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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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The CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification is suited to the role of workers in a range of Early Childhood Educational settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
37 years full-time
Course Code
CHC30121, 108092E
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Fees
$6,500 total

About this course

The CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification is suited to the role of workers in a range of Early Childhood Educational settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Having completed this course, you can support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's wellbeing, learning and development.

This course teaches you the skills and knowledge to provide care to children, and to plan engaging and educational activities to maximise their development. You will be able to create individual profiles and provide appropriate education and care for the children you are working with. You may choose to work under direct supervision or autonomously.

It is perfect for those who want to significantly boost education and work in child care, day-care, family day care, nannying, and other positions that call for prior expertise encouraging young people's development and/or care.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however applicants should demonstrate ability to perform task as required by the industry.

IHNA Admission requirements
  • Applicants are required to be 17 years and 03 months old and above
  • Successful completion of the Australian Year 10 or equivalent*
  • Successful completion of the language, literary and numeracy (LLN) test and demonstration of competence level as exit level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)
  • IELTS Test Score of 5.5 overall (General or Academic)
      or
    • TOEFL iBT Test Score of 46
    • or
    • PTE Academic Test Score of 42
    • or
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162
    • or
    • OET Pass Grade C
    • or
    • IELTS test score of 5 or equivalent with at least 10 weeks ELICOS
    • or
    • IELTS test score of 4.5 or equivalent with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
    • or
    • Successful completion of a General English course with an Upper Intermediate outcome
  • You may be exempted to provide evidence of English Language competence if:
    you have studied for 5 years in an English-speaking country.
      or
    • you have completed at least 6 months of a Certificate IV OR higher-level course in an Australian Education Provider under a student visa
    • or
    • You have successfully completed a foundation course in Australia.
    • or
    • You have successfully completed your high School or higher tertiary qualification in English Language
  • Mature age students (22+) will also be considered without the minimum education requirements. Each case will be reviewed individually to ascertain the capacity of the student to meet course. requirements

*Students are required to meet the Department of Home Affairs English language requirements for student visa applications, which may differ from the above course entry requirements

Additional Requirements
  • Digital literacy
    • Should possess basic computer skills covering the most common usages of a computer, including managing computer files, word processing, using spreadsheets and databases; creating presentations; finding information and communicating using computers; and being aware of social and ethical implications of Internet use.

    • Students should be in possession of their own laptops to facilitate the training and assessment. Recommended Laptop requirements: Core i3 Processor, 4 GB of RAM, Operating system; Windows 7 or later version, Screen; 10" or higher, Microsoft Office or Open Office Program, Adobe Reader and Antivirus Program.

Professional Experience Placement Requirements
  • A National Police Clearance or Australian Federal Police (AFP) Clearance certificate
  • Immunisation is required prior to undertaking 'Professional Experience Placement'(PEP) in healthcare facilities
  • Please declare in your application if you have a disability, disorder, or if you're on any medication that'll require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements.
  • Working with Children Check: Student may have the opportunity to work with patients under the age of 18. However, before Student can be allowed contact with these minors Student needs to obtain a Working with Children (WWC) Check
  • Physical requirements that are necessary to pass the course objectives are:
    • Strength: To assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
    • Mobility: To bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined spaces
    • Hearing: To hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages
    • Vision: To make physical assessments of client and equipment
    • Communication: To communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors

Study locations

Sydney Campus

Perth Campus

Online

Credit for prior study or work

With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.

We use CT where you've completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.

If you're eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees.Check your eligibility with us.

What is a L - Portfolio?

L - Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.

When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.

Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:

  • Files of various formats (text, pictures, video, etc.)
  • Evidence related to courses taken, programs of study, etc.
  • Writing samples (which might include several drafts to show development and improvement)
  • Projects prepared for class or extracurricular activities
  • Evidence of creativity and performance
  • Evidence of extracurricular or co-curricular activities, including examples of leadership
  • Evaluations, analysis and recommendations
Uses of L-Portfolio

Recognition of Prior Learning application:

Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.

This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.

Showcase/Professional L Portfolios

These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student's academic and professional career.

Learning Portfolios

These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.

How to apply

  1. Application: Submit your online application by clicking "Enrol Now" on the top right corner of the course page.
  2. Interview: Once you've met IHNA's eligibility criteria you will be contacted for an interview with an admissions consultant
  3. Offer Letter: If you're successful with the interview you will be offered a place for the course as per the availability of each intake.
  4. Enrolment Fee: After signing the offer acceptance an invoice will be issued for the course. You may be eligible for government funding, so please call our team to know more.
  5. Confirmation of Admission: We will issue a conformation of admission once the enrolment fee has been received.

Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.