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CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course will teach you how to work collaboratively with educators to provide care and support to children. Successful completion of this course may lead to career opportunities as a family day care worker, early childhood educator, playgroup supervisor, team leader, childhood educator or childhood educator assistant.

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Who is it For?

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, you will need a current Working with Children Check and double COVID vaccination.

You will be required to undertake a pre-training assessment prior to enrolment to ensure you have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Certificate III level.

You will require the Language Literacy, Numeracy and Digital skills to:

  • Read and comprehend simple written documents and numerical texts
  • Conduct basic internet research
  • Engage in online learning, including video conferencing sessions
  • Create simple word-processed documents

If you are not sure that you meet the listed entry requirements, please contact us to find out how we can support you.

This course is available to all participants as a traineeship as well as under the Smart and Skilled initiative of the NSW Vocational and Educational (VET) system. To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, you need:

  • Be aged 15 or older
  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
  • Live or work in NSW
  • Have left school and have no previous qualifications at Certificate IV or higher.

How it Works

MTC offers this course as a Traineeship, which combines workplace training and assessment with distance-based learning. Training support is provided throughout the course to ensure participants have the greatest chance of successful completion.

Duration and Delivery Mode: This is a self-paced course and can take up to 12 months to complete. The training sessions are delivered face-to-face and online through Microsoft Teams and are arranged by the trainer. The self-paced learning is through our online learning platform and requires approximately 10-15 hours study per week.

Practical placement hours

Minimum of 120 hours (working hours can be integrated as placement hours for traineeship participants).

Learner IT requirements: Participants must have access to a computer or laptop, word processing software and the internet to undertake this course.

Units of Competency

You will need to complete 18 units of competency, including 15 core units and 3 elective units. Units cover topics such as following legal and ethical frameworks, assisting with child health and safety, supporting learning and child development.

Core units:

  • 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:

  • CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
  • CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world
  • CHCECE026 Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

You can take all the above information with you to Centrelink or your job consultant by downloading and printing the course factsheet on this page.

RTO Code 90171

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