Qualification code & title
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS Course Code
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
Total number of units = 17 15 core units 2 elective units at least 1 unit must be selected from the electives listed on https://training.gov.au/training/details/chc30121 1 unit may be selected from elective listed on CHC30121, elsewhere in the CHC Community Services Training Package, or any other current Training Package or accredited course. – these units must be relevant to the work outcome. The latest release of the qualification and packaging rules can be found at the following link: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CHC30121
Learner characteristics and target group
The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is aimed at international students who want to become an early childhood carer and educator as part of a specialist team professional of childcare workers. ZOI Education believes students should be interested in working with babies, toddlers, children, and their families to ensure the child’s time in childcare is safe, and the foundation of their education is effective and well supported. Students may be school leavers commencing their careers, career changers, return to workers, or anyone later in their work-life cycle who want to impact the lives of children in a childcare environment. Students must be prepared and willing to work with children and their families equally and must have sufficient LLN skills needed to undertake this course. Students studying towards the Certificate III will be required to work within a group as well as individually. When on placement the student must be able to work within a team and autonomously with the ability to show initiative under the supervision of a room leader. ZOI Education endeavours to attract a balanced mix of international students from all over the world, however this is subject to applications received from education agents prior to each intake. ZOI’s current list of education agents predominantly refer students from Asia/Pacific, Europe, and South America.
Face to Face. This program is delivered in the classroom.
48 Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052
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.
ZOI Education has the following entry requirements: International students must meet following: Academic Requirement To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed Year 10. Age Requirement Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement. English Language Requirement To enter this qualification, applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS (Academic) overall score of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT 46 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 162 or PTE Academic 42 or equivalent. English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following: • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South America or Ireland. • Completed in Australia in English a substantial component (at least 50%) of a qualification at AQF level 4 or higher. • Successfully completed in Australia in English the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an English Proficiency level of upper intermediate or equivalent. Pre-Training Review All learners will undertake pre-training review to determine suitability for the course and student needs. The aim of the review is to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the course to applicant, relevant experience and interview conducted by ZOI trainers and assessors. Interview will also aim to identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities. Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course. Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) All students will be required to complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course. ZOI uses LLN robot platform for the assessment. All reports, training supplements and recommendations are generated by the LLN Robot system after comparing the learner’s ACSF spiky profile to the profile of this course. Hardware/Software Requirements All participants are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with internet. Learners are also expected to have Microsoft office suite of application like Word, Excel etc at their own cost to ensure successful completion of assessment. Students can access free Wi-Fi when in campus. DHA Requirement Applicants must also provide documentation according to Department of Home Affair requirements. For further information on student visa assessment level and documentation, visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/
Study Pathways Although the Certificate III is not an entry requirement of the Diploma, students have the option to complete the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care after completion of their Certificate III. Students may also go on to study other related higher-level qualifications such as: Diploma of Community Services – CHC52015 Diploma of Early Childcare Education and Care -CHC50121 Employment Pathways 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. Possible job roles may include: Early childhood educator Family day care worker Childhood educator assistant Playgroup supervisor Childhood Educator Mobile assistant Nanny Outside school hours care assistant * Recreation assistant * * Some jurisdictions may require CHC41208 Certificate IV in Children’s Services (Outside school hours care) for these work roles NOTE: ZOI Education does not guarantee any employment outcomes for their students. Furthermore, ZOI does not guarantee acceptance to higher education pathways, as these are subject to entry prerequisites by the respective institution.
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 ZOI Education SC2-1: Course Credit and RPL Policy and Procedure
Units of Competency
Core or Elective
Support inclusion and diversity
Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing
Nurture babies and toddlers
Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Support the holistic learning and development of children
Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
Support children to connect with the natural environment
Observe children to inform practice
Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures
Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care
Work effectively in children’s education and care
Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
Participate in workplace health and safety
Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
Work with diverse people