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l1logo CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care   Back

CRICOS Course Code: 108234G
Duration/Fees: 52 weeks (40 weeks delivery plus 12 weeks term break)
  • Tuition Fee: $8,500
  • Material Fee: $1,600
  • Enrolment Fee: $300

Intake Dates
  • 31st January 2022,
  • 26th April 2022,
  • 18th July 2022,
  • 10th October 2022,

  • Mode of Study
  • Course Description
  • Course Structure
  • Entry Requirement
  • Career Opportunities
  • Education Pathways
  • Exit Point/Award

Students study full time mixed mode of delivery that integrates:

  • Face to Face, Online and Self Study* Total of 20 hours per week.
  • scheduled hours for on-line learning (5 hours per week during term time)
  • * self-study to revise and reinforce areas of knowledge, assessment research and assessment preparation and completion.
  • 120 hours mandatory work placement

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education 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 wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of seventeen (17) units of competency, comprising 15 core units and 2 elective units, in accordance with the packaging rules.

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

HLTFSE001 

Follow basic food safety practices

Although there are no stated entry requirements in the CHC Training Package for entry into CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, international students must be 18 years of age or above and provide evidence the following published entry requirements as stated below:

International Students

  • Must be 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment
  • Year 12 or equivalent of Australian HSC

English Language Entry Requirements:

  • IELTS score 6.0 minimum (no lower than 5.5 in each band) or equivalent

Students are required to complete 120 hours mandatory work placement to complete CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Students may request Australian Health and Management Institute to organise their work placement or they may find their own mandatory work placement. In the event the student has selected the work placement, Australian Health and Management Institute staff undertakes a work place suitability assessment prior to approval

All students are required to evidence the following documentation prior to undertaking mandatory work placement

  • Current and satisfactory police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Graduates at this level will have skills for work. Job roles and titles may vary but can include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Family Day Care Worker
  • Nanny
  • Recreation assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor

After successfully achieving CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, candidates may undertake CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Students that successfully complete all 17 units of competency as stated in the Course Structure will be issued with CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. This qualification is recognised nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

Students that complete some but not all of the units of competency as stated in the Course Structure may be issued with a Statement of Attainment. It will identify only those units of competence that have been completed as part of the qualification and recognised nationally under the AQF.

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