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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • National Course Code: CHC30113
  • TAFE NSW code: CHC30113-01V03-21BRK-058

Location – Bourke Connected Learning Centre

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Virtual classroom on campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

17.6 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the qualification you need to begin your career in early childhood education. Learn to provide safe, nurturing, meaningful and inclusive care for children in a fun and playful setting, and start a rewarding career in this growing sector.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, 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

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

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

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Diploma level
  • Certification that meets the legal requirement to work as an early childhood educator
  • A First Aid certificate

Career opportunities:

  • Childcare worker
  • Early childhood or family day care educator
  • Nanny

GROW YOUR CAREER

Expand your opportunities with these further study options:

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

Or complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care and become an early childhood teacher with the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood with TAFE NSW Degrees.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the childcare industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to undertake work placement. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • Vaccination and health screenings
  • Any additional evidence your work placement provider requires

WORK PLACEMENT

At TAFE NSW we provide training that includes hands-on, practical experience. Work placement ensures you have the job-ready skills to achieve competency in this course.

You must complete 120 hours of work placement with a suitable industry employer to meet the course requirements.

TAFE Digital students:
You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our Skills Team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

Campus-based students:
TAFE NSW will arrange your work placement with a suitable industry employer.
Decisions on where you will be placed are guided through a nomination process of your preferred centre and your personal circumstances.

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.

Visit the ACECQA website for more information regarding licensing requirements.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to read, write and speak English
  • A basic ability to apply numeracy
  • A strong work ethic and professionalism
  • Patience and dedication
  • Adequate fitness and mobility to deliver First Aid, like performing CPR while kneeling on the floor

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 meet the physical requirements, you will not be able to successfully complete this course.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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.

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

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Blended Part Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 10.1 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7.5 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 structured online learning, unstructured Study, reviewing classwork, reading, study notes and personal thoughts/ reflection.

Studying at a TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre means that you dont have to leave your local community to get a first rate education and access elite training, teachers and support services.

Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities. Students can access work booths, group learning rooms, a computer hub, print shop, tech-bar, media lounge, and learning support centre and a creative space to work on ideas for the future.

Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want - in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre

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 childrens 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

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

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • 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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am to 12.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Bourke Connected Learning Centre
48 Oxley Street, Bourke
Phone 131 601

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