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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Attain the foundational knowledge and practical skills required for a rewarding career in early childhood education and care!

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Are you passionate about working with children to support their development in various aspects, including emotional, physical, and psychological needs?

If your answer is YES, then a career in Childcare may be the perfect fit for you!

As the early childhood industry continues to grow, it needs passionate and caring people like you to support children during their most influential years! If you are looking to start a fulfilling career in early childhood education, it all begins with acquiring the right qualifications.

Academia's CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is a nationally recognised qualification, that prepares individuals for a rewarding career in the early childhood education and care industry. This certificate is the industry minimum qualification to begin working in Australia's early childhood education and care industry.

When you enrol in Early Childhood Education at Academia, you become part of a nurturing learning environment led by dedicated and experienced trainers. Our skilled educators and child development experts are committed to supporting you throughout your learning journey.

Our Certificate III course includes a minimum of 160 hours of industry placement in an early childhood facility (e.g. childcare centres). Industry placement provides a comprehensive approach to education, combining classroom learning with practical, on-the-job training. This approach is beneficial for students, as it allows them to acquire theoretical knowledge in a classroom setting and then apply and reinforce that knowledge through hands-on experiences at a registered early childhood facility organised by Academia.

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary for working in various early childhood settings. After completing this course, students have the option to continue their studies by pursuing their CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Take the first step towards your enriching career in early childhood education and care!

Enrol today and begin your journey to becoming a trusted and influential figure in early childhood education. Your path to shaping the future starts here with us at Academia International!

What you will learn

This course is a necessary step towards acquiring the foundational knowledge and practical skills vital for anyone looking to work in early childhood settings.

Course units

  1. CHCECE030: Support inclusion and diversity.
  2. CHCECE031: Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing.
  3. CHCECE032: Nurture babies and toddlers.
  4. CHCECE033: Develop positive and respectful relationships with children.
  5. CHCECE034: Use an approved learning framework to guide practice.
  6. CHCECE035: Support the holistic learning and development of children.
  7. CHCECE036: Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning.
  8. CHCECE037: Support children to connect with the natural environment.
  9. CHCECE038: Observe children to inform practice.
  10. CHCECE041: Maintain a safe and healthy environment for children.
  11. CHCECE054: Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures.
  12. CHCECE055: Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care.
  13. CHCECE056: Work effectively in children’s education and care.
  14. CHCPRT001: Identify and respond to children and young people at risk.
  15. CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people.
  16. HLTAID012: Provide First Aid in an education and care setting.
  17. HLTWHS001: Participate in workplace health and safety.

Study, assessment methods and facilities

This comprehensive course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face tutorials and workshops. Assessment methods include written tests, projects, assignments, and industry placements, providing a holistic evaluation of students' understanding and knowledge of early childhood education and care practices. This approach ensures that graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the early childhood industry and make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.

Industry placement

Our Certificate III course includes a minimum of 160 hours of industry placement in an early childhood facility. Academia takes pride in its strong industry partnerships with over 60 registered early childhood facilities across Brisbane and Melbourne. We are committed to organising industry placements for our students to ensure they gain valuable hands-on experience. Blending theoretical knowledge and practical experience ensures students can apply the skills they learn in the classroom directly to real-world experiences at a registered early childhood education facility.

Career Pathways

Students who successfully complete their Certificate III will enter an exhilarating industry and thrive. Graduates will be equipped with the foundational knowledge needed to nurture young children's education and development.

Some of the career pathways graduates may pursue include:

  1. Early Childhood Educator (ECE) (e.g. working in Childcare)
  2. Family Day Care Educator
  3. Nanny
  4. Educational Support Staff
  5. Teacher’s Aide

Academic Pathways

After completing CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, students have the option to continue their studies by enrolling in the CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. This Diploma course will build on the foundational knowledge gained in Certificate III, provide a more in-depth understanding of early childhood education principles and offer further career pathways.

If you are interested in studying both Certificate III and Diploma courses, Academia offers a course package that allows students to study both courses consecutively.

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Study in Melbourne or Brisbane

Our Certificate III course is available to students seeking to pursue their studies in either Brisbane or Melbourne. Our campuses are strategically situated in the heart of these vibrant cities, ensuring convenient access via excellent public transportation systems. Whether you choose to study in Brisbane or Melbourne, you'll find yourself immersed in a supportive learning environment that fosters growth and development.

Course Recognition

Nationally Recognised Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Course Code: CHC30121
Course Name: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS Code: 108146G
CRICOS Duration: 52 Weeks registered on CRICOS, including tuition and course breaks
Work placement: This course includes 160 hours practical placement in a childcare centre.
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