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.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au
Course Duration: 52 weeks
DELIVERY PERIOD AND DURATION
The guided learning component of this qualification (i.e. supervised learning such as classes, lectures, tutorials. Students undertaking the course is face-to-face mode, this comprises 42 weeks of tuition, 6 weeks holiday and individual study for approximately 10 hours per tuition week.
The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care has a mandatory work placement period of 120 hours. Students must complete work placement hours as well as all required units of competency outlined in the course structure to be deemed competent in this course and be issued certification.
The entry requirements for this qualification are:
- The student must be 18 years of age or over
- Have sound communication skills:
- Provide IELTS certificate showing a score of 5.5 or above (or equivalent)
- Undertake and successfully complete The One International College Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment and achieve ACSF Level of 3
- Completed year 12 (HSC or Equivalent)
- Able to obtain a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check
- Have the ability to undertake a 120 hours practical placement in a regulated education and care service.
- Be able to satisfactorily participate in pre-enrolment interview
- Have the ability to complete a first aid course (HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting)
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Child Care Worker
- Youth Worker
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
The One International College CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of 18 units of competency, comprising, in accordance with the packaging rules, 15 core units and 3 units selected from the list of elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit of Competency||Core or Elective|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||Core|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence||Core|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children||Core|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children||Core|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks||Core|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers||Core|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children||Core|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice||Core|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood||Core|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning||Core|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice||Core|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk||Core|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting||Core|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in work health and safety||Core|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety||Core|
|CHCECE006||Support behaviour of children and young people||Elective|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world||Elective|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people||Elective|
LEARNER SUPPORT & WELFARE SERVICES
The One International College ensures that policies and procedures are in place to ensure the care, safety and welfare of participants which are consistent with relevant legislation. We also ensure that opportunities to access the college courses are provided to participants with special needs. We provide advice, support and welfare services to participants to assist them with issues that may arise during their study. Participants are fully informed of the welfare services available to them at orientation and in the student handbook.
AQF Specification for Certificate III
|Summary||Graduates at this level will have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for work and/or further learning|
|Knowledge||Graduates at this level will have factual, technical, procedural and some theoretical knowledge of a specific area of work and learning|
|Skills||Graduates at this level will have a range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to selectand apply a specialised range of methods, tools, materials and information to:
· complete routine activities
· provide and transmit solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems
|Application of knowledge and skills||Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy and judgement and to take limited responsibility in known and stable contexts within established parameters.|