CHC30121 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Offered in classroom, blended, and online learning

CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC30121

Packaging Rules

17 units including 15 core and 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/ entry level qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved Early Education and Care Regulated Services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early education and care. Rise Education and Training has contextualised this qualification to provide 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 Standards. 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 wellbeing, learning and development.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite training requirements for enrolment into the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.  The recommended minimum age of learners on enrolment will vary between the different student cohorts but should not be less than 15 years of age. 

Learners are likely to have needs related to:

• Accommodating work and other commitments with study
• Accommodating a variety of learning styles
• Socio-economic factors
• Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
• Cultural and ethnic backgrounds
• Technology access and usability
• A current Working with Children’s Check (Blue Card – Queensland)

Duration  

The time frame to deliver this course is 12 months –18 months (depending on prior skills and knowledge).

Delivery Location/Mode

Delivery location:
Classroom/Blended 
• Unit 7 & 8 /727 Stanley Street Woolloongabba QLD 4102 Australia
Online
• Delivered online and in your workplace where possible
 

Career Opportunities

The CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles: 

  • Early Childhood Educator in Early Years Environment
  • Early Childhood Educator in a Kindergarten or Preschool Program
  • OSHC Coordinator
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Playgroup Supervisor and/or Mobile Assistant
  • Nanny or Au Pair

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification, you can choose to do CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education to continue your education career or study CHC40221 – Certificate IV in School Based Education and Support.

Fees and Funding (If eligible)

Queensland Government funding is available through Certificate 3 Guarantee.

Government Funding Requirements

  • be a Queensland resident
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer
  • at school (with the exception of VET in Schools students)
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (including humanitarian entrants), or a temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency
  • not hold, or be enrolled in, a certificate III level or higher qualification (not including qualifications completed at school and foundations skills training).

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 (Queensland Government Funded)

Qualification NameCertificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course CodeCHC30121
Number of Units17
Workplace Minimum Hours160
Student Contribution Fee (Non-Concessional)$272 ($16 per unit)
Student Contribution Fee (Concessional)$136 ($8 per unit)

Fee for Service (Full Fee)

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

Qualification NameCertificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course CodeCHC30121
Number of Units17
Administration 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

Rise Education and Training is considering the candidate’s/student’s financial situation during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic Stage. Rise Education and Training marketed a promotional sale for the Course Fee from 1st April 2022 to 31st December 2023, the following Course Fees apply:  

* All the Fee for Service Students will be discounted 50% of all units’ Fee from the Full Course Fee.

Course Name: CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Total Course Full Fee: $3750 

Discounted 50% of Units Fee: $2050

*The above fees include $200 Administration Fee and $150 Material Fee

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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

Qualification NameCertificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course CodeCHC30121
Number of Units17
Administration Fee$200 
Resource/Materials Fee$150
Cost per Unit$100
Full  Fee$2050

Course Units

Working in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHCECE056 Work effectively in children’s education and care.

HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting.

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety.

CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care.

CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk.

BSBWRT311 Write simple documents (Elective)

(Work Placement can commence once student has been deemed Satisfactory in theory component of above units of competency) 

Developing relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHCECE033 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children.

CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment. 

Care practices in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHCECE031 Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice.

CHCECE032 Nurture babies and toddlers. 

Inclusion in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity

CHCECE054 Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people (Elective) 

Supporting Play as Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHCECE035 Support the holistic learning and development of children.

CHCECE036 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning.

CHCECE038 Observe children to inform practice.

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