Make a lasting difference in the lives of young children and find fulfilment in a rewarding Early Childhood career.
Study from as little as $72, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.
Study from as little as $48, interest free, per week. For more information on the different payment options that suit your budget please call 03 8362 3113.
This course prepares participants for roles in Early Childhood Education and Care in Australia’s regulated services. Its focus is on promoting children’s well-being and nurturing their development within approved learning frameworks.
Participants will harness a variety of advanced skills and insights, exercising discretion and judgement within the bounds of set policies and procedures. While they can work autonomously, some settings might require guidance, which may not always be directly on-site.
Suitable for those aspiring to work in settings like Early Learning Centres, Family Day Care, Preschools, or Kindergartens.
To successfully earn this qualification, participants must complete a minimum of 160 hours of hands-on experience in a regulated children’s education and care service in Australia. These hours can be distributed across the various units of competency that require workplace experience.
There are no specific occupational licence, certifications, or legislative mandates tied to this qualification.
Dive into a realm filled with potential and growth with our CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, tailored for those eager to make a significant impact on children’s early years. This certification encapsulates the vital role of early childhood educators, emphasising child-focused and inclusive learning settings.
Throughout this course, participants will acquire a comprehensive understanding of Early Childhood Education, equipping them to operate autonomously in their field, whilst remaining receptive to advice and direction from experienced educators.
Our graduates are instrumental in shaping young minds, contributing to
the enhancement of early developmental stages and overall child well-being. Their responsibilities often extend to supporting colleagues and volunteers, effectively managing individual child learning experiences, and confidently leading groups of children with a nurturing and optimistic approach.
To attain this valued CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, participants are required to complete a minimum of 160 hours of practical experience, in accordance with the Assessment Requirements of the respective competency units.
Rest assured, the skills and knowledge acquired through this certificate are fully aligned with both Commonwealth and State or Territory regulations, upholding the highest standards set by the Australian education and care industry.
Please note that there are no specific occupational licensing, certification, or legislative requirements associated with this CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at the present time.
Start your rewarding career in early childhood education and care with us today.
We are looking for individuals eager to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education and Care, ready to embrace the multifaceted nature of the role.
Physical Requirements: The profession demands a certain level of physical resilience as it encompasses tasks like lifting children, cleaning, mopping, and rearranging furniture. Candidates should be prepared for these manual handling responsibilities that are integral to the job.
Interpersonal Competencies: Being an Early Childhood Educator is more than a job—it’s a calling. Educators in this field are pillars of support for children, aiding in their skill development, fostering positive social interactions, and championing holistic growth, well-being, and rights. Ideal candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills, exhibit a non-judgmental and understanding demeanour, and have the capacity to connect with diverse individuals. Working harmoniously in a team and maintaining composure during stressful times are crucial competencies for this role.
Practical Experience Requirements: A vital component of this Certificate is the completion of 160 hours of work placement, which allows learners to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world settings. For those already active in the sector, demonstration of all requisite competencies can satisfy this work placement prerequisite.
Work Placement Arrangements: Learners have the option to initiate their own work placement within a suitable organisation, pending approval by Hader Institute of Education. If the learner’s current employer can provide all essential resources to meet the training package requirements, it will be authenticated by Hader Institute of Education. However, if a learner lacks a conducive workplace or cannot secure one, our Work Placement Coordinator at the Hader Institute of Education will facilitate an appropriate placement.
The following local entry requirements apply to ensure applicants can fully engage in the course and have the required learning capacity to meet the course requirements. Learners must:
Hader Institute provides support to all learners through the trainer and the Hader Institute of Education Learner Support Officer.
Holistic Blended Learning Approach
Experience a comprehensive learning journey through our innovative blended delivery model, expertly designed to cater to diverse learning styles. This engaging approach seamlessly integrates various elements to provide you with a well-rounded education:
Seize this holistic educational opportunity that blends theory, practice, and real-world exposure to propel your career forward.
Hader Institute provides support to all learners through the trainer assessor and the Hader Institute Learner Support Officer.
The assessment is conducted using a combination of realistic workplace tasks, projects, knowledge tests, response to case studies and completing practical demonstrations. The following provides a brief explanation of the assessment methods that are to be applied: Written tasks; Case Study; Projects, Practical Activities and Demonstrations through Zoom or other online platforms.
Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. See the Hader Institute of Education Learner Handbook and policies & procedures.
The selection of these units of competency and the CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care structure has been confirmed through industry engagement undertaken by Hader Institute of Education.
The CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is delivered using the course structure outlined below:
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 the 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
CHCPRP003: Reflect on and improve own professional practices
CHCDIV001: Work with diverse people
** HLTAID0012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting is not delivered by Hader Institute of Education. Learners are required to complete at another provider and present certificate for credit transfer prior to course completion.
CHCECE030 - Support inclusion and diversity
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to reflect on and understand the impact of own values and biases, demonstrate respect for inclusion and diversity, and support children’s understanding of inclusive principles and behaviours.
CHCECE031 - Support children's health, safety and wellbeing
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to support and promote children’s health, safety and wellbeing in relation to physical activity, healthy eating, sleep, rest and relaxation and individual medical requirements.
CHCECE032 - Nurture babies and toddlers
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop relationships with babies and toddlers and their families and attend to the specific physical and emotional needs of babies and toddlers from birth to 23 months. It requires the ability to follow individualised care routines for sleep, feeding and toileting.
CHCECE033 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to communicate and interact respectfully with children and to guide their behaviours in ways that support their agency, positive sense of self and self-regulation.
CHCECE034 - Use an approved learning framework to guide practice
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to source and use an approved childhood learning framework.
CHCECE035 - Support the holistic learning and development of children
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to recognise and support the interrelationship between the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and communication development of children.
CHCECE037 - Support children to connect with the natural environment
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to support and encourage children’s connection with the natural environment.
CHCECE038 - Observe children to inform practice
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and gather information about children from observation and other sources as part of a collaborative process and as a basis for curriculum planning.
CHCECE054 - Encourage understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples' cultures
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify different perspectives on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ cultures, develop an understanding of the local and broader cultural contexts, and use the identified information to embed culturally appropriate experiences, interactions, behaviours and physical environments into daily practice with children.
CHCECE055 - Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and meet legal and ethical obligations. This includes the ability to recognise potential and actual examples of non-compliance with regulatory requirements and contribute to the continuous improvement of practice.
CHCECE056 - Work effectively in children's education and care
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a children’s education and care context using effective communication and knowledge of job roles, responsibilities and service procedures to complete daily work activities.
CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support and protect children and young people who are at risk of harm. This work occurs within legislative and policy frameworks and carries a duty of care responsibility.
HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.
CHCPRP003 - Reflect on and improve own professional practice
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to evaluate and enhance own practice through a process of reflection and ongoing professional development.
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
Possible careers include:
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