Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

COURSE CODE CHC30121  CRICOS CODE 107501A

Course Duration

Course Duration

52 Weeks

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Campus Location

Sydney CBD and Windsor (Regional NSW)

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised
Training

Study Mode - Classroom

Study Mode

Classroom + Work Placement

QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTION


The Certificate III in Early Childcare Education and Care is delivered from our both campuses (Sydney CBD and Windsor (Regional NSW). 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 a certificate 3 in childcare 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.

For students looking for childcare courses in Sydney or regional NSW, please note that all our childcare courses are delivered from our Windsor, Sydney campus. All qualifications are recognised throughout Australia and designed for people who want to start or progress their career in childcare and early education.

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

You can find out more about our childcare courses, including the Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, as well as the short courses offered from our Sydney campus, by calling us on (02) 89 646 457 or contacting us online.

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 newerainstitute.edu.au 

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

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 newerainstitute.edu.au

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

PREREQUISITES


There are no prerequisites for this qualification.

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

 

COURSE LOCATION and DURATION


This course is delivered at two campuses:

Address
Windsor (Regional NSW) Campus: Suite 13 & 14, 100 George Street Windsor NSW 2756   
Sydney CBD Campus: level 6, 56-58 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000 
 

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.

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 practical.

Students who need help may contact student support.

COURSE -  CREDIT TRANSFER


Students can apply for credit transfer where there is an exact match of the units of competency within the course achieved through an accredited VET qualification in an approved registered training organisation (RTO).

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
If RPL/credit transfer is approved, the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) will be adjusted to reflect any reduction in the period of study the student is enrolled in. The study load will remain the scheduled 20 hours per week as per the student visa requirements.

*Please refer to the International Student Handbook for more information on Credit Transfer. You may contact the admission department to find out on how to apply via contact us

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)


Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the course. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the course.

FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If RPL/credit transfer is approved, the student’s Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) will be adjusted to reflect any reduction in the period of study the student is enrolled in. The study load will remain the scheduled 20 hours per week as per the student visa requirements.

*Please refer to the International Student Handbook for more information on Recognition of Prior Learning. You may contact the admission department to find out on how to apply via contact us

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.

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


    • 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.

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