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CHC30113 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


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IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course IHNA Future Skills WA State Government Victoria
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 and Blended Mode
RTO ID : 21985 Campuses : Melbourne CBD, Melbourne (Heidelberg), Perth and Sydney
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A Brief Introduction to CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Start a rewarding careers in early childhood education by studying for the CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This qualification is designed to help people kick start their career in the childhood education industry, such as: early Learning centres, family day care etc.

The CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) aims to educate students to be able to handle roles within an early childcare education setting, they will be able to learn how to interact with children, assess them to develop their thinking, social and communication skills. Students will be able to work as a childhood educator assistant, or a preschool assistant.

The course will be offered using a blended learning approach, including a combination of eLearning, simulation based training and assessment in a simulated children services lab environment and professional experience placement (PEP).

The total structured duration of the course is one year including PEP. Completion time frames will however vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

After completing this course, students will be able to gain employment in the Early Childhood Education Industry in such settings as Child Care Centre’s, Pre-school programs, After School programs, Family Day Care Centre’s, Play Groups and other community settings.


Course learning outcomes:

• Be able to manage the activities given by your supervisor at the early learning centre.
• Understanding and ensuring the health and safety of the young children in childcare centre.
• Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care.
• To be an active team member within the organisation, and assist team leaders and managers with their activities.
• The ability to work with families from different cultures and backgrounds, and counsel them about their children.
• The ability to respond to emergencies by providing first aid situations when needed.
• The ability to provide young children with the educational knowledge that helps them develop their mental activities and social skills.

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.

Blended mode:

This course will be delivered over 903 hours, including online theory, self-paced structured e-learning as per the session plan, 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.

Students enrolling in blended mode of delivery will have the option to attend the orientation online or on-campus orientation in the first semester, which will cover campus, course, academic, online library orientation and academic writing.

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) (Face-to-face & Blended mode)

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

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children's play and learning

CHCECE013

Use information about children to inform practice

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

HLTAID004

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

HLTWHS001

Participate in work health and safety

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Elective Units

CHCECE012

Support children to connect with their world

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCECE021

Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children

IHNA has in place admission criteria for courses in its scope as required by its 'Application and Enrolment Procedure for VET Courses' to ensure that candidates meet industry requirements.

• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above and need to be Secondary School year 10 pass,
OR
• Be of mature age which can be demonstrated by a candidate who is at least of 21 years and has at least 2 years industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

In addition, all the applicants are required to have successfully completed an ACSF test 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.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.


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.>

If you have a disability that will require reasonable accommodations to fulfil these requirements then please declare in your course application.

The total tuition cost for the CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is:
Domestic Students:

• Western Australia: AUD $3,800
• Victoria & New South Wales: AUD $2,800
International Students: AUD $12,000.00

State Government Funding is Available for Eligible Students

Other funding options are available, for more information please contact us on: enquiry@ihna.edu.au or 1800 22 52 83

Enrolling in this qualification and availing the relevant state funding, may affect student's future training options and the eligibility for further government subsidised training.

Students eligible and opting for government funding must attend 20 hours of classroom sessions per week. Students failing to attend the classroom sessions will not be able to avail the funding and will be required to pay the full course fees.

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

RPL is about the skills and knowledge you've gained through work and life experiences, no matter how, when or where the learning occurred. We acknowledge your previous achievement of competencies or learning outcomes that may count towards your qualification. RPL acknowledges that people learn in many different ways and that learning may have been obtained through:

•  Formal learning - which takes place within an institution, such as in a school system, college or at TAFE, and is formally recognised with grades, diplomas or certificates
•  Work Experience (Informal Learning) - occurs in a variety of places, such as at home, work, and through daily interactions and relationships with members of society.
•  Life Experience (Non-formal learning) - you had a formal learning environment, but is not formally recognised within a curriculum or syllabus framework (e.g. from workshops, short courses, seminars, community or interest based courses, conferences).
•  A mix of the above.

