CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education is completed over a 12 months period attending weekly theoretical classes in our modern and custom designed Parkville campus training facility.

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    CRICOS CODE: 095408A

    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Deciding on a career in early childhood education is most often described as rewarding, satisfying and enjoyable. But it canbe more than that, it can be life fulfilling.

    Embrace the true passion of what it is to be an extraordinary childcare educator – supporting children’s love for learning and life. You will be instrumental in nurturing children’s development through play-based learning to enhance social, emotional, cognitive, creative, language and physical skills for independence, peer interaction and school readiness.

    An in-demand and flexible career path, begin your journey with ZOI Education studying under highly qualified, supportive and inspiring trainers. Nationally recognised, CHC30113 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education and Care is the minimum required to become an educator of 0 to 5-year old children within Australia.

    The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education is completed over a 12 months period attending weekly theoretical classes in our modern and custom designed Parkville campus training facility. Our holistic approach to learning is underpinned by our student work place program where students complete 250+ hours a year of on-the-job mentoring at a child care centre in Melbourne which has been pre-arranged by ZOI Education.

    The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education requires the completion of 18 units including 15 core and 3 elective units which ZOI Education has selected.

    Early Childhood Education Course Outline

    Students will complete the course of Certificate III In Early Childhood Education and Care over a 12 month period attending weekly theoretical classes in our modern and custom designed Parkville campus training facility. Our holistic approach to learning is underpinned by our student work place program where students complete 250+ hours weekly of on-the-job mentoring at one of 6 prestigous locations around Melbourne.

    Units of Study | Early Childhood Education

    The qualification of Certificate III In Early Childhood Education requires the completion of 18 units including 15 core and 3 elective units which ZOI Education have selected to include.

    CLUSTERCODEUNIT
    FrameworksCHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCLEG001Work legally & ethically
    BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
    Work Health & SafetyCHCECE002Ensure the health & safety of children
    HLTWHS001Participate in workplace health & Safety
    ResearchCHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
    First Aid*HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
    WellbeingCHCECE004Promote & provide healthy food & drinks
    CHCECE005Provide care for babies & toddlers
    CHCECE003Provide care for children
    RiskCHCPRT001Identify & respond to children & young people at risk
    RelationshipsCHCECE007Develop positive & respectful relationships with children
    Family & DiversityCHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torees Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
    CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
    PlayCHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children’s play & learning
    SustainabilityCHCECE012Support children to connect with their world

     * This Unit is delivered and assessed by a Third Party RTO at ZOI’s premises: www.stitchesfirstaid.com.au

    Stitches First Aid Education Pty Ltd – RTO ID: 21672

    Premium Work Placement for Early Childhood Education

    ZOI Education has created an innovative learning program offering best practice applied learning opportunities across all courses. In addition, we have partnered with Melbourne’s premier early childhood education & care services centres to supply each ZOI student with a pre-arranged work experience placement. Weekly work placement training combined with our quality classroom based theoretical learning from our passionate trainers will ensure students excel.

    All ZOI students undertaking a Certificate III or a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care must complete a minimum number of hours of mandatory practical work experience within early childhood education & care services centres to fulfil their qualification requirements.

    What Can I Do Upon Graduation? | Early Childhood Education

    After graduation from the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education at ZOI Education you will be qualified to work as the following:

    • Early Childhood educator
    • Family day care
    • Nanny
    • Out-of-school hours care assistant
    • Recreation assistant

    In addition, upon completion of the Certificate III of Early Childhood Education and Care you may decide to study a further year at ZOI Education and receive the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.

    Early Learning Placement

    APPLIED LEARNING & MENTORING

    ZOI Education has established formal relationships with selected Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) Services within the Melbourne and Metropolitan areas, enabling students to attend their Work Placement across a variety of ECEC Services.

    In its selection process, ZOI selects high quality ECEC Services, which are close to public transport routes to enable easy access for the student.

