Overview

This qualification provides workers looking to work with children in a supervised or unsupervised capacity with an understanding of child-centred approaches, knowledge about learning and development, and using organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children, facilitating their leisure and play and enabling the children to achieve their physical and mental development.

Undertaking this qualification will prepare you for work in early childhood education settings that meet the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard.

This program includes 540 hours of face-to-face study of which 120 hours are practical.

Pathways from the Qualification

Cert III graduates can articulate to Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Employment Outcomes
  • Childcare Worker
  • Family Day Care
  • Playground Supervisor
  • Kindergarten Assistant
  • Mobile Assistant
  • Nanny

Units of competency

Core Units

CHCDIV002 – Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

CHCECE001 – Develop cultural competence

CHCECE002 – Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE003 – Provide care for children

CHCECE004 – Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007 – Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009 – Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE010 – Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011 – Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE013 – Use information about children to inform practice

CHCLEG001 – Work legally and ethically

CHCPRT001 – Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001 – Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units

BSBWOR301 – Organise personal work priorities and development

CHCECE006 – Support behaviour of children and young people

CHCPRT003 – Work collaboratively to maintain an environment safe for children and young people

International

LOCATION

Sydney City and Bankstown Campuses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should satisfy both academic and English requirements.

Academic: Completed Year 12 with some work experience

English Language Proficiency: Students are required to have an English proficiency level of at least 5.5 IELTS score or equivalent.

TIMETABLE

Subject to demand, you can choose morning, afternoon, or evening class during weekdays or weekend.

DURATION

Total 540 hours, of which 120 house are practical (20 hours/week, 9 weeks/term over 3 terms or 9 months).

DELIVERY METHODS

This is a full-time course which includes a combination of classroom and online learning activities. The delivery includes lecturing, practical sessions, self-directed learning, and simulated work-based tasks.

CREDIT TRANSFER

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study.

Domestic

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

You can reduce your study time through RPL, a process to recognize the learning outcomes you have achieved through formal, informal and/or informal learning (Work experience).

CREDIT TRANSFER

You can reduce your study time through credit transfer, a process to recognize your previous study.

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES

Residents of NSW who meet the requirements may be able to get government subsidies for studying this course.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 7, 2018
This course is Online & Campus Combined
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