Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Offered in face-to-face zoom class and online learning

CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC30121

Packaging Rules

17 units including 15 core & 2 electives 

Course Description

Through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education. Rise has developed this qualification to give students theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work with children (from birth to school age) in a range of early childhood settings, which fall under the education and care national regulations and the national quality standard. Upon the completion of this course students will have the knowledge and skills to support the implementation of the early years learning framework, while supporting children’s well being, learning and development.

Entry Requirements

  • A good ability to read, write and speak English
  • A sound ability to apply numeracy
  • A current Working with Children Check

Duration

The time frame to deliver this course is 12 months –24 months (depending on prior skills and knowledge).

Career Opportunities

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:

  • Assistant Educator in long day care
  • Assistant Educator in child care centres
  • Assistant Educator in a kindergarten or preschool program
  • Assistant Educator in occasional care
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny or babysitter

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, you can gain credit into the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education to continue your education career. 

For Certificate III Guarantee students, may refer the fact sheet link to the Department of Employment, small Business and Training website to get more information about your right to study this course. 

https://training.qld.gov.au/site/providers/Documents/funded/certificate3/c3g-factsheet-student.pdf

Fees & Funding

Government funding is available through Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Government Funding Requirements

  • Age 15 years or older (no longer at school)
  • Permanently reside in Queensland
  • Be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Not hold or not enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundation skills training)
  • English Language & Academic Requirements

If a person is eligible for funding under the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, the Queensland Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required

Fees Certificate 3 Guarantee – Government Funded

Qualification NameCertificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Course CodeCHC30121
Number of Units17
Workplace Minimum Hours160
Student Contribution Fee$272
Student Concession Fee$136

Fee for Service (Full Fee)

The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.

Qualification NameCertificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Course CodeCHC30121
Number of Units17
Enrolment Fee$200 (Non refundable after 14 days of cooling off period of enrolment)
Resource/Materials Fee$150
Cost per Unit$200
Full  Fee$3,750

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Fee for Service is applied when a student is not eligible for subsidies, government loans or where no subsidies are available.

Qualification NameCertificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care
Course CodeCHC30121
Number of Units16(without HLTAID012)
Enrolment Fee$200 
Resource/Materials Fee$150
Cost per Unit$100
Full  Fee$1,950

Course Units

  • Cluster 1 – Working in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • o CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care.
  • o HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting.
  • o HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety.
  • o CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care.
  • o CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk.
  • o BSBWRT311 Write simple documents
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  • (Work Placement can commence once student has been deemed Satisfactory in theory component of first cluster units of competency)
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  • Cluster 2 – Developing relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care.
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  • o CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children.
  • o CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment.
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  • Cluster 3 – Care practices in Early Childhood Education and Care.
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  • o CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
  • o CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice.
  • o CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers.
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  • Cluster 4 – Inclusion in Early Childhood Education and Care.
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  • o CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity
  • o CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
  • o CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Elective)
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  • Cluster 5 – Supporting Play as Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care
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  • o CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children.
  • o CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning.
  • o CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice.

Contact us

Interested in studying at our face-to-face zoom training or online learning? Or if you would like to learn more about our Government funded programs, send us an enquiry.