CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This is an entry level qualification for anyone wishing to commence a career in the early childhood sector. This course 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 Standards. Students will learn 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 in full day centres, occasional care facilities, reaches and early learning centres as an Early Childhood Educator.
Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:
- Early childhood educator
- Outside school hours care assistant
- Playgroup supervisor
- Family day care worker
- Recreation assistant
Where can I study this course?
This course is available at:
- Monash University in Clayton
Units of Competency
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
RTO Number: 21526
Course Structure & Duration
This course runs two days per week for approximately 5 months.
Timetable options – click each blue box to see full class details
These fees are inclusive of all learning materials and assessments.
Course fees must be made prior to course commencement. Up to $600 will be taken as a deposit for upfront payments, with the balance to be paid via a payment plan or Request for Invoice/purchase order (eg. If your employer is paying).
All enrolments are subject to our Refund/Transfer Policy, please click here for the relevant details.
The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to create a JobTrainer Fund. This will provide additional funding to increase access to training for Victorians who have been most impacted by COVID – 19.
If you are aged between 17-24 or a job seeker you may be eligible to benefit from free or low fee training places in the below courses.
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
If you are a job seeker you must provide evidence of one of the below documents.
– A current and valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card
– A separation certificate from your employer
– A letter from their employer or company receiver stating that you have been made redundant or will be retrenched.
There is only a limited number of funded spots under the Job Trainer Initiative. Please contact us if you would like further information or if you would like to find out if you are eligible for the funding.
A DebitSuccess Establishment Fee of $12.00 will be collected along with your first payment.
A Payment Dishonour Fee of $14.95 will be charged for each dishonoured payment.
To view the 2021 Indicative Government Subsidised Student Tuition Fees for all our courses please click here. All course fees include manuals throughout the course.
JobTrainer funding is also available for this course. If you are 17-24 years, or an unemployed jobseeker of any age, you may be eligible for JobTrainer funding, regardless of your prior qualifications. Please note we have only very limited places under the JobTrainer funding program for 2021.
You will be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment. Please see student handbook for more information on the LL&N Assessment
You are required to have a Working with Children’s Check, and police check before enrolment into this course.
Students must be 16 years of age or older to complete the course.
Once you have been accepted into your course, you will receive an email roughly one week prior to course commencement. This will include student log in details and information about your classes/venue.
To enrol into this course, please download the enrolment forms below. Once completed please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of the enrolment form you will complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment. Please note, the LLN assessment is a requirement for ALL students who wish to undertake this qualification. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information click here.
Please ensure you sign the enrolment form with your actual signature – find out how to sign a PDF here.
Please do not print the enrolment forms. You can use Adobe PDF viewer/reader to edit the forms and return via email.
You can download this software for free here: https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
Credit Transfer is a process used to recognise qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any other RTO or TAFE. If you have successfully completed any of the units in the course in which you are enrolling, or their equivalent, you may be eligible for credit transfer. Where credit transfer is granted you will be considered to have already successfully completed the unit(s), and will not have to participate in training or assessment activities for that unit(s). In determining where credit transfer may be granted, MSA Training and Professional Development must be confident of the currency of the applicant’s knowledge. In fields where practice/technology is changing rapidly, credit transfer may not be granted where knowledge of unit(s) has dated.
MSA Training and Professional Development will recognise AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by any RTO.
To apply for a credit transfer, please complete the Application for credit transfer form and email it to email@example.com
RPL is an assessment process that gives an individual (you) an opportunity to gain formal recognition—i.e. a qualification or statement of attainment— for knowledge and skills you have attained through informal learning, work and life experiences. If you think you may be able to gain RPL for any of the units for this qualification, please speak to us to request and RPL Information Handout.
Students will be required to complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement in a licenced and registered early childhood service. Practical placement will commence in week 3 of the course structure. You will not be able to complete Placement unless you have a Working with Children’s check and police check.
Please Note: If you have completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care previously, the minimum hours will be reduced.
For students who are looking to further their career beyond completing the Diploma level qualification with us, we are working closely with the Faculty of Education at Monash University to provide a pathway into the dual-sector Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education for eligible students. For more information on this pathway please contact our office.
Belinda has over 28 years in both the Child care and Vocational Education Sector. She has been a Centre Director, Classroom trainer, and delivered Early Childhood training via the Workplace, Distance and Traineeships . Belinda has also worked with Centre Directors to design and deliver Professional Development training to the staff. Belinda has excellent communication and organisational skills which are applied to assist her students with their studies.
Enrolling into this course (classroom based only) will entitle you to a temporary public transport tertiary concession card.
PTV Tertiary Student ID holders receive a 50 per cent discount on travel.
To obtain a PTV Tertiary Student ID you must be:
- attending a normal course of full-time study at an Institution registered with the Victorian Department of Education and Training as shown in the PTV Register of Approved Courses in Tertiary Institutions; and
- a citizen or permanent resident of Australia (Special Category Visa holders excluded); student with refugee status; student studying as part of an approved overseas exchange program; or student holding an Australia Awards Scholarship.
Unfortunately, you’re not eligible for a PTV Tertiary Student ID if you are:
- enrolled in a Masters, Doctorate, or other postgraduate course
- an overseas full-fee paying student (primary, secondary or tertiary)
- enrolled in a tertiary course which is less than 10 weeks duration
- enrolled in an apprenticeship course
- enrolled in an off-campus course
- not studying full time
To assess the type of concession, select ‘Monash Student Association’ in the Institution drop down box, this will bring up a list of MTPD courses.
Applying for a PTV Tertiary ID
Complete the PTV Tertiary Student ID form below and attach to your enrolment application:
- 2020 PTV Tertiary Student ID application form (PDF) 791 KB
- 2020 PTV Tertiary Student ID application form – accessible version (DOCX) 36 KB
For more information go to https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/concessions-and-free-travel/children-and-students/tertiary-students/