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CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Qualification Code : CHC30113 Qualification Name : Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Duration : 52 Weeks Volume of Learning : 1 year                       Amount of Training : 903 hours
AQF Level : 3 Course Delivery : Face-to-Face
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Perth
CRICOS Code: 093192F
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Now you can get started on a rewarding career in early childhood education by signing up for the CHC30113 - Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This certification is designed to help you to take up a career in the childhood education industry; in settings such as early learning centres, family day care centres and so on.

The CHC30113 - Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is designed to educate students to competently handle roles within an early childcare education setting. You will learn how to interact with young children, and aid them in developing their thinking, social and communication skills. On completing this course, you will be able to work as a childhood educator assistant or a preschool assistant.

The course will be delivered using a blended learning mode that includes a combination of eLearning, simulation based training and assessment in a simulated children services lab environment. Practical Placement (PP) will also be a mandatory part of the course.

Including PP, the total structured duration of the course is 1 year; however completion time frames will vary between students based on their individual skills, previous work and study experiences.

On successful completion of this course, students can gain employment in the Early Childhood Education Industry in multiple settings that include Child Care Centres, After School programs, Pre-school programs, Family Day Care Centres, and Play Groups among other community settings.

Course learning outcomes:

Having completed the course, students will be able to:

• Gain knowledge and understanding of the CHC30113 - Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care
• Demonstrate the ability to provide young children with the educational knowledge that helps them develop their mental activities and social skills
• Manage the activities given by the supervisor at the early learning centre
• Understand and ensure the health and safety of the young children in the childcare centre
• Respond to emergencies by providing first aid situations when needed
• Work with families from different cultures and backgrounds, and counsel them about their children
• Be an active team member within the organisation, and assist team leaders and managers with their activities.

Course Overview

Face-to-face mode:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery, simulated training and practical placement of at least 120 hours with a variety of assessments. This course will be delivered over 903 hours, including theory (20 hours per week at an IHNA campus), simulation training and at least 120 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP).

The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication and management skills and undertaking other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

The completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies. IHNA considered nominal hour guidelines (Victorian Purchasing Guide and Western Australian Nominal Hours Guide) when confirming the course duration. This duration was chosen to enable students to achieve the learning outcomes for both the qualification type and discipline.

Professional Experience Placements (PEP)

Professional Experience Placements (PEP) is a compulsory component of this course and 100% attendance is mandatory. Students must complete all theory and simulation components satisfactorily prior to attending placements.

The Professional Experience Placements will be 5 days a week. Students may be allocated a morning (AM) or afternoon (PM) shifts. Morning shifts usually start at 7 am and evening shifts can finish at 10.30pm. Each shift is 8.5 hours long (including 30 mins meal break).

PEPs are undertaken in partnership with a wide range of placement providers. These providers are located throughout metropolitan, regional and rural areas, and in some cases interstate. Students must consider that they may be required to travel or relocate for the duration of the placement to the facility location. Students must attend as per schedule; no special arrangements or changes will be made on the allocated placements. PEPs may be cancelled without prior notice by the facility.

18 units are required for award of this qualification including:
•   15 core units
•   3 elective units

Core Units


Work legally and ethically


Develop cultural competence


Ensure the health and safety of children


Provide care for children


Promote and provide healthy food and drinks


Provide care for babies and toddlers


Develop positive and respectful relationships with children


Use an approved learning framework to guide practice


Support the holistic development of children in early childhood


Provide experiences to support children's play and learning


Use information about children to inform practice


Identify and respond to children and young people at risk


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


Participate in work health and safety


Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units


Work with diverse people


Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children


Support children to connect with their world

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'International Students Admission Policy and Procedure' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• Satisfactorily completed a minimum of year 12 or equivalent
• International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.5 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; IHNA accepts equivalent scores in OET, TOEFL iBT and PTE.

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test conducted by IHNA and demonstrate competence as working at Level 3 for all indicators to enrol for this qualification (issued within the last 12 months from the time of admission).

Additional Requirement for Professional Experience Placement (PEP).

• A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate(AFP)
• A satisfactory Working with Children Check is required.
• IHNA highly recommends students to complete the immunization process before the Professional Experience Placement start date as some facilities will not provide placement to student without immunisation.

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable accommodations" in the campus lab and classroom, there are work place practice conditions that occur in the workplace environment that are beyond IHNA's control. The physical requirements below are necessary to function in the healthcare facility and/or community setting. Students must be able to perform and complete course objectives and requirements with or without reasonable accommodations otherwise you will not be enrolled.

Skills and abilities that are needed to perform client care to pass the course objectives and requirements are:

Strength: Sufficient to assist with lifting and transferring a client, and perform CPR
Mobility: Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, and bend down to the floor; ability to move around rapidly; and to move in small, confined areas.
Hearing: Sufficient to hear through the stethoscope to discriminate sounds; to hear cries for help; to hear alarms on equipment and emergency signals; and various overhead pages.
Vision: Sufficient to make physical assessments of client and equipment.
Communication: Able to communicate in both verbal and written formats; and interact with clients, staff, and faculty supervisors.

The total tuition cost for the CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is AUD $12,000 for international students.

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Face to face Delivery


Feb 05, 2018
Apr 09, 2018
Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
Dec 04, 2018

Perth Campus

Our campus in Perth City is in the heart of the business district. Transportation and services are available just minutes away from our campus.

Interested in this course?

Do apply for the CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care with IHNA.

Before applying for the course, please check the entry requirements for this course.

If you require any assistance, please feel free to contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or call us on our TOLL FREE NUMBER: 1800 2252 83

Pathways and Careers

This course leads to the following study pathways, among others:

•  Diploma of ECEC
•  Advanced Diploma of ECEC
•  Bachelor Degree of Education (Early childhood)
•  Graduate Diploma of ECEC
•  Master of Education

Students who have successfully completed this course can work as a Childhood Education Assistant or an Outside School Hours Coordinator within an early childhood sector.

Some other potential jobs the graduates can obtain employment in are:

•  Early childhood educator assistant
•  Family day care educator assistant
•  Before and after school hours' care assistant
•  Preschool assistant.

Job prospects in this sector are very promising. 149,600 people in Australia were employed as Child Carers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be greater than 50,000.

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Child Carers visit Job Outlook

Employment Level and Growth

•  In the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Child Carers is expected to be greater than 50,000.
•  Employment prospects for this occupation have risen very strongly in the past five years. Looking forward to November 2020, employment for Child Carers is expected to grow very rapidly.
•  This is a very large occupation (149,600 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
•  It has been found that the most common level of educational attainment for Child Carers is Certificate III/IV (33.6 per cent).
•  At present, Child Carers are mainly employed in: Health Care and Social Assistance; Education and Training; and Other Services.

Information for this occupation (presented as charts and tables), includes employment level and growth.

Pathways and Careers

These data show past and projected (to 2020) employment levels (thousands). Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Department of Employment trend data to November 2015 and Department of Employment projections to 2020.


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