Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care – CHC30113

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This Qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of Early Childhood settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s well-being, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au

Career Opportunities

Employment may be sought in the following areas:

  • Child Care Assistant/Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Family Day Care worker/Educator
  • Child Care worker/Educator
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant/Educator
  • Recreation Assistant/Educator
  • Nanny
  • Mobile Assistant/Educator

Modes of Delivery

  • Self-paced external study packages
  • Traineeships
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Online study packages and distance education
  • Saturday workshops
  • Night Classes

Duration

There are no due dates on assessment and no exams however all units have a three month expiry. There are 18 units in the Certificate III course, 15 core units and 3 electives units. All 3 electives must be completed as well as HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting Certificate (a core unit). It takes 12-24 months to complete this program, however, the more time you allocate to study the quicker you can achieve your qualification.

A practical component is also required for the course, a minimum of 120 work placement hours and students are also required to complete additional workplace tasks for all units

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of Year 10 with sound English
  • Completion of a online student orientation test and completion of a student evaluation on language, literacy and numeracy

Vocational Placement

Completion of on-the-job tasks in a Children’s Services setting is a compulsory requirement of this Qualification. This means that students must have access to a licensed Child Care Service on a regular basis. The on-the-job experience gives students the practical and hands-on skills required to achieve competency.

Students completing CHC30113 must complete a minimum of 120 work placement hours in a regulated early childhood education and care service, however students will more than likely complete more than 120 hours in total. Please note that certain units require that a task should be demonstrated a number of times, and over a period of time.  During the 120 work placement hours students are assessed on their application of knowledge and skills.

Family Daycare students must complete a minimum of 12 hours work placement in a long day care service when completing unit CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers.

HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

We conduct regular First Aid Classes at our College.  Please note that these classes are delivered by B.L.S. First Aid Training, RTO: 3399.  B.L.S First Aid Training deliver and assess this unit and issue the Qualification. www.blsfirstaid.com.au

Further Studies

On successful completion of this Qualification students may progress into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Units of competency

Compulsory

HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011). Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children�;s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

Textbook One – The Big Picture 3rd Edition by Karen Kearns This textbook contains all the learning materials for Group One, Group Two and Group Four of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Textbook Two – Birth to Big School 3rd Edition by Karen Kearns This textbook contains all the learning materials for Group Three of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

CHCLEG001 – The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to work legally and ethically.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to address duty of care requirements as well as work within an ethical framework, and apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures in responding to children and young people.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to ensure the health and safety of children.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to ensure children�;s physical and emotional well-being is maintained and their self-sufficiency is nurtured.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the knowledge and skills required to promote healthy eating and ensure that food and drinks provided are nutritious, appropriate for each child and prepared in a safe and hygienic manner.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills of Educators working with babies and toddlers to ensure that the children�;s physical and emotional well-being is maintained.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to support and recognise the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children from birth to 6 years of age.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills required to support children?s play and learning.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills required to gather information about children through observation and other sources as a basis to inform program planning cycles and to share with children and their families.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to address duty of care requirements as well as work within an ethical framework, and apply relevant legislation, policies and procedures in responding to children and young people.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to ensure they can develop and maintain effective relationships and promote positive behaviour.

The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the knowledge and skills required to enable you to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including cross-cultural awareness and issues involving working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, organisations and communities.

Elective

BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development. The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills you will need to work effectively as an individual and in within a team to contribute to the achievement of Children�;;s Services organisational objectives.

CHCECE012 – Support children to connect with their world The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills you will need to support and encourage children�;s connection with their environment.

CHCECE006 – Support the behaviour of children and young people The assessment tasks within this unit provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate evidence of the required knowledge and skills to apply strategies to guide responsible behaviour of children and young people in a safe and supportive environment.