Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

COURSE CODE CHC30121  CRICOS CODE 107501A

Course Duration

Course Duration

52 Weeks

Campus Location

Suite 13 & 14,
100 George Street ,
Windsor NSW 2756

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised
Training

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Blended Learning (Classroom and Online) + Work Placement

  • Qualification Description
  • Career Pathways from the Qualification
  • Entry Requirements
  • Packaging Rules
  • Prerequisites
  • Course Duration
  • Delivery Method
  • Course Location
  • Placement Arrangements
  • Course Credit
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  • Education Pathway
  • Fees and Charges
  • Payment Method
  • How to Apply

QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTION


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.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification at New Era Institute, students must complete a total of 180 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

More information can be found at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30121

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 PATHWAYS FROM THE QUALIFICATION


Possible career paths include:

Successful completion of the CHC30121 Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care can lead to a range of potential career opportunities including Early Childhood Educator, Childhood Educator Assistant, Outside School Hours Aide and Preschool Assistant.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


This course is available to international students who are able to provide the requirements stated on the enrolment form:

Minimum requirements:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 with no score below 5.0 in any band, or equivalent(refer to www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/student-visa-english-language-requirements)
  • Have completed Year 12 or an equivalent secondary schooling level of a Higher School Certificate or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience
  • A valid passport
  • have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in the English Language
  • Certified copies of Academic Transcripts and Certificates

Additional Work Placement requirements:

  • Possess a Police check (which is required for placement).
  • Have a Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness to complete manual and physically demanding tasks, such as bending, lifting, and standing for long periods of time.
  • Updated Vaccination Record

Please refer to the International Student Handbook on www.newerainstitute.edu.au 

for information on your rights and responsibilities and services provided by New Era Institute.

PACKAGING RULES


Total number of units = 17

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units

Core Units 

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

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID012

Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units 

 

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

 

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

 

PREREQUISITES


There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

COURSE DURATION


52 weeks comprising of 40 scheduled tuition weeks (including 9 weeks of work placement) and 12 weeks of holidays.

DELIVERY METHOD


20 hours per week of classroom-based learning, 180 hours of Work Placement hours and each week of the course has approximately 10 hours of self-study time.

DELIVERY METHOD


This course is delivered in our classrooms and simulated room at Suite 13 & 14, 100 George Street Windsor NSW 2756. Our facilities include classrooms with data projectors and whiteboards, a simulated childcare facility with cots, high chairs, children's play area, changing table, and dolls, private study space, and Wi-fi capability. All practical placement is conducted in approved placement facilities.

PLACEMENT ARRANGEMENTS


Students will complete 180 hours of work placement. Placements will be in an accredited childcare facility. New Era Institute (NEI) has agreements with workplaces to provide suitable placements for students. Students are encouraged to look for their childcare centres to complete their practicals.

Students who need help, may contact student support.

Classroom Training 

The course will be delivered in the classroom for theory-based learning giving students the opportunity to share ideas, discuss and explore core concepts and practice skills before applying them in their work placement. 

Training will be delivered 2 days per week (15 hours in class) and 5 hours online.

Students will have access to New Era Institute facilities when they are not attending placement to conduct self-study or research and or complete assessment tasks. During training sessions students will also have access to the simulation room to learn and practice skills such as performing activities of daily living tasks for their clients, using equipment such as cots, high chairs, children's play area, changing table, and dolls before the placement begins.

Work Placement 

Students will complete 180 hours of work placement in total.  

Work placement is designed to: 

  • Gain invaluable experience in a real work environment
  • Complete and receive feedback on practical work
  • Develop an understanding of workplace expectations and practices
  • Observe experienced staff completing tasks
  • Develop an understanding of workplace policies and procedures
  • Form networks that may assist with future job opportunities

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment will be conducted individually. Access to the e-Learning portal (Moodle) will be given to students to assist them in their learning journey. You will be provided with a Student Assessment Booklet for each unit of competency which includes:

  • A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
  • Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
  • Assessment resources for each unit of competency
  • Details about when the assessment will occur
  • Details about assessment submission

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Written questions and tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Direct Observation
  • Case studies,
  • Projects
  • Logbook and Third-Party Reports

Students are required to have their own reliable electronic devices (e.g. iPad, laptop, notebook, or desktop computer) with MS office package installed (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and broadband internet connection to study and complete this course. Students who need help and more information may contact student support.

The computer lab is accessible during business hours to all students with free Wi-Fi at New Era Institute campus. Printing and scanning facilities are also available using NEI student cards.

COURSE CREDIT


New Era Institute can grant you credit towards your course for units of competency that you have already completed with another RTO or authorised issuing organisation. There is no charge to apply for Credit. To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form and submit it as part of your enrolment.

*Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on Course Credit.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)


Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL] is a process where skills and knowledge that you have gained through work and life experience and other unrecognised training can be formally recognised. *Please refer to your student Handbook or more information on RPL.

EDUCATION PATHWAY


Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into courses such as Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

FEES AND CHARGES


International students

For more information about the tuition fees and other charges, please click on Fees and Charges.

PAYMENT METHOD


    • Online - Click here to PAY NOW by credit card (A processing fee of 1.75% applies)
    • By Electronic Fund Transfer (Preferred) or direct bank deposit to the nominated bank account stated on the student’s Letter of offer.

HOW TO APPLY


If you would like to enrol, please complete the enrolment form (available on our website or email your request). You may contact our office on +61 2 89 646 457 or via email admissions@newerainstitute.edu.au

Enrolment

This course is available to international students who are able to provide the requirements stated on the enrolment form:

Minimum requirements:

  • Are over the age of 18
  • a valid IELTS score of 5.5 with no score below 5.0 in any band, or equivalent(refer to www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/stud/more/student-visa-english-language-requirements)
  • Have completed Year 12 or an equivalent secondary schooling level of a Higher School Certificate or can demonstrate suitable work or life experience
  • A valid passport
  • have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in English Language
  • Certified copies of Academic Transcripts and Certificates

Additional Work Placement requirements:

  • Possess a Police check (which is required for placement).
  • Have a Working With Children Check (WWCC)
  • Have a reasonable level of fitness to complete manual and physically demanding tasks, such as bending, lifting and standing for long periods of time.
  • Updated Vaccination Record

Please refer to the International Student Handbook on www.newerainstitute.edu.au

for information on your rights and responsibilities and services provided by New Era Institute.

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