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CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Introduction

The CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification is suited to the role of workers in a range of Early Childhood Educational settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Having completed this course, you can support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development.

This course teaches you the skills and knowledge to provide care to children, and to plan engaging and educational activities to maximise their development. You will be able to create individual profiles and provide appropriate education and care for the children you are working with. You may choose to work under direct supervision or autonomously.

 

Course Start Dates

Sydney (Parramatta)

Face to Face

Apr 6, 2020

Australia (Online)

Online (Blended) Delivery

Perth (SGT)

Face to Face

Feb 10, 2020

Melbourne (North Mel)

Online (Blended) Delivery

Feb 3, 2020
Jul 6, 2020

Fees and Funding

The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is:

State Fees Funding
Victoria AUD $3,800 Government subsidised: $0 Concession: $0 (Contact us to check Funding Eligibility)
Western Australia AUD $3,800 Jobs & Skills WA Funding is Available for Eligible Students
New South Wales AUD $3,800 No State Funding Available
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For Victorian Students: To check your Skills First program eligibility click here.

Students must provide appropriate evidence/ documentation to confirm eligibility.

For more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au  or 1800 22 52 83

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student’s future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

Other Funding options
Study Loans

Study Loans is an Australian private organisation that provides financial assistance to students pursuing their vocational and tertiary education.

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Campus Location

North Melbourne Campus
203/ 187, Boundary Rd, North Melbourne, VIC 3051, Australia
Melbourne (CBD) Campus
Level 5, 131 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000, Australia
Melbourne (Heidelberg) Campus
597-599, Upper Heidelberg Road, Heidelberg Heights, Victoria 3081 Australia
Perth Campus
Level 4, 12 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA – 6000, Australia
Sydney Campus
Level 7, 33 Argyle Street,Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia

Course Delivery

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher-led classroom mode delivery. It would be delivered over 850 hours including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester.

Besides the above-structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practising communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

BLENDED:

This course will be delivered over 850 hours, including theory, self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work-based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester. The student opting blended form of delivery has to mandatorily attend 1 day of contact theory support sessions per week.

Blended students also need to complete 12 hours of structured e-learning per week. Besides the above-structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practising communication, work-based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus in the first week, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation

Course Content

There are 18 Units in the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Course:

  • 15 core units
  • 3 elective units

CORE UNITS

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
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
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 work health and safety
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCECE021 Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

Entry Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its ‘Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses’ to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

  • Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above
  • In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enroll for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP) / NCC will be required for all practical placements.
  • IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without Immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PLACEMENTS (PEP)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement.

  • A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEPs
  • A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required. IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While IHNA will work with you to make “reasonable adjustments” in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA’s control.

The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

  • Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
  • Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
  • Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
  • Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
  • Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

If you have a disability or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Learning Resources

IHNA requires all enrolling students to have the below learning resources that will support their learning process.

Mandatory Textbook

Students must purchase this prescribed textbook as mentioned below.

  • Big Picture
  • Birth to Big School

Computers

IHNA has a computer lab with computers that can be accessed during working hours. Students must have a personal computer and access to internet to access all learning resources, online library, assessments, communicate with educators, fellow students, support services etc.

All students must have a basic computer knowledge and skills.

How Is The Course Assessed?

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :
  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

Pathways & Career Outcomes

There are a number of pathways that students can benefit from after studying the CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, such as:

  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care (Diploma of ECEC)
  • Advanced Diploma of ECEC
  • Bachelor Degree of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Graduate Diploma of ECEC
  • Master of Education

Successfully completing this course will enable students to work as a Childhood Education Manager or an Outside School Hours Coordinator within an early childhood sector.

There are other potential jobs the graduates can obtain employment in such as:

  • Early childhood educator Assistant
  • Family day care educator Assistant
  • Before and after school hours’ care Assistant
  • Preschool assistant

149,600 persons were employed as Child Carers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.
Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Child Carers visit Job Outlook

EMPLOYMENT LEVEL AND GROWTH

  • Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Child Carers is expected to be greater than 50,000.
  • Employment for this occupation rose very strongly in the past five years and rose very strongly in ten years. Looking forward, employment for Child Carers to November 2020 is expected to grow very strongly.
  • This is a very large occupation (149,600 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
  • The most common level of educational attainment for Child Carers is Certificate III/IV (33.6 per cent).
  • Child Carers are mainly employed in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Other Services.
  • Information for this occupation (presented as charts and tables), includes employment level and growth.

These data show past and projected (to 2020) employment levels (thousands). Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about the skills and knowledge you’ve gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

  • Formal learning – which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates;
  • Informal learning – occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society;
  • Non-formal learning – you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest-based courses, conferences);
  • A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course. Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

HOW ARE MY SKILLS ASSESSED?

Your skills will be assessed against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:

  • Perform tasks or jobs
  • Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process)
  • Provide evidence of your work
  • A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
  • The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.
OVERSEAS QUALIFICATIONS

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

APPLICATIONS FOR RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:

  • Please request the RPL application by contacting our admission officers directly on 1800 22 52 83 or email enquiry@ihna.edu.au state your request.
  • Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
  • Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
  • Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
  • Attach these documents to your application.
  • Submit the Application Form and documented evidence via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
  • There is an application Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.
Credit Transfer (CT)

Applicants for Credit Transfer must complete the credit transfer application form, attach a copy of a verified Award or Statement of Attainment and submit the application to the Course Coordinator. The Course Coordinator must check the Award or Statement of Attainment and grant Credit Transfer for identical units that have been identified as being completed at another Registered Training Organisation. Verified copies of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment used as the basis for granting Credit Transfer must be placed in the student files. The student and the Course Coordinator must sign the completed Credit Transfer record. Granting of Credit Transfer must be recorded as a unit outcome in the student’s file. Student’s individual training plans will be adjusted to reflect any Credit Transfer granted. Credit Transfer does not attract a fee.

How To Apply?

The application process involves 5 steps:
application >> interview (plus Language, Literacy and Numeracy) >> offer letter >> payment >> and confirmation of enrolment.
Applicants must successfully complete each stage in order to enrol, Applicants can submit their initial application online by clicking ‘Apply Online’ button.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us on 1800 22 52 83 .

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Duration  : 42 Weeks
AQF Level : 3
Course Delivery : Face-to-Face and Blended Mode
Campuses : Melbourne (CBD), North Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
Organisation delivering the program : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
Organisation issuing certification : Institute of Health and Nursing Australia (RTO ID: 21985)
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FUNDING :
Victorian funding

Skills First Program 2018-2019

WA funding

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