Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Code: CHC30113
Study Area:
Children’s Services


Bendigo City Campus

Semester 2 – Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – 16th July 2019 to 13th December 2019

Echuca City Campus

Semester 2 – Mondays and Thursdays – 15th July 2019 to 13th December 2019

​The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care will provide students with an understanding of supporting children’s wellbeing, learning and development, as well as the legal and ethical requirements of caring for and educating children.  Upon completion of this course, you will be able to seek employment in a range of early learning settings, caring for children aged up to 12 years.


Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
  • Echuca Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Blended - 6 - Month/s
  • Off campus - Apprenticeship/Trainee - 12 - Month/s Total number of units = 18 15 core units 3 elective units At least 1 must be selected from the electives listed below Up to 2 units may be selected from any endorsed Training Packages or accredited courses – these units must be relevant to the work outcome. All electives chosen must support the overall integrity of the AQF level of this qualification and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. 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 HLTHS001 Participate in work health and safety CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety Elective units CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • The field of early childhood education includes, but is not limited to, the following jobs: • Long day care • Family day care • Occasional care • Preschools • Outside school hours care (OSHC) • Nanny

Prerequisites
  • Attended an individual interview Complete an Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment Successfully obtain and clear National Police Check (NPC) and Working With Children’s Check (WWCC). Under current ECEC legislative requirements for workers all participants must have no disclosures.

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of early childhood education settings who work within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards. Workers in this field support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children's well-being, learning and development. Practical placement- students will complete 2x 2week blocks of placement where student is expected to complete 5 full days for each week, totalling approx. 152hrs, which will be planned by our placement coordinator. Some students may need to travel outside of their home suburb/town to complete placement, but we will make every attempt to keep as local as possible Bendigo TAFE will organise practical placement for each student in various organisation across the sector. Students cannot begin placement until they have completed appropriate paperwork which includes, NPC, WWCC and placement agreements. Bendigo TAFEs Placement Support Officer will assist students with their placement needs in approved host organisations. Bendigo Campus This program is full time, classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and in the first term of the course from 9am – 4pm and Tuesday & Wednesday in the second term of the course from 9am – 4pm. Echuca Campus This program is full time, classes are held Monday & Thursday from 9am – 4pm. You will be provided with a timetable before you start your training. As well as attending classes at Bendigo TAFE, practical placement within the education industry is scheduled throughout the course. All students will undertake an induction session at the commencement of their training program. It is important that you attend ALL timetabled sessions

How to apply
 
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • • Written test and/or written assignment • Observation on practical placement • Questioning and quizzes • Role play • Case studies • Research tasks

Learning options
  • Blended
  • Off campus
  • Traineeship

Key study areas
 
• Diversity in the workplace • Legal and ethical requirements • Provide care to babies • Healthy eating • Cultural competency • Workplace health and safety

Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)
  • Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213) I Bachelor of Education

Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,659.80
Concession - average total course fee*$531.96
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,207.20
B.   Materials average fee**$202.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$126.50
Indicative pricing for:
A.   Course enrolment type:Traineeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$2,659.80
Concession - average total course fee*$531.96
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,207.20
B.   Materials average fee**$162.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$40.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


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