CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification will give you a starting point to enter the child care industry, in many settings like child care, family daycare, out-of-school care, occasional care, and long daycare. The CHC30113 Certificate III qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care (childcare course) is the minimum entry requirement for employment.

Studying the course will give you access to choose from a range of nationally recognized qualifications at Inspire & Learn. It will help you achieve your career goal by choosing the dedicated employment pathways required by you to complete the learning so your work towards inspiring children to become highly competent learners will be your focus for learning.

If you are

• Thinking of taking a career change or

• Upgrading your qualification (Educator/ Trainer/Assessor) or

• Study while you work towards your career or

• Want to enter the Child care industry and study this qualification while actively seeking employment

Then, Inspire & Learn can be your training provider of choice in attaining your career goal.

Become Educators of tomorrow by inspiring children through dedicated learning outcome pathways guided by the Early Years Learning Framework where you will receive an opportunity to build and strengthen knowledge in the areas of National Quality Framework, you will also learn about the National Quality Standards and will have a dedicated trainer assigned to support you towards the understanding of the two nationally recognized frameworks to help you establish the foundation for children’s learning and development in order for you to help children achieve their goals as outlined in the framework guidelines.

Studying the course will help you support the children in their everyday learning milestones such as learn to draw, paint, write, sing, dance, being a team player, communicate with peers along with healthy eating and sleeping habits, it will also help you understand the industry standards to meet the compliance requirements as outlined in the National Quality Framework. While you will work with children or volunteer at your local child care facility you will learn to support their ideas, strengths, abilities and apply principles of secure respectful and reciprocal relationships via a range of learning environments, respect for diversity. You will also help children build their identity, effective communication skills and learn to interact positively, and apply genuine interactive methods to comply with the education and care services national law and regulation.

As part of the course, you will get enhanced learning opportunity to learn and apply the nationally recognized approved learning frameworks in the context of child care by using and understanding the Belonging Being Becoming or the Early Years Learning Framework and also the framework for School Age Education and Care – My Time Our Place into practice along with gaining essential knowledge of critical reflections and ways to apply ongoing assessment practices.

Flexible study options available to students allow them to work with dedicated trainer support 7 days a week, you will receive ongoing regular training from Inspire & Learn trainers who specialize in training the early childhood education and care qualification and are current in their industry of child care holding the right level of skills and knowledge to guide you through the learning outcomes of each unit of study.

National Quality Framework for Early Childhood

Certificate III qualification in early childhood course will teach you the requirements of the National Quality Framework including the operational requirements and the Seven Quality Areas required by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority ACECQA.

Additionally, you will equip yourself with knowledge & skill on topics like

· Supporting & building relationships with children and families from diverse background

· Attachment theory – providing care to babies & toddlers in early childhood settings

· Understanding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture

· Understanding your role within the policy requirements of a legal and ethical framework

· Using safe & hygienic practices to help children choose healthy eating habits

· Learning about the industry organization standards, practices that guide

· Role modeling respectful & positive relationships with children

· Helping children manage their own behavior

· Gathering information on children’s learning

· Plan and write a basic curriculum plan

· Critical Reflections on Early Childhood practices

Offers 2 modes of study to choose from: Full Time

Face to Face – Work-based / Employment-based & Online study with work placement

Inspire & Learn also offers Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL and CT) for students upgrading their qualifications.

Entry Requirements:

Face to Face – Work-based / Employment-based

All candidates must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to Inspire & Learn.

A letter of employment

Online study with work placement

All candidates must be aged 18 years or over at the time of applying for admission to Inspire & Learn.

Note: Letter of employment - relates to working with/for children or in a similar environment. Contact administration staff to check if you meet the entry requirements before enrolling.

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 120 hours of workplace training/work placement in a regulated education and care service.

Duration of training:

Approximately – 14 months can be self-paced up to 18 months

57 weeks (inclusive of 120 hours of supervised work placement/ workplace training)

Approx. 21 hours of the weekly study

Certificate III in Early Childhood Career Opportunities

Employment Pathway opportunities available to candidates who complete the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care by gaining skills and knowledge at Inspire & Learn:

· Educator

· Child Care Educator

· Family Day Care Educator

· Out of School Hours Care Educator

· Occasional Care worker

· Relief educator

· Early Childhood Educator

· Playgroup Supervisor

· Assistant Educator in long daycare, child care centers, occasional care

· Assistant Educator in a Kindergarten or preschool program

· Assistant Educator in occasional care

· In-Home Care Provider

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education Pathways

On successful completion of the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, the candidate can study

CHC50113 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 CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Total Number of Units 18 | Number of Core Units 15 | Number of Elective Units 3

Core Units:

CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence

CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE003 Provide care for children

CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety


CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

CHCECE006 Support behavior of children and young people

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Qualification and recognition

After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Vocational Placement for students studying online or work-based:

All students must complete at least 120 hours of work placement as part of this Certificate III qualification, even if you are employed in the early childhood industry the placement with the right age group of children from birth to 5 years of age is compulsory.

Inspire & Learn Assessor will work closely with you at the placement time to assist and guide you in choosing the right early childhood service in a regulated education and care setting also called the ACECQA approved early childhood service.

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

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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.

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