CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Study Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education’s Parkville, Melbourne campus, and start working towards a fulfilling career in the Early Childhood Education industry.

    CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education is

    • a 12-month nationally accredited course
    • the minimum qualification required in Australia to become an educator of children aged 0 to 5 years
    • made up of 18 units of study (15 core units and 3 elective units)

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    CRICOS COURSE CODE: 095408A

    CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    ZOI Education’s Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care delivers a dynamic combination of theory and hands-on learning. You will learn a range of practical skills such as how to prepare baby formula and develop effective group play strategies. You will also learn other essential theory a and real-life skills in areas such as children’s health and safety and understanding cultural diversity. The course is delivered within an engaging and innovative learning environment that will enhance your study experience at ZOI Education.

    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Acquiring a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education will deliver essential skills and strategies needed to provide young children with appropriate care and educational experiences. You will learn how to work effectively as a professional in the Early Childhood Education industry in key areas such as:

    • Nurturing children’s development through play-based learning
    • Enhancing children’s social, emotional and cognitive development of skills such as creativity, problem-solving, language and motor skills
    • Facilitating independence, peer interaction and school readiness in young children.

    A key requirement of Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is the completion of work experience at one of the quality Early Learning Centres partnered with ZOI Education. Our premium Work Placement helps our students to graduate work-ready and highly regarded in the Early Childhood Education industry. For more information, click the Work Placement tab.

    CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Units of study:

    UNIT CODE
     CORE UNIT
    CHCECE009
    Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
    CHCLEG001
    Work legally and ethically
    CHCECE002
    Ensure the health and safety of children
    HLTWHS001
    Participate in Workplace Health and Safety
    CHCECE013
    Use information about children to inform practice
    HLTAID004*
    Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
    CHCECE004
    Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
    CHCECE005
    Provide care for babies and toddlers
    CHCECE003
    Provide care for children
    CHCPRT001
    Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
    CHCECE007
    Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
    CHCDIV002
    Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
    CHCECE001
    Develop cultural competence
    CHCECE010
    Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
    CHCECE011
    Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning
    UNIT CODE
     ELECTIVE UNIT
    BSBWOR301
    Organise personal work priorities and development
    CHCECE012
    Support children to connect with their world
    CHCDIV001
    Work with diverse people

    * This unit is delivered and assessed by a Third Party RTO at ZOI’s premises: http://www.accreditedfirstaidcourses.com.au/

    Accredited First Aid Courses – RTO ID: 20863

    Employment Pathways

    Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care enables you to apply for positions such as:

    • Early Childhood educator
    • Family day care worker
    • Nanny
    • Out-of-school hours care assistant
    • Child care educator
    • Long day care educator
    • In-home child care provider
    • Playgroup supervisor

    After completing a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at ZOI Education, you may wish to study our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. You may then study further with a Bachelor degree from one of ZOI’s quality partner organisations such as Swinburne University of Technology or Melbourne Polytechnic. For more information, click on the Pathways tab.

    Contact ZOI Education to find out more about enrolling in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Or book a free Trial Class and Campus Tour

    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

    Price

    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

    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 2020
    Intake 1028 January 2020
    Intake 1114 April 2020
    Intake 1213 July 2020
    Intake 135 October 2020
    Year 2021
    Intake 1427 January 2021
    Intake 15 19 April 2021
    Intake 1612 July 2021
    Intake 174 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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