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CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

RTO no. 5025

 

The C&K College of Early Childhood Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course will prepare you for employment in regulated care services such as child care, long day care, kindergartens, occasional care and family day care. It is also a popular qualification for those working as nannies, children's programs and running playgroups.

With a Certificate III qualification you could:

  • Become an educator in a long day care or kindergarten service
  • Become a family day care educator
  • Work in an outside school hours care service 

 

Certificate III level educator 

You need to: hold or be studying towards an approved certificate III qualification to work in a regulated care service.

Study time: 6 to 12 months full-time. Students studying part-time may take 12-18 months.

Vocational placement: students completing a Certificate III qualification who do not work in a regulated care service, must complete unpaid vocational placement.  This practical component will allow each student to gain experience in a variety of work situations and to put their learning into practice. Students participating in vocational placement will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check and receive a positive notice and blue card. 

Why study with C&K College of Early Childhood?

The C&K College of Early Childhood delivers high-quality courses which are capable of delivering the skills and competencies required in the workplace in a meaningful way.

The C&K course will prepare you to provide education and care to a group of children and plan and develop educational programs.

What we do well is provide vocational placement opportunities with sufficient and planned on-the-job learning as this builds shared knowledge and is an effective way of making procedures and expectations of the learning environment explicit. The support provided by the supervisor or mentor in the workplace is key to the success of each student’s learning and progress.

The importance of continuing professional development should not be underestimated – it is a career-long obligation for practicing professionals. The C&K course incorporates a number of Early Childhood Education and Care sector professional development (PD) activities. These PD activities will deliver a deeper understanding of what it means to be an early childhood professional, along with a greater appreciation of the implications and impacts of your work. Carefully selected PD opens you up to new possibilities, new knowledge and new skill areas. The assessment process will confirm you have absorbed the necessary skills and your capability to apply them correctly in your work.

The Certificate III program offered by C&K College of Early Childhood incorporates the following PD:

  • The Raising Good Kids: Managing Behaviour and Emotions in Early Childhood Care and Education Settings online course series for early childhood professionals has been developed and presented by medically trained Child Psychiatrist, Dr Kaylene Henderson. Each of the three courses in the series provide research-based guidance on a variety of topics, in particular the management of emotions and behaviours in young children (aged birth to five), with examples set within early childhood care and education centres. When studying through the C&K College of Early Childhood there is no cost to you for this PD.
  • NAQ LEAPS is designed to meet the needs of Early Years Educators gain the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to implement the Get Up & Grow healthy eating and physical activity guidelines in your setting.  When studying through the C&K College of Early Childhood there is no cost to you for this PD.
  • Early Years Connect provides information, advice and connections to help early childhood education and care educators in Queensland to support children with complex additional needs.  The online modules contain text, video, activities and assessments to help you learn more about inclusion. You can complete the modules whenever it suits you, and then download your Certificate of Completion. 

 

Study Pathways 

C&K College of Early Childhood offers adaptable courses that respond to the latest industry developments and are linked to real employment opportunities.

We offer guaranteed vocational placement and provide a link to employment opportunities, with graduates eligible to apply for a position with C&K. Or students may arrange their own vocational placement in an organisation of their choice.

The College offers multiple delivery options for our courses, so you may choose to study in a way that suits your lifestyle.  Students may study on a full-time or part-time basis.

Flexible learning means you may study full-time or part-time through distance learning.  If you prefer the campus experience, you may study in a classroom environment at our training campus at Kedron or anywhere a structured program is running.

If you’re not sure what’s right for you, give us a call. We’re happy to talk you through the options and help you make the best choice to suit your individual situation.

26-week intensive program: this training to employment pathway program combines a mixture of classroom learning, self-directed study, vocational placement and work-based assessment.

External learning: blended and flexible (self-directed study, phone tutoring, can opt in and out of classes, vocational placement and work-based assessment) 12-18 months …the more time allocated to study will determine when a qualification is achieved.

Traineeship: as per the training contract (self-directed study, block release time and/or appropriate structured work-based learning and assessment) – we specialise in finding a training solution which is right for the Trainee, the service and timeframes (usually 12 to 18 months). 

Graduates of the C&K Certificate III course, will have up to 13 units which will be a direct credit towards the Diploma qualification. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have current Early Childhood sector skills and experience, but not a formal qualification, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  The C&K College of Early Childhood recognises prior experience and learning. Students work through a toolkit which allows them to demonstrate their knowledge and skills without completing additional learning. Students can work through the toolkit at their own pace and are assessed on skills and knowledge through the Recognition process. Please contact the C&K College of Early Childhood to discuss how RPL might benefit you. 

