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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Quick Overview

Duration

52 weeks

(46 weeks tuition (inclusive of approximately 6 weeks of vocational placement) + 6 weeks break)

Location

NSW | QLD | TAS Campuses

Tuition Fee

Offshore Int Student: $10,500*
Onshore Student Visa Holder: $9,500*

Placement Fee: $500
*Non-Tuition Fees not included

About this course

CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care 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.

Pre-Enrolment Information

Prior to enrolment, it is mandatory that students attend a Pre-Enrolment Consultation with one of our approved Education Agents or delegated AIBT staff.

A Pre-Enrolment Consultation session may be provided to a prospective student one or more times to provide the prospective student additional time and/or information to make an informed decision. In addition, the communication channels used for conducting Pre-Enrolment Consultation sessions can be in various forms such as Face-To-Face, Video Conference, telephone call, and email.

Students will be provided with clear and accurate information about their course before enrolment to allow students to make an informed decision.

During this Pre-Enrolment Consultation session, prospective students will be provided with all the relevant course information to help guide them to make a formal decision that will reflect their existing skills and competencies and meet their needs. International students will be provided with a Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout to ensure they understand the support services provided and their obligations as an international student. 

International students should ensure that they have read the Pre-Enrolment Consultation Checklist and Handout available on the ‘How to Apply’ page under the ‘Get Started’ tab on this website.

Fast Course Guide

National Code:
CHC30121
CRICOS Course Code:

110912M

Nationally Recognised:
Delivery mode:

Blended Delivery (NSW | QLD | TAS)

This qualification will be provided by face-to-face training sessions at the College, and online live webinar training via a web-hosted online training service (e.g., Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting). However, in any special circumstances, the mode of delivery can be adjusted reasonably and fair to the client cohorts.

Student visa holders are required to attend a minimum of 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.

The mode of delivery of Domestic RPL candidates depends on the process and outcome of the RPL. The candidates can refer to the process of RPL from the Recognition of prior learning (RPL) Information Kit – RPL Kit and RPL Strategy. For more information, please contact student support at studentsupport@aibtglobal.edu.au

Assessment:

Assessment tasks cover a range of skills and knowledge acquired throughout each Unit of Competency. A variety of tasks are utilised to effectively assess student performance, including:

  • In-class assessment/demonstrations
  • Projects
  • Observations
  • Questioning and discussions
  • Work samples
  • Practical activities/case studies
Intake Dates:

AIBT – Monthly intakes except June and December

Study Period

In a year, there are two study periods*:

  • The 1st study period: from January to May (June Break)
  • The 2nd study period: from July to November (December Break)

*Note: Students may be required to continue their study during the June break and December break. The study classes in June and December can be arranged due to special circumstances (e.g., lack of academic progress or under the intervention strategy plan.)

Awarded by
Brighton Pacific Pty Ltd T/A Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT)
RTO Code: 41138 | CRICOS: 03430J
Packaging Rules:

Total number of units = 17

15 core units

Plus 2 elective units:

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all Units of Competency provided in the Course Format below as per training.gov.au. (CHC30121)

Course Format

Core Subjects

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 Subjects

CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCPRP003
Reflect on and improve own professional practice

*CHCECE031, CHCECE032, CHCECE033, CHCECE035 and CHCECE036 require students to perform the activities outlined in the performance criteria of this unit during a period of at least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia.

Please note all electives are pre-selected by AIBT. The above selected elective units may be substituted for any of the elective units from the training package that meets the packaging rules for this qualification for the purposes of credit transfer.
For more information on the course content, visit Training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30121

This qualification must be delivered as per the packaging rules, even if a core unit/named elective has been superseded, until such time as the qualification has been updated and this update is reflected on the National Register, training.gov.au, and is listed on the RTO’s Scope of Registration.

There are many situations where it is considered beneficial for the student to receive the updated training that reflects the current skill needs of the relevant industry so a provider may choose to deliver the updated unit, issue a statement of attainment for those unit/s and then provide credit transfer – by mapping backwards – to the units named within the qualification.

  • The VET units need to be deemed ‘equivalent’ for credit transfer to be assigned
  • If the units are ‘not equivalent’ the provider will map the units to identify equivalence in content and learning outcomes (from the updated unit back to the superseded unit)
  • If this is not possible, the provider may need to match the content, but then undertake an RPL process to ascertain competence against each unit of competency.·
  • This would only need to do this once, then can be used for future decisions in the same circumstances.

If this still does not ascertain a ‘competent’ result, the student may need to undertake gap training against the destination qualification.


Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolment
Entry requirement:
Overseas and Domestic (normal study):
Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or Australian equivalent.
Domestic RPL Candidates:
Prior to commencing the RPL process, domestic RPL candidates are required to have relevant work experiences and/or any other evidence to match with the training package requirements.
English requirement:

A minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent is required.

