The CHC30121 – 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.
It is perfect for those who want to significantly boost education and work in child care, day-care, family day care, nannying, and other positions that call for prior expertise encouraging young people’s development and/or care.
Adore kids? Want to take good care of them and support their development, learning, and healthy growth? Start a fulfilling career in Early childhood education care today!
|Amount of Training :||880 Hours|
|AQF Level :||3|
|Course Delivery :||Blended|
|Campuses :||Melbourne, Sydney, Perth|
|IHNA Policies, Procedures & Forms|
|Check this course currency on the National Register of VET|
17 units of competency are required for this qualification.
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in Children’s education and care|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children’s education and care|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ cultures|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect and improve own professional practice|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity||CHCECE031||Support children’s health, safety, and wellbeing|
|CHCECE033||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE034||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE035||Support the holistic learning and development of children||CHCECE036||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning|
|HLTAID012||Provide emergency response in an education and care setting|
Associate Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood
Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood or Primary School Teaching
The total tuition cost for domestic students for the CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is:
|Victoria||If the student is eligible, for Government funding, student pays: $0|
|Western Australia||If the student is eligible for Government funding, student pays:$1,720.44
If holds valid concession student pays: $509.76
|New South Wales||Check with us for Domestic Scholarships|
*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding
*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees
*Over 50 years of age? Speak to our team to avail 50% course fee scholarship.
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Applicable for International (1 year fee) and full-fee students. Not applicable for funding students.
(Blended: online real time theory tutorials with on campus skills training in a simulation environment)
Students are required to attend 20 hours of classes per week including simulation based assessment and professional experience placements
20 contact hours per week will be delivered through synchronised Online learning which includes on- campus simulation based training and Professional experience placement.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
The blended delivery mode is only available to domestic students on selected campuses and subject to eligibility.
Students must meet additional requirements for Professional Experience Placements as required such as a clear police check, working with children check & immunisations.
Additional requirement for Professional Experience Placement (PEP)
IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunisation process before the PEP start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without Immunisation.
The course is assessed using the following 3 methods.
The questions or knowledge-based assessments are made up of a series of relevant short to medium length questions and multiple-choice options for learners to respond.
The projects assessments require learners to respond to relevant scenarios, case studies and tasks. These can include, writing short or medium length reports or proposals. Analysing data and preparing reports. Templates are provided to assist learners to write policies and produces. Composing appropriate business style emails, preparing notes for meetings, presentations and reflecting on the learning.
The simulation assessments are supervised, in-class or online (real time) simulated activities consisting of various methods. They may include the following: Group and individual projects, role plays, individual and group activities including presentations.
With RPL we assess your competency based on formal, non-formal, informal learning or direct work experience based on the required skills of the course.
We use CT where you’ve completed units of study at another TAFE College or Registered Training Organisation that meet the requirements of another course. We grant credit according to the Certification, Issuing, and Recognition of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Assessing a CT is free.
If you’re eligible for RPL or CT you may be able to complete the course in a shorter duration with reduction to total course fees.Check your eligibility with us.
L – Portfolio is a collection of work, skills and interests (evidence) in an electronic format that showcases learning and experience over time.
When you think about your L-Portfolio and the types of evidence that it contains, it is important to think carefully about its purpose and intended audience.
Your L-Portfolio may contain all or some of the following:
Recognition of Prior Learning application:
Our RPL tool is in the form of an L-Portfolio, and allows students to put on record all their life experiences, interests and skills. Not only will their academic achievement be listed out, but also any life experiences that could potentially be taken into account for extra credit as Recognition of Prior Learning. For instance, an individual who has taken care of his or her bedridden parent has already gained valuable caregiver experience, which could be chalked up against practical expertise and added to their resume.
This L-Portfolio could be sent to employers when applying for work, to universities while applying for extra credits through RPL, or in any other ways to market their expertise.
Showcase/Professional L Portfolios
These L-Portfolios are used as a way to demonstrate (showcase) the highlights of a student’s academic and professional career.
These portfolios are typically created by a student as part of a course as a way to demonstrate learning and the learning process. These portfolios are often shared with other students to elicit peer feedback. Learning portfolios support the idea of formative feedback as an essential part of the learning process.
Call us on 1800 22 52 83 for any questions regarding your application.
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care courses is 52 weeks long.
Yes, you will have allocated hours for self-study, structured interactive learning and all course content is available in Canvas
Yes, you will be needing to come for SBA in an allocated week only
One to two weeks as per timetable on your allocated class days only
It is preferable to attend SBA in a childcare simulated environment.
4 weeks in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (160 hours)
Yes, student must finish both SBA and PEP component of the course.
Face to Face for only 2 days from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Maximum 30 days as per IHNA policy
Yes, based on prior knowledge and experience you may be eligible for RPL or direct CT.
Yes, you can
Yes, all sessions are pre-recorded in Canvas
No, all the session are recorded in canvas in case you miss to attend the class. You need to be up to date in your assessments
Our trainers are available Monday to Friday, you can contact them via Teams, email or Phone and setup a time that suits trainer as well as yourself and you can have student support/ facilitation session
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