CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site. Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre- schools or kindergartens. To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours. Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes this qualification as the approved early childhood education and care qualification. This is the minimum qualification to work in child care industry.
Online study with work placement
All candidates must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to Inspire & Learn.
Pre-Enrolment Interview, language literacy numeracy & Digital Literacy Test:
You will be required to complete the Pre-Enrolment Interview, LLN & Digital Literacy Test prior to course commencement.
Supervised Practical Placement Agreement (3 party agreement) :
You will be required to complete 160 hours of workplace training/work placement in a regulated education and care service.
Duration of training:
Approximately – 12 months can be self-paced up to 14 months
54 - 57 weeks (inclusive of 160 hours of supervised work placement/ workplace training)
Approx. 20-21 hours of the weekly study
CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care opportunities Employment Pathway opportunities available to candidates who complete the CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care by gaining skills and knowledge at Inspire & Learn:
• early childhood educator
• family day carer
• out of school hour care assistant
• recreation assistant
• kindergarten assistant
CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Pathways
On successful completion of the CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, the candidate can study the following qualification
• CHC50121 - Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Fee information: (Payment options are available)
• Refer Fee Payment Options
• Note: Inspire & Learn course fee does not include the working with children check, police clearance, and First aid refresher course, always check with your trainer further eligibility.
Units of competency delivered for CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Total number of units = 17
▪ 15 core units
▪ 2 elective units
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
▪ Elective units
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
Qualification and recognition
After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Vocational Placement for students studying online or work-based:
All students must complete at least 160 hours of work placement as part of this Certificate III qualification, even if you are employed in the Early Childhood/ Child Care setting. Inspire & Learn Assessor will work closely with you at the placement time to assist and guide you in choosing the right child care facility.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Job Outlook
All Child Carers
· Weekly Pay is $953 (approximately)
· Very strong Future Growth
· 156,300 Employment Size number of workers who do this as their main job
Workers currently employed in the child care industry as per census data :
· 47% Full-Time workers
· 95% of female workers in the child care industry usually Average age of 33 years
More on job outlook
Job openings can be found on sites like www.seek.com.au
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First Aid Courses Information: When you undertake a qualification with Inspire & Learn, the First Aid courses are not included in the course fee. The First Aid unit is offered by Inspire & Learn in Victoria only, every student must pay for the first aid course unit. The student has the choice to either study at our location where they are required to attend classroom training and must be physically present for the required length of chosen first aid course. If the student cannot attend at our location in Victoria, then the student can choose to attend with any other training provider the approved first aid unit which is listed in their qualification at their own expense, (The first aid units cannot be completed through distance mode and requires a face to face class to be undertaken successfully in order for students to achieve competency in the first aid unit). Inspire & Learn will provide credit transfer once the relevant first aid unit is completed. We recommend choosing the right first aid unit code before enrolling and we encourage you to also check with your trainer before you enroll.
Inspire & Learn offers a range of Nationally recognized first aid training courses offered at all-time low pricing. Check the website for details.
RTO facility: 18, Morris Street, Melton South, Melbourne -3338
Third-Party Information Please Note: Courses are offered & delivered exclusively by Inspire & Learn Registered Training Organisation RTO ID 45125. Inspire & Learn does not have or use any third party for the delivery of courses.