The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the entry level qualification for anyone who wants to work in childcare.
This qualification covers the fundamentals of early childhood development, education and care. Upon completion of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care you will have the skills, knowledge and experience to plan activities that promote children’s learning through play. These experiences will help you contribute in the development of children into confident and competent learners during their time spent at their early learning centres. With a qualification of AET’s Early Childhood course, you will be ready to kick-start a rewarding and fulfilling career as an Early Childhood Educator, a Family Day Care Educator or Nanny.
Minimum of 160 hours that we can help you organise (working hours can be logged as placement hours for workplace students)
Classroom based, Workplace, Virtual/Blended
Please contact the administration team for more information.
There are no entry requirements for this course, however students are required to undertake the Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment and Pre -Training Review.
This will assist to determine candidate’s suitability and relevance for the course and identification of any support required.
Working with Children Check required before undertaking Work Placement.
Learners who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:
This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to undertake job roles such as:
Victorian residents who undertake training may be eligible for Commonwealth and Victorian Government Funding (Skills First previously known as Victorian Training Guarantee). Use our easy Eligibility Checker to find out if you’re eligible for Victorian Government Funding. Funded places are limited, so be sure to make a timely application!
|Qualification Code and Name||Units||Estimated Duration||Administration Charges (Non Refundable)||Skills First Tuition Fee||*Skills First Concession Tuition Fee||Fee For Service|
|CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (Non-Traineeship and Traineeship)||17||12 months||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00||$3000.00|
This qualification is funded (under Skills First Program) for eligible candidates only for Non Traineeship and Traineeship.
*Concession fee is applicable to eligible students only, as per the latest Skills First Fee Guidelines. Contact AET to check fee concession eligibility.
Please be aware that if your course is being subsidised by the Victorian Government under the Skills First program that enrolling in the above course may affect your future training options and eligibility for further government subsidised training under the Skills First program.
For more information on government subsidised training use the following link: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/skillsfirst/Pages/default.aspx
The tuition fees are indicative and may be varied subject to individual circumstances on enrolment.
This course has 17 units of competency:
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Core/Elective|
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care||Core|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children’s education and care||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety||Core|
|CHCECE031||Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing||Core|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers||Core|
|HLTAID012||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting||Core|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||Core|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity||Core|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures||Core|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||Core|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||Core|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children||Core|
|CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning||Core|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment||Core|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice||Core|
|HLTWHS004||Manage work health and safety||Elective|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Elective|