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Start Your Journey with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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Location
Gold Coast | Cairns
Duration
18 months

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides a useful introduction to understanding, caring for, and supporting the development of young children. With the practical training received during this qualification, students can look forward to a rewarding career as a childcare assistant, a family day carer or a nanny, which are professions in high demand.

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This qualification provides students with legal entry, comprehensive knowledge and confidence to work with young children in the early childhood sector. Students will be exposed to both classroom and workplace training, ensuring you will gain the skills to have a rewarding career within this field.

Classroom and Workplace Based This is an 18-month qualification, taught in either a class-based or workplace-based environment. Class-based students will be required to attend class 2 days per week (9am – 3pm) along with self-paced independent learning time, whereas workplace-based students will be required to complete their assessments while on the job. The qualification is comprised of competency-based training and assessment – no exams! Students will be required to log a minimum of 120 hours experience within a regulated education & care service.

Students will be provided with resources, assessment tools, organisation policies and procedures and reference resources. For class-based students, trainers are available for one-on-one mentoring if required. For workplace-based students, trainers will come to visit the student for monthly training and assessment meetings, with additional one-one mentoring by appointment if required.

Students must have appropriate AQF level language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Students must be eligible to obtain a Blue Card, please click on the link to discover more about Blue Cards https://www.eim.edu.au/blue-card/

Start Your Journey with the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CRICOS: 107210A

Begin Study In:
Entry Score Threshold
00.00
ATAR/Rank
0
IB
See full entry requirements
Location
Gold Coast | Cairns
Duration
18 months
The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides students with legal entry, comprehensive knowledge and confidence to work with young children in the early childhood sector. Students will be exposed to both classroom and workplace training, ensuring you will gain the skills to have a rewarding career within this field.
Download Qualification Brochure Download Now
Download Qualification Brochure Download Now

Students must have passed equivalent Australian Year 11 qualifications, and hold an overall IELTS 5.5 average, or equivalent language level.

Students must be eligible to obtain a Blue Card, please click on the link to discover more about Blue Cards https://www.eim.edu.au/blue-card/

This is a 52-week qualification, taught in-class with additional vocational placement. Students will be required to attend class 2 days per week (9am – 3pm) along with self-paced independent learning time. The qualification is comprised of competency-based training and assessment – no exams!

Students will be required to log a minimum of 160 hours of vocational placement, with EIM International securing this placement on the students behalf.

More Info

Possible job outcomes include:

  • Family Day Carer
  • Educator
  • Nanny
  • Childcare Coordinator
  • Small class size and flexibility
  • Highly experienced industry trainers
  • Online assessment platform
  • Established for 18+ years
  • Payment confirms enrolment
  • Payment options available
  • For more information, please visit eim.edu.au
  • Receive CoE upon deposit
  • Commencement at first installment
  • Monthly fees due 1st of month
  • No exams
  • Weekly intakes
  • Class-based students attend 2 days of class per week
  • Workplace-based students receive monthly visits from a trainer
  • A minimum of 120 vocational placement hours required to complete
  • Offered at Gold Coast and Cairns campus
  • Pathway into CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • No exams
  • Weekly intakes
  • Students must provide their own laptop
  • Students attend 2 days of formal lectures and 1 day of class-based self-paced study per week
  • A minimum of 160 vocational placement hours required to complete
  • Offered at Gold Coast and Cairns campuses
  • Pathway into CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Units of Competency in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

This qualification comprises of 15 core units and 2 elective units. RPL and credit transfers are available for this qualification.

Unit Code Unit Description Type
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity Core
CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing Core
CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers Core
CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children Core
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice Core
CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children Core
CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning Core
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment Core
CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice Core
CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures Core
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care Core
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care Core
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk Core
HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting Core
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety Core
BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people Elective

Early childhood education and care is a rapidly growing sector, with strong demand for qualified staff. Completing a Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care can help give you the qualifications needed to become a qualified, and confident early childhood educator, as well as give you the practical experience you need to apply yourself to roles.

Students studying a Cert III in Early Childhood Education and Care don’t need prior higher learning qualifications or certificates, however, they must have appropriate AQF level Language, literacy, and numeracy skills. As well as this, students need to be eligible to apply and obtain a Blue Card to work with children.

Students must have appropriate AQF level language, literacy and numeracy skills.

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