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Course Overview

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

AT A GLANCE

COURSE FEE

Tuition Fee: $8,000
Material Fee: $250
Enrollment Fee: $0

STUDY MODE

Full-Time

DURATION

52 Weeks

DELIVERY MODE

Blended
(Face-to-Face & Virtual Classroom)

WORK PLACEMENT REQUIREMENT

160 Hrs

START DATE

Monthly Intake

COURSE DETAILS

Format and Packaging Rules
Total number of units = 17

  • 15 core units
  • 2 elective units
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

BSBSUS411 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Whilst there are no entry requirements stipulated in the training package (CHC), ICV requires its applicants to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or above
  • Meet the Language Literacy and Numeracy requirements; ICV conducts LLN entry test and a pre-training review during the enrolment process

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

Prospective students can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that is relevant to the units of competence within the program. These skills and knowledge may have been obtained through workplace training or experience and may reduce the number of units required to be completed during the qualification. Students are recommended to notify ICV of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrollment.

Additional Requirements before starting work placement:

  • Working with children check
  • National Police record check (if required by the Childcare Centre / Host Organisation)

PATHWAYS

Pathways from the qualification

Students who successfully complete this qualification may pathway into further study options:

  • CHC50121 – Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

 

Employment Pathways

The following employment pathways are available to the students who complete Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care successfully:

  • Family Day Care Educator
  • Centre-based Educator
  • Centre-based Assistant
  • Playgroup Supervisor
  • Recreation Assistant

SKILL FIRST FUNDING

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