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CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

National ID: CHC30121 State ID: BGY3
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The sector is demanding higher qualifications and training from educators in this field to ensure consistently high standards of education and care for children placed in these services. This can be achieved by completing the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

You'll learn how to interact and foster the development of the children while working within legal requirements and ensuring the children's health and safety are not at risk. You will work closely with children from different backgrounds and cultures and provide care and support for them in various child care situations.

You will gain skills in:

  • Caring for children
  • Applying health and hygiene principles
  • Understanding legal and ethical requirements
  • Providing nutritional needs for babies and children
  • Developing and implementing play experiences
  • Understanding child development stages
  • Working with families and working effectively in a team environment. 
Half-price

This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

RTO Entry Requirements

  • Student selection interviews are conducted by the school VET Program Coordinators, who also use attendance and behaviour summary information and Year 8 to 10 data including National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) and Online Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (OLNA) results, to determine the student’s suitability to participate in their preferred program.
  • Once the school has reviewed all applications, the selected students then apply to Central Regional TAFE then make the final decision on each student. Criteria considered when selecting students is based on school grades, school attendance and school behaviour.
  • Students MUST participate in an interview with the lecturer (face to face or phone) prior to enrolment.
  • Students MUST complete a Client Needs Form provided by the lecturer prior to enrolment. This form is designed to record the specific needs and/or additional requirements identified by the individual client that may affect their chances of successful participation in and/or completion of the course.
  • A Working With Children Check (for those over 18 years of age) and Medical Clearance must be obtained prior to starting work placement in a regulated early childhood education and care setting.
  • Students are required to comply with WA Early Childhood Education and Care Regulations (2012) in regard to Reg. 83 concerning alcohol or drugs, including prescriptions that can impair a person’s ability to supervise or care for children.
  • To successfully complete the qualification, students will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID (as mandated by the state and federal government).

Students are required to complete the LLN assessment (via LLN Robot) prior to participating in the course. Furthermore, Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) requirements must be met if applying for VET Fee Help Loan (LLN Robot).

This course includes work placement or live works in a Group 1 or Group 2 industry as outlined in COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.  For the latest information on vaccine requirements for students visit our COVID-19 updates page.

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
 

Job opportunities include:

  • Childhood Educator Assistant
  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Nanny
  • Playgroup / Preschool Assistant 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  (opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here(opens in a new tab) .

Study options and how to apply

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Semester 1, 2023

Details

This course availability is specifically for VET Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS). To find out more about VETDSS programs visit the VET Delivered to Secondary Students page here.

Duration 2 Years
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Geraldton
How Classroom VETDSS

Available all year round, 2022

Details

A Traineeship is a full-time employment-based training program usual lasting twelve (12) months or more.  Learning is predominantly in the workplace and may be supplemented by training at TAFE.  You must have a Training Contract to enrol in a Traineeship Course. 

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Duration 12 Months
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Traineeship

 

FEES:

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Details

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Self Paced External

 

READY TO APPLY?

Use the APPLY NOW box to register and apply for this course.  Our Lecturer will assess your application online. You can follow the Register & Apply guide here.

FEES:

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Details
Duration 12 Months
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Northam
How Traineeship
Details

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2022
Where Northam
How Self Paced Onsite

 

READY TO APPLY?

Use the APPLY NOW box to register and apply for this course.  Our Lecturer will assess your application online. You can follow the Register & Apply guide here.

FEES:

Calculate your estimated fees in the above UNITS AND FEES tab.

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Year
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Geraldton
How Classroom

 

READY TO APPLY?

Use the APPLY NOW box to register and apply for this course.  Our Lecturer will assess your application online. You can follow the Register & Apply guide here.

FEES:

Calculate your estimated fees in the above UNITS AND FEES tab.

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If you plan to study in Australia as an International student, please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au for more information.