Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC30121

Enrolment and accreditation of qualification awarded by:

Australia Education & Career College - RTO Code: 52865

Unique College of Technology - RTO Code: 91358

Block Learning Pty Ltd - RTO Code: 41181

Modification History

Release 1. CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care supersedes and is not equivalent to CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of educators in early childhood education and care who work in regulated children’s education and care services in Australia. They support children’s wellbeing, and development in the context of an approved learning framework. Educators use a range of well-developed skills and knowledge using discretion and judgment when carrying out their work in the context of established policies and procedures. They may work independently or under the guidance of others, though in some contexts that guidance may not be on-site.

Early childhood educators work in long day care centres, family day care, pre-schools or kindergartens.

To achieve this qualification, the individual must have completed a total of least 160 hours of work in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency. The total number of hours may be applied collectively across all units of competency that include the requirement for workplace hours.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Under the Education and Care Services National Law (2011) the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) publishes lists of approved early childhood education and care qualifications and information regarding regulatory requirements here: www.acecqa.gov.au.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 17

The selection of electives chosen must be guided by the job outcome sought, local sector requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 

CHCECE030

Support inclusion and diversity

CHCECE031

Support children’s health, safety and wellbeing

CHCECE032

Nurture babies and toddlers

CHCECE033

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE034

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE035

Support the holistic learning and development of children

CHCECE036

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

CHCECE037

Support children to connect with the natural environment

CHCECE038

Observe children to inform practice

CHCECE054

Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures

CHCECE055

Meet legal and ethical obligations in children’s education and care

CHCECE056

Work effectively in children’s education and care

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID012

Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

HLTWHS001

Participate in workplace health and safety

Elective Units 

BSBSTR401

Promote innovation in team environments

BSBSUS411

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCECE039

Comply with family day care administration requirements

CHCECE040

Attend to daily functions in home-based child care

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

CHCSAC009

Support the holistic development of children in school age care

HLTFSE001

Follow basic food safety practices

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care supersedes and is not equivalent to CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53