Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Program Code CHC30113
CRICOS Course Code 097758G
Course Duration 52 weeks (including 30 weeks of internal training, 6 weeks of vocational placement, 4 weeks catch up class, reassessment, additional placement (if required), and 12 weeks holidays).
Delivery Mode Face to face training
Campus Location and Delivery Site 337-339 La Trobe Street, 338 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000
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 Standard. They support the implementation of an approved learning framework, and support children’s wellbeing, learning and development. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publish lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.
Students completing this course will gain credit transfer of up to some 13 units in the CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care offered by GBCA.
Applicants must satisfy all requirements as below:
- Satisfactorily completed Australian year 11 or equivalent level of study
- Minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, or
- Successfully complete the GBCA ELICOS program: English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP1)
All students must undertake National Police Check and Working with Children Check before commencing work placement.
Before commencing vocational placement, all students must undertake National Police Check and Working with Children Check and complete the theory and practical components of the unit: HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.
Students are required to complete at least 120 hours of work placement as part of course requirements.
GBCA has signed agreements with prospective employers to offer the work placement opportunities for its students. A list of these prospective employers will be provided to assist you in finding work placement. Work placements will be arranged by the GBCA Work Placement Coordinator in conjunction with the student and GBCA trainers.
The Fair Work Act 2009, under the definition of Vocational Placement in section 12 outlines the rules restricting unpaid work. The Fair Work Ombudsman provides a clear explanation of these rules in the Internships, Vocational Placements & Unpaid Work Fact Sheet.
Students are required to discuss with the GBCA work placement coordinator if they wish to make their own work placement arrangement.
Due to the requirement to complete vocational placement, a final outcome for each unit would not be provided until the relevant component of vocational placement had been completed.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|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|
|CHCECE021||Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children|
|BSBWOR301||Organise personal work priorities and development|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world|
A variety of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including: short questions, case studies, simulations, project, third party observation during work placement, work place observation, portfolio.