CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
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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.
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.
Cert 3 Childcare 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 | Cert 3 Childcare
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.
Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
Work legally & ethically
Organise personal work priorities and development
Work Health & Safety
Ensure the health & safety of children
Participate in workplace health & Safety
Use information about children to inform practice
Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
Promote & provide healthy food & drinks
Provide care for babies & toddlers
Provide care for children
Identify & respond to children & young people at risk
Develop positive & respectful relationships with children
Family & Diversity
Promote Aboriginal and/or Torees Strait Islander cultural safety
Develop cultural competence
Work with diverse people
Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
Provide experiences to support children’s play & learning
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? | Cert 3 Childcare
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
Out-of-school hours care 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.
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.
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
CHC50113 CERTIFICATE III IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE CRICOS CODE: 095408A
500+ hours work placement
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.eua 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  (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)
ECE Intake Dates
29 January 2019
23 April 2019
15 July 2019
7 October 2019
28 January 2020
14 April 2020
13 July 2020
5 October 2020
27 January 2021
19 April 2021
12 July 2021
4 October 2021
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