CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
|CRICOS Course Code||108470F|
|Status of Training Product||Current|
|Duration||52 weeks (including term break)|
Learners are required to meet the following minimum requirements:
All learners with English as a second language (ESL) must also demonstrate ONE of the following to meet minimum English Proficiency requirements:
1. IELTS 5.0 or other English scores accepted by Department of Home Affairs (DHA) such as TOEFL ‘PBT’ 500, TOEFL ‘iBT’ 35; PTE Academic 36; Cambridge English Advance 41; OET ‘Pass’,
2. Request to sit for Qii’s Internal English Test and achieve the required scores,
3. New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Level 3- General.
Alternatively, learners can request to sit for Qii’s Internal Language, Literacy and Numeracy test and achieve the following results. This also applies to all domestic students:
*Any students who do not immediately meet the exact entry requirements by up to 1.0 of mark in any individual area of the test may be given additional exercises and LLN assessment material to build their skill knowledge to fill the entry requirements gap before commencing the course.
|Intake Dates||Regular Intakes Available|
|Delivery Structure and Modes of Study||
The full-time delivery involves 20 scheduled course contact hours per week.
To reach the 20 hours delivery requirement, each Unit of Study will have 2 days per week (14 hours) face-to-face classroom training and tutorial, and 6 hours of scheduled Course Related Information Session (CRIS).
In some cases, students may apply to complete up to one third of their course via distance learning. All distance learning, or ‘self-study’ Units will be timetabled to be completed alongside another face-to-face Unit and will be supported by scheduled tutorials for additional assistance should it be required.
|Course fees (AUD)||Tuition fee: $12,000
Enrolment fee: $250
Material fees: $850
Learners who are not employed in the early childhood sector (working with children) will be required to complete a minimum of 160 hours of work placement. Qii will assist students to secure a vocational placement and regular visits will be conducted by a Qii trainer/assessor.
All learners must apply for Blue card prior to commencing their vocational placement.
This program aims to prepare students to develop knowledge and skills to work within the early childhood education settings. It is expected they use organisation policies, procedures and individual children’s profiles to plan activities and provide care to children. Depending on the setting, educators may work under direct supervision or autonomously.
Units of Competency
|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|
|HLTWHS001||Participate in workplace health and safety|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and respond to children and young people at risk|
|HLTAID012||Provide first aid in an education and care setting|
|CHCDIV001||Work with diverse people|
|CHCPRP003||Reflect on and improve own professional practice|
Child Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-111), Family Day Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-112), Nanny (ANZSCO-421-113), Out of School Hours Care Worker (ANZSCO-421-114), Early Childhood Educators at Child Care Centres.Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this program, clients may wish to take a further qualification from the CHC training package, such as CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care.
How to apply for this course
International students can apply either directly to Queensland International Institute or via an education agent. If you have questions about your application, you can:
- Speak to a Qii staff member; please phone +61 (7) 3194 6549 and follow the prompts.
- Send an email to Qii at [email protected]