The certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered over 39 weeks/12 months face to face which includes 18 units of study and 120 hours work placement component. Work placements will be pre-arranged with approved childhood centre partners and arrangements will be supported by the college.
The face to face training component has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to become a carer within the early childhood education and care industry and to follow an individualised plan which is tailored to provide care and support to children.
The CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care consists of a range of practical tasks and in order to meet workplace experience and job role expectations, students should be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy to meet the duty of care obligations. You will need to have the ability to respond appropriately to children’s needs, remain calm in high-stress situations and to interact and communicate appropriately where difficulty or danger arises.
Students should also have a reasonable level of fitness to cope with physical demands such as standing, lifting, bending, twisting and reaching.
It is expected that applicants for entry to this programme will:
Students will be required to complete and pass a Working with Children Check/Police Clearance in the state or territory that they are working in prior to commencing child-related work (this includes work placement). For information that relates to a specific state or territory please refer to www.aifs.gov.au or www.australia.gov.au
You will need to be at least 16 years old. If you are under 18 your enrolment form will need to be signed by a parent or guardian. Section 120 of the Education and Care National Regulations 2011 requires the approved provider of a centre-based service must ensure that any educator at the service who is under 18 years of age:
|Course Code||Course Name|
|CHCECE007||Develop positive and respectful relationships with children|
|CHCECE003||Provide care for children|
|CHCECE005||Provide care for babies and toddlers|
|CHCECE010||Support the holistic development of children in early childhood|
|HLTAID004||Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting|
|CHCECE002||Ensure the health and safety of children|
|CHCECE004||Promote and provide healthy food and drinks|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in work health and safety|
|CHCECE009||Use an approved learning framework to guide practice|
|CHCECE011||Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning|
|CHCECE013||Use information about children to inform practice|
|CHCDIV002||Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety|
|CHCECE001||Develop cultural competence|
|Course Code||Course Name|
|Organise personal work priorities and development|
Work with diverse people
Support children to connect with their world
Upon completion of this course, students may further their studies with a CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
Suitable Career outcomes may include:
Traineeship Eligibility: You must already be employed to enrol as a trainee with Educare College. Speak to your employer about choosing Educare College as your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO).
Cost: Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a set fee per nominal hour. These fees are calculated at a regulated rate of $1.60 per nominal hour. Concession rates apply for students who hold a current Health Care Card or who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. See here.
Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for the service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.
Information regarding costs will be outlined on the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee at the time of induction.
Queensland Certificate 3 Guarantee – for students residing in Queensland
Funding for this qualification may be available through the Certificate 3 Guarantee program, funded by the Queensland Government. Please read the Certificate 3 Guarantee program student fact sheet at https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/providers/funded/certificate3
Fee for Service: Non-funded trainees will be charged a fee for the service cost. These will be confirmed prior to the commencement of training.
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