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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care CHC30121

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Overview

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This course covers the fundamentals of early childhood development and caring for children. You’ll gain the skills and expertise you need to provide quality education for children in a range of environments and learning centres.

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. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

This early childhood education course is the minimum requirement to work in the early childhood education and care sector. And is a prerequisite for entry into the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50121.

Possible Employment Pathways May Include:

  • Early learning educator 
  • Kindergarten assistant 
  • Family day care educator 
  • Nanny/in-home carer 
  • Long Day Care educator
  • Pre-school Care educator
  • Child Carer

Note: Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, the possible job titles above have been included as a guide only.

Further Education Pathways

After successfully completing this qualification, students may undertake:

  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care 
  • CHC40221 Certificate IV in School Based Education Support 
  • CHC50121- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care 
  • CHC50221 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

Delivery

Course Structure

The course includes a classroom component, off-campus study components and industry placement. Assessment is based on competency, which is the ability to demonstrate specific skills and will involve a combination of assessment methods. These assessments can include written assignments, discussion, interviews, workplace projects and practical demonstrations.

You will be required to complete 160 hours of unpaid practical placement during or at the end of the course at a workplace as agreed on with Diversitat.

This qualification and the various delivery methods have been designed following consultations with industry, learners and other stakeholders.

Delivery Mode/s Blended – Classroom based /online with work placement

Or

Blended – Workplace based/online

Program Duration

38 weeks – full time classroom based

52 weeks – full time workplace based

Delivery Site/s

Diversitat Training/Pulse, cnr Market St and Little Ryrie St Geelong and online

Hours

Classroom students:

–       Classes/online tutorials – 12 hours per week

–       Work placement – 40 hours per week x 4 weeks (To be completed either over the duration of the course or after the completion of the training delivery)

–       Self-study – 10 hours per week x 38 weeks

Work-place based students

–       Classes/online tutorials – 1 hour per week x 52 weeks

–       Self-study – 10 hours per week x 52 weeks

Work Placement

This course requires 160 hours of work placement.

Diversitat organises and administers work placements to students during course services. The opportunity of work placement provides:

  • The student with the opportunity to gain real world experience in their chosen industry;
  • The student to gain initial access to a potential future employer; and
  • The host employer to support and ‘test’ a student as a potential employee.

Workplace learning programs are to achieve curriculum outcomes and enhance the vocational, educational and social development of students.

Diversitat ensures that students with special needs are provided with opportunities on the same basis as other students. This includes identifying and liaising with the workplace around adjustments and accommodations that students with disabilities may require.

Diversitat ensures that students with special needs are provided with opportunities on the same basis as other students. This includes identifying and liaising with the workplace around adjustments and accommodations that students with disabilities may require.

Start Date: 22nd August 2022
Day Course - 12 months 2 days per week 38 weeks

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Units

Units of Study

The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care requires the completion of the following 17 units of competency (including 15 core units and 2 electives)

Core Units

  • CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
  • HLTWHS001
    Participate in workplace health and safety
  • CHCECE030
    Support inclusion and diversity
  • CHCECE031
    Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • CHCECE032
    Nurture babies and toddlers
  • CHCECE033
    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
  • 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
  • CHCECE037
    Support children to connect with the natural environment
  • CHCECE038
    Observe children to inform practice
  • CHCECE054
    Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples cultures
  • CHCECE055
    Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
  • CHCECE056
    Work effectively in children’s education and care

Elective Units

  • CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people
  • CHCPRP003
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Fees

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This training is delivered by Diversitat Training TOID: 5819.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.

 

Different levels of Government subsidy are available – Diversitat Training can help you to determine if you are eligible for a Government subsidy of your training through Skills First. More information about Fees and Charges can be found in our Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

Am I eligible for a funded place?

You may be eligible for funding support from the State or Commonwealth Government under a range of training support and incentive programs.

The Victorian Government Skills First funding is making vocational education and training more accessible to students who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already hold.

The Skills First funding is an entitlement to a Victorian government subsidised place in recognised training that can be accessed at any time and it will continue to be available for training at successively higher levels.

However, please note, undertaking this course may affect your eligibility for funded training with the Victorian Government in the future, as:

  • You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses in a year.
  • You can’t do more than 2 subsidised courses at the same time.
  • You can’t start* more than 2 subsidised courses at the same qualification level in your life.

Diversitat Training will check your eligibility before offering you a funded place. Information on how to prepare for your eligibility assessment is here: https://www.skills.vic.gov.au/victorianskillsgateway/Understand/Pages/eligibilityassessment.aspx

If you are eligible for funding, the Victorian Government Skills First can contribute to the cost of your training.

For more information on Skills First Funding, visit;

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/students.aspx

Entry Requirements

The CHC National Training Package indicates that there are no qualification or other entry requirements for this qualification.