    Furthermore, ZOI endeavours to place students to ECEC Services that are approximately within 1 hour from the CBD or their place of residence. ZOI however cannot guarantee a specific location for any student, due to other Work Placement allocation factors that are beyond ZOI's control.

    The location map and list of Melbourne suburbs below depicts the approximate locations where students are currently undertaking their Work Placement today. This list is always growing as and is not a final list.

    Premium Work Placement | Child Care Centre Work Placement

    program is the best I have seen. The educators I work with are amazing, they teach me more in the field and happy for me to ask questions. They care about my learning.

    – Maria, Diploma student at ZOI Education 2018

    Graduate Study Pathways | After Completing the Course of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Credit Transfers & Higher Education

    Students who complete the Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care may go onto enrol into the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Students who enrol into the Diploma after completing the Certificate III with ZOI Education will receive 18 unit credits into the Diploma. Alternatively, students may enrol directly into the Diploma without completing the Certificate III.

    Students may also go on to study other related higher level qualifications such as:

    • CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services
    • A Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (or similar e.g. Community Services)

     

    About Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care

    The course of Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care enables you to plan and implement appropriate care and educational experiences for young children. The qulified training of Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care will provide you the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively as a professional in an early child care organization, these knowledge and experience include:

    • Understanding of legal and ethical requirements for child care services
    • Engaging with children and their family
    • Facilitating children's leisure and play
    • Fostering holistic development and wellbeing

    International Student Course Fees

    QUALIFICATIONTUITION FEEMATERIAL FEEENROLMENT FEEDURATIONQUARTERLY PAYMENTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    CHC50113
    CERTIFICATE III IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE
    CRICOS CODE: 095408A
    $8,500$585$20012 months$1875500+ hours work placement

    Entry Requirements

    This course does not have training package defined entry requirements, however ZOI Education requires that students:

    1.  Are at least 18 years’ old when the course is due to start *

    2.  Have a valid student visa (subclass 500), more information about this visa is here: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/500-

    3.  Have completed and passed a minimum Year 12 (or equivalent)

    4.  Have a suitable level of digital literacy skills (demonstrated by undertaking the free online test here: http://www.digitalliteracy.eu a minimum score of 60% is required

    5.  Are able to demonstrate a level of language, learning and numeracy skills suitable to this course (test to be administered by ZOI          Education which includes written assessment and Skype interview)

    6.  Are able to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent [1] (test results must be no more than 2 years old) OR be able to provide any of the following evidence of English Language competence:

               • that they were educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country.

               • that they have successfully completed the College English Placement Test.

               • that they have successfully completed their Year 12 or equivalent in English Language.

    7.  Meet these additional requirements to ensure they are able to work in an early learning centre:

               • Have held some type of employment e.g. part-time, full-time or casual for a minimum of 6 months.

               • Have a current working with children check (WWCC)

    Intake Dates

    ECE Intake Dates
    Year 2019
    Intake 629 January 2019
    Intake 723 April 2019
    Intake 815 July 2019
    Intake 97 October 2019
    Year 2020
    Intake 1028 January 2020
    Intake 1114 April 2020
    Intake 1213 July 2020
    Intake 145 October 2020
    Year 2021
    Intake 1527 January 2021
    Intake 1619 April 2021
    Intake 1712 July 2021
    Intake 184 October 2021
    Holiday Periods
    17 December 2018 - 27 January 2019
    6 April 2019 - 22 April 2019
    30 June 2019 - 15 July 2019
    21 September 2019 - 6 October 2019
    21 December 2019 - 28 January 2020
    28 March 2020 - 13 April 2020
    27 June 2020 - 12 July 2020
    19 September 2020 - 4 October 2020
    19 December 2020 - 26 January 2021

    Growth in Early Childhood Education

    Children aged under 12 will increase by 500000 by 2020. An extra 188,600* people will need to be employed in early childhood education.

    *Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020

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