Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Vocational Education Training Programs

National Code: CHC30113

Course Duration

52 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD, Campbelltown & Adelaide

Study Mode

On-Campus

Level

Certificate III

Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

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) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au

  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Long Day Care Educator

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements (This may vary depending on the source country's assessment level & subsequent risk level):

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Our current (as of May 2022) Admissions requirements for Assessment Level 1 countries like Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia etc (as long as these countries are on assessment Lvl 1) are:

  • GPA 75% or pass mark for Phillipines, GPA 70%for Indonesia. (Note: If your student source country is Lvl 1, our GPA requirement for Lvl 1 country would be the pass mark % as per the source country education requirement).
  • No IELTS/PTE required. Online LLN test will be provided to the student to complete
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • Provide documentry evidence / explanation for gaps or breaks in between academic and/or work experience
  • No dependants. Application with family has to apply as single applicant at time of application. Dependants should be declared in the visa application. 

Code

Title

Core or Elective

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Core

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

Core

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

Core

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

Core

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Core

CHCECE005

 Provide care for babies and toddlers

Core

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

Core

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

Core

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

Core

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

Core

CHCECE013

Use information about children to inform practice

Core

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

Core

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Core

HLTAID004

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Core

HLTWHS001

Participate in work health and safety

Core

CHCECE012

Support children to connect to their world

Elective

CHCECE006

Support behaviour of children and young people

Elective

BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and professional development

Elective

This qualification will be delivered over 52 weeks, including 40 weeks of training and assessment spread over 4 terms of 10 weeks each and 12 weeks of holidays. A work placement of 120 hours is also required.

Offshore Fee

$11,900

Enrollment Fee: $200

Material & Insurance Fee: $500

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Onshore Fee

$8,800

Enrollment Fee: $200

Material & Insurance Fee: $500

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Potential employment options are as an Educator in an Early Childhood Education and Care setting.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

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