 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. The total number of 160 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement of workplace hours within this qualification.

Students may be required to complete 304 hours of Vocational Placement within this course to demonstrate practical tasks, which is inclusive of the 160 hours required for units CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036.

First Aid
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Cluster 1 Health and Safety
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Cluster 2 Legal and Ethical
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
Cluster 3 Culture and Community
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE054Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
Cluster 4 Engaging with Environments
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
Cluster 5 Best Practice
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
Cluster 6 Play and Development
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Cluster 7 Effective Work Practices
BSBPEF202Plan and apply time management
CHCECE056Work effectively in children's education and care

ONLINE

Duration:

This course is delivered over a 50 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 160 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. The total number of 160 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement of workplace hours within this qualification.

Students may be required to complete 350 hours of Vocational Placement within this course to demonstrate practical tasks, which is inclusive of the 160 hours required for units CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036.

First Aid
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Cluster 1 Health and Safety
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Cluster 2 Legal and Ethical
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
Cluster 3 Culture and Community
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE054Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
Cluster 4 Engaging with Environments
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
Cluster 5 Best Practice
CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
Cluster 6 Play and Development
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
Cluster 7 Effective Work Practices
CHCECE056Work effectively in children's education and care
BSBPEF202Plan and apply time management

START TAFE NOW (STN) ONLINE

Duration:

This course is delivered over a 50 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

The course is organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within an early childhood setting, with a mandatory work placement of 160 hours in a regulated children's education and care service in Australia. The total number of 160 hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement of workplace hours within this qualification.

Students may be required to complete 350 hours of Vocational Placement within this course to demonstrate practical tasks, which is inclusive of the 160 hours required for units CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036.

First Aid
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Cluster 1 Health and Safety
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Cluster 2 Legal and Ethical
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
Cluster 3 Culture and Community
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE054Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
Cluster 4 Engaging with Environments
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
Cluster 5 Best Practice
CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
Cluster 6 Play and Development
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
Cluster 7 Effective Work Practices
CHCECE056Work effectively in children's education and care
BSBPEF202Plan and apply time management

ON CAMPUS - The MaraWay QLD

Duration:

This course is delivered over a 45 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. Students must complete all components of the assessment tasks within the course to be deemed competent.

First Aid
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Cluster 1 Health and Safety
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Cluster 2 Legal and Ethical
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
Cluster 3 Culture and Community
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE054Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
Cluster 4 Engaging with Environments
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Cluster 5 Best Practice
CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
Cluster 6 Play and Development
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
Cluster 7 Effective Work Practices
BSBPEF202Plan and apply time management
CHCECE056Work effectively in children's education and care

User Choice - Trainees

Duration:

This course is delivered over a 50 week period, however as it is competency and cluster-based, it may be possible for students to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level.

First Aid
HLTAID012Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Cluster 1 Health and Safety
HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health and safety
Cluster 2 Legal and Ethical
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCECE055Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
Cluster 3 Culture and Community
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE054Promote understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
CHCECE030Support inclusion and diversity
Cluster 4 Engaging with Environments
CHCECE037Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE034Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Cluster 5 Best Practice
CHCECE031Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032Nurture babies and toddlers
Cluster 6 Play and Development
CHCECE038Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE033Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE035Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
Cluster 7 Effective Work Practices
CHCECE056Work effectively in children's education and care
BSBPEF202Plan and apply time management

Online

2022 JanuaryOnline Available
2022 FebruaryOnline Available
2022 MarchOnline Available
2022 AprilOnline Available
2022 MayOnline Available
2022 JuneOnline Available
2022 JulyOnline Available
2022 AugustOnline Available
2022 SeptemberOnline Available
2022 OctoberOnline Available
2022 NovemberOnline Available
2022 DecemberOnline Available

ON CAMPUS

2022 FebruaryGladstone, Rockhampton
2022 AprilGladstone, Rockhampton

START TAFE NOW (STN) - ON CAMPUS

2022 FebruaryGladstone, Rockhampton
2022 AprilGladstone, Rockhampton

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.

This course has no residential schools.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement


The COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.


Required: Completion of bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment before 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, refer to www.cqu.edu.au.

Pathways:  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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,675.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$816.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$340.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$275.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$48.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$20.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$13.60 (2022)
JobTrainer$0
JobTrainer fee per unit$0

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure, please call us on 13 27 86.

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