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Qualification Overview

Early Childhood Education and Care is a growing sector with more parents than ever utilising Early Childhood Services in all its various forms.

Completion of this qualification equips candidates with the skills and competency to undertake the role of an educator in a range of early childhood education settings, working within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

  • Nurture babies and toddlers
  • Participate in workplace health and safety
  • Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • Work effectively in children’s education and care
  • Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Release 1)

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, the candidate must have completed at least 160 hours of work placement in a regulated children’s education and care service as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification.

Duration
The course duration is 10 months (includes 6 weeks of work placement) which is a compulsory component of this qualification and will occur in 2 blocks (2 weeks at week 14 and 4 weeks at week 34).
Delivery Mode
Face to face workshops occur two days each week. Assessment tasks including assignments, in addition to workshops, will be required to complete this qualification. This course is deemed as full-time study.
Entry Requirements

Whilst there are no pre-requisites stated in the training package the sector requires you to achieve a Working with Vulnerable People check prior to commencement of work placement and is arranged by Foresite Training or your Employment Services provider.

You must have a genuine desire to work in this sector. A Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment is required to develop a support plan if necessary.

Unit Code  Unit Title
Core  
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE054             Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
Electives:  
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people