The CHC30121 – 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.
The NSW Department of Education has recognised our organisation as a High Performing Provider.
Who Is It For?
This course is available to all students under the Smart and Skilled initiative of NSW State Training. To be eligible, you need to:
- Be aged 15 years or older
- No longer at school
- Living and working in NSW
- Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen
*other eligibility criteria may apply upon enrolment
You will require the Language, Literacy, Numeracy, and Digital skills to:
- Read and comprehend the course learning content
- Conduct a basic internet search
- Engage in online learning, including video conferencing sessions
- Use a range of software to communicate electronically and create simple documents
You may also be required to have access to a computer or laptop and an internet connection.
If you are not sure that you meet the listed entry requirements, please contact us to find out how we can support you or visit smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au.
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: Customers must have access to a computer or laptop, word processing software and the internet to undertake this course.
You will need to complete 17 units of competency, including 15 core units and 2 elective units. The units cover topics such as communication, workplace innovation, business technology and health and safety.
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.
|CHCECE055||Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care|
|CHCECE056||Work effectively in children’s education and care|
|CHCECE030||Support inclusion and diversity|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCECE031||Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing|
|CHCECE032||Nurture babies and toddlers|
|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|
|CHCECE037||Support children to connect with the natural environment|
|CHCECE038||Observe children to inform practice|
|CHCECE054||Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures|
|HLTAID012||Provide First Aid in an education and care setting|
Elective selection may vary according to customer requirements
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
Veterans Skills Program
Eligible learners can study any course offered under the Government’s Smart and Skilled program, from Certificate II to Advanced Diplomas, including all apprenticeships and selected traineeships.
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.
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