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CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care


Start on a career in the childcare sector in Australia

IHNA's comprehensive training course in Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is designed for those who wish to make their career caring for young children, and planning activities that focus on the child's development. Graduates can practice in a range of Early Childhood Educational settings, and can work under direct supervision or autonomously.

The early childhood education sector is one of the fastest growing in the country and there are plenty of opportunities available for qualified workers, with over 50,000 jobs expected to open up in the next five years.

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    IHNA Nationally Recognized Training IHNA Course
Course Code: CHC30113 Course Name: CHC30113 - Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CRICOS Code: 093192F
Department: School of Education
AQF Level: Level 3 - Certificate III Course Duration: 42 weeks
Course Location: Perth Campus Funding: No Funding For International Students

The CHC30113 - Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care is nationally accredited and is suited to early childhood educators who wish to work with very young children.

FACE TO FACE/ CLASSROOM:

The course is provided through teacher led classroom mode delivery. It would be delivered over 850 hours including theory (20 contact hours per week at an IHNA campus), self-paced structured e-learning, simulation training (120 hours) and at least 160 hours of work based training / professional experience placement (PEP) in two blocks of 2 weeks each after each semester.
Besides the above structured learning, students are advised that they will be required to do approximate 10 hours per week of unstructured learning.
The simulation training is for review of the learning activities, practicing communication, work based skills, management skills and to undertake other assessments e.g.: group presentation/individual presentation.

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

The total planned duration of the course is 42 weeks including professional experience placement (PEP). Completion times can vary between students based on their individual skills, experiences and previous studies.

The CHC30113 - Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care has a total of 18 units; 15 core units and three elective units.

CORE UNITS

CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCECE001Develop cultural competence
CHCECE002Ensure the health and safety of children
CHCECE003Provide care for children
CHCECE004Promote and provide healthy food and drinks
CHCECE005Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE007Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
CHCECE009Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
CHCECE010Support the holistic development of children in early childhood
CHCECE011Provide experiences to support children's play and learning
CHCECE013Use information about children to inform practice
CHCPRT001Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
HLTWHS001Participate in work health and safety
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

ELECTIVE UNITS

CHCDIV001Work with diverse people
CHCECE021Implement strategies for the inclusion of all children
CHCECE012Support children to connect with their world

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
•  Outside School Hours Care Programme 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

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no pre-requisites or any other training package entry requirements for this course.

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

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.

• Offshore International students who wish to apply for this course must meet the following requirements International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (Academic) with a minimum total band score of 5.0 and minimum score of 5.0 in each of the four components of listening, reading, writing and speaking;
• Applicants are required to be 18 years old and above.
• 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).
It is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.

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).

It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

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.

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.

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.

Additional Requirement for professional experience placement:
A satisfactory National Police Clearance / Australian Federal Police Clearance Certificate (AFP)/ NCC will be required for all PEP
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.

Please note that care provided in someone's home/FDC will only be considered if the following requirements are met/fulfilled by the student and the FDC scheme:

• FDC service management/supervisor signs and agrees to work along with the RTO ECEC trainer to ensure the student is assessed as per the RTO's training requirements.
• FDC service and the student agree for more visiting arrangements from the RTO approved trainer to assess the student for different units of competency.
• In situations where the student working as an FDC educator has not got an access of all appropriate age group of children attending their care, the student is required to undertake allocated extra placement hours in a childcare centre to verify and meet the requirements of particular unit of competency.

Student working as an FDC educators will be required to complete all required documentation and assessment like attending SBA's, PEP's and KBA's to achieve competency and fulfil course requirements.

Physical requirements

While IHNA will work with you to make "reasonable adjustments" 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 adjustments. Our courses cater to a range of candidates. The candidates are required to be physically fit to manage tasks.

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 or disorder or on any longer medications that will require reasonable adjustments to fulfil these requirements, then please declare in your course application.

Assessment strategies are implemented for collecting evidence and making judgements about whether competency has been achieved by the learner.

The assessments confirm whether an individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed unit of competency.

Assessment tools used include :

  • Knowledge Based Assessments (KBA)
  • Simulation Based Assessments (SBA)
  • Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Book

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 are applying for VET STUDENT LOANS, please check if you are eligible.

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

Face to face Delivery

Perth (Hay Street Mall)

Jul 02, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
 

Note: Information provided as a guide only. The units taken into account may vary depending on the course provider. Please contact us for specific information on units and credit transfers.

 

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