CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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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.

General Course Information

Course CodeCHC30113
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate III
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2018- Intake offered for new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)2
Units RequiredTotal 18Core 15Elective 3
Nominal HoursMinimum 844Maximum 888
Last updateWednesday, 15 November 2017 10:19 am
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Course's Descriptors

Course Objectives

The role of educators in this sector involves working with either children in early childhood in a range of education and care settings, or with school aged children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.
    Educators may work under supervision or autonomously, or may have the responsibility of supervising volunteers and other staff. Job roles vary from support, supporting the implementation of an approved learning framework and the wellbeing, learning and development of children, to one of implementing and managing programs, designing and implementing curriculum and running the day-to-day functions of the education and care service.
      This course is delivered over a vast geographical area to a diverse range of clients. This necessitates for flexibility to be built in to the program to meet particular regional and local needs.

      Admission Requirements

      Working towards ACSF level 3.
        There are no mandatory entry requirements for any CHC Community Services Training Package for this qualification. However, it is essential that candidates who wish to commence with this course have well developed literacy, English language and numeracy skills to take on a qualification at this level.
          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:

          Course Requirements

          This program assumes that candidates are already employed in the early childhood sector or are linked with an early childhood service for work placement under appropriate supervision.
            Candidates are expected to comply with the workplace regulatory requirements and work placements should provide the appropriate supervision and guidance from individuals in the workplace and trainers and assessors from Batchelor Institute.
              Candidates will be required to provide evidence of a Working with Children Clearance Notice as required by Care and Protection of Children Act (NT). This is also known locally as an 'ochre card'. All employees must have an 'Employment' category card.
                Where possible, the expectation is that assessment will take place under the conditions and variables of the real workplace. In addition, role plays, simulations and scenarios will be used where the full range of contexts and situations cannot be provided in the workplace or may occur only rarely. These are situations relating to emergency situations or spontaneous procedures where assessment would be unsafe or impractical. Simulated assessment environments will reflect real-life working environments where these skills and knowledge would be performed, including access to all relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.
                  During a period of at least 120 hours, candidates must perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria in one or more regulated early childhood education and care service in each of the following core units:
                      •CHCECE003 Provide care for children
                        •CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
                          •CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
                            •CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
                              A logbook is issued to each candidate to identify completion of the 120 hours requirement.
                                A regulated early childhood education and care service is defined as any service providing education and care to children less than 13 years of age that is licensed or approved under state or territory legislation, which may include long day care, family day care, preschools, outside school hours care, as well as occasional care and mobile services.
                                  Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for Assessors and hold current Working with Children Clearance. To achieve a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care a total of eighteen (18) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of FIFTEEN (15) core units of competency and THREE (3) elective units of competency as outlined in the packaging rules and detailed below.