For more information regarding the commonly acceptable types of English language proficiency evidence, along with the verification methods, please click here

International Students who do not meet the English language requirements for this course may be required to undertake English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) according to the English Learning Matrix.

After enrolment but prior to commencement of the course
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
All students except domestic RPL candidates are required to undertake an LLN test prior to the commencement of their course. LLN tests are designed by the college. The tests are categorised based on the students’ qualifications. They will be used as a tool to assist college personnel in identifying students who may require support in language and/or numeracy. LLN Tests are designed in accordance with the Australian Core Skills Framework as a guideline.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

For more information, please visit the Training.gov.au website below:

*Non-Tuition Fees

HANDLING/ ADMINISTRATION FEES (NON-REFUNDABLE)

$200 – (Handling Fee)
$900 – (Administration Fee for Visa Assessment for students with a dependent/family)

PLACEMENT FEE

$500 – for each qualification in Early Childhood, Ageing Support and Community Services, unless otherwise stated.

Before commencing placement within Diana School of Community Services, students will be required to obtain mandatory documents at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents. More information on these mandatory required documents can be identified on each individual course page on our website: https://aibtglobal.edu.au. Refund policy rules apply to Placement Fees. Please check our Refund Policy for more detailed information: https://aibtglobal.edu.au/support/student-forms/policies

OSHC FEE

International students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia.

It is a condition of your visa that you have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the full duration of your student visa. OSHC is insurance to assist international students to meet the costs of medical and hospital care.

You can organise your own OSHC, or we can assist you, as AIBT has an agreement with Bupa, one of Australia’s major health insurance providers. For more information, please visit their website: https://www.bupa.com.au

UNDER 18’S FEE

We are partnered with Australian Homestay Network (AHN) – Australia’s Largest Homestay provider.

The homestay fee includes 3 meals and all amenities and may cost up to $350/week. Please visit https://www.homestaynetwork.org/students/pricing/ for more information about our prices in each campus location.

OTHER FEES

Additional fees will be incurred for re-enrolment, resubmission, credit transfer and certificate re-issuance. For further information, please visit the individual course page on our website: http://go.aibt.global/other-fees

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification when students wish to enter into the qualification.

Vocational Placement

Vocational placement provides students with the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge in real scenarios. It is a requirement of this qualification that students undertake a minimum of 160 hours of work-based training (unpaid vocational placement).

The College organises student placement. Students will be given a vocational placement logbook and diary which will need to be completed during their placement hours. Students must be willing to undertake placement in an early childcare facility and/or within a simulated childcare environment during the program. Should students be required to travel interstate for placement, the College will cover the cost of all interstate travel and accommodation during the placement, however students will be required to organise their own local travel to and from these facilities.

Students will be notified of their placement details by email, prior to commencing vocational placement. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement anywhere within Australia.

Prior to attending vocational placement, students must demonstrate satisfactory course progression in the UoCs listed below.

  • 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
  • CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
  • HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
  • CHCDIV001 – Work with diverse people

Before commencing vocational placement:

Students will be required to complete HLTAID012 – Provide First Aid in an education and care setting. This unit is a core unit within this qualification and will need to be completed prior to placement.

As per placement facilities students are expected to have immunizations record such as COVID Vaccine certificate, Influenza vaccination. There might be additional immunization record required depending on the placement facilities policies.

Students must meet the following mandatory requirements at their own expense. Students will be notified via email on when to obtain these documents:

Vocational Work Placement Facilities

All students must be willing to undertake placement in a childcare facility and/or within a simulated lab environment during the program. Students are required to organise their own travel to and from these facilities and may be required to undertake placement in regional areas.

Vocational placement is available in multiple locations within NSW, QLD and TAS and is dependent upon availability at the time placement commences.

(Students will be notified of vocational placement location prior to placement.)

Vocational Work Placement Facilities
Facility NameAddressRelated Campus
Kindercare Learning Centre52 Power St, Doonside NSW 2767NSW
Daisy Hill Early Learning Centre155 Chatswood Rd, Daisy Hill QLD 4127QLD
Little Sunshine Family Daycare241 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000TAS

Qualification Issued

Once the units of competency required in the training package for this qualification have been successfully completed, the student will be issued with a CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and an academic transcript of all completed units within 30 calendar days. Students who successfully complete individual units of competency within the qualification, but not the qualification in its entirety will be eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment. This document contains a record of all completed units and will be available to students by the end of their course.

AIBT does not guarantee that:

  • completion of an AIBT qualification will lead to an employment outcome; or
  • a learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
  • a training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015.

Related Occupations

Child Care Worker

Completion of an AIBT qualification does not guarantee an employment outcome.

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