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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

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 Standards. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

Delivery Location
Unit 225, 14 Lexington Drive Bella Vista NSW 2153

Delivery Modes
This course is delivered using the following modes:

  • face-to-face (facilitated on-site delivery);
  • self-paced study (independent self-directed study); and
  • workplace learning (work placement).

Course Duration

The total duration of this course is 52 weeks which includes 34 weeks of facilitated onsite training at CSIA’s Bella Vista campus over four terms , 6 weeks of work placement at a regulated education and care service and 12 weeks of holidays. In addition to this you will be required to complete self-directed study of 15 hours per week during the terms which includes completion of assessment tasks.

Entry Requirements

Pre-requisite qualifications or units:
The Community Services (CHC) training package does not specify any pre-requisite qualifications or units to enter into this course.

Minimum education requirements:
CSIA requires all candidates entering this course must have completed Year 10 or equivalent qualification or have relevant experience working with children.
Candidates who are unable to provide Year 10 or equivalent qualification are required to attend a course information session where they are required to successfully complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test. Candidates with LLN difficulties identified either through the enrolment process or the LLN test will be interviewed individually by the RTO Manager and if there is a concern on their LLN ability, they will be referred to external specialists or organisations. The cost of the external and/or additional tuition to support LLN needs must be met by the candidate. Our assistance will be limited to expanding vocabulary, explaining concepts and ensuring understanding, we are not LLN training expert or provider.

Age Requirements:
Candidates must be 18 years of age or above at the time of application.

Working with Children Check Requirements
Candidate should be able to clear the Working with Children Check prior to undertaking this course. A Working with Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work (paid or volunteer) in New South Wales. This course requires candidates to undertake work placement in a Regulated Education and Care Service (e.g. long day care centre). To apply for NSW Working with Children Check registration, please visit https://wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application

Course Fees

Tuition Fee: $4,900
Enrolment Fee: $200
Resources Fee: $300 (covers the cost of text books, assessment material, arts & crafts and excursions)

Assessment methods used

The following assessment methods are used to assess units of competency. All units of competencies are assessed using more than one method of assessment
Methods of assessment include:

  • Written questions
  • Case Study
  • Reflection / Journal
  • Project / Assignment
  • Portfolio
  • Role play
  • Observation

Work placement

The requirement to undertake work placement in a regulated education and care service is specified within the assessment requirements of some of units of competency that are part of this course.
Though many of the units only require 120 hours of work in a regulated education and care services, CSIA has chosen 240 hours of work placement and this decision was guided by the following requirements and principles:

  • Several units of this course require candidates to demonstrate skills over a period of time in real life situations and in different contexts and with different individual clients.
  • Candidates require time and the opportunities to develop employability skills, appropriate work attitudes and range of behaviours appropriate to the industry, so that they are better prepared for the future work roles.
  • Assessors require sufficient time to administer work placement assessments properly and thoroughly.

Work placements are arranged by CSIA at no extra cost to the candidate. If candidates decide to arrange their own suitable work placement because they know a particular centre well, then the centre chosen by them must be approved by CSIA before they can commence the work placement.
Child Care facilities chosen for work placement must be a Regulated Education and Care Service and meet the requirements of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care and operate under the approved learning framework under the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care. Child care facilities must have access to children and babies, ranging from 0 to 6 years as specified in the Workplace Hours Logbook and within the qualification requirements as specified in the various units of competency.

Course Outcomes and Pathways

The outcome for this qualification is either CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care or, should the candidate depart the course before it has been completed, a Statement of Attainment for the units in which competency has been demonstrated will be issued.
Study pathway:
After completing CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, candidates may choose to undertake:

  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care or
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Employment pathway:
Employment outcomes from this qualification may include:

  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Assistant
  • Family Day Care Assistant
  • Outside School Hours Care Assistant/Aide
  • Preschool Assistant
  • Nanny

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Units

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice (Core)
HLTWHS001 Participate in work health and safety (Core)
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (Core)
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood (Core)
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children (Core)
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (Core)
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (Core)
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence (Core)
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers (Core)
CHCECE003Provide care for children (Core)
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children (Core)
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks (Core)
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning (Core)
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice (Core)
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world (Elective)
CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy (Elective)
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals (Elective)