 

Diversitat recommended entry requirements:

  • To be able to pass a Working With Children Check and National Police Check
  • 18 years of age
  • Certain level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirement

Technology Requirements

Diversitat Training qualifications require students to have an intermediate understanding of the use of computers and the internet. If they do not have skills at the required level they will be provided with additional support such as one on one training, mentoring and peer support. Students are recommended to have access to a computer and a broadband internet connection at home.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

All students are assessed prior to enrolment to ensure they achieve competence at the required ACSF level utilising Diversitat’s Qualification Suitability Assessment tool (LLN Robot) and during the pre-training review interview.

The tool assesses Reading, Writing, Numeracy, Oral Communication and Learning skills; as well as the applicant’s suitability for the specific qualification applied for.

A Pre-Training Assessment is conducted prior to enrolment to determine the ACSF levels of the student. The assessment tools used are accompanied by a marking guide. This marking guide ensures consistency between assessors. All staff undertaking assessment of the completed ACSF pre training assessment tools have received training in this task.

RPL and Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL involves a formal recognition of the skills and knowledge you have already achieved through previous studies, work and life experiences.

To obtain Recognition of Prior Learning you must satisfy the requirements for the entire unit, not just some parts of it.

If you believe you qualify, we will formally assess your existing skills and knowledge and determine if they can count towards your qualification and shorten the period of training. This will take into account;

  • work-related training courses
  • on-the-job skills and work experience
  • volunteer and community work
  • a combination of all of the above

Fees for RPL are determined based on units and nominal hours.

Credit Transfer

Obligation to recognise qualifications and statement of attainments (Credit Transfer)

It is our obligation to recognise qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other RTOs which align to your proposed course of study. This is known as Credit Transfer (CT).

You may be eligible for credit transfer of units if you have studied before. This means you will not need to repeat a unit if you can provide certified evidence of successfully completing a unit that is equivalent to a unit currently included in a course or traineeship.

To apply for a Credit Transfer you will need to present the original certified copy of Qualification or Statement of Attainment and a transcript clearly indicating the course and units undertaken and results obtained. This should take place prior to the commencement of the course.

If you are a full fee paying student, You will need to provide the evidence within 2 weeks of your enrolment application or you will be charged tuition for those units.

There is no fee for Credit Transfer.

FAQs

Induction before you start the course

You will be given a formal induction at the beginning of your course. Important details are further communicated in the Student Handbook which can be downloaded from Current Students page.

There is a formal induction checklist that you will be taken through and at the end of induction you will be asked to sign the checklist to verify that you understand the details, including competency based assessment and reasonable adjustment, assessment methods, due dates and delivery requirements, surveys and the complaints/appeals process.

Alongside this there are also worksite inductions conducted if you are participating in placement as part of your training.

Issuing Certificates

On successful completion, participants will be issued with a certificate for this qualification within 30 calendar days. For unit completion only, a Statement of Attainment will be awarded.

Materials Required

Diversitat Training will provide all course information and resources; however, participants are required to provide their own work folders, pens etc. A materials/resources fee may be charged for course materials such as resources, handouts and text materials. Additional expenses/levies may be required for some courses to cover extra course expenses such as tools of trade, equipment, excursions etc. You will be advised if these expenses apply to your studies prior to enrolment.

Access & Equity / Reasonable Adjustment

Modification or adjustments may be made to the learning materials and methods suitable to the student.

At times students may require adjustment to assessment (for example students with a physical disability). By applying reasonable adjustment, aiming to respect the student’s learning needs, whilst delivering quality training, and promote access and equity consistently to all students ensures a fair and reasonable assessment and work judged on merit, demonstrating no victimisation nor discrimination.

For more information about reasonable adjustment please visit the Current Students page on our website and download the latest Student Handbook.

Important

Completing a qualification does not guarantee a job outcome, any possible job titles above have been included as a guide only. Completing a qualification does not guarantee a license by an industry regulator within the course jurisdiction. There are no guaranteed employment or qualification outcomes in the VET sector.

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study Option Tuition Cost Amenities Materials Resources Other Total Fee
Classroom Based $300.00 $100.00 $400.00
Traineeship/FOCS $300.00 $100.00 $400.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study Option Tuition Cost Amenities Materials Resources Other Total Fee
Classroom Based $60.00 $100.00 $160.00
Traineeship/FOCS $60.00 $100.00 $160.00

The tabs above provide the full breakdown of fees & charges for funded (funding without concession),  concession funding and Fee for Service (full fee paying). which displays in the table below.

Diversitat Training staff will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for funding or Concession or no funding (fee for service). For a detailed explanation of Fees & Charges please have a look at our Fees & Charges page.

Learner Tuition Fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Study options: C = Classroom Based Learning, W = Workplace Based Traineeship

PLEASE NOTE: Fees may apply for placement depending on the facility. If additional fees apply, this will be discussed with any students affected individually.

Some courses are only available as full fee for service (FFS).

 

Study Option Tuition Cost Amenities Materials Resources Other Total Fee
Classroom Based $3,525.00 $100.00 $3,625.00
Traineeship/FOCS $3,525.00 $100.00 $3,625.00

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