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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • National Course Code: CHC30113
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC30113-01V03-20MUD-002

Location – Mudgee

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20.7 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childcare support worker with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. You will learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive education and care for children in a fun and playful setting.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn to:

  • Care for babies and children and ensure their health and safety
  • Promote good nutrition and positive meal experiences
  • Use an approved learning framework
  • Support holistic development through play and learning
  • Identify and respond to children at risk
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Promote cultural competence

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Through this course you will build on your:

  • Outstanding professionalism
  • Passion for early education
  • Communication and interpersonal skills

Take your first step into the world of early childhood as a childc
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing the Certificate II in Early Childhood Education and Care will equip you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification that meets the legal requirement to work as an Early Childhood Educator
  • A First Aid certificate
  • A study pathway to advance your career

GROW YOUR CAREER

Deepen your skills and knowledge to expand your career options with a:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate IV and Diploma of School Age Care
  • Certificate III or IV in Education Support

Complete the Diploma to move directly into university to become an early childhood teacher:

  • Bachelor of Education Early Childhood - at TAFE NSW

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The number of children using long day care has increased by 18% since 2012, and this trend will continue to 2021.

As consumer demand grows, so does the demand for teachers qualified at degree level. This Certificate III qualification is a great first step toward a long and rewarding career in the industry.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this course.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

To complete and be successful in this course, you will need to have:

  • A valid Working with Children Check (WWCC). Your WWCC must be provided before working with children and young people in simulated work environments or prior to work placement. Your teacher will advise you when this is necessary
  • Evidence of certain vaccinations. Some workplaces will require this evidence before you are able to start your work placement

It's also important to know that by enrolling in this course, you agree that you are physically fit and able to undertake the following tasks:

  • Manual lifting
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid to an expected standard. Certain aspects of assessment rely on your physical ability to: perform two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin at floor level and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life

If you are unable to provide evidence or meet the physical requirements listed above, you will not be able to successfully complete this course.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011), the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: acecqa.gov.au.

Work Health and Safety units

Work health and safety units are contextualised to the WorkCover NSW legislation.

First Aid

The Safe Work Australia National WHS Model Code of Practice for First Aid in the Workplace.

Safe Work references the nationally endorsed first aid units of competency from the HLT Training Package. It also sets the requirements for refresher courses for first aid and CPR.

In addition, training providers implement their training programs in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines for education and training (Guideline 10). These guidelines are available online at the Australian Resuscitation Council website.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A sound ability to read, write and speak English
  • A basic ability to apply numeracy

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to:

  • complete a 'Working with Children Check'. Anyone engaging in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free).
  • be physically fit to undertake tasks associated with the work placement (such as manual lifting)
  • be physically fit to undertake first aid responses including performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while kneeling on the floor.
  • follow TAFE NSW policy and procedures, adhering to NSW law when enrolling students under the age of 17- https://www.tafensw.edu.au/study/pathways/school-to-tafe. Students under 18 years of age will require signed consent from their parents or guardians for certain course written agreements.
  • complete appropriate First Aid training. This can be a part of your training.
  • possess a sound ability to read, write and speak English
  • possess a basic ability to apply numeracy

Prior to the commencement of the course your literacy and numeracy skills will be assessed and support arranged where required.

To successfully complete this course, you will need to:

  • attend TAFE on your designated course days.
  • actively participate in all course instruction and activities.
  • attend the designated group play sessions.
  • submit all assessments by the due dates and be assessed as competent.
  • undertake and complete 120 hours of work placement.

Students are required to undertake a minimum of 120 hours of work placement in an Australian regulated education and care service as part of the training package requirements for this qualification. Students will be provided with access to a suitable Australian regulated education and care service for work placement. This is arranged by TAFE NSW teachers or workplace managers and assessed for suitability.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: 21 January 2020
Time: 10.00am to 10.30am
Location: Mudgee Campus, Building B, Room 2BG.3
Or
Date: 22 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm to 6.30pm
Location: Mudgee Campus, Building B, Room 2BG.3
Or
Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 4.00m to 4.30pm
Location: Mudgee Campus, Building B, Room 2BG.3
Or
Date: 24 January 2020
Time: 1.00pm to 1.30pm
Location: Mudgee Campus, Building B, Room 2BG.3

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 6.9 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 13.8 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 4.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including reading, work placement preparation and follow up activities as outlined during face to face learning.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

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 Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children?s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must have completed at least 120 hours of work as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of the units of competency.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

Educational and Support Services
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
-Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services

  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

This course is currently scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCECE001 Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002 Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003 Provide care for children
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007 Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010 Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011 Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE013 Use information about children to inform practice
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people
CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Early childhood educator

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Course Location

Mudgee
Cassilis Road, Mudgee
Phone 131 601

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