Early childhood education and care

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Phillips Institute NRT logoDo you want to make a difference in the lives of children?
Are you passionate about the importance of young children’s learning and development?
Are you a patient, understanding, responsible and caring individual?

If you answered yes, then the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care may be perfect for you!  This Nationally Recognised Training course equips you with the skills and knowledge to meet the requirements for working in this exciting and challenging industry.

About this course

With this course, you could become a skilled early childhood professional and qualify to work in a wide range of early childhood careers, for example:

  • Childhood educator assistant
  • Early childhood educator
  • Before and after school care assistant
  • Playgroup supervisor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Childhood Educator
  • Kindergarten teacher’s assistant
  • Long day care/Occasional care

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What this course covers

This course comprises 18 units consisting of 15 core units and 3 elective units, covering skills and knowledge that includes:

  • ensuring the health and safety of infants and young children
  • caring for babies and toddlers
  • introduction to early childhood learning and development
  • how to use an approved learning framework
  • how to provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
  • and more!

Delivery

Class-based only with 120 hours practical placement so that you can enjoy plenty of opportunity to practise your skills and knowledge throughout the course.  This program is held two full days per week at our Carnegie campus, 75A Koornang Road, Carnegie.  The duration of the class delivery is over three school terms, or about 40 weeks, but you may extend to 52 weeks if you are still completing your placement or assessments.  Placement may be located closer to home for individual students.

Further intakes are planned for 2020 in locations all over Melbourne and selected regional areas:

  • Carnegie
  • Frankston
  • Cranbourne
  • Epping
  • Werribee
  • Geelong

Learning Resources

Included in your fees, you will receive two textbooks in your first sessions and further resources will be supplied by your facilitator as required, including your Phillips Institute student polo shirt and other resources for placement.  These comprehensive resources will support your learning throughout your course and become an excellent point of reference for your future career.

Assessment Methods

Assessment tasks are practical and oriented to the work or placement context for relevance. They consist of a variety of tasks requiring the ability to research, analyse and present your responses in written form, including reports and as practical demonstrations.  Feedback on completion of tasks is given as you progress through the course.  You will also be assessed while on site completing your placement of minimum 120 hours.  Your placement supervisor will also be asked to provide third party reports on your progress and feedback on your overall placement performance.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however to gain maximum benefit from this training, you will need to be able to speak, read and write fluently in English.  It is recommended that applicants have completed to at least a Year 10 secondary school level.  All applicants will be required to undertake a pre-training review, including an evaluation of existing language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Special note regarding placement during this course and employment after completion of this course

There are requirements for working and learning in the early childhood education and care sector that all applicants should be aware of prior to enrolment. As you must complete a placement in an approved, regulated early chidhood education and care provider, you will be required to undergo a Working With Children check, as well as a National Police Check.  You can find more information about the WWC here.  Please consider this information carefully prior to enrolment to ensure you will be eligible to fulfil these requirements, as Phillips Institute cannot be held responsible for an inability of any student to meet their practical placement assessment requirements which are a non-negotiable component of this program.  For more information about these requirements, speak to one of our course advisors.

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On completion of this qualification, you can:

Units of competency

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
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people*
CHCECE012 Support children to connect with their world*
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people*

**These units require candidates to complete requires minimum 120 hours placement with a regulated education and care provider
*Elective units. An elective unit may be substituted for CHCECE014 Comply with family day care administration requirements for students wishing to work in a family day care role.
Please note: elective units as published may be subject to change – please confirm prior to enrolment.

Ready to get started?

Get ready for your future career in early childhood education and care – Call us on 1300 558 837 or just click Apply Now when you’re ready to apply.

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