This qualification 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.
What will I learn?
Topics covered in this course include:
- Provide educational care for babies and children
- Ensure the health and safety of children and fellow workers
- Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
- Understanding legislation, policies and procedures
- Learn to work in a supportive team environment
- Work sensitively with children and families from other cultures
- Understand childhood development
How is it delivered?
This course is available through the following options:
- Face-to-face training is offered through fortnightly workshops, self-paced study, vocational placement and tutorial support.
- Blended learning including self-paced study using workbooks and supported with phone and email tutorial support. A range of options are available to best suit your learning style.
Units of Competency
How many units are needed for the qualification?
You must be assessed as competent in a total of 18 units of competency 15 core and 3 electives—to be awarded the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
- CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
- CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
- CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
- CHCECE003 Provide care for children
- CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
- CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
- CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
- CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
- CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
- CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
- HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
- HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety
- CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
- CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
- CHCECE010 Support the holistic development in early childhood
Electives (other units may be chosen dependent on delivery stream)
- CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
- CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
- CHCECE006 Support the behavior of children and young people
- CHCEDS031 Provide support to students with autism spectrum disorder
As part of the course, you are required to complete a work placement at an Early Childhood Education and Care Centre. Your work placement provides the opportunity to:
- Strengthen experience of the workplace to support future expectations of performance in the workforce
- Develop practical skills and the application of knowledge within the workplace to promote stronger embedding of learning
- Provide exposure to real workplace situations and circumstances which cannot be replicated in a learning environment
Please note that certain units have practical work placement hours that are required to be completed before the unit is deemed competent. These hours can be completed within your practicum. If you are currently working, these hours can be counted. To complete the certificate it will take approximately 1-2 years (1200-2400hours). These timelines may differ depending on the type of funding and study arrangements. These timelines may differ depending on the type of funding and study arrangements.
Note: *All participants undertaking this course must apply for a Blue Card prior to commencing Vocational Placement. There is no cost associated with applying for a Blue Card when you apply through CEDAR Centre as a student. Under some funded programs, you may not be able to commence your course if ineligible for a blue card. Further information on the Blue Card can be found at https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/index.html
Recognition of Prior Learning
Your history of life and work experiences, as well as formal and informal training, may be applied using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. All students are offered RPL upon enrolment or commencement of training. Documentary evidence will be required.
Participants will be provided with:
- Workbooks and Assessment Guides for each unit
- Participant Handbook and Course Guides
- Access to additional supports Funding & Costs
This qualification is offered through:
- UserChoice Traineeships
- Certificate 3 Guarantee
- Year 12 Fee Free
You can refer to the following documents for further information:
How do I enrol?
You can download the enrolment form directly from our webpage, have it emailed to you or drop in and see us.
If you are not ready to enrol but are interested, please contact us.
Call: 07 4512 6770