Course Summary

Students are provided with the McGraw-HillThe Early Childhood Educator for Certificate III textbook and NAQ LEAPS online and Raising Good Kids: Managing Behaviour and Emotions in Early Childhood Education Settings online professional development course.

To gain CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, participants are required to competently complete 18 units of competency (15 core and 3 electives) as follows:

 

UNIT TITLE – elective units nominated by C&K RTO

Cert III

Diploma

CHCDIV002

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Core

Core

CHCECE001

Develop cultural competence

Core

Core

CHCECE002

Ensure the health and safety of children

Core

Core

CHCECE003

Provide care for children

Core

Core

CHCECE004

Promote and provide healthy food and drinks

Core

Core

CHCECE005

Provide care for babies and toddlers

Core

Core

CHCECE007

Develop positive and respectful relationships with children

Core

Core

CHCECE009

Use an approved learning framework to guide practice

Core

Core

CHCECE010

Support the holistic development of children in early childhood

Core

-

CHCECE011

Provide experiences to support children’s play and learning

Core

-

CHCECE013

Use information about children to inform practice

Core

-

CHCLEG001

Work legally and ethically

Core

Core

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

Core

Core

HLTAID004

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

Core

Core

HLTWHS001

Participate in work health and safety

Core

-

CHCECE006

Support behaviour of children and young people

Elective *

-

CHCECE020

Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

Elective *

Core

CHCPRP003

Reflect on and improve own professional practice

Elective *

Elective

 

Credit Transfer and First Aid

The C&K College of Early Childhood does not offer the First Aid competency standard, at this time. Students will need to undertake the required First Aid course (HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting) and provide a copy of the Statement of Attainment to the College for the Credit Transfer process.
Should the College engage a specialist first aid trainer, students will be advised of the cost of attending the first aid course prior to enrolment in the unit and attendance at training workshop.

Funding Options Qld Department of Education and Training (DET)

To assist with studying funding may be available to eligible students…

Certificate 3 Guarantee Program 

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is for any Queensland resident who does not already hold, or is not already enrolled in, a post-school Australian certificate III or higher level qualification this includes any equivalent certificate III or higher level qualification irrespective of whether the qualification is through a university degree, apprenticeship or traineeship pathway. (Note: certificate III qualifications completed at secondary school are not counted).

For more information, please refer to the DET’s website:  

https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/certificate3

Cost to participant: a student co-contribution fee of $50 per unit, or $20 per unit for concessional students is required. The full cost of the certificate is $850 (or $340 for concessional students).

This course is FEE FREE for year 12 students graduating in 2016 under the Year 12 Graduate Fee-Free Training Strategy. 

For more information, please refer to the DET’s website:

https://training.qld.gov.au/training/incentives/year12-fee-free

User Choice Funding: Traineeship Program

The C&K College of Early Childhood provides training for Traineeship study pathway for learners who have secured employment within an approved Early Childhood Education and Care service.  State and Federal subsidised training may be available.  Please contact us for more information. Calculation of the student co-contribution fee is as per the nominal hours per unit of competency.

If you wish to become a Trainee, visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for tips on securing employment as a Trainee. Then let your employer know you want to study with C&K College of Early Childhood. 

Full fee paying students

The full cost of the certificate program is $5,780 ($340 per unit). 

C&K staff discount 

  • C&K support staff undertaking a Traineeship through structured on-the-job and off-the-job paid training when studying with the C&K College of Early Childhood. Please refer to C&K Careers.
  • Employees (full-time and part-time) who enrol in a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, outside of a Traineeship pathway, may be eligible for DET subsidised training and receive a staff discount. The discount cost of the certificate course is $340 (or $170 for concessional students).
  • Where staff are not eligible for DET subsidised training, C&K staff may undertake individual units at the reduced cost of $250 per unit (full-time and part-time staff).
  • C&K employees may also seek financial assistance with the cost of the course under the C&K Education Assistance Policy.

Applications for study in 2017 are now open

Lodging an Application

When you are ready to lodge your application, please read the Student Guide, Fact Sheet and complete an Application Form and email to ckcollege@candk.asn.au

Need help?

For assistance with completing your enrolment application, or if you have any questions about the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care course, please contact the College Helpdesk on 07 3513 2524 and/or email ckcollege@candk.asn.au