This recognition process is evidenced in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and could provide you with a full or partial qualification and avoid duplication of training. You may be able to complete your course faster through recognition of your previous study, work skills and past experience as credits towards completion of your course.
Some of our courses also have recognised study pathways, making learning more accessible. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

How are my skills assessed?

We have developed an RPL Assessment Kit, to assess your skills, and experiences against industry standards. This is done by an RPL assessor. You may be asked to:
•  Perform tasks or jobs.
•  Talk about and explain how you do those jobs (through a structured interview process).
•  Provide evidence of your work.
•  A visit to your workplace may be organised so you can demonstrate your abilities. You may have to provide job descriptions, references or documented evidence of performance appraisals.
•  The assessor will consider your skills and knowledge and match them against a suitable qualification.

Overseas qualifications

If your qualifications, training or skills were gained outside Australia, you might be able to get recognition for your skills or qualifications to determine your eligibility to gain credit for the intended course of study. We can initiate this process on the available courses for which RPL is applicable.

Applications for RPL

If you intend on applying for RPL:
•  Carefully read the information contained within the RPL Student Guide.
•  Send your RPL application to our Admissions Officer using the RPL Student Information Form (fully complete all sections).
•  Collate copies of all required documents to be used as evidence of your prior learning/experience.
•  Attach these documents with your application.
•  Submit the Application Form and documented evidences via email to enquiry@ihna.edu.au
•  There is an Evaluation Fee of AUD$200.00 to conduct the RPL assessment and evaluation.

Face to face Delivery

Perth

2017-10-09

Online (Blended) Delivery

Melbourne(Heidelberg)

2017-10-03
2018-02-05
2018-04-09
2018-07-02
2018-10-08

Sydney(Parramatta)

2017-10-03
2018-02-05
2018-04-09
2018-07-02
2018-10-08

Melbourne CBD

2017-10-02
2018-02-05
2018-04-09
2018-07-02
2018-10-08
2019-02-04
2019-04-08
2019-07-08
2019-10-14
2020-02-03
2020-04-06
2020-07-06
2020-10-05

Melbourne City Centre (CBD) Campus

Our recently launched campus at CBD provides greater ease of access, thanks to its city-centric location, proximity to major landmarks and incomparable transit facilities.

Melbourne Campus

Our Heidelberg Campus in Melbourne is located in one of Melbourne’s busiest suburbs, the campus 10 minutes close to Rosanna train station, shopping centres and accommodation.

Perth Campus

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

Sydney Campus

Our Parramatta Campus in Sydney is located in one of Melbourne’s busiest suburbs, the campus 6 minutes’ walk to Parramatta railway station and 30 minutes away from Sydney CBD.

Study online (Blended Mode)

Our students can start their studies both online and face-to-face via our blended mode delivery. The blended mode delivery gives you more flexibility and time for you to study at your own pace. Learn more about our blended mode delivery here.

There are a number of pathways that students can benefit from after studying the Diploma of ECEC, such as:
•   Diploma of ECEC
•  Advanced Diploma of ECEC
•  Bachelor Degree of Education (Early Childhood)
•  Graduate Diploma of ECEC
•  Master of Education
Successfully completing this course will enable students to work as a Childhood Education Manager or an Outside School Hours Coordinator within an early childhood sector.
There are other potential jobs the graduates can obtain employment in such as:
•  Early childhood educator Assistant.
•  Family day care educator Assistant.
•  Before and after school hours’ care Assistant.
•  Preschool assistant

149,600 persons 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

•  Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Child Carers is expected to be greater than 50,000.
•  Employment for this occupation rose very strongly in the past five years and rose very strongly in ten years. Looking forward, employment for Child Carers to November 2020 is expected to grow very strongly.
•  This is a very large occupation (149,600 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in most regions.
•  The most common level of educational attainment for Child Carers is Certificate III/IV (33.6 per cent).
•  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.

job growth in Australia
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.

Interested in this course?

Then applying 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: 1800 2252